Yoho National Park Best Restaurants
Dining choices in Yoho National Park are limited, but the following choices are highly recommended.
The internet is overflowing with restaurant review sites, most of which are filled with content supplied by the restaurants themselves (although you’re never told that). On this site, at every restaurant, you can be assured our review comes from personal experience. We live here. We dine out here. We have no affiliation with any of these restaurants. They have not paid to be included. We recommend them simply because we feel they are the best places to dine in the Canadian Rockies.
TRUFFLE PIGS BISTRO (Truffle Pigs Lodge, Field, 250/343-6303, daily for dinner, also breakfast and lunch in summer) in downtown Field is one of those unexpected finds that makes traveling such a joy. In the evening this place really shines, with dishes as adventurous as smoked Alaskan salmon tiramisu and as simple as an Albertan-raised beef served with baby potatoes and grilled tomato.
Overlooking an arm of Emerald Lake, CILANTRO CAFE (Emerald Lake Lodge, 250/343-6321, daily 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. mid-June to Sept) is a casual cafe featuring magnificent views from tables inside an open-fronted, log chalet to style building or out on the lakefront deck. The menu is varied–you can sit and sip a coffee or have a full lunch or dinner.
The cafe is part of Emerald Lake Lodge, which also includes a more formal but historically attractive dining room where dinner dishes such as grilled caribou with raspberry black pepper sauce are served daily from 6 p.m. This restaurant is also open year-round for breakfast and lunch, or choose the more casual lounge bar and sink into one of the comfy couches with an abbreviated but still appealing menu.