Yoho National Park Restaurants

Dining choices in Yoho National Park are limited, but the following two choices are highly recommended.

author  Why is this important? 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) and then opened to user comments. On this site, at every restaurant you see this symbol, 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 town.


authorTruffle Pigs Bistrotop-pick

Address: Kicking Horse Lodge, Field
Phone: 250/343-6303
Open: daily for dinner, also breakfast and lunch in summer
Prices: dinner mains $19 to $32
In downtown Field, Truffle Pigs Bistro 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.

Cilantro on the Lake

Address: Emerald Lake Lodge
Phone: 250/343-6321
Open: daily 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. mid-June to Sept
Prices: dinner mains $25 to $39

Overlooking an arm of Emerald Lake,  Cilantro on the Lake 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. Starters–such as thick and creamy corn and potato chowder–are all less than $12, while mains range to $39. 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 ($36) 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.