Our guests are surrounded by great food. Charming bistros and award-winning restaurants are only five minutes away in Canmore’s bustling downtown.
Our Guest Service teams are pleased to recommend their favourite local restaurants, patios and pubs. Below are a few suggestions:
Our delicious Ridge Cafe is the perfect way to start your day in the Canadian Rockies.
Before you venture out into the Rockies, be sure to fuel up at Ridge Café. Our signature bistro serves a delicious array of pastries, grilled sandwiches, salads, bagels, homemade soups and the best breakfast sandwich in town.
Looking for your morning pick-me-up? At the Ridge Café we brew fair trade, organic coffees from Alberta’s own Fratello Coffee Roasters. For something cold and refreshing, try one of our signature frappés or smoothies. We also offer a selection of beers and wine.
703 Benchlands TrailPhone: 403-609-0222Our stand alone, purpose-built restaurant/pub features the finest amenities, such as two patios, 13 televisions, four private rooms, and the views are spectacular. The Iron Goat name is inspired by Canmore’s rich railway heritage. One memorable train engine, built in 1905 for the C.P.R., was sold to Canmore Mines Ltd. in 1943 and hauled coal until it was finally retired to Calgary’s Heritage Park in 1963. It was affectionately called “The Iron Goat.” Join friends for a drink and a meal at The Iron Goat in Canmore. Historically inspired, deliciously different!
909 Railway AvenuePhone: 403-678-5131Canmore’s premier entertainment provider. The Drake Pub is located at the entrance to Main Street. A local’s favorite, the Pub is best known for quality casual fare, friendly service and good times. Families welcome. If you are interested in some nightlife, The Drake will not disappoint with live entertainment every week that keeps the dance floor hopping. Pool table and darts. Panoramic patios with full service for food, as well as a complete cocktail menu.
2000 Silvertip TrailPhone: 403-609-6599If there ever was a place for a perfectly prepared, thick and mouth-watering 100% Canadian Prime steak, this is it. 100% Canadian Prime represents the top 0.3% of all beef graded in Canada and is renowned for its outstanding flavor and tenderness and is cooked to a tee. It's the only beef we serve! All our steaks are prepared with house-made steak seasoning and finished under a 1,500 degree broiler. Our 2009 awards include: Wine Spectator Award of Excellence, Where Magazine's Best New Restaurant in the Canadian Rockies and winner of the 2009 Iron Chef Competition.
125 Kananaskis WayPhone: 403-609-0004Since 2005, we have produced more than 20 full-scale, professional, musical productions and seen more than 100,000 guests worldwide. Hit musicals such as Nunsense, Little Shop of Horrors, The Last Five Years and this year's Broadway smash hit, Life Could Be a Dream have played to sold out houses and continue to amaze everyone who walks through the doors. Whether you are a local or a visitor to the area, we invite you to join us for what is sure to be a fantastic evening of theatre. Tickets can be purchased through our website using our online reservation tool or by phoning or stopping by our location to purchase in advance. We are also located near some of the finest accommodations, amenities and Rocky Mountain views in the Bow Valley, combining the finest elements of luxury and setting to make your stay a memorable one.
622 8th Street, CanmorePhone: 403-678-9983Located in the heart of downtown Canmore, The Grizzly Paw offers 12 micro-brewed beers and seven low-calorie handcrafted sodas on tap. Using locally produced products, our Executive Chef creates daily delicious soups, world famous hand-pressed burgers and delicious fresh sauces to go with our grilled steaks, daily specials and pizza. If you are arriving late, don't worry; our kitchen is open late. And REMEMBER, we have the best patio in town and it is fully heated.
#2, 626 Main StreetPhone: 403-678-3313Opened July 2008, O Bistro is located in front of the white historic church on Main Street (8th Street) in Canmore. Olivier and team provide you with homemade creations using the best ingredients (organic when available) for lunch, dinner or Sunday brunch. We welcome you into a cozy, relaxed atmosphere in our 26-seat bistro or on the sunny patio where you can enjoy a great view of the Three Sisters Mountains. Private functions, take-out and catering are also available.
1604 - 2nd Avenue, Bow Valley TrailPhone: 403-678-6111Hosts Sylvie, François and Sons invite you to join them to experience great casual dining with French flair. Tempt your taste buds with the cream of wild mushrooms, shrimp bisque, homemade Merguez sausages, coquille St-Jacques, Salade du Berger, platter to share, Alberta AAA Beef, Orange-braised duck, Seafood ragout, pastas and daily fixed-price menu creation. Homemade desserts, cappuccino and wine bar. Private dining available. 180-degree mountain views. Breakfast, lunch and dinner. We cater to groups. A “slow food” member. Excellent food critics. Open since 1990.
#1 838 10th StreetPhone: 403-609-5508We specialize in handcrafting all-natural, wood-fired flatbread pizzas. We started our first bakery in Canmore, Alberta and our second in Kitsilano, Vancouver, BC. Our doors are open for lunch and dinner, where you can watch the show as our team prepares and bakes delicious flatbread pizzas in our wood-fired oven. We also serve mouthwatering all-natural pastas, salads and desserts to “live for.”
200 - 737 Main StreetPhone: 403-609-9500Located in the heart of downtown Canmore, Murrieta's achieves a lovely balance of rich traditional aesthetics and 21st Century culinary style. Enjoy the fine combination of West Coast cuisine blended with Rocky Mountain influence. The dining area, located on the second floor, boasts 20-foot vaulted ceilings and magnificent views of the Rocky Mountains, which are second to none. The ample use of natural stone, wrought iron and rich mahogany detailing create an atmosphere of warmth and comfortable elegance.
749 Railway AvenuePhone: 403-678-5168We feature a non-smoking indoor environment and a large outdoor deck. Bring the family to the casual restaurant atmosphere or play a game of pool in the English-style pub. The large menu selection includes English fare, such as cottage pie and bangers and mash, while still offering pub favorites, such as wings and French fries. Reservations accepted. Call to book your group's event or party.
2000 Silvertip TrailPhone: 403-609-6599Join us for casual dining at Stoney's Bar & Grill. Fantastic fairway and mountain views await you! Stoney's is the perfect place to unwind and enjoy lunch or dinner or a hot or cold drink. During golf season, breakfast is also served, and nothing beats our amazing cobblestone wraparound deck. The beautiful marble-top bar is well stocked with an impressive array of wines, beer, scotches and more. Open year-round. Voted Canmore's Best Patio in 2009.
#4 - 102 Boulder CrescentPhone: 403-678-3612Cozy bistro with open kitchen where Chef Michael Raso performs. Cajun and Creole cooking reminiscent of Bourbon Street: seafood gumbo, bayou catfish, blackened chicken, crawfish etouffée, steak Michelle and jambalaya seasoned with hand-blended spices. Po-boy sandwiches at lunch. Mains: breakfast $5-$12; lunch $8-$10; dinner $20-28. Mondays-Saturdays – breakfast/lunch. Thursdays-Saturdays – dinner. Closed Sundays. Live jazz every second Friday. Cooking classes usually every second Tuesday.
1712 Bow Valley Trail Phone: 403-678-4878Sage Bistro's cuisine is an eclectic mix of nature's bounty, indigenous to Canada, combined with an underlying thread of classicism to create casual, contemporary food. The atmosphere at Sage is of a quaint bistro with an intimate, relaxed feel. The warm, rustic log interior and beautiful garden patio complement the majestic mountain environment.