There are many great places to eat in Canmore & Banff – high end restaurants, pubs, organic cafes, snack bars and more. We’ve let you know if each place is in town or a little on the outside of town, if it’s more of a tourist place or one for the locals, what months and times it’s open (as far as we can be sure!) and tried to give a rough indication of price and atmosphere. We’ve listed some of our favorites and we’re happy to add more as we find them or as they’re recommended to us. Enjoy!

Canmore Restaurants

With delicious plates created with fresh products and a romantic atmosphere Tapas Restaurant is not to be missed for any of you love birds, friends or families alike. The Tapas menu offers unique and individual dishes, reflecting the modern fusion flavours of Spain. $21-$42





Wood Restaurant

The Wood Restaurant is located in the heart of Canmore and offers spectacular mountain views from this charming Log Building.

The menu features mouth watering Alberta Steaks, Pastas,Burgers, Salads, BBQ Chicken and Ribs to name but a few on a mountain size list. Pick your night of the week for specials, like Monday – Wings Night, Tuesday – Steaks, Wednesday – Craft Beer Night. and with 18 Micro Draft Beers on Tap this isn’t to be taking without a buzz!…

Location: Town
Crowd: Casual Dining with very Friendly Service
Season: Year Round
Atmosphere:  Relaxed, Beautiful vistas from the Patio,

Rocky Mountain Flatbread Co

With local and organic produce, free range organic meets & ocean wise seafoods the Rocky Mountain Flatbread Company is a healthy eaters delight. Also you will find on the menu, pastas, soups & salads, flat bread pizzas and desserts that are gluten free.

Location: In Town

Crowd: Locals and Tourists

Season: Year Round

Atmosphere: Homely, Vibrant, Very Friendly Atmosphere


Iron Goat Pub and Grill

Boasting one of the best patios in the Canadian Rockies to enjoy mouth water crusine.

With two elevated patios this is the experience of mountain dining at its finest. The service is timely and near always with a smile. So sit back and enjoy an ale or glass of wine, burger, salads, grilled ahi tuna or steak while the views will surely melt all your worries away.

Location: Across the TransCanada Highway from Town

Crowd: Locals mostly

Season: Year round

Atmosphere: , Mountain Ranch style, incredible views, quick and friendly service


Wild Orchid

With an entirely gluten free menu the Wild Orchid is more than just a sensible option for Canadian Rocky Mountain dining. A locally owned place boasting exciting and unique fusion flavours with modern Japanese dishes- Just ask for Chef Shogo Sawada’s specials of the day, and enjoy a sake while reminiscing on your day’s Kitesnowboarding experience.

Location: Just outside town center

Crowd: Mainly locals

Season: Year round

Atmosphere: Tranquil, modern, mountain views



Banff Springs Hotel

Seasonally inspired menus and a dining experience that will surrely satisy all your expectations and cravings, dining at the Banff Springs Hotel is not to be missed. 

And even better Kids under 5 Eat for Free while kids 12 and under can choose from a special kids menu or order off the regular menu for %50 offf.

Location: 26 Kilometers (31 minutes drive) from Canmore

Crowd: Mainly tourists

Season: Year round

Atmosphere: Luxurious, impeccable fine dining

Reservations are recommended for Brunch and Dinner and can be booked by calling our Banff dining professionals directly at 1 (403) 762-6860.


The Broken Fiddle

With friendly service and a hearty breakfeast menu to satisy your even the biggest of appetites, the Broken Fiddle is one of Banffs hidden charms.

Location: 24 Kilometers (28 minutes drive) from Canmore

Crowd: Tourists & Locals

Season: Year round

Atmosphere: Cozy, quaint, friendly service