Five of the Best Patios in Canmore

One of the most common questions our guests ask is, “…where should we go for lunch after our tour?” Since our transportation drop our guests off in Downtown Canmore, we decided to compile a list of the five best patios in Canmore. If you’re looking for the perfect patio for your river raft tour après, read on. These are our favourite downtown Canmore patios. Bonus, they’re also all family friendly!

The Rose & Crown Canmore

White Wolf Rafting, Canmore - Best Patios - The Rose & Crown

Our personal favourite and number one recommendation is the Rose & Crown is home to one of the best pub patios in Canmore! Overlooking Canmore’s iconic Policeman’s Creek, a lush great oasis, this spacious, peaceful patio has it all. Panoramic mountain views include Canmore’s Three Sisters, plenty of shade, umbrellas and the tranquillity of a country pub within close proximity of Downtown Canmore.  Not only do they have a great selection of draught and bottled beers they also have good food, as well as the best fries in Canmore (shhhh).


The Wood, Canmore, Alberta

The Wood

The Wood Restaurant is located near our 10th street downtown Canmore office, The Wood is a Canmore classic! This old fashion log-style cabin is also home to one of Canmore’s largest patios and some of the best mountain views. In summer, this centrally located pub provides ample opportunity to people watch on Canmore’s main street pedestrian-only zone. The Wood have a great selection of draught beers and delicious cocktails. One of our favourite dishes is their tuna stack!


The Tavern 1883 - Canmore, Alberta

The Tavern 1883

Located on Canmore’s 9th street, a quint laneway, Tavern 1883 – Restaurant & Bar’s patio has a festive atmosphere with fun lighting and steampunk art. The Tavern is located in a historic log house with loads of character. The restaurant and patio are both family friendly. Their menu includes yummy burgers, taco and much more.


Crazyweed, Canmore


A Canmore institution, Crazyweed Kitchen – Canmore Fine Dining Bistro Restaurant first opened in 1997! After some updates and expansions the spring of 2021, Crazyweed’s patio is bigger and better than ever. I short walk from downtown Canmore, Crazyweed’s menu offers a “…fancy, not-so-fancy experience.” With an open kitchen design, dining at Crazyweed is a fun experience for diners. One of our favourite dishes is the labneh!


Malcolm Hotel

If you’re looking for a patio that’s less pub-like consider the Malcolm Hotel in Spring Creek a 10 minute walk from downtown Canmore. This modern patio overlooks a charming creek. If you’re very lucky you may even spot the odd elk or deer. The menu includes burgers and a variety of other great options for the whole family. Some patio tables include oversized umbrellas and heaters! Learn more: CREEKSIDE PATIO Canmore | The Malcolm Hotel