Canmore’s Best Restaurants
After a day out river rafting in Canmore and Kananaskis, there’s nothing better than relaxing with your friends and family at one of Canmore’s best restaurants to enjoy some delicious food and drinks. Outdoor tours and adventures make for a big appetite, so depending on what you’re in the mood for we’ve got a killer list of Canmore’s best restaurants for after your river raft tour. Check out our five hidden gems below, each one offers a unique and memorable dining experience.
One of our favourite restaurants in Downtown Canmore, Kain Tayo means let’s eat in Philippino. Founded by Chef Christian Agir and entrepreneur Kalen McConnell, Kain Tayo delivers a unique culinary experience to Canmore. Offering weekend brunch, lunch and dinner, their eclectic street cuisine offers something for everyone to enjoy. Tucked away on Canmore’s charming and quiet 9th Street, Kain Tayo has a gorgeous, colourful covered patio area that transports you to another world.
“This restaurant is FANTASTIC! The patio was exceptionally clean and comfortable. The heaters were as warm as the service! The food was absolutely amazing – to die for. Kudos to the Chef! I highly recommend this establishment.” (Facebook review)
Rocket Pie Pizza
If you’re craving really good pizza, Rocket Pie Pizza is where you want to head. Founded by father and son duo, Stephen & David Carruthers, Rocket Pie Pizza is located at Shops of Canmore. With an attractive modern interior design, this local business offers a delicious selection of stone-fired Neapolitan style pizzas with a New York finish. Some of the best (and least oily) pizzas we’ve eaten.
“Most authentic Italian pizza I’ve had in western Canada. Fantastic crust and you can taste the quality of the ingredients. If you’re a pizza purist, this place is for you. Great customer service and the tiramisu is also very good.” (Facebook review)
Where the Buffalo Roam
Located on Canmore’s Main Street (10th) Where the Buffalo Roam, aka Canmore Saloon, is an inviting boutique style restaurant. With a dog-friendly patio, this cozy Canmore saloon has an intimate atmosphere, vintage esthetic and a global menu. Known for their elevated food and premium hand crafted cocktails, Where the Buffalo Roam’s service also matches the quality of their offerings. Using locally-made and regionally-sourced products, by supporting this business you also support a network of farmers, ranchers and craft distilleries, breweries and wineries.
“We had a blast!! This place is a must stop. The service was top notch as we were taken care of all night. The food was very delicious and that was from start to finish. The drinks are all must try as we did them all because the bartender was very good. Awesome dining experience.” (Google review)
Owned by Grizzly Paw Brewery, Tank 310 is a pub-style restaurant located in the same building as the Grizzley Paw brewery. With a downstairs patio and an upstairs restaurant with incredible mountain views, Tank 310 offers spacious indoor dining as well as patio seating. With a good selection of locally crafted beers and soda on tap, they also have a great menu with something for everyone from burgers to salads.
“Great service from all staff and very helpful with our inquiries. The view upstairs is fantastic, overlooking the ranges and Three Sisters. They also have a patio with campfire and propane heaters.” (Google review)
Wild Orchid Bistro
The Bow Valley’s only 100% gluten-free restaurant, Wild Orchid Bistro in Canmore is a great option for people with dietary restrictions or allergies including gluten and dairy. With seriously delicious Asian fusion and sushi, this restaurant isn’t only for those looking for gluten-free options.
“Great hidden spot in Canmore! lots of variety full of flavour. A good mix of Asian infusion foods. Our server was great very attentive and made sure we had everything we needed. Lots of great sushi options.” (Google review)
“Incredible restaurant! I will drive the 2.5 hours just to dine there. Having celiac disease, I was overwhelmed by their beautiful, safe, delicious menu.” (Facebook Review)