Where to eat in Crowsnest Pass
One of the most exciting things about exploring a new area, is discovering the local dining scene. The ultimate goal is to stumble upon the best eateries, and eat like a 'local' , per se. Finding new places to eat should always be an important thing to do on the itinerary. Whether you are visiting the Crowsnest Pass for the day, weekend, or considering moving here - there are many hidden gems for grabbing a bite to eat in the Pass. Here is a list of my favourite places to dine or grab a quick lunch in the Pass.
My favourite little place in the Pass, is the The Crowsnest Cafe & Fly Shop. You don't have to be a fishing enthusiast to stop into this noteworthy cafe! This restaurant is great for breakfast or lunch. They make their food from scratch, with fresh ingredients - even the pesto and salsa is made in-house. In my opinion added touches like these, make a good restaurant - GREAT! Don’t be put off by their fly fishing appearance or you will miss out on their amazing breakfast & lunch.
The next on my list would have to be Holy Ghost Cafe and Music Hall. Coffee, fresh eats and good vibes. It’s another great place for breakfast or lunch and an even more amazing place to catch top notch musicians. One upcoming show I am especially excited about is, the Juno award winning blues band, Monkey Junk on May 25th. Hope to see you there!
There are 2 notable bakeries in the Pass. The Stone’s Throw and the Cinnamon Bear Cafe. The Stone's Throw is your home for good eats, coffee and fun, located in Blairmore. Stone's Throw Cafe is open every day of the week, (sometimes hard to find in Crowsnest Pass). A fun fact about this cafe - they are environmentally friendly!
"We have a bit of an environmental policy. We think all businesses can do something. It doesn't have to be monumental, but in the end, it all adds up." - Stone's Throw Cafe
Another exceptional Bakery, that I will admit, I visit often, is the Cinnamon Bear. Hands down the best bakery in town! I tell everyone travelling to the Crowsnest Pass that the only place to stop for amazing Cinnamon buns, and the best baking (yes, it's even better than your Grandmother's) is the Cinnamon Bear Cafe in Coleman.
And a few more to take note of:
The Rumrunner is a typical rustic Canadian saloon style pub restaurant, themed on the historic prohibition period which took place in the Canadian Rockies. I love the atmosphere in this place and I quite enjoy their Lamb Burger. The Rumrunner is another great place to check out live music in the evenings! Follow their Facebook page, to stay up-to-date with all the upcoming events.
Speaking of great atmosphere, stop in and enjoy the two-level terrace at the Limber Pine Smokehouse & Taberna The bottom level is a dining atmosphere where you can enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner. The upper lounge area is a place where you can relax and enjoy the most gorgeous views in the valley.
Looking for a good home-cooked meal after a big hike? Look no further than Chris' Restaurant in Coleman. With generous portion sizes and flavours that will take you back to breakfast or lunch at Grandma's house. This diner is a must visit for a hearty meal after a long day of 'playing' outside. Another restaurant known for its homestyle cooking, and welcoming atmosphere is the Pure Country Bar & Grill. Not what you would guess, but this bar & grill serves up a mean butter chicken, and homemade samosas. They are known for wing night on Wednesdays!
If you are searching for some ethnic food, Bamboo Bistro serves unique Asian dishes that are inspired by their love of rich flavours. Whether you are looking to kick it up a notch with a spicy Thai dish or keep it tame with a variety of different sushi - your taste buds will be thanking you.
And finally: Side Trax Diner
Homemade food & great prices. Known for its homemade burger and fresh cut fries. This is a great place to stop and grab a bite in the summer when driving through town. Sit outside on Main Street in Blairmore and enjoy a shake & a burg from side Trax Diner!
Crowsnest Pass is home to many great home-style restaurants. Don't pass up an opportunity to experience the local cuisine of Crowsnest Pass. Take my word for it, a McDonald's Big Mac will never be as good as what the local restaurants in Crowsnest Pass have to offer.