Dining in Lake Louise
Lake Louise has a selection of restaurants, most of them in the area’s excellent hotels. It’s wise to book ahead if you intend to eat between 7pm and 9pm as the space is limited, particularly at weekends and in peak holiday periods.
Fairview Dining Room
Located within the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, this Four Diamond rated establishment aims to serve the finest dishes from the region. The wine list is particularly impressive with more than 300 of the finest wines from around the world on offer.
A lobby lounge restaurant with the backdrop of the iconic view over Lake Louise towards the Victoria Glacier. With an extensive wine list and cocktail selection, the Lakeview Lounge offers a seasonally-inspired menu featuring the very best of Canadian cuisine. This is a very special place for a special occasion.
Head downstairs at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise to Alpine Social - this is a more relaxed pub-style affair, with a great menu offering hearty Canadian comfort food. Bar and booth and table seating means you can choose depending on your mood. Expect a nice selection of beers and wines and the usual Fairmont cocktail scene.
The Guide's Pantry
At lobby level in the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise you'll find the excellent deli-style Guide's Pantry featuring coffees, cakes, pastries, sandwiches and a selection of salads and healthy snacks - great at either end of the day.
Lake Louise Station
The station has an interior based on the historic interior of a railway dining car - the Delamere. There’s a historic atmosphere providing a Canadian dining experience from a bygone era. Along with the tradition however, there is a contemporary menu and a wide choice of quality wines.
Legends Restaurant located within the Lake Louise Inn opens early in the morning for breakfast until late at night for dinners, with hearty filling meals, including at lunchtimes.
Timberwolf Pizza and Pasta Café
For fun family dining the Timberwolf Pizza & Pasta Café upstairs in the Lake Louise Inn is open from 5-10pm each evening.
The Walliser Stube in the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise is rich in the area’s history. Famous for its meat and Swiss-style Cheese fondues and impressive ‘wine library’ it’s a very special place.
The Dining Room
The Post Hotel’s restaurant is one of the finest in the Banff/Lake Louise area. The hotel holds a four diamond award and a Dirona award (Distinguished Restaurants of North America), among other accolades. Along with superb food and exquisite furnishings, the hotel’s wine cellar contains more than 28,500 bottles including more than 1500 vintages.
Deer Lodge is another of the finest dining establishments in Canada to be located in the Lake Louise area. Locally smoked, cured or roasted wild game is used in many of the dishes, which also includes fruit and vegetables sourced in the area where possible. There’s another impressive wine list to mull over, this time with the onus on Canadian vintages, including many of the finest wines sourced from across the country.
There are dozens more restaurants in the Banff area.