It really doesn’t matter where you are in Canmore, you are surrounded by stunning views. We wanted to share our top five spots for great food AND great views.
- PD3 by Blake. The intimate fine dining restaurant atop a fully renovated 1962 Leland double decker bus has the perfect view of Canmore’s famous three sisters. You’ll be treated to the outstanding 5 course prix fixe menu (with a glass of on tap Prosecco to start) while you watch the golden evening light sweep across the mountains.
- Murrieta’s Canmore. In the summer, Murrieta’s has a wall of windows they can open up, and the view of the Ha Ling Peak and the East end of Rundle is stunning. If you aren’t too full after dinner, we highly recommend you say yes to dessert and try the flourless chocolate cake with a sour cherry compote and vanilla tobacco cream ( it’s amazing).
- Rustica Steakhouse at Silvertip Resort. At the base of the imposing Mount Lady MacDonald, start your evening off with a cocktail on the Silvertip patio, overlooking the 18th hole. If you are lucky, you may catch a glimpse of some elk or even a bear. Move inside for dinner, and be sure to order some Alberta Beef (Rustica was voted best steak in Alberta by open table in 2014).
- Sage Bistro and Wine Lounge. We love the second floor wine bar all year round, but in the summer, the cozy front patio feels like an outdoor living room. You’ll have a great view of Mount Charles Stewart, Lady MacDonald and Grotto Mountain. Spend the evening trying share plates (we love the fancy popcorn with truffle oil and the classic PEI mussels in a white wine cream sauce) and exploring different flights of wine.
- The Iron Goat Pub & Grill. The Iron Goat features two story high soaring windows, a huge fireplace, and one of the best patios in town. This is a great place to pop in for a mid afternoon drink after finishing a hike up Lady MacDonald (or for a lighter adventure, you can take a wander up Cougar Creek). We know people who drive to Canmore just to have the chipotle mango ducks wings from ‘the Goat’.