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10 Canmore Spots to For Hiking Food

Hiking in Canmore Blog


Here’s our list of 10 Spots in Canmore for Hiking Food. Whether you’re heading to the mountains for a day hike, a picnic, or spending the weekend in our favourite little mountain town, we hope this list will help fuel all your fun.

1 . Take a Hike Market – Whether you go for a pre-hike meal in their cozy cafe, pick up fuel for your next hike or enjoy a post-hike celebratory meal, this new-ish market in the Solara Resort has it all.  Chef Johnathan Duguay and partner Amanda Winston have taken their passion for food – handmade and locally sourced – and created this new  go-to spot. Pro tip: order one of their spectacular cheese boards. Their selection is second-to-none.

2. ÉpiCanmore – When you start your day in the mountains with a crepe from Epi, you know it will be a good one.  They also have a beautiful counter filled with takeaway pastry and bread options.  If you haven’t had their Berliner, you are missing out.

3. Uprising Bakery – Head baker and owner Patrik Beil has been perfecting sourdough for over 20 years across Europe and now the Bow Valley.  Find his delectable pastries, breads, and sandwiches along with great coffee at the Uprising cafes in downtown Canmore (and Banff too!).

4. Communitea Cafe – Owner Marnie Dansereau’s mission is to keep food fresh, healthy, and local.  We can’t get enough of the Mountain Veggie Wrap.  Add some of their homemade popcorn and lemonade to your backpack, and you have the perfect lunch.  

5. Alder Grocer + Café – This is not only a grocer but also a cafe, patisserie, and gelato shop. Located in Spring Creek it’s open and airy with a great mountain views. has it all.  Pro tip: Have a scoop of Noto Gelato after lunch in their cafe.

6. JK Bakery Cafe – A local staple since 1994, JK Bakery is a great place to start your day with a slice of quiche or one of their fabulous cinnamon buns. Pro tip: Get a pretzel for you hike!

7. Red Gables Deli – Under the red gables, through a timber framed door and up a short flight of stairs, you will find a VAST array of locally sourced products for your day in the mountains. Favourites like Edgar Farms, The Jungle Farm, and Highwood Crossing are just a few names we saw on the shelves. Pro tip: Buy some of Canada’s most award-winning cheese, Sylvan Star, from Sylvan Lake, Alberta for your hike.

8. Rusticana Grocery – This local favourite grocer has opened a deli counter.  Now, house-made sandwiches and pizza slices are available fresh every day.  

9. Harvest Cafe – We think their Cowboy Wrap for breakfast is the perfect way to start a day in the mountains.  Pro tip: they have plenty of gluten-free options for anyone with GF needs. 

10. Rocky Mountain Bagel Co. – Our Community and Events Manager Nicole is hooked on the Rosemary Sea Salt bagels here.  The takeaway sandwich bagels will get you through any hike. 


Want to get to know Canmore’s food scene on a deeper level? Groups of 8 or more can book a private tour of our Canmore Tasting Trail in downtown Canmore by connecting here. If you are travelling solo, as a couple or as a small group, try our Alberta Food Finder: Canmore edition!