Mentioned by Claudia Travels
Where to Eat in Banff: the best restaurants in town
"Banff’s newest brewery is known for bringing the great outdoors – indoors. Featuring a retractable roof for stargazing, a beer garden, and cozy patio spaces; you’ll find the atmosphere as appealing as the fare. Perfectly pair salads, sandwiches, and pizzas with craft beer and creative cocktails."
"This is the new patio on the block and you don’t want to miss it. Complete with personal fires and a ‘winter warmer’ cocktail menu, this is a great spot to have your après back in town. Located on Bear Street, dogs welcome!"
"There aren’t any signs leading to this beautiful spot, but you’ll know you’ve reached it when the historic Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel suddenly comes into view. This spectacular and surprising viewpoint is where most of the famous photos of the ‘Castle of the Rockies’ have been taken. It’s an incredibly picturesque spot with Bow River in the foreground and Sulphur Mountain in the background."
"Your jaw might just drop when you round the corner and take in the classic view of Banff Springs Hotel at the base of Sulphur Mountain. It only takes a few minutes to drive to this scenic lookout just east of town on the north shore of the Bow River. With older kids, you could even walk there from town on the Bow River Trail."
"The Fairmont is so iconic that you can’t really ignore it and should definitely get a shot there if possible, whether you’re in wedding get up or just taking some romantic shots!"
"Two spots to check out in this region are Grassi Lakes and braving the summit of Ha Ling Peak. You can also visit the Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary and get up close in person with these amazing creatures."
"This is a very little known spot in Banff that has all the views and none of the crowds. It’s perfect for a wedding, which is why you can rent it for one from the town for next to nothing (check here for rates). It’s also a great spot for a quick photoshoot with the bridal party, and can easily be accessed through the back streets even on the busiest days of summer."
"JK Bakery is another small, locally owned coffee shop that sells a good assortment of baked goods, cakes and pies to take on the go. Coming from England, I was pretty over the moon to find sausage rolls and pies for sale here, which are the perfect road trip snack. They also have pretty tasty cinnamon rolls occasionally, sandwiches and soups."
"K Bakery Cafe is a cute little coffee shop that serves the delicious black tea that I LOVE – creamy earl gray tea. They also offer specialty coffees, teas, and light snacks and baked goods. Located at 229 Bear St by the movie hall in Banff."