Econo Lodge Canmore
1602 2nd Avenue
Canmore, AB T1W 1M8
Phone: (403) 678-5488
Fax: (403) 678-2670
Bars & Cafes
This is one of the busiest stops along Canmore's Main Street. This bright and spacious cafe serves up fresh Bagels in about a zillion ways. There are breakfast Bagels, Bagelwiches, pizza bagels and a selection of cream cheese spreads, soups and salads. The coffee is hot and fresh. While you munch and sip, peruse the small bookstore on the side, or check your e-mails on the internet terminal.
Nestled in the downtown area of the city of Canmore, the Communitea Cafe is a local cafe that welcomes one and all. The idea is provide a comfortable and relaxing place, where you can meet up with friends or even with your business clients over a cup of coffee. However, there is more to this cafe than a few coffee brews; it serves excellent food menu featuring tasty wraps, sandwiches and salads. It even offers a kids menu and accommodates vegan and gluten-free dietary requests. This casual establishment hosts live music concerts too on a regular basis. Call ahead for more details.
As Canmore's only brewpub, this mountain lodge restaurant holds a special place in the hearts of Canmore's visitors. The brewery boasts six cold and fresh draft beers with charming names like Drooling Moose Pilsner and Grumpy Bear Honey Wheat. The menu offers a selection of casual fare featuring burgers, pizzas, steaks, ribs, pastas, and the sort of finger foods that beg to be washed down with more ale. The huge patio is complete with a beautiful stone fireplace and is a popular spot for an outdoor Drooling Moose. And don't forget their Monday to Friday Happy Hour, the perfect time to get in cheap drinks with the locals.
This gem, which can be found just off Main Street in downtown Canmore, is one of the Bow Valley's best kept secrets. The bistro serves up filling cafeteria-style dishes that are fresh, tasty and startlingly inexpensive. Their menu has a decidedly French slant with items like quiches, Croque Monsieurs and Madames and creamy soups. The sandwiches are a big draw with fillings like curried chicken and pineapple and capicolli ham with artichoke.
This spacious bar and restaurant has all the amenities you would expect in a pub: wooden stools, comfy booths, pool tables, foosball, big-screen televisions and dartboards. There is also a wide selection of beer and spirits. The menu includes pub favorites such as burgers, steak and kidney pie, fish and chips and a variety of greasy finger foods like chicken wings and calamari. On occasion, live bands make the place even more festive. The Rose and Crown is an ideal spot to quench a mountain-sized thirst.
The Canmore Hotel was originally built in 1890 as a hotel to provide accommodations for miners in the old days when Canmore was a mining town. This two-story building is now a bar that doubles as a venue for up-and-coming as well as established Canadian indie and rock bands. Touring bands often make a stop at Canmore on their way to other live entertainment venues. This hotel/bar along Canmore’s main street exudes Western-Canadian architecture. Their rooftop patio is open in the summer months.
The Grizzly Paw brewpub uses only glacial water in their charmingly named ales. Have a swig of their Rutting Elk Red, a golden beer with caramel undertones. Or for something summery and refreshing, try the Beaver Tail Raspberry Ale, a light unfiltered beer with a gentle hint of raspberry. Drink a pint alongside some local fare at the restaurant; beer and handmade burgers are delightful partners. In spring, summer and fall, you can eat and drink on the specially heated patio, where you will have a gorgeous view of the Three Sisters mountain range.
The Grapes Wine Bar was originally used as a writing room in the mid 1920s and still retains the quaintness of a bygone era. The Grapes Wine Bar is the place to retreat for a drink or two, where one can sample the variety of Canadian wines paired with cheeses, fruits, fondues and salads. Aside from their specialty wines, The Grapes Wine Bar also serves a full three course meal, appetizers, with sumptuous desserts on view.
The Banffshire Club offers fine dining in elegant Scottish inspired interiors. An extensive wine list and single malt scotches and a menu that changes with the seasons makes the Banffshire Club a favorite dining destination for both locals and tourists that come to enjoy Banff’s majestic Rockies atmosphere. The Banffshire Club utilizes Canadian-sourced ingredients, such as caribou, rabbit and pheasant and fresh green salads. Expect to seat down to five course dinners that changes each week. With its fine linen and china, it is best to wear a jacket and leave the denims behind.
The Waldhaus Restaurant and Pub is a short nine-minute walk from Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel. The Waldhaus Restaurant looks like a Bavarian cottage, set with handsome dark wood paneling and a blazing fireplace. The restaurant upstairs serves Swiss German fare, such as Wiener schnitzel and goulash soup. The pub offerings include local beer and pub fare offerings like wings, nachos and calamari. Guests can choose to watch sports events, play pool or shoot darts. Enjoy a luxurious fare with your loved ones at Waldhaus with a warming hearth offering you a calming ambiance.
Maclab Bistro is the perfect place to grab a quick bite or just spend some time with family or friends over food and drinks while visiting The Banff Centre. They are open all through the day serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. You can choose from the variety of salads, burgers, pizza's, paninis, sandwiches and desserts. They also serve Kicking Horse Fair Trade organic coffee. Take-away service is available. Check website for more.
Bear's Den Pub is a great hole in the wall place to have a taste of the local flavor and have a good time. The food here consists of standard pub fare such as pizza, wings and other fast food, while their beer menu is quite extensive and has a great collection of local brews. Visitors can brave the elements sitting by their patio, or take a seat next to their cozy fireplace. There is no dearth of entertainment, as one can enjoy several games such as pool and air hockey, or catch a sports telecast on their TVs. You may even catch a live music performance on some nights.