Best Retail Stores in the South Canadian Rockies

The winner and runners-up of Avenue’s Best of the Mountains 2023 ballot, where readers voted for their favourite places to eat, stay and play in the mountains near Calgary.

Tamarack Outdoors. Photo courtesy of Tamarack Outdoors.


Tamarack Outdoors

Tamarack Outdoors is owned and operated by members of the Baker family, who have been entrepreneurs in the Waterton valley for six generations. Spanning 4,000 square feet, the shop offers visitors and locals technical gear for outdoor adventures. Tamarack also offers customizable guided hikes and shuttle services to some of the picturesque and harder-to-reach destinations in the Waterton valley.

214 Mount View Rd., Waterton Park, 403-859-2378,, @the_tamarack_



Beaver Mines General Store

602 1 Ave., AB-774, Beaver Mines, 403-627-4878,


Welch’s Chocolate Shop

401 Wind Flower Ave., Waterton Park, 403-859-2363,


Zum’s Eatery & Mercantile

116 Waterton Ave., Waterton Park, 403-859-2388,, @zums.eatery

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