Breweries and Distilleries to Check Out in Canmore

The next time you’re in Canmore, head to one of these five spots for a locally made beer or craft cocktail.

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Blake Brewhouse and Distillery

At Blake Brewhouse and Distillery, soak in panoramic mountain views from the dining room while enjoying the craft beers and spirits on the menu. Blake offers five styles of beer (available in flights if you want to try all of them), as well as an eclectic food menu with items like dumplings, sandwiches, braised short ribs and even house-made ice cream.

810 Bow Valley Trail, Canmore, 403-675-3663,


Canmore Brewing Company

Canmore Brewing Company is a great stop for a casual drink while exploring the town or after a hike. The brewery offers several styles of beer on a regular basis, as well as a few seasonal flavours. While there isn’t a formal kitchen, there is a menu of local snacks, or you can bring your own food to eat alongside the mountain view.

1460 Railway Ave., Canmore, 403-678-2337,


The Grizzly Paw Pub and Brewing Company

With two locations in Canmore, The Grizzly Paw is a great spot to stop for a drink and good food when you find yourself in the mountains. The Grizzly Paw Pub, located in downtown Canmore, offers many beer styles and traditional pub fare. Tank310, located on the third floor of the Grizzly Paw brewery, offers panoramic views of the mountains from its dining room and a menu that is heavy on house-smoked items and inventive takes on pizza.

Grizzly Paw Pub, 622 Main St., Canmore, 403-678-9983; Tank310, 310 Old Canmore Road, Canmore, 403-678-2487;


Sheepdog Brewing

This family-friendly taproom in Canmore offers an ever-changing menu of craft beers and ciders. There isn’t a full kitchen at Sheepdog Brewing, but there are a few snacks like sausage rolls, pretzels and strombolis. You can also bring your own food.

112 105 Bow Meadows Cres., Canmore, 403-679-4009,


Wild Life Distillery

Canmore’s Wild Life Distillery offers a menu of craft cocktails from the small on-site tasting room. All made using Wild Life’s handcrafted spirits, options include classics like an old fashioned and more unique drinks like the “Lady in Red.” If you’re hungry, order the charcuterie board made with products from Canmore’s Valbella Gourmet Foods.

105 Bow Meadows Cres., Canmore, 403-678-2800,

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