6 New Restaurants in the Mountains Near Calgary

Grab a bite at one of the new restaurants that have opened in Banff, Canmore or Jasper this year.

The open dining room at Lupo. Photograph courtesy of Banff Hospitality Collective.

Don’t miss out on what the culinary scenes of Banff, Canmore and Jasper have to offer for your post-hike lunches, pre-adventure coffees or special occasion dinners. Here are six new restaurants to check out that have opened in the mountains this year (so far).



This sophisticated restaurant combines Old-World luxury (think leather chairs and vintage decor) with a dash of Rocky Mountain history — the restaurant pays homage to many of the area’s early mountain adventurers, including writer/explorer Mary Schäffer and trail guide Bill Peyto. Brazen also happens to be located inside the bustling, iconic Mount Royal Hotel, meaning you’re in for a true Banff experience.

Read more: Brazen is a Bold New Restaurant in Banff

138 Banff Ave., Banff, banffjaspercollection.com



This Canmore restaurant from the teams behind Crepes N Go and The Rocky Bean Co. food trucks specializes in savoury and sweet crepes like the Épi Complete crepe (with egg, ham, greens, cheese and mushrooms) or crepes with dark chocolate sauce, salted caramel sauce or the Épi hazelnut spread. But you can also grab sandwiches, pastries, fresh sourdough bread and coffee, too.

Read more: EpiC Brings Crepes, Bread and Baked Goods to Canmore

4, 102 Boulder Cres., 825-909-0815, Canmore, epicanmore.com


Flirty Bird

Sink your teeth into some seriously spicy chicken sandwiches or tenders at the new Flirty Bird location in Canmore. Flirty Bird’s first mountain outpost is open Sunday to Thursday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

102, 837 Main Street, Canmore, flirtybirdchicken.com



Hankki (Korean for “one meal”) is a Calgary-based chain, but it just opened its newest location in Banff. Drop by to fill up on Korean street food, including Korean-style corn dogs and “cupbops,” which consist of flavourful meats and veggies served over steamed rice in a cup.

206 Buffalo St., Banff, 403-762-0332, hankkica.com



Banff Hospitality Collective’s new Italian restaurant is a slice of Italy in heart of the Rockies. Lupo Italian Ristorante is open daily starting at 5 p.m. and serves a variety of hot and cold appetizers, as well as pizza, pasta, traditional mains like veal or chicken parmigiana, and a wide selection of vino (with more than 150 bottles to select from).

Read more: Inside Lupo, Banff’s New Italian Restaurant

201, 208 Wolf St., Banff, 403-985-9180, lupobanff.com



Located inside the Crimson Hotel, Terra serves farm-to-table, regional dishes that rely on local ingredients. The space is beautifully decorated to replicate nature, with decor like a live-edge harvest table in the centre of the restaurant and a stone-finished countertop at the feature bar.

Read more: New Restaurant Terra Opens in Jasper

200 Connaught Dr., Jasper, banffjaspercollection.com

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