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The Emerald Lounge

Lunch at The Emerald Lounge

February 4, 2020 9:42 am Published by Leave your thoughts

It was a huge relief to step out of the freezing cold and into the warm, welcoming hearth of the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge. So far, it was a stressful day. In addition to rushing, my car hadn’t started in the -40°C weather. I’d fallen on the ice a few times. Nothing new for me,... View Article

The Pines

The Pines: Romantic Restaurant with a View

December 10, 2016 1:47 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Jasper has always been on my Alberta bucket list, and now I’m living in Edmonton I finally got to take a short break from the city for a mountain getaway. Similar to Canmore and Banff, Jasper’s lively downtown is surrounded by snow-capped, jagged peaks. On my visit, I meandered through the town, then hopped in... View Article

The Bison Restaurant Banff

Upscale Dining at The Bison

August 4, 2016 4:07 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Special occasions always call for an evening at The Bison. Whenever I’m asked for a “local” recommendation, The Bison is first to come to mind. The relaxed yet romantic atmosphere paired with a menu to suit any palate makes this restaurant a prime choice for locals and visitors alike. The Bison’s food is known for... View Article

Saltlik BBQ Banff Restaurant

Saltlik Backyard BBQ Flavour

May 31, 2016 11:39 am Published by Leave your thoughts

My uncle Allen’s beef burgers are the best. When our family gets together for a barbecue, everyone agrees that you’ll never find a burger as good as his. I thought the same…until I went to Saltlik. This trendy Banff steakhouse finally did what I thought couldn’t be done and topped Allen’s barbecue skills. I visited... View Article

Bamboo Garden Banff

Lunch Special at Bamboo Garden

April 27, 2016 1:13 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

The two-course lunch at Banff’s Bamboo Garden is a great deal at $12. This special menu offers a choice of appetizers and Thai, Chinese and Vietnamese dishes. You can add beef, chicken or tofu to your main; shrimp is available for an extra charge. For my first course I ordered spring rolls. They arrived piping hot; the... View Article

Scone and cookie from Wildflour

Wintery Day at Wildflour

November 16, 2015 2:40 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

On an early November day, big fluffy flakes were finally falling in Banff, making the town feel like the inside of a gigantic snow globe. If you’re anything like me, the first snowfall is a magical time rivaling Christmas morning and birthdays combined. So I had to get out and do what any Banffite would do…wander... View Article

Vegetarian food at Nourish Bistro in Banff

Vegetarian Heaven at Nourish Bistro

March 24, 2015 11:45 am Published by Leave your thoughts

When my parents came to Banff for a weekend visit, I packed their time with as many local sights and flavours as I could, and that meant a fair bit of elk, bison, beef and poutine. It was time for something vegetarian. After two days of meat-heavy dishes, my boyfriend and I thought it’d be... View Article