If you are planning to spend 2016 thanksgiving weekend in Banff, you will no doubt be searching for a special meal to mark the occasion. While all Banff restaurants will be open for business as usual, you may find that the following special Thanksgiving menus will make your holiday weekend that bit more festive:
The Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel will be serving their Thanksgiving Brunch buffet in the Bow Valley Grill on Saturday October 8th, Thanksgiving Sunday October 9th, and Monday October 10th from 11am to 2pm, costing $46pp (kids 6-12yrs $23), which will include the usual wide selection of breakfast and lunch items.
Also at the Fairmont Banff Springs, a Thanksgiving dinner buffet will be offered on Sunday October 9th (6-9pm) in the Bow Valley Grill for $62pp ($32 for children 6-12yrs). On the menu you will find roasted turkey plus all the trimmings as well as a wide range of other delectable dishes.
Another Thanksgiving dinner option comes courtesy of the Waldhaus restaurant where a 3 course special will be served on the evening of Monday October 10th costing $62.
The Juniper Bistro is offering a special 3 course menu from 5-9pm on Sunday October 9th and Monday October 10th. Start with a roasted yellow beet soup garnished with pickled candy cane beets & spiced olive oil, followed by a main course of Cornish game hen with chestnut & sourdough stuffing, baby carrots & turnips, sauteed kale, celeriac puree, and pan jus. Finish with pumpkin pie with roasted pumpkin mousse, salted caramel, candied pecans, puff pastry, and chantilly.
Costing $59, this is sure to be a veritable holiday feast.
At the Rimrock Resort Hotel, a 4 course Turkey dinner is being served in the Primrose Dining Room on the evenings of October 8, 9 and 10, with live jazz entertainment on the evening of October 9. The delicious menu (pdf), costing $49pp includes stuffed free range pork loin or roasted turkey with all the trimmings. A special children’s menu is also available for $22pp.
The Chinook Restaurant at the Banff Park Lodge will be serving a Thanksgiving brunch on Sunday October 9th 2016 from 10am to 2pm. The buffet will include the usual breakfast items and omelette station plus Thanksgiving specials such as roasted turkey with all the trimmings. You will also find a selection of delightful desserts! The cost is $27.95 for adults, and $17.95 for children 6-12 years. Be sure to bring a good appetite!
The Sleeping Buffalo Restaurant at Buffalo Mountain Lodge on Tunnel Mountain is hosting a 3 course dinner on the evenings of October 9 & 10 costing $54 per person. The first course comprises sweet potato, corn, spinach & clam chowder or roasted pear & caramelized onion flan. The main event will be a choice of free range roast turkey with walnut, prosciutto & herb stuffing, celery root mash, brussel sprouts and gravy, or Berkshire pork loin chop, mushroom ragout with double smoked bacon barley risotto. This tempting holiday special is rounded out with pumpkin apple cheesecake or cinnamon chocolate pecan tart with bourbon ice cream.
Banff’s Irish Pub St. James Gate is featuring a Thanksgiving Day Feast all day on Sunday and Monday. The 2 course option costs $20 and includes a choice of salad or butternut squash soup as a starter followed by traditional turkey dinner. For an extra $5 you can have the 3 course option which also includes a dessert of pumpkin cheesecake.
Melissa’s Restaurant is serving a Thanksgiving dinner from 4pm on Sunday October 9 and Monday October 10 which includes a salad and bread starter followed by roast turkey with stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, and vegetables of the day for $27.95 for adults and $15.95 for kids. Dessert is not included in the price, however pumpkin pie will be available as an extra for those who have saved room for it!
The Bison Restaurant is offering a traditional turkey dinner main course with roasted breast and confit leg with stuffing, gravy and cranberry sauce, costing $38 for adults and $19 for children on October 9 & 10 from 5pm.
The Evergreen Restaurant at the Delta Banff Royal Canadian Lodge have put together a mouth-watering Thanksgiving menu, starting with roasted butternut squash and apple, followed by roasted turkey with cranberry pan drippings, whipped potatoes and seasonal vegetables. Finish with a dessert of pumpkin cheesecake. This Thanksgiving special costs $35 per person.
Banff’s newest restaurant, Chuck’s Steakhouse, will be offering a turkey dinner special on the evenings of October 9 and 10 from 5pm.
*The above prices do not include tax or tip.
Please contact the above restaurants directly to book your table.
To avoid disappointment, early reservations are recommended for Thanksgiving events at all Banff restaurants.