If you are planning to spend 2018 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 a brunch buffet in the Vermillion Room from 11am to 3pm on Saturday October 6th and Thanksgiving Sunday October 7th, costing $54pp (kids 6-12yrs $27), which will include the usual wide selection of breakfast and lunch items.
Also at the Fairmont Banff Springs, a Thanksgiving dinner will be offered on Saturday October 6th, Sunday October 7th and Monday October 8th (5-10pm) in the Vermillion Room for $85pp. The special menu will include traditional turkey plus all the trimmings, and the regular menu will also be available.
The newly renovated Sleeping Buffalo Restaurant at Buffalo Mountain Lodge on Tunnel Mountain is hosting a 3 course dinner on the evening of October 7 costing $57 per person. The first course comprises sweet potato, corn, spinach & lentil chowder or spiced pear, spinach & radicchio salad with goat’s cheese. The entree will be a choice of free range roast turkey with pine nut, pancetta & sage stuffing, maple roasted yam mash, brussel sprouts and gravy, or boar loin chop & braised boar belly, mushroom ragout with double smoked bacon barley risotto. This tempting holiday special is rounded out with dark chocolate & pumpkin cheesecake or maple pecan apple tart with bourbon ice cream.
At the Rimrock Resort Hotel, a 4 course Turkey dinner is being served in the Primrose Dining Room on the evenings of October 6, 7 and 8. The delicious menu (pdf), costing $54pp includes braised bison shoulder or cider brined & herb crusted roast turkey with all the trimmings. A special children’s menu is also available for $27pp.
*The menus below from last year will be updated as soon as this year’s menus have been finalized*
Crave Mountain Grill at the Banff Park Lodge will be serving a Thanksgiving brunch on Sunday October 7th 2018 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 $32 for adults, and $19 for children 6-12 years. Be sure to bring a good appetite!
Melissa’s Restaurant is serving a Thanksgiving dinner from 4pm on Sunday October 7 and Monday October 8 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 $16.95 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 Juniper Bistro is offering several options for Thanksgiving celebrations. On the evenings of October 6, 7 and 8 from 5pm their a la carte dinner menu will feature, among other options, roasted breast and thigh of free range turkey with spiced cranberry, bacon & walnut stuffing, parsnip puree, and baby squash and the dessert menu includes spiced pumpkin creme brulee.
On October 9 at 6pm is a unique opportunity to enjoy a 4 course Family Style Thanksgiving Harvest Dinner, costing $75pp. Start with carrot soup with focaccia, followed by duck rillettes, bacon wrapped brussel sprouts, and pomegranate & arugula salad. The main course will be a choice of ham dinner,braised cabbage, roasted root vegetables, potato gratin and maple glaze, or turkey dinner with spiced cranberry, bacon & walnut stuffing, roasted root vegetables, potato gratin and gravy.
The Evergreen Restaurant at the Delta Banff Royal Canadian Lodge have put together a mouth-watering Thanksgiving menu, starting with soup of the day or pear, walnut & blue cheese salad, followed by roast free range turkey with sage stuffing, whipped potatoes and grilled harvest vegetables. Finish with a dessert of lemon souffle. This Thanksgiving special costs $35 per person and is available from October 7th-9th.
The Bison Restaurant is offering a roasted organic black turkey breast with confit leg, stuffing, mashed potato, broccolini and gravy, costing $40 on October 8 & 9 from 5pm.
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.
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.