If you are planning to spend 2019 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 12th and Thanksgiving Sunday October 13th, 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 Friday October 11th, Saturday October 12th, Sunday October 13th and Monday October 14th in the Vermillion Room for $65pp. The special menu will include traditional turkey plus all the trimmings, and the regular menu will also be available.
The Juniper Bistro has some of the best mountain views in Banff, so what better place to take in the snow covered Canadian Rockies while enjoying a hearty Thanksgiving feast? Celebrating local ingredients, their special 4 course menu starts with roasted carrot soup with creme fraiche, followed by kale & quinoa salad with cranberries, roasted squash & toasted walnuts. The main event is no less delicious with smoked duck fat confit turkey leg with truffle potato gratin, heirloom carrots, and blood orange and cranberry sauce. For dessert they will be serving salted pecan pie with bourbon vanilla gelato. This menu will be available October 11, 12, 13 & 14 and costs $39 + tax.
Crave Mountain Grill at the Banff Park Lodge will be serving a Thanksgiving brunch on Sunday October 13th 2019 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 $35 for adults, and $18 for children 6-12 years. Be sure to bring a good appetite!
Crave Mountain Grill is also offering a plated turkey dinner on the evenings of Sunday October 13 and Monday October 14 from 5-8.30pm for $29.95, plus $9 for pumpkin pie dessert.
At the Rimrock Resort Hotel, a 4 course Turkey dinner is being served in the Primrose Dining Room on the evenings of October 12, 13 and 14. The delicious menu (pdf), costing $56pp includes oven roasted turkey with all the trimmings or pan seared salmon with beluga lentils. A special children’s menu is also available for $26pp.
Banff’s Irish Pub St. James Gate is featuring a Thanksgiving dinner on Sunday and Monday evenings. Turkey dinner costs $21, and for $25 you will also get a dessert of pumpkin pie included!
For a casual take on traditional fare, why not try Banff Ave Brewing Co’s Thanksgiving poutine, which combines turkey, cranberry sauce, peas and gravy with a plate of poutine. Add one of their excellent craft beers for the complete meal!
The Evergreen Restaurant at the Delta Banff Royal Canadian Lodge have put together a mouth-watering Thanksgiving menu, starting with soup or salad, followed by roast turkey with stuffing, gravy, and all the trimmings. This Thanksgiving special costs $46 per person and is available all weekend.
Melissa’s Restaurant is usually a local’s favorite for Thanksgiving dinner, however this Fall the restaurant is closed for renovations, so you’ll have to wait until 2020 for your next visit.
*The menus below from last year will be updated as soon as this year’s menus have been finalized*
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.
*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.