While you’re visting Banff, make sure to stop by the Cascade shops. This is not your average mall. Here you will find a touch of Banff culture with Canadian Ski Museum West. Exhibits sprinkled throughout the shops allow you to stop and admire Banff culture as you are browsing through the many shops.
For a taste of the South in Banff, head over to Stanley’s Smokehouse for some finger-licking barbecue. Located where the Bow and Spray rivers meet, this casual dining destination leaves little to be desired. Gaze out at the panoramic views and admire the Rocky Mountains and Banff National Park. Good things take time and Stanley’s knows it.
116 Banff Avenue
Are you lovin' it? I sure as heck am. Yes, you can find a McDonald's restaurant in pretty much any destination around the globe, but this location does it better. Why? It's in the heart of gorgeous downtown Banff for starters! Oh, and breakfast is being served all day now which makes sleepin' in while in the Rockies an ok thing to do! With classic timeless menu items, new healthy and satisfying choices, and a spacious and comfy seating area, you'll be adding this destination to your itinerary and, of course, lovin' it.
Mount Norquay Road
$8 - $45
If you are ever at the Fenlands sports complex you must stop by Top Shelf for a fresh made pizza or deliciously juicy burger. Offering options for dine-in, take out or delivery, this made-for-you food will keep you in the game. Recently under new ownership, Top Shelf is committed to bring all of your off the grill go-to’s like Ribs, Steaks, and tasty sandwiches.
If you are looking for a pizza party, chose one of their classics like the Coaches Choice or the Two Minutes for Charging Cheese. For those who want to keep it light, grab a wrap or a salad to watch your waistline. Stay in the game and re-energize with Top Shelf.
211 Banff Avenue
$14 - $15
So you wanna sandwich? Get 'yer own, dang it! And here in the place, smack dab in the middle of Banff Avenue, tucked one floor beneath the hustle and bustle.
If you thought you've eaten the best sandwich in the world and it wasn't at Squish, I'm sorry, it just wasn't the best. You need to try their Montreal Smoked Meat, layered so high you'd put money on it that they needed a building permit to construct it!
And then there are the milkshakes. I like to think of them as fuel from the heavens, that power me up for my action-filled days in Banff, and take me back milkshakes my dad and his generation knew milkshakes to be.
Pop down, fuel up, and learn how why a sandwich really is a meal.