After an invigorating run on the slopes, there's nothing quite like kicking up your feet (or boots) and replenishing with a delicious and satisfying meal… here's our top picks in Panorama and Invermere!
After an invigorating run on the slopes, there's nothing quite like kicking up your feet (or boots) and replenishing with a delicious and satisfying meal. In Panorama, BC visitors can do just that – except in addition to the hearty dishes served up on the mountain, you're also surrounded by stunning mountain views. While the selection of restaurants in Panorama is relative to the town's humble size, there are more than enough options for an aprés-ski snack.
For visitors on the mountain who want to take a day off from skiing or snowboarding, or for those staying in nearby Invermere, located only a 20 minute drive away, there are plenty more local food spots to try. From middle eastern flare to Canadian contemporary, and custom cupcakes to freshly brewed BC coffee, the following are our favourite eats and some of the best restaurants in Panorama and Invermere.
You truly cannot beat the views from this little gem, located right atop the Mile Quad chair lift. For thirsty powder hounds, this quaint haven provides the perfect spot to unwind before heading back to the slopes. Enjoy sprawling mountain views while sipping on a glass of wine or beer. Choose to warm up with creamy hot chocolate (made with real chocolate) or fresh espresso. Sun decks offer a one-of-a-kind casual dining atmosphere alongside their burgers and selection of Mediterranean specialties. You can even indulge and book traditional fondue parties for small groups to enjoy around the fire pit.
2000 Panorama Drive
Cliffhanger Restaurant is one of the newest dining additions to the Panorama Resort area. Located on Greywolf Golf Course, only 1 km from the resort, Cliffhanger offers fantastic casual steak options for anyone hankering for premium beef. Open for the spring and summer months, after a day playing golf or exploring the village, visitors can relax on the patio with some local BC wine. Because the menu is seasonal, you know you're getting the freshest food available. Executive chef Jamil Rhemtulla prepares mouth watering Canadian inspired dishes that are bound to please everyone's palate. The comfortable and welcoming atmosphere make Cliffhanger a prime summer spot with some delicious eats.
1860 Greywolf Drive
If you're visiting Invermere or crave a little bit of Middle Eastern flare, head over to Safta's. Located in downtown Invermere, this popular pub offers something for everyone – even a gluten free menu and kids menu. From homemade shwarma and hummus to more upscale traditional pub food, what started out as a falafel cart has grown into family-friendly restaurant gold. Inspired from the head chef's grandmother Safta herself, here you know you'll experience the most authentic Middle Eastern meals in town. Open until late at night, this restaurant also showcases live entertainment from local musicians to enjoy as you eat.
1321 7th Avenue
If you're searching for something a little more upscale and fancy fine dining after a successful mountain run, look no further than Greys Restaurant, located on the top floor of the Earl Grey Lodge on Summit Drive. Offering relaxed gourmet, guests can choose from an array of summer specialties, including fresh seafood dishes, beef tenderloin, lamb chops and a delectable dessert menu. As Greys features amazing views of the surrounding ski hill, the restaurant has become a go-to spot for hosting weddings, banquets and other celebrations. Come for a glorious meal on the mountain, or stop by the bar for some pre-dinner cocktails.
2069 Summit Drive
Choppers Landing may only be open during the winter, but the enthusiastic service, great food and fantastic atmosphere make up for it. Located at the heli ski base, guests can watch helicopters fly in and out as they enjoy their meal. For an experience like no other, take a seat around the cozy fireplace and chat with other patrons – some of whom may have some good stories from the deep backcountry. Menu items include classic favourites like succulent rib eye and tenderloin, as well as more contemporary bison ribs or boar burger.
Panorama Village, Panorama
For an intimate dining experience with wide acclaim, after a busy day on the mountain, visitors to Panorama or Invermere can unwind on the outdoor patio at Birchwood Restaurant, and enjoy seasonal meals with a glass of award-winning BC wine. Open for dinner and dessert only, this restaurant is a great option for a romantic upscale meal in a relaxed setting. The mix of menu items will satisfy diverse palates, and include everything from pakoras to beef carpaccio, and lobster macaroni and cheese to roasted jerk chicken.
722 13th Avenue
Located in the heart of the Upper Village, Lusti's Cappucino Bar is a tried and true Panorama staple. Perfect for grabbing a snack in between runs, or to start your day off with freshly brewed local Kicking Horse coffee, Lusti's provides a warm welcoming and lovely mountain setting for everyone who visits.
Panorama Mountain Village | Bag 7000
A local favourite in downtown Invermere, The Invermere Bakery is the place to go for an early morning cup of java before heading to the slopes at Panorama. For those with a sweet tooth, this bakery offers up an assortment of mind-blowing desserts and custom cakes. They even have a feature doughnut with a new flavour every month! Whether it's to stop by for a quick cup, or stay for lunch, The Invermere Bakery is loved for a reason.
1307 17th Avenue
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