If you love cute towns and mountain life, chances are that you'll come upon Canmore at some point in your life (or maybe every weekend). So it's always a good idea to keep track of the local restaurants in case you decide to stop in for something to eat on the way to your next hike. These are some Canmore restaurants that will make your time in the town just that much better. 

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Many choose to set up shop in Canmore for an extended period of time.

The town is in close proximity to some of the most spectacular mountain viewpoints and lakes in Alberta, so it can be really rewarding to visit. 

But others choose to drive through the town while they're on a day trip from Calgary to Banff or beyond. In that case, you don't have a lot of time for food and you want to make every minute count. 

That's where we come in. This list will direct you to some of Canmore's favourite lunch spots so you don't have to bother with that Google search.  

Some spots have surreal views of the surroundings while others have super cozy interiors. A few restaurants have both, so you can't go wrong with any option. 

Go ahead and begin planning because Canmore's thriving food scene isn't waiting for you. 

Summit Cafe

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Cuisine: Mexican

Address: 102-1001 Cougar Creek Dr., Canmore, AB

Why You Need To Go: This quaint restaurant specializes in breakfast dishes with a Mexican twist. The portions are generous, the coffee is incredible, and the baked goods are fresh and tasty — you will want to make this your regular spot. We suggest getting the Huevous Rancheros.

Harvest Cafe

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Cuisine: North-American

Address: 718 10 St., #2, Canmore, AB

Why You Need To Go: This place is known for its amazing wraps, soups, and baked goods. If you love a good, warm wrap, you need to stop here. Might as well throw in a latte while you're there. We suggest the chicken curry wrap.

Communitea Cafe

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Cuisine: Plant-based and vegan

Address: 117-1001 6 Ave., Canmore, AB

Why You Need To Go: This lovely cafe offers some amazing plant-based and vegan choices; their bowls are to-die-for and you can't go wrong with anything from their beverage menu, either. The bright, colourful, and spacious interior will take your dine-in experience to the next level. You should probably try the Pad Thai.

Rocky Mountain Bagel Co. 

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Cuisine: North-American

Address: 830 8 St., #102, Canmore, AB and 1106 Bow Valley Trail Unit 101, Canmore, AB

Why You Need To Go: This hot spot is all about bagels and we're here for it. There are so many different types of cream cheese and other toppings that you're bound to find one that's just right for you. Also, try out their "Mountain Style" bagels that are so much lighter than the New York-style ones but just as tasty.

The Market Bistro

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Cuisine: French

Address: 75 Dyrgas Gate #102, Canmore, AB

Why You Need To Go: This is a total hidden gem that you need to try for yourself. The flavourful, rich dishes and the exquisite wine selection will have you coming back without a doubt. Get ready to be transported to the south of France.

JK Bakery

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Cuisine: Bakery

Address: 1000 7 Ave., Canmore, AB and 1514 Railway Ave., Canmore, AB

Why You Need To Go: This place may have started as a little bakery but don't underestimate their drool-worthy rolls and quiches. Their pastries are pretty as a picture and super filling, so if you have a soft spot for baked goods, you should mark this place down as a must. There's a second, larger location downtown, as well.

Crazyweed Kitchen

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Cuisine: Fusion

Address: 1600 Railway Ave., Canmore, AB

Why You Need To Go: This restaurant promises a " fancy, not-so-fancy Canmore dining experience" that will let you experience the best of the local food culture. Their dishes range from masala ribs to Moroccan chicken, so you know they've got some truly global and diverse offerings.

Iron Goat Pub & Grill

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Cuisine: North-American

Address: 703 Benchlands Trail, Canmore, AB

Why You Need To Go: Sometimes all you need to make your stay memorable is a nice drink and an even better view. Not only does this place's windows and patio have some of the most scintillating views of the Rockies but the beer and the gamey, meat-oriented dishes will immediately make this your favourite haunt.