A mountain haven for beer lovers, this brew pub serves a selection of its core beers as well as small-batch seasonal specials. The casual, laid-back space also offers a top-notch food menu with lots of upscale pub fare and salty snacks that go perfectly with beer, like rye whisky caramel popcorn, duck confit sliders, and Dr. Pepper barbecue wings.
624 Connaught Dr., Jasper, 780-852-4111, jasperbrewingco.ca
It’s unusual to find a top-notch seafood restaurant in a small mountain town, but Fiddle Creek’s menu highlights fresh and responsibly sourced Canadian crab, cod, salmon, lobster and char, as well as game meats like wild boar and elk. The rustic-themed dining room is situated on the second floor of the building so diners can enjoy the view while they dig into signature dishes like the Earl Grey smoked candied salmon appetizer or the braised elk stroganoff.
620 Connaught Dr., Jasper, 780-852-3032, fiddleriverrestaurant.com
Last year the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge’s lower level restaurant (complete with an uncompromised view of Lac Beauvert) became Orso Trattoria as part of the JPL’s $16 million renovation to mark its 100th anniversary. The new restaurant focuses on Northern Italian cuisine, featuring signature dishes like foraged mushroom risotto and braised veal osso bucco.
Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, Jasper, 780-852-6052, fairmont.com
Located in the Best Western Jasper Inn & Suites, the vintage sign outside of this woodsy, family-style restaurant sets the mood for its solid, though surprisingly varied menu. There are plenty of internationally inspired dishes for guests looking for something different, or, if you’re there on a Saturday, get the prime rib dinner, which is a steal at $25.
98 Geikie St., Jasper, 780-852-3232, inngrilljasper.com
A version of this article appeared in Avenue Calgary