Columbia Valley Dining Guide
Food and drink choices are almost unlimited in the Columbia Valley BC. Do you prefer authentic old world European cuisine? Or Italian, Chinese, Thai, sushi? How about an extraordinarily good Canadian hamburger with hot, crispy fries on the side? Will it be eat-in or take-out tonight? You can get everything here in the valley’s supermarkets, specialty stores, restaurants and farmers markets.
Are you a bit fuzzy in the mornings? Appetite just not there? Stop in at a bakery-cafe down the street for a cup or two of delicious, locally-roasted coffee and a muffin still warm from the oven.
If a hearty breakfast is your morning fare, bring home a dozen fresh eggs and a loaf of artisan bread from the farmers market. Add some local jams and jellies and some of that same delicious coffee. Sounds like it’s just the thing to get the day started in style!
On Sunday mornings, many of the local resorts have wonderful brunch buffets that dazzle the eye, and the food and drink will definitely satisfy the palate.
Lunch at a delightful outdoor cafe or deli might appeal when you are browsing the art galleries or quaint boutiques. Or why not treat the kids to lunch at their favorite fast food place?
For a nutritious, light lunch, you don’t have to sacrifice good taste for good health – there are excellent cafes in the Columbia Valley, serving home-cooked, natural foods.
It’s easy to stop in at a local supermarket and grab some sliced ham with all the fixings and a warm baguette and make lunch just the way you like it, right in your own kitchen at the cabin or condo. Or you can pack a picnic lunch and take the kids to the beach to spend the day.
Dinner time offers so many food and drink choices that you may have a hard time making up your mind. The kids want take-out pizza and they vow it is the best they’ve ever tasted!
Later, you may dress up and go out on the town for elegant dining. There are many upscale eating establishments where you can sit back and listen to a live music ensemble while you enjoy your meal. You might choose dinner on a patio overlooking a beautiful lake where you can watch the boats playing in the sparkling water as the sun sinks on the horizon.
Perhaps you’d like to gaze out at a breathtaking view of the mountains beyond a stretch of golf-course green. How about an elegant meal, beautifully prepared and served in an historic old house? Or, in winter, you could sit by a crackling fire in a mountain lodge while you sip an apres-ski drink or enjoy hearty northern cuisine as you watch the skiers on the slopes.
There’s a band playing at one of the local pubs and you decide to go check it out. Great music, friendly people and you try a locally-brewed beer or an award-winning local wine. On the way home, stop at a cold beer and wine store and pick up a six-pack to take back with you.
You don’t have to pack boxes of groceries when you leave home for your Columbia Valley vacation. Everything is right here, in our supermarkets, specialty shops, natural food stores, bakeries, delis, restaurants and pubs. So relax and enjoy a stress-free vacation. You will remember the food and drink in the Columbia Valley BC as one of the best parts of your vacation.
Restaurants, cafés, & pubs in the Columbia Valley offer an almost unlimited variety of food and drink choices to delight every taste. From dine-in to take-out, from a quick snack to a 4-course meal at a fine restaurant, you can please your mood any time of the day. Pubs and lounges, many offering great entertainment, serve the drinks you’ve always appreciated but why not try something local as you enjoy the show? See restaurants and pubs listings.
Why not put your personal label on your own wines, ports, coolers, ciders or beer? There are dozens of ways you can add a personal touch to your dinner party or celebration. It’s fun to do. And it’s easy on the budget too. See wine, beer and liquor listings.
Looking to have your next special event catered? There are many excellent catering services here in the valley as well as restaurants that cater to large groups such as weddings, parties, team events, etc. See catering service listings.
Majestic U-Brew & WineMajestic U-Brew & Wine
400 Laurier Street Athalmer
Tony’s Greek GrillTony’s Greek Grill
5009 Hot Springs Road Fairmont Hot Springs
Konig Meat & Sausage CompanyKonig Meat & Sausage Company
1210 – 7th Avenue Invermere
Kicking Horse Mountain ResortKicking Horse Mountain Resort
1500 Kicking Horse Trail Golden
Panorama Mountain ResortPanorama Mountain Resort
2000 Panorama Drive Panorama
Peppi’s PizzaPeppi’s Pizza
1018 – 8th Avenue Invermere