One day in Banff: Banff Squirrel, Spokes-Squirrel of Banff and Lake Louise Tourism

Banff's Spokes-Squirrel dishes on his favourites places to eat and drink in the mountain town.

The Banff Squirrel

Surprisingly not just into nuts, Banff's famous mascot, the Banff Squirrel fills us in on where to eat and party in Banff. It took some convincing, though, because it's really hard for him to play favourites in his hometown.

When he's not busy being the self-appointed 'Spokes-Squirrel' of Banff and Lake Louise, you'll likely find him photo-bombing pictures around the national park. Sneaky little bugger.

For even more intel on good eatin' in Banff and Lake Louise, visit between November 14 and 24 for the Bon Appétit Banff festival to taste dishes from 30 outstanding restaurants. 


The Juniper Bistro: Amazing location and fabulous food to start your day in the mountains. Just outside of the Banff city limits, at the base of Mount Norquay, this spot gives you an amazing view to go along with your eggs Benny.


Coyote’s Deli & Grill: A little hidden gem in Banff. The casual, Tex-Mex cuisine here is perfect if you have little ones tagging along with you or adults that behave like children.


Three Ravens at The Banff Centre: When it comes to dinner in this mountain town, it doesn't get much better than Three Ravens. On the upper level of The Banff Centre with floor to ceiling windows, this restaurant and wine bar offers the sight to see. The food is showstopping, too!


The Dancing Sasquatch: This is the place to get down. If you're lucky, you may even catch a glimpse of Mr. Sasquatch. He's rumoured to show up around midnight looking for a dancing partner.