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The Wandering Elk

$$ - $$$American, ,
160 Kananaskis Way, Canmore, Alberta T1W 2X2, Canada
+1 403-961-2608
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  • Excellent23%
  • Very good38%
  • Average23%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible7%
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“wings” (11 reviews)
“burger” (13 reviews)
“fries” (7 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 AM - 11:00 AM Hours
American, Bar, Canadian, Grill
$$ - $$$
160 Kananaskis Way, Canmore, Alberta T1W 2X2, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We dined here on 2 nights this week. The food was outstanding, as was the service. I would highly reccomend that you give them a go. We loved it.

Thank Tania V
Aaron Q, Manager at The Wandering Elk, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Tania, was a pleasure having you in, glad you enjoyed your time with us :)

Reviewed July 29, 2018

after a day of hiking we were very tired and did not want to move any more. We were staying at the Windtower and decided to try the local restaurant. We were extremely impressed! I had the BBQ special, my husband the elk hamburger and...More

Thank doublediamondalberta
Reviewed July 20, 2018

The food was great, service was friendly and timely, casual atmosphere. The view from the patio was AMAZING.

Thank Janis K
Reviewed July 12, 2018

Enjoyed a very good breakfast as part of my stay. The Wandering Elk was very busy and had friendly staff. I was promptly greeted at the door, found a table and selected some food from the buffet breakfast. It was the highlight of my morning...More

Thank Sherry B
Reviewed May 19, 2018 via mobile

Visited the deck for their spring opening. Had their free burger special with salad and fries. Food was really good and our server Aaron was very friendly. Enjoyed the great view of the mountains sipping on grizzly paw beer and caesars. Will be back.

Thank Bill P
Reviewed May 8, 2018 via mobile

Do yourself a favor go to the Wandering Elk in the Windtower lodge, Canmore. Five stars for friendly and fun place to eat. My Wife and I both enjoyed the reasonably priced steak dinner. The breakfast buffet was hot and ......unlimited bacon!! Great place! Great...More

Thank Greg F
Reviewed April 17, 2018

Thank you Lorna for the fabulous service. Your smiling face and attention to costumers makes breakfast a pleasure.

Thank macuv1
Reviewed March 25, 2018 via mobile

Excellent spinach salad w chicken (tasty dressing) and fish & chips. Also enjoyed a Negroni and Shiraz along with our meal.

Thank Caroline C
Aaron Q, Manager at The Wandering Elk, responded to this reviewResponded March 27, 2018

Hi Caroline, It was great having you in, hope to see you again in the future. Cheers Aaron

Reviewed March 22, 2018 via mobile

I have been coming here for the past 5 years. They have improved the food and service drastically, for the better. I love the atmosphere!!

Thank KPL78
Aaron Q, Manager at The Wandering Elk, responded to this reviewResponded April 1, 2018

Thanks for the glowing words KPL, always a pleasure having you in. Cheers Aaron

Reviewed January 23, 2018 via mobile

Thursday night wing special might be the best bang for your buck in Canmore. Garlic parmesan wings are incredible!

Thank rdlavery
Aaron Q, Manager at The Wandering Elk, responded to this reviewResponded February 6, 2018

Glad to hear you like them! We hope to see you again for other specials throughout the week.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Canadian, Grill
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Buffet, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
2:00 PM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
2:00 PM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
2:00 PM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
2:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 160 Kananaskis Way, Canmore, Alberta T1W 2X2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Canadian Rockies  >  Kananaskis Country  >  Canmore
  • Phone Number: +1 403-961-2608
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Nestled in the Canadian Rockies, The Wandering Elk provides a delicious breakfast buffet at great value in the morning and hearty, modern Canadian fare in the evening. Family friendly, group friendly, wedding friendly, local friendly... just generally friendly!
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