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“An oasis in the (icefield) desert”
Review of The Crossing Cafe

The Crossing Cafe
Ranked #31 of 37 Restaurants in Lake Louise
Cuisines: American
Restaurant details
Gloucester, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
229 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
“An oasis in the (icefield) desert”
Reviewed July 9, 2011

It's a long and spectacular journey along the Icefields Parkway between Lake Louise and Jasper. It takes longer than you expected because the views are so spectacular, you have to keep stopping. And about halfway along is The Crossing - a complex including restaurant, cafetaria, motel, shop and gas station. It's also the junction for Hwy 11.
The restaurant is not always open, and sometimes booked for tour groups, but that doesn't matter , the Cafetaria serves good-tasting down-home food at a reasonable price (well, reasonable considering it all has to come hundreds of miles to get here).
I recommend the soup - lots of choice - and the cream pies are "damn fine". Burgers, ribs etc come with all the trimmings and portions are huge.( Maybe they cater for people who hike, climb or drive their sleds here, rather than ordinary mortals who arrive on four wheels!)
The complex is shut November to mid-March, so if you are on the Parkway then, you'll have to go to the very busy Athabasca Glacier Centre (30 miles north) instead. Outside of these times go to The Crossing - it's still a family-run business and the staff are friendly and helpful.

  • Visited June 2011
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