December 14, 2018

Columbia Valley’s best places to nosh

Nourish your body as well as your soul on a visit to the Columbia Valley at some of the valley’s most popular eateries.

Blue Dog Cafe in downtown Invermere has been delighting diners for twenty years with hearty whole foods. Seated a few steps from the kitchen you’ll watch your meal emerge while watching a steady stream of people pass through the doors. Many are local so take the chance to find out what’s new in the valley.

The Cliffhanger Restaurant at Panorama Mountain Resort offers some of the area’s best views and a chance to chill after a round at Grey Wolf golf course (or wait for your golf-playing friends). Enjoy the patio or the scene through ceiling to floor windows.

If you like to crank up your taste buds head to Invermere’s Spice Hut Indian Cuisine. The vividly coloured walls provide a dramatic backdrop for curries and some of the best samosas outside of India.

For a special occasion, Strand’s Old House Restaurant has been pampering diners since 1980. The old house hints at the valley’s history while the chef keeps the menu options modern.

Horsethief Creek Pub & Eatery in Radium has a deck pointed towards the Purcell Mountains and a menu to appeal to a broad range of tastes. They also offer a shuttle service in the evening to private homes and rented accommodation as far as Edgewater or Invermere so you can sip your wine and leave the driving to someone else. Book in advance.

Tucked into the Douglas Firs of Fairmont Hot Springs is Tony’s Greek Grill, a popular place for Greek cuisine aficionados. Open during summer months you can tuck into souvlaki or tzatziki on their patio with wild bird song for background music.

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