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Columbia Icefields Restaurant

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Columbia Icefield Centre, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1J3, Canada
+1 877-423-7433
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

We (myself and three other family members) had read so many previous terrible reviews about this buffet restaurant that we were really apprehensive about eating there. We were visiting there as part of a Brewster's trip to the Icefields and were expecting the worst! We were pleasantly surprised at the whole experience: the food was quite good (nothing at all... More 

2 Thank WillowWindsor
Burnaby, British Columbia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Nice view but over-priced food court food ($3 coffee, $8.50 soup, $9 poutine, $14 sandwich, $17 rice/noodle dish). Staff got annoyed when some customers need more time to pick what they want. One of the staff even got angry and asked "What are you doing!? Why are you here!?" in an anguish tone to a customer who was getting herself... More 

1 Thank Joan C
Carstairs, Canada
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Never, ever again will I eat at this restaurant! My children and I traveled 5 1/2 hours to visit Columbia Icefields and arrived at lunch time. For 5 mediocre hotdogs, a good chicken burger and some chocolate milks, the bill came to almost $70.00! The trip to the Icefields was definitely worth the drive as the Discovery Centre has incredibly... More 

Thank ladyharley137
Wetherby, United Kingdom
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655 reviews
323 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

We were provided with a buffet lunch in the dining room during a coach tour from Banff to Jasper. The overall centre and dining room was very busy, but we were allocated tables quickly. There was a wide choice of buffet food available and it was well laid out and accessible from both sides to speed up the selection process.... More 

1 Thank Travelexperience12
Calgary, Canada
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

Food was good and the dinner selection had a lot of variety. The view was incredible! The staff were pleasant and went above and beyond for my picky diet. They were really busy but worked fast paced so that every guest was attended to. Had a very memorable experience during my weekend getaway to the Icefields.

1 Thank ChristelleOhotel
Haifa, Israel
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

We were happy to see that the restaurant has a self-service concept and that the line is moving fast... quickly we realized why... they serve packed / semi-frozen / industrial and tasteless food... we were a family of 5 - a none of us liked his meal... :-( The soup - that they publish here as the representing picture of... More 

Thank Lior L
Plymouth, Minnesota
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105 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

We ate at the chalet on our tour of the Icefields Parkway. It is the only food stop halfway between Jasper and Lake Louise and it was lunch time. We chose the sandwich line where we purchased 3 sandwiches, 2 bags of chips and 2 bottles of water for $33. The food offerings reminded me of eating at a gas... More 

Thank Richard B
Calgary, Canada
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

I got scared off by all the reviews saying the prices are steep and bad service. But my girlfriend and I thought the prices are reasonable, the food is amazing, and the service is second to none. We had a pleasure of meeting few servers named Leslie, Leanne and iWan, what a stellar team, they helped us pick out incredible... More 

1 Thank Ben G
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Food was good and the view was increadible. However, the staff at the dining room(Alam) was our highlight of our trip. We would love to come back.

1 Thank brianspilner
Antrim, United Kingdom
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348 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 215 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

We were part of a Brewsters bus tour with Al as our driver. As we exited the bus, Al gave us clear directions as to where to go when we got inside. But that didn't seem to be good enough for the staff inside this 'restaurant'. They wanted us to enter in groups of four and to fill the tables... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    1.5 of 5 bubbles
    1.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Columbia Icefield Centre, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1J3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Canadian Rockies  >  Banff National Park  >  Banff
  • Phone Number: +1 877-423-7433

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?