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3 Places to get Great Food & Beer in Canmore

Photo: Courtesy of The Grizzly Paw Brewing Company

Photo: Courtesy of The Grizzly Paw Brewing Company

By Where Staff

Canmore has a great dining scene. Check out three of our favourites below and keep an eye on our dining blog through April for extensive coverage of the Canmore Uncorked food festival!

Brewery Tour with Benefits

Grizzly Paw Brewing Company beers have a solid local following. See why during Friday to Sunday tours of their 20,000-square foot Canmore microbrewery. Learn how hops, malt, mash, wort and tun become your favourite beer, and sample their tasty regular and seasonal brews.


Hot Dining: Hand-Held Vietnamese

Image courtesy of Michael Kennedy

Trendy Whyte Avenue has just gotten trendier, thanks to V Sandwiches. The traditional Vietnamese sub gets a bit of a makeover here – a decidedly delicious one – and comes out more like a vermicelli bowl on a toasted French baguette. Eight different varieties will test your decision-making skills, but the Sate Beef Sub seems to be what everyone keeps coming back for. The secret just might be in the sauce: a slightly spicy lemongrass sauce takes the place of the more traditional peanut sauce, with delectable results. Salad and spring rolls, soups and wraps are also available.

Hot Dining: Off the Beaten Track

Mrs. Le Restaurant boasts an array of fresh, tasty Vietnamese dishes.

If you find yourself on Carling Avenue towards the west end of town, make a stop at Mrs. Le Restaurant. This Vietnamese eatery is pretty far from Ottawa’s Chinatown, where you’ll find a hub of good Asian restaurants, but its unusual location gives it a hidden gem appeal. Nosh on traditional homemade dishes, such as fresh salad rolls stuffed with tofu or your meat of choice, vermicelli bowls with grilled meats marinated in lemongrass, and the ever popular pho. Must-try dishes include fried rice with crispy, honey-glazed barbecue chicken and a sweet and sour soup (not to be confused with hot and sour soup) loaded with pineapple and tamarind sauce, which bursts with flavour. 1766 Carling Ave., 613-798-5697.