|Cuisine Type |||Native Canadian|
|Ambiance |||Good For Groups, Good For Kids, Casual, Theme Restaurant, Family Style|
|Meals Served |||Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner|
|Amenities |||Local Favorites, No Alcohol, Parking, Party Space, Wheelchair Accessible|
|Payment |||Interac, MasterCard, Visa, Cash|
|Getting There |||Just off the Trans-Canada Highway|
|Winter - Daily: 8AM–4PM Summer - Daily: 8AM–7PM|
Profile Last Updated: August 07, 2008
Located at the intersection of the Trans-Canada Highway at the Morley exit, 30 minutes west of Calgary, this Native restaurant is a favourite pit stop for Calgarians and visitors heading to and from Banff National Park. Perched on a ridge that overlooks the highway, this wooden circular building serves up traditional native cuisine along with a delightful view of the Rockies.
The restaurant is owned and operated by the Chiniki First Nation. Patrons of this restaurant are welcome to take in the rich culture here, or sit with one of the Elders and listen to them speak of the old days. In addition to the food, you can spend some time at the Arts and Crafts Centre where authentic hand-made native crafts, like beadwork and leather products, are available for viewing and purchase.
Traditional Native Menu and More
The specialties here are the dishes made with buffalo meat. Try out a steak or a burger. There are also traditional style Indian Tacos, as well as bannock, venison and rabbit. But for those diners whose taste buds are less adventurous, there is a large selection of Canadian fare to pick from, including, soups, sandwiches and salads. Private bookings are available, there are two private rooms that can hold up to 20, or the restaurant itself can be reserved. Keep in mind that this establishment is family oriented, and does not serve liquor.
Weekend Brunch: Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. -2 p.m.