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Banff’s snow-dipped mountains, misty pine forests and icy glacial lakes appear like a Bob Ross painting brought to life. With scenery like this, it’s no wonder Banff became Canada’s first national park. But it’s not just the picture-perfect nature and the hope of spotting a grizzly bear or two that draw people in to Banff; the resort town is flooded annually with skiers and snowboarders all intent on the same thing: carving up fresh lines in on the thick, snowy pistes.
Farm-to-table fare is the name of the game at the Bison. Its seasonal menu consists of sustainably sourced ingredients from local, family-run farms across Alberta, so you can be sure you’re getting an authentic taste of Canadian cuisine. Bison, unsurprisingly, is the signature dish here – take it straight up as a buttery ribeye with a side of crispy potatoes, or try the bison ragu and ricotta gnocchi, paired with fresh cheese curds and shallots. You can watch the chefs work their magic thanks to the open kitchen, or head onto the terrace to take in killer mountain views and savor the warm glow of a roaring campfire.