The Top Restaurants for Skiers at Canada's Big White

The Steakhouse
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Known as the third largest ski resort in British Columbia, Big White is a very popular winter destination. The restaurants and bars in its village are known for their casualness and family-friendly atmosphere. After a fun day on the mountain, unwind and enjoy dining at one of these excellent eateries.

1. Black Diamond Bar and Grill

Bar, Restaurant, Pub Grub, Contemporary

The picturesque Monashee Mountain Range
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A contemporary Canadian steak and seafood restaurant, Black Diamond Bar and Grill has an elegant bar with a cozy dining room. Enjoy looking at the stunning Monashee Mountain Range while feasting on breakfast, lunch, après or dinner. The restaurant has two excellent weekly specials too. Beef and Blonde Thursday includes a prime rib burger with a Caribou Blonde Lager. Enjoy a prime rib roast on Friday and Saturday as well.

2. Globe Café and Tapas Bar

Bar, Cafe, Restaurant, Mediterranean

Tapas Time
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Stepping away from the pub grub, check out Globe and its Mediterranean-inspired cuisine. It starts out as a European-style coffee bar in the morning, but once the ski lifts close, Globe becomes a wine and tapas bar. The menu includes charcuterie and cheese boards, a variety of small tapas plates, Spanish bar snacks and a few Italian dishes as well. An excellent deal is ordering a family-style pasta dish (minimum four people) between 4 and 6 p.m. and receiving a complimentary half-litre of house wine.

3. 6⁰ Bistro

Bistro, Contemporary

6⁰ Bistro is a fine-dining restaurant in Big White, which only serves a range of Okanagan wines. They change their menu each season to showcase the best local flavors available. Their specialty is a seven-course and seven-wine degustation menu each Sunday. The team uses old techniques of French cookery to produce a memorable and modern menu. It’s a unique dining experience to enjoy when visiting this ski resort.

5. Kettle Valley Steakhouse

Restaurant, Contemporary, Chinese, Fast Food

The Steakhouse
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Nestled in the Happy Valley Day Lodge beside the Moose Lounge, Kettle Valley Steakhouse is serious about steak. They only cook Canadian, all-natural and Certified Angus Beef®, which is aged a minimum of 28 days, and offer sustainably sourced seafood from Ocean Wise. The steakhouse has a kid’s menu as well, featuring crudités and ranch dip and a four-ounce filet mignon with pomme purée and seasonal vegetables.

6. The Woods Restaurant

Restaurant, Contemporary

Drawing inspiration from British Columbia’s beautiful national landscape, The Woods offers skiers a comfortable and friendly environment in the heart of Big White’s village. You can drop in for a beer après-ski or enjoy dinner with a backdrop of live music on Friday and Saturday nights. The Woods has the usual pub fare on the menu, including burgers, salads, and starters.

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