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Columbia Icefields Restaurant

) #103 of 105 Restaurants in Banff $$ - $$$ Canadian
Columbia Icefield Centre, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1J3, Canada
+1 877-423-7433
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  • Excellent4%
  • Very good9%
  • Average14%
  • Poor26%
  • Terrible45%
2 weeks ago
“It could have been worse I guess???”
11 Oct 2016
“Tolerable, but avoid if you can”
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$$ - $$$
Columbia Icefield Centre, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1J3, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was passable as food and it provides food where there isn't any other options for food. That as nice as I can put it. They understand capitalism as supply and demand pricing is in full effect. Went to the restaurant part (not the...More

Thank Chris S
Reviewed 18 March 2017

In 468 reviews, I have given only one terrible mark, so you know I mean it. Don't count on eating here! Pack and bring your own food! A dining room and a self service cafeteria are on the second floor of the Columbia Icefield (singular)...More

Thank mrsagf
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...More

2  Thank WillowWindsor
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!?...More

1  Thank Joan C
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...More

Thank ladyharley137
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...More

1  Thank Travelexperience12
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...More

1  Thank ChristelleOhotel
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...More

Thank Lior L
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...More

Thank Richard B
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...More

1  Thank Ben G
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Eric Z
When will you open for breakfast in the morning as we want to take the first tour in the morning at 9am, also what's the price range of your breakfast, is it very expensive? Thanks.
17 June 2016|
Response from Tinilla1123 |
Hello, They open from 8am until 10am for Breakfast items in the dining room, the food comes out fast and they will have you on your way in no time. If you'd rather grab a sandwich or something to go the Cafeteria opens up... More
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
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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