BANFF & LAKE LOUISE- THE TRUTH
I used this msg board for my recent 2 week trip to this most beautiful part of the world. This is what is worth a look and this is what is not worth your time:
Banff- ( Worthwhile) : Silver Dragon for Chinese, Typhoon for Thai, Sugyaki for Japanese, Evelyns for coffee and cheap lunch or breakfast.
( Most Dissapointing)- Coyotes - too expensive, food too salty - not sure what all the rage is about.
Canmore - Stop a Vebella Meats - yummy for the bbq and for sandwiches and cheese.
Lake Louise - Post House was closed until December - other then that - pack a lunch from home .
I recommend the Walliser Stube bar in Chateau Lake Louise for the best fondue I've had. I normally dislike Swiss cheeses but their cheese fondue was well-balanced and delicious.
Saltlik in Banff is worth a visit. Their side dishes are sold a la carte and are terrific, especially the scalloped potatoes.
(I was in Banff and Lake Louise in May 2003.)