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sallyjo Apr 6, 2009 07:07 AM

In June we will be traveling from Montana to Fairmont Hot Springs (spending a week in that area) then down through the Okanagan valley. Any ideas about plaes to eat would be appreciated. We like it all...Holes in the wall to fine dining.

  1. paulj Apr 6, 2009 08:43 AM

    I've seen a few threads about this area. I'd suggest picking several towns and search on those names; and search over more than one year. Invermere, Radium Hot Springs, Kelowna, Vernon would be first ones that I'd search for. I've been through both valleys, but since I was camping, did not focus on restaurants.

    Kimberley, a mining town turned ski resort, has tried to develop of a Bavarian themed downtown. So if you want a choice of 37 different schnitzels that's the place to go. I thought the meal at Chef Bernards was good, though sleeping in the cheap room above the kitchen was more memorable.

    In traveling through areas like this I like to use the Moon travel guides.

    Even in small towns, BC groceries have a good selection of deli meats, especially the Freybe brand.

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    1. re: paulj
      cleopatra999 Apr 6, 2009 09:01 AM

      here is a link to a restaurant listing. the group is one that we frequent up here in Edmonton, they are all independent restaurants. They have a few listings in the Okanagan, I am sure that they would be worth the trip.

      1. re: cleopatra999
        paulj Apr 6, 2009 09:49 AM

        Posters have often raved about a restaurant in Field in Yoho Nat. Park. This would not be too much of a detour off of the drive drive Radium through Golden to Rogers Pass and points west. Plus you could see some sights in Yoho. I don't recall the name off hand, but it should be easy to find.

        1. re: paulj
          ToddCostella Apr 6, 2009 10:13 AM

          Are you thinking of Emerald Lake Lodge by any chance? http://www.crmr.com/emerald-lake-lodg...

          1. re: ToddCostella
            paulj Apr 6, 2009 10:15 AM

            Truffle Pigs

            1. re: paulj
              vanderb Apr 6, 2009 03:40 PM

              http://www.trufflepigs.com/ and these days it's Truffle Pigs Bistro and Lodge. They bought the Kickinghorse Lodge across the street . Outstanding place, had some of the best meals of my life in Sean and Jen's more than capable hands. Many of our BC destined holidays (from Calgary) have ended up going through Field just to eat.

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      cleopatra999 Apr 6, 2009 08:17 AM

      can you be more specific about your route? there are a couple of ways to get to those areas, depending on where in Montana you are. Are you taking the Golden/TransCanada route to the Okanagan or the longer southern route?

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      1. re: cleopatra999
        sallyjo Apr 6, 2009 05:49 PM

        we are going up 95 to Fairmont hot springs then over to to revelsoke and then down 97

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