Visiting Calgary

This city of one million makes an art form out of contradiction: Here prairie collides with mountain, cowboy charm meets urban electricity, and the world comes to be swept off its feet by the sheer exhilaration of the Canadian Rockies. Come see what makes Calgary one of the top destinations in Canada.

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Dining in Calgary

Dr. Michael Hill answers the age-old question: Where’s the beef?
When we asked Calgarian Dr. Michael Hill for his top reasons for people to come to this year’s Stroke Congress, he mentioned the opportunity for stroke teams to get together to learn how stroke care is provided across the country, the breadth of opportunities to be inspired, connecting with colleagues old and new…and, since it is Calgary, he couldn’t forget to mention the beef!

We had to ask him, Mike, “Where’s the beef?” Check out his favourite places to savour the best steaks in town:

Buchanan’s Chophouse and Whiskey Bar: New York-style chop house proudly serving Alberta beef plus pastas, soups and sauces – all made from scratch

Ric’s Lounge & Grill: Premium Sterling Silver steaks grilled at a searing 1200F, Ocean Wise fresh seafood, casual pastas, ribs, burgers, pizzas and homemade desserts

Charbar: Inspired by the Argentine wood-fired grill, Chef Pelland combines locally relevant and globally inspired dishes with an eclectic and innovative menu

Hy’s: Authentic dining. Every ingredient is chosen to highlight the top quality of perfectly grilled steaks and the freshest fish and seafood. Satisfaction guaranteed!

Saltlik: A rare steakhouse experience. Whether it’s a casual dinner or an intimate group, Saltlik has the evening covered with the freshest, quality ingredients to satisfy any appetite.

Vintage Chophouse: Nestled in the heart of Calgary’s historic beltline neighbourhood of Victoria Park, this award-winner has been consistently rated one of Calgary’s Best Steakhouses

Charcut: A Calgary-favourite for award winning, local, chef-driven,urban-rustic cuisine.

A Calgarian’s favourite restaurants for vegetarians (and others!)
Of course, there’s more to life than steak! Our local foodie insider recommends these restaurants for some of Calgary’s most amazing vegetarian meals, many which also have options for your meat and seafood loving friends:

The Coup: Local organic and fully vegetarian, its menus are created with care, flair and passion

River Café on Prince’s Island: An extraordinary dining experience in a beautiful place, made by chefs who are passionate about quality and regional seasonal ingredients

Café Koi: Unique Asian-fusion dishes that blend the culinary flavours of China, Korea, and Japan, with vegetarian, vegan-friendly and gluten-free options

Dirt Belly in Bankers Hall: Fantastic grab-and-go meals, heaping full  of veg-centric superstars and fresh bites

Native Tongues Taqueria:  A modern taqueria rooted in the traditional street and market foods of Mexico

Provision in Central Memorial Park: Run away to a cabin nestled in the heart of Calgary for family friendly, vegetable-forward cuisine

Ten Foot Henry: A fresh vegetable-anchored menu and fun, family style dining

Deane House: An inspired restaurant in a spectacular setting on the banks of two rivers in the heart of Calgary; a thoroughly contemporary celebration of Canadian cuisine