Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant

4.7
1010 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Canadian
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  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
The Bow Valley Ranche has two restaurants where people come and go in the Fish Creek Provincial Park's beautiful surroundings. Located at the end of Bow Bottom Trail SE, in Fish Creek Provincial Park, just follow the signs for Bow Valley Ranche.



The Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant is the new fine dining facility located in the restored Ranche House. Their menu features a contemporary interpretation of Alberta regional cuisine. The Grand Salon seats about 125 guests.



Charlie's room, seats another 25 and there are private dining dining rooms available. Sit down beside the massive fireplace in the William Roper Hull room or enjoy the covered wrap-around verandah during warm weather. Enjoy lunch, dinner, cocktails or weekend brunch. Reservations are recommended.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Canadian
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Hours of Operation
Winter hours

Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Dinner: Friday - Saturday: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Brunch: Saturday and Sunday: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Afternoon Tea: Saturday & Sunday: 2:00 - 4:00 pm - Seasonal


Holiday Hours:

Dec 24-25: CLOSED
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Phone number
(403) 476-1310
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Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Neighbourhood
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Parking Details
Plenty of complimentary parking within the park and a few metres to the restaurant
Additional
Banquet, Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch
What 1010 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.7
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.3
Value
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JM
5.0
Dined 3 days ago

Had the Chefs tasting menu and I was in heaven. Cameron was our waiter he was friendly, accommodating, knowledgable and just wonderful.

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OT
Calgary
5.0
Dined 4 days ago

This was my first visit there. The food was amazing, very charming place.
We anticipate dining there regularly.

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OT
Calgary
5.0
Dined 5 days ago

Awesome food and service in a lovely location. Great for any celebrations or get together.

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ST
Calgary
5.0
Dined 5 days ago

Fabulous! I have gone to BVR for dinner a few times, but this was my first time for lunch. What an oversight on my part!!! I went with 2 other friends and all three of us loved it. Service was excellent, as was the meal, ambiance, etc. BVR will also try and accommodate you the best they can, regarding your meal. All I wanted was the tomato salad and a plain piece of chicken and that's what they brought me....but not just a plain chicken. I enjoyed a perfectly prepared chicken thigh. The salad was also excellent!Other orders at the table included the tuna and the salmon, and both were excellent.

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VK
San Francisco
5.0
Dined 7 days ago

This was our first trip to Calgary, And we wanted to treat special friends that lived there to a wonderful dinner. The Ranche Completely surpassed our expectations. The ambience was fantastic and the food was positively wonderful. We had a quiet table out on the veranda and were able to visit with our dear friends and enjoy the evening. Every dish was a masterpiece. Service was superb. When we go to Calgary again we will certainly visit this amazing restaurant. Bravo!!!

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SK
5.0
Dined on July 7, 2018

We had a wonderful Sunday brunch, beautiful restaurant with delicious food and excellent service.

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JD
Calgary
5.0
Dined on July 7, 2018

A very enjoyable evening, the food and our server Martin were exceptional.

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OT
Calgary
5.0
Dined on July 5, 2018

Love coming here for lunch, especially during summer when we can sit out on the veranda, so peaceful. Once again, thoroughly enjoyed the three course lunch express. Delish!

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S
Calgary
5.0
Dined on July 1, 2018

We love this restaurant, and it is one of our favourite anniversary spots. We always know that we will have an amazing meal, try something new/different/creative, and have amazing service. They often bring over a little surprise, like a palate cleanser, or little bite of something. I have to admit this year this was something I thought of when choosing between my 2 favourites. They just always make us feel special and valued! Yes, we know that it is not a “budget” meal, but we don’t blink an eye because it’s worthwhile indulgence for a special occasion.

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j
5.0
Dined on July 1, 2018

This is the kind of restaurant you would want to ask her to marry you... Everything was perfect. The food, the ambiance, the entire experience. I highly recommend the Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant to every and anyone. *

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OT
Calgary
5.0
Dined on July 1, 2018

Recommend their brunch! Service was great and food was delicious. Will be back.

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M
Houston
5.0
Dined on June 30, 2018

Anniversary

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CW
5.0
Dined on June 30, 2018

Great Restaurant for a nice evening out. Great food... we had the surf and turf and really enjoyed it especially the tender bison. Good service and much quieter than many restaurants in Calgary.

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OT
4.0
Dined on June 29, 2018

Excellent food-a great place for a special meal.

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DP
Calgary
5.0
Dined on June 25, 2018

Cameron, our server, was excellent. The food was outstanding and I rarely ever finish every single thing on my plate but this time I did. My wife and parents also cleaned their plates. The house is a beautiful setting for this restaurant. We'll be back.

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D
Calgary
5.0
Dined on June 24, 2018

Absolutely amazing service for brunch, & our meals were all excellent! Can’t wait to go back soon!

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TC
5.0
Dined on June 24, 2018

We celebrated our anniversary and sat on the veranda. We had the surf and turf for two - it was absolutely fantastic. When a thunderstorm rolled through, we were offered blankets. We felt spoiled. Beautiful spot and wonderful food. The noise was a little high as they had a wedding in an adjacent room - but it was not intrusive. Recommended.

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S
Calgary
5.0
Dined on June 23, 2018

It is an excellent place to bring visitors to have a taste of life in Calgary.

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IA
5.0
Dined on June 23, 2018

Handicap parking was a bit of a walk , would be nice if there was something closer to the entrance

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ST
Calgary
5.0
Dined on June 22, 2018

It's been years since we'd been to The Ranche, and never for lunch. What an overdue experience! We were able to secure a table on the wraparound porch, enabling us to really settle into the gorgeous surroundings.

The menu choices were quite varied and our foursome put it to the test .... vegetarian burger (looked exactly like a medium cooked beef burger, thanks to the beets in the mix), salmon with farro risotto (my gawd .... the sauce!) and a braised beef short rib sandwich with yummy sweet potato fries. We were welcomed, fed and fuelled by the delightful waitstaff. The wind picked up, so we moved inside to a quaint sitting room to continue our conversation.

Then the skies opened. And opened. And opened. The staff was quick to assure us that we could stay as long as we wanted to wait out the worst of the storm. They usually close lunch at 2:00 to prep for dinner. We were welcome to stay for dinner, if we preferred. The lunch was so delicious, we were tempted!

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MB
5.0
Dined on June 21, 2018

Great food and great service. You will not leave hungry and the ability to accommodate food sensitivities is great. Highly recommend this as a lunch or dinner destination.

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IP
5.0
Dined on June 21, 2018

Fantastic Food and Service. One of the best in Calgary. Nothing better on a glorious summer night.

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b
3.0
Dined on June 21, 2018

We sat next to a table with 4 adults and 3 small children who spend most of the 2 hours we were there getting up and down out of their chairs to attend to the little ones who had no interest in sitting at the table. It was very distracting! We were hoping to have a more relaxing night celebrating our anniversary on their outside porch. The dress code seemed to be anything goes- we thought it would be a little more formal.
Considering the drive and the ambience not measuring up to our expectations from website descriptions and photos, not sure if or when we’ll be back. It was in short much more casual then we anticipated. Our waiter was lovely though and the food tasty!

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DJ
Vancouver
4.0
Dined on June 17, 2018

Wonderful evening. Good food. Friendly service. Will return.

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K
5.0
Dined on June 16, 2018

We took my Dad for an early Father’s Day brunch and every thing was fantastic from the attentive service to the amazing food. It was so good that we are going back this week for our anniversary!

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JW
5.0
Dined on June 15, 2018

This is our favourite restaurant for our anniversary dinner. Great food, staff and atmosphere.

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GT
5.0
Dined on June 13, 2018

Food was excellent. Location is quiet and scenic. Food prices are high but acceptable for special occasions.

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CD
Calgary
5.0
Dined on June 11, 2018

Possibly the best steak I have ever eaten....and I have eaten a lot of steak...my husband and I had the angus beef filet...my parents had the halibut..all amazing! Service was great...music could have been turned down a teenie bit...but whatever!!! I highly recommend!!!

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OT
Calgary
5.0
Dined on June 9, 2018

Anniversary.
We received complimentary champagne and dessert.

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KC
Calgary
5.0
Dined on June 9, 2018

Was such a great experience - and the food was wonderful. My family from out of town was really impressed.

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OT
5.0
Dined on June 9, 2018

It was good. The server could have checked in a bit more often.

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AM
Calgary
5.0
Dined on June 9, 2018

We’ve recently moved to Calgary and this was our third time having dinner at this restaurant, and each time we’ve sampled different things from the menu, and each time it’s been an amazing food experience. The service has been impeccable, and the ambiance has been outstanding. We ate outside all three times and the garden and flower baskets add to the beauty of this restaurant. Desserts were very good and we paired them with a good dessert wine from their good selection. So far, it’s one of our best dining experiences in Calgary.

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OT
Calgary
5.0
Dined on June 9, 2018

Birthday. They did a great job.

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SG
5.0
Dined on June 8, 2018

It’s a very beautiful place with good service and very good food (gastronomic food).

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GB
5.0
Dined on June 7, 2018

37th Wedding Anniversary - Thank-you for the excellent service Martin.

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OT
Calgary
5.0
Dined on June 3, 2018

Was very good except the music from other room was very loud which made it difficult to hear. That was distracting to a very good meal.

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RD
3.0
Dined on June 3, 2018

The menu options were attractive in menu presentation but the food quality was disappointing...
Hash browns were greasy/bland and the asparagus ( in prime season ) was over done and tough. The prosciutto seemed stale.

Service by the staff was much superior to the food.

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ES
5.0
Dined on June 1, 2018

Went for an evening date. Left very pleased. The food was delicious, the waiter entertaining, and the ambiance really matched the cabin feeling. Made a very good impression on both of us.

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C
Calgary
5.0
Dined on May 31, 2018

Amazing meal at a nifty restaurant

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WH
5.0
Dined on May 28, 2018

This was one of the best outings I have ever had. The ambiance is unbelievable, the server Cameron was kind and knowledgeable, the food was absolutely fantastic. We sat outside and he even brought us OFF for the mosquitoes! I will return.

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