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Chalet-inspired dining in downtown Banff - Bluebird Wood-Fired Steakhouse & Fondue, Banff, AB

Bluebird Wood-Fired Steakhouse & Fondue

4.5
4.5
881 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Steakhouse
' ..... Welcome to Bluebird, a wood-fired steakhouse featuring the best of Alberta beef including your favorite classic cuts and all-day-roasted Prime rib. Bluebird is where brunch and cocktails collide into fireside lunch which glides into happy hour and then swooshes into dinner where the après begins. With the fire stoked high, we are ready for you to ski through the front door and tell us all about it. It’s always a bluebird day in our mid-century chalet.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 43 times today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse, Breakfast, Cocktail Bar
  • Hours of Operation
    Breakfast Daily 9:00 am–12:00 pm Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–9:30 pm Happy Hour Daily 4:00 pm–5:00 pm
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Private party facilities
    Bluebird offers group & private dining options accommodating 8-150 guests. Mountain-view private rooms / Total venue experiences.Learn more/connect about group dining: www.banffcollective.com/groups
  • Neighbourhood
    Banff
  • Cross Street
    Caribou St
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    Caribou East on Banff Ave, walk west on Caribou St until you are on Lynx St, turn north and you will see the building right in front of you.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • 🫕𝑭𝒐𝒏𝒅𝒖𝒆 𝑯𝒂𝒑𝒑𝒚 𝑯𝒐𝒖𝒓 at Bluebird

    Multiple dates available
    🍹Meet us for Fondue & cocktails at Bluebird Woodfired Steakhouse & Patio Monday-Friday 4:30pm-5:30pm, Saturday and Sunday 4pm-5pm. Full dinner menu available. . • 50% off Chalet Fondue • Cocktails starting at $7 •$6.50 pints •Wine too *4:00pm-5:00pm Christmas Holidays and Summer
    🫕𝑭𝒐𝒏𝒅𝒖𝒆 𝑯𝒂𝒑𝒑𝒚 𝑯𝒐𝒖𝒓 at Bluebird photo
  • 🍽️𝑷𝒓𝒊𝒎𝒆 𝑹𝒊𝒃 𝑺𝒑𝒆𝒄𝒊𝒂𝒍 at Bluebird

    Multiple dates available
    Join us Sunday at Bluebird for prime rib perfected. Featuring all-day slow-roasted Canadian prime rib of beef with traditional trimmings for $39.99. *limited quantities available* Full a la carte menu also available. *Not valid holiday/long weekends.
    🍽️𝑷𝒓𝒊𝒎𝒆 𝑹𝒊𝒃 𝑺𝒑𝒆𝒄𝒊𝒂𝒍 at Bluebird photo
  • 🎄Christmas Day Brunch @ Bluebird🥂

    Multiple dates available
    Celebrate the holidays in style at Bluebird, home to Banff's most fabulous brunch. Indulge in chef driven dishes like soufflé pancakes, croque madame and prime rib & fried egg toast. Brunch cocktails you say? Snap the perfect pic with your friends & family enjoying a build your own mimosa or a pitcher of rosé sangria. Brunch is served 8:30 am - 2:00 pm.
    🎄Christmas Day Brunch @ Bluebird🥂 photo

What 881 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Banff / Canmore

    Great for brunch

  • Banff / Canmore

    Great for creative cocktails

  • Banff / Canmore

    Most Booked

881 Reviews
  1. DylanN

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We celebrated our Anniversay here, the service was impeccable I would give it ten stars if I could. The staff was very knowledgeable and Christine our server was amazing. We both had steaks which were cooked to perfection, would highly recommend if you’re looking for a higher end night out in Banff

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We made reservations for 6:30pm but our taxi was late. I called and they held our table for us for an extra half hour until we arrived. Our waitress was friendly and gave excellent recommendations. Food was delicious. Highly recommend.

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  3. snowman

    San Diego

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really good food, salmon was amazing. Key lime pie, close to best ever

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  4. joott

    Calgary

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    6 oz tenderloin with fried manchego cheese appetizer. Wonderful combination!

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  5. plate

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome. There fondue happy is great. Had the traditional fondue with a cheese burger.

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  6. MariamA

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We were running really late so our 1:00pm reservation was pushed to us arriving at 2:30. The staff kept the kitchen open for us and did it with smiles and love. Appreciated the GREAT food. We got the steak, burger and steak sandwich. The only thing that was disappointing was no fondue during the day. Only their dinner menus. If I had known I would have pushed our lunch reservation to dinner so we could have experienced the famous fondue. Overall Fantastic experience

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food. Great atmosphere. Very expensive so value wasn’t there for us. Not likely to return because we found better value for just as amazing food elsewhere in town. No regrets about trying this restaurant though. 😊

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  8. GuiR

    Calgary

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service. It was our first time here but we will be back, and will recommend to family and friends. My steak was perfectly cooked and Vivi’s lobster pasta was delicious, and the key lime pie desert alone is worth the trip.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Nice place. There is not a lot of space between tables not an intimate place.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place to eat great service and ambiance Five stars had great fondue

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    I think if the price is this high at least they should know how to cook the expensive cut of meat. We got prime ribs and they were dry and the taste was bad, I mean no taste. Overall the food was just okay but nothing really good. Too pricey for the quality. They need to learn how to cook meat in those charcoal grill they have.

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  12. Egeg

    Atlantic Canada

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We came back here twice in a week! We love the fondue, the wine, the atmosphere and the service is 10/10. Can't wait to come back for happy hour again :)

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Edmonton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a delightful brunch during the Easter long weekend. Booked a table for 12. We were happy where we were seated. Loved the ambiance. The food was superb. Our server was very efficient and attentive. And staff was very friendly. Would highly recommend!

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  14. bigmac

    Toronto

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We were a large party - two tables of 6 ppl and we showed up early to avoid some of the bad weather that had descended on Banff. We were quickly accommodated. Our server, Sierra, was terrific. Food was quite good. Overall, a great experience.

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  15. MikeM

    Hawaii

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Poor Service with one of 4 meals arriving at our table 15 minutes after the other 3. No compensation from management except an apology and 1 of our kids drinks taken off the $300 bill. My steak was chewy and something I would expect from a fast food diner. Will NEVER return. Many great places to eat in Banff, but Bluebird is not one of them!

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Memphis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We thoroughly enjoyed our visit due to our waitress, Jessica! She had so much personality and a wonderful sense of humor! Thank you, Jessica from your Mississippi crew!!

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Little Rock

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Had trouble with our order took it a while to get out. Overall just okay service okay food

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  18. Doje

    Calgary

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband and I were celebrating our 20th anniversary. We wanted to go somewhere special. I found Bluebird online. We couldn’t be happier with our choice. The food was outstanding! The portions were great and the flavours were awesome! My son is a great chef so I know good food. Our server Jasmine was a delight! She was super friendly, and was there for our every need. We highly recommend Bird and will certainly go back!

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  19. Millers2

    Springfield

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had 6 adults in our dinner group and all 6 gave the restaurant 5 stars!! The prime rib is amazing and the sides we ordered were delicious. Everyone left the restaurant very full from the large portions. Highly recommend this fine dining experience to anyone coming to Banff.

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  20. JenniferB

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server Mark was fantastic!! We had the Happy hour fondue and was so good! Totally in a cheese coma but so worth it! Only thing was bathroom could have been cleaner but will absolutely go back again!

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  21. AbbyR

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Probably one of the best servers we ever had! Food was great, enjoyed the food and setting.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    This is our 2nd visit to Bluebird. We really enjoy the prime rib on our 1st visit. I marked our reservation in Open Table that we were celebrating a birthday. To my disappointment, there was zero birthday greeting from the hostess…and since she failed to tell our server, zero from our server. We finished our dinner and were stuffed, so my husband (it was his birthday), who is very low key, asked for the check. I excused myself for the restroom and I found the manager to let him know. He was immediately apologetic, offered to send a dessert over, but I declined because my family was in the process of paying the check. I just wanted to make him aware. The manager said he would speak with his hostess. I wish he would have gone straight over to our table and wished my husband a happy birthday. Manager was so passive, I assume he wasn’t experienced in service recovery. He just let it slide, we left without him saying anything, no apology, no thank you for coming, no so sorry we missed it was your birthday. For such a pricey meal, they could do so much better. I’m very sad about it.

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  23. KatherineJ

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Our bartenders were great (we sat at the bar), but the rest of the experience was disappointing. Food was heavy in fat and salt and kitchen was extremely slow. Bluebird didn’t come close to the other fantastic restaurants in Banff.

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  24. CatB

    Calgary

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    As usual food and drinks were amazing! Love the atmosphere. Cheese fondue was delicious. Service was good but our server shouldn’t be making comment on my accent! Professionalism and kindness goes long way.

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  25. Chesh

    Charleston

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had great service and really enjoyed the food and ambiance.

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  26. Tollergal

    Greater Boston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Christine was a wonderful server and took good care of us. Our tenderloins were delicious and she recommended a tasty Okanagan Heritage blend to go with our meal. All in all, a great place to dine.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great visit! the brunch is must. Especially the soufflé pancakes.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My only regret was not having time to go back for dinner. My husband and I went for breakfast. I am an eggs Benedict lover and these were the best I have ever had. The decor, ambiance and service were fantastic. Would definitely go back.

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  29. JonathonS

    Charleston

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Great fondue and steaks after a long day on the slopes - as advertised and great overall experience.

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  30. KristiC

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Our server was Ashley and he was amazing!!! He even worked magic to fix my error in booking. Note: when booking a table "Bar" means at the bar not in the bar at a high top table, so if you do not want to sit at the bar make sure to book a standard dinning room table. I really though "bar" meant in the bar, you know, away from children lol

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  31. Tapestry

    Las Vegas

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent restaurant. Food was amazing. Service was also amazing

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was very good. We both had a burger and it was excellent.

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  33. LuiginaV

    Toronto

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fantastic Service Ashley was above and beyond . The food came late and cold however we didn’t complain as we understand that sometimes things happen. The quality of the food however was a let down. Steak was tough to eat .. shrimps were a hit.

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  34. absmtl

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of my favorite restaurants anywhere. The Bluebird colada is my all time favorite cocktail and the happy hour specials are amazing. Delicious food and the cheese fondue and brussel sprouts in particular were incredible.

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  35. Paul

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great time with our family on a Sunday Fondue night. Excellent service, great atmosphere. We’ll be back.

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  36. Zandrhea

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was amazing and the food was delicious!

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  37. CarlosB

    Washington DC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 7, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Supposed to be one of the best steak houses in Banff. Wasn't our experience. Had to send the steak back, it was over cooked. And the quality of the steak itself wasn't great. The best part of the meal was the dessert.

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  38. Dominique

    Montreal

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding service and great food. Fireplace is great in cold weather.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food& ambiance !!!!! Only thing was that we had a later reservation and they were out of the prime rib, which is their specialty. So would recommend an earlier seating id that’s what you are looking forward to.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was so delicious and we really enjoyed our night! Staff are friendly and attentive

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FAQs

Bluebird Wood-Fired Steakhouse & Fondue is rated 4.5 stars by 881 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 43 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Bluebird Wood-Fired Steakhouse & Fondue

214 Lynx St, Banff, AB T1L 1A9

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Caribou St
  • Neighbourhood
    Banff
  • Hours of Operation
    Breakfast Daily 9:00 am–12:00 pm Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–9:30 pm Happy Hour Daily 4:00 pm–5:00 pm
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse, Breakfast, Cocktail Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    Caribou East on Banff Ave, walk west on Caribou St until you are on Lynx St, turn north and you will see the building right in front of you.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private party facilities
    Bluebird offers group & private dining options accommodating 8-150 guests. Mountain-view private rooms / Total venue experiences.Learn more/connect about group dining: www.banffcollective.com/groups
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