Maligne Canyon Wilderness Kitchen

4.4
324 reviews
CAN$51 and over
Canadian
While we are closed for dine in over the winter, we will be offering delivery nightly from 5:00PM to 8:45PM so you can still enjoy our smoke-house flavours all winter long in the comfort of your accommodation!

Inspired by an iconic natural landmark that’s rich in history, the Maligne Canyon Wilderness Kitchen serves up a smokehouse-flavoured menu seasoned with exploration and adventure.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 324 People Are Saying
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4.5
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4.5
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4.3
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HayleyB
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was so amazing! Vernon the server was nothing but amazing. So so loved it

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vipSanjayS
Edmonton
17 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Whenever we visit Jasper, we always book a dinner or lunch at the Wilderness Kitchen. The food is delicious, the views are wonderful and the staff friendly. This time was no exception. We ordered the bison pate, pickled trout and the meat sampler. Everything was quite delicious. The only tiny issue was the Beef Brisket (which normally is the star of the show) was a tad overcooked, making it slightly dry. It was my birthday, so they created a small sampler with delicious Vanilla Ice Cream and a candle and served it to us with compliments from the house. Nice touch. Great restaurant and fabulous staff. Will go there again when it opens in the late Spring of 2022.

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JeffK
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

A must do if you visit Jasper. Great experience. The trout appetizer was perfectly tasteful. The Bison melts in your mouth. Just do it!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience2

Enjoyed the Wilderness Sampler!! Everything was good except way too many fruit flies detracting from the experience an overall excellent score.

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KennieEats
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The dinner set was unique but approachable. Highlights were the gnocchi, green beans and brisket. Consider leaving room for the brownie.

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KevinS
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had the sample platter and all the mains were very good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Ottawa
4 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent!

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vipKulz
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Such good vegan options! So impressed! Great job :)

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jeffh
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Only thing that took away from the experience was the fruit flies. They were everywhere. This was our second time there in 6 weeks. Food was phenomenal.

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northernfamily
Manchester
4 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

excellent food, exceptional service in a great location

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ThomasS
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good portions mixed with comfortable settings the platter was excellent mix of the menu. Only shortcoming was desert the choc serving a bit dry like yesterdays baking
overall highly recommend as the best we found in jasper

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LilyS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

I really recommend the Buffalo hamburger and the soup of the day!

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DarleneC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything about our visit was great. Our waitress was very friendly and answered several travel related questions for us. The food(most importantly) was fantastic.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall1Food1Service5Ambience2

There were flies indoor that we had to constantly guard our meat platter; some bbq meat was really really salty or very charred that were at editable… the waiter is very helpful and understanding though

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DeborahJ
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience2

We could not be more disappointed in a highly rated restaurant. We arrived on time for our 6 pm reservation and were seated promptly. The first thing we noticed was how dirty the restaurant was -which is surprising in these pandemic times. Our server was prompt in welcoming us and getting our initial drinks. Our server then recommended the wilderness platter so we ordered two for our group of 4. My daughter order the Boulder Salad for us all to share. Things went down hill from there. The salad arrived first - it’s served on a board which as you can imagine did not hold the vinaigrette. We watched the vinaigrette run off the side of the board as the server brought it towards the table. When putting it on the table the vinaigrette was leaking all over my daughter’s chair. Within moments the platters arrived. Everything from the green beans to the brisket to the salmon was ice cold. The fry bread was cold and tasted like what ever the bread was fried in was rancid. Our server, when this was brought to his attention, promptly took away the trays and told us this was very unusual. Within minutes our server returned with the exact same platters and again seemed surprised that the food remained cold. I suspect the kitchen staff put them under the warming lights and nothing else. At this point I indicated we would pay for the salad and drinks and that we would go elsewhere. Our server kindly cleared our tab. I would not recommend eating at this restaurant but I would recommend the walks that start in the restaurant parking lot. This place is expensive and you would be better off grabbing pizza and a beaver tail in Jasper.

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OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
4 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was amazing and the service was excellent! We noted it was our honeymoon on the reservation and they acknowledged it the moment we walked in and provided us with champagne to celebrate! Our server Jen was awesome, very friendly, checked in at appropriate times and didn’t miss a thing. We had the wedge salad and the sampler platter, both which were great. The platter is such good value, you get a LOT of food and good way to try a lot of the items on the menu. We will be back next time we are in Jasper!

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Adam
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Nice location and setting at the Maligne Canyon. Service was excellent. Food was very good, slightly overpriced. Covid protocol was excellent. I would definitely recommend this restaurant if you are in the area.

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SylvieB
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very much enjoyed the smoked trout appetizer and the brisket main, and our server Vernon was wonderful. I was seated to the left of the fireplace facing the window and had a nice view of the beautiful patio on a cool and damp day. I liked that the fire 'pits' were lit - so cozy. My one complaint is that I'd prefer not to see the menu/billing station, cleaning products and much other paraphernalia while looking out at the beauty view; maybe this visual clutter could be moved elsewhere - towards the back of the room by the heating tables.

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Caitlyn
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Incredible food, excellent service, and an amazing view. Loved that we were able to enjoy a great meal check out the canyon afterwards. A must visit in Jasper.

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Bbla
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience3

Although each meat (salmon, briskett, chicken, beef rib) on the platter tasted really good, everything was served almost cold. So disappointing. Even the fries were not warm enough. I wouldn’t go back.

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DarleneG
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

From the moment we entered until we left, we were treated like queens! My daughters birthday was greeted with sparkling wine and topped off with a sorbet desert! The platter was unbelievable. Soo much good food. The sauces were great but not necessary as each meat was flavourful. I would highly recommend this place. The staff are amazing.
We did go back for lunch the next day, however, but we’re turned away as they had a bus load of visitors. Perhaps the lack of staff that’s happening everywhere contributed. Overall awesome food and view.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall1Food3Service4Ambience2

They ran out of red wine. At a restaurant that serves mostly red meats. Hmmm. Food quality has gone down over the last few months too. Feel bad for the servers.

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BLdines
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

No better place to refuel after hiking the canyon!

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NicoleW
London
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had an amazing night! On arrival the waiter for our table asked if we were celebrating anything, which we were. He then bought us out 2 complimentary glasses of champagne. He also walked us through the entire menu which was super helpful. Amazing restaurant with even better service!

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JunO
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience5

The pickled trout came with three tiny pieces of fry bread. The trout and bread ratio would have been netter if there were more bread(double or more) or less trout. All smoked meat(we had the platter) were too dry(hard to chew and even crunchy) and too salty. It might have been better if there were more unseasoned veggies(or lightly seasoned) on the platter. The beans, gnocchi and fries were perfect but again, the ratio was unbalanced.

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LisaM
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This place is hands down the most delicious place we’ve eaten in a long long time- don’t even look at other places just go here. I promise you will not regret

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Linam835
Manitoba
3 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of the best meals we’ve ever had.
Would highly recommend going to Maligne Canyon Wilderness Kitchen.
It’s a beautifully decorated restaurant with great views and even better food.

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ElizabethL
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Had lunch there 09/09/21. From previous reviews, sounded as if it was important to make a reservation, but when I called numerous times that morning, there was no answer.
Fortunately, when I asked reception at my hotel if they knew why the restaurant wasn’t answering or if it was closed, they weren’t aware of any problem, but made a reservation through Open Table. We arrived 30 minutes early and there were plenty of available tables, but staff seemed to be confused as to who was supposed to be checking us in. Bison Burger was good. I chose the Mac & Cheese as the included side order. Together so filling, I didn’t eat dinner. My husband had the brisket sandwich, which was good and the included side salad was delicious. We thought the coleslaw that came with our pricey lunches was awful. BTW, it’s not in the wilderness!

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angelfoodie
London
10 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went for an evening meal as we wanted somewhere atmospheric- not really available in Jasper itself. Had a fire table on the terrace overlooking the river with fab cocktails, starters and mains - oh and one dessert. We’ll, we had been walking hard.

Enjoyed it so much had lunch the next day too.

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vipErinMichelle
Calgary
9 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great experience. The staff was excellent. The bison burger & beans were the best that I have ever had! Thank you!

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samanthab
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our family experience was amazing …. from the service (thanks Rio) to the food and the sound of the river running beside us! Would highly recommend eating at this location!!

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BeataZ
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The sampler platter was so delicious. We also had bison tartar which was good. My only negative comment, I wish the tartar and the order of fries was a bit bigger. They were tiny portions. Everything tasted great though.

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NellyV
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Beautiful spot by the river to have lunch or dinner. Food was very good, view from the patio was fantastic, but the best part was our server Francis who was simply outstanding, friendly and professional.

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vippeerdar
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Great atmosphere by the river. Good service. We loved the drinks. Great smoked meat. Loved the ribs. The smoked fish was so so.
Overall great experience and worth a visit.

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Naren
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had wildernesses platter and like a virgin mock tail. Both were excellent and the service is also good. Would recommend to anyone if they want to try something extraordinary in jasper.

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Disappointed
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience4

Although the food was tasty, the Wilderness Platter meal was cold! The salmon was raw and the fries appeared to be the last bits in the fryer!!
Very disappointing for the price and the fact that a friend highly recommended your restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience4

Overall service was fair to good. Of 4 people, 2 had the same dish and 2 other dishes. The two dishes that were the same and 1 other were not worthy of a good rating nor worth the price. Those two were beef short rib - they were not slow cooked adequately. The fat was not rendered out through cooking and the meat was rare. A sharp steak knife would have been needed, but only a slightly serrated knife was available and it only allowed some sawing through the meat. A large amount of obvious fat was left on the plate, and there was no comment or question by the server. The chicken and dumplings were poor. The beet gnocchi was good and enjoyed.

We had a 530 pm seating, and there was virtually no amount of people that would mean our server could not attend to us appropriately for the menu and meal cost. Unfortunately visiting with other staff was more the priority.

As for the facility - it is overall very nice. Both the men’s and ladies washrooms were in poor shape, and should be better for a place that is selling the higher end vibe.

I am a very understanding and reasonable person when evaluating dining facilities- but sorry - I do not recommend this restaurant.

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Jasper
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We were celebrating an anniversary and we were welcomed with a glass of champagne to begin with. Very nice touch.
My husband ordered the Canyon Caesar, which he loved and I enjoyed the Tequila drink with Rhubarb/Strawberry lime flavouring.
The Brisket was perfectly smoked and cooked and my Bison Steak was also done to perfection.
Beautiful tasty food, great service and excellent ambiance.
It would have been nice to have a musician playing some music like a couple seasons ago.

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yamilas
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The view was amazing, the service great and the food definitely the best!

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vipLarry
Calgary
15 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Frances is a fantastic server, anticipates what we’d like and made great recommendations. Food is great and service is top notch.

Staff is very patient with loud kids and parents that won’t control their children. Not a slight against the restaurant - it’s a fantastic place but be warned that the ambiance will be affected by some families.

FAQs

Maligne Canyon Wilderness Kitchen is rated 4.4 stars by 324 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.