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Local cuisine, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, View, Groups, Business meetings
The Bow Valley Ranche is a magnificent historical landmark tucked into a corner of Fish Creek Provincial Park, only a short drive from Calgary's downtown. Our intimate dining rooms highlight the elegant architecture of the site's original ranch house, built in 1896. The exquisite ambiance of the Bow Valley Ranche's tranquil setting is suited to any occasion, whether a celebratory family dinner, a romantic wedding or a special night out. Whatever your reason for coming to the Bow Valley Ranche, you will be enchanted by the elegant country atmosphere and dazzled by the fresh, locally-sourced Canadian cuisine.
US$8 - US$35
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Gift Cards Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music
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Reviewed August 21, 2021

We had dinner at the Ranche on July 17. The halibut was very dry and bland. Definitely not fresh. I have also contacted the management

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed August 8, 2021

Moules & Frites were finger-licking Yellowfin Tuna Crudo, exquisite balanced flavours and hands down the best dish we tried Seared Scallops were very good. Beef Tenderloin was good but unfortunately, I had one of the best tenderloins I've ever tried at the Vermillion Room at...the Fairmont Banff Springs just the week before. Vegan Glutenfree strawberry cheesecake was expectedly disappointing The Icecream sandwich was very good if you like sweets. We sat outside on the north side by the flowers, very tranquil compared to the east side which you can hear a wedding happening on that side. Indoors was loud as to be expected in any indoor restaurant. Overall was a very pleasant evening and it met all our expectations.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed July 27, 2021 via mobile

I normally would say I love this place. Went for breakfast this past weekend and talk about being sick afterwards - all three of us. Common thing ate was the eggs benedict breakfast. So hollandaise sauce or the eggs or the fruit cup that was...served with the breakfast was off. Still felt the effects of the breakfast into the next morning. Loved that the waiting staff were masked up and that there was plenty of seating on the patio. Unfortunately volunteers were having coffee in their lawn area out back and they spilled over onto the patio. Some sitting on back steps and some of their children were at times standing right beside us. Had to involve management as there is no point of the waiting staff to be masked up and then having stranger's unmasked children standing up beside you at your table. Would I go back anytime soon? Hmmm. The quality of what they are about was lacking this day and the price paid to be ill for nearly 24 hours was a huge disappointment. I did call the restaraunt to let them know we were ill due to something amiss in their kitchen this day. Hoping others diners fared better.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed July 24, 2021 via mobile

Excellent service snd our server, Baillie was great! We loved the express lunch menu. We had roasted cauliflower soup, beef shank, and a mini dessert. Very good value. The ambiance was peaceful. Great location within Fish Creek Provincial park.

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed July 11, 2021

Four of us visited the restaurant recently for dinner. Luckily for us we were seated on the patio and it was a very nice evening to be outside. We enjoyed some lovely cocktails and some lovely wines, recommended to us by our server, Guillaume. The...food was exquisite - fresh halibut, scallops, lovely salads, fine desserts. This restaurant is one of the best in Calgary and is blessed with an exquisite setting.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed June 28, 2021

For my birthday my son had given me dinner for four at the Foodies Bubbles that have been built outside the BV Ranche Restaurant. The first nice surprise was that because the date had been delayed twice due to Covid, the restaurant gave us a...free introductory cocktail and free dessert selections. Nice touch! Each Bubble can hold approximately 6 diners, and is outfitted with a door, vent, heater, and air conditioner. Very cosy and very private. We had pre-selected the meal. Two of us had the seafood selection and ttwo of us had the Rack of Lamb. Overall I would say that the food was quite delicious. The service was over-the-top. We had a very enjoyable experience.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed June 14, 2021 via mobile

The pastry is more like the ones you get from Costco, there is no scones or cakes. One of the 4 tea cups is in a totally different style from the rest. The tea didn’t show up until 15 min after the pastries has arrived....They have no parking spot, you will have to park at the Fish creek park’s parking lot, we spent 1/2 hour waiting for a spot. It was a sunny day, and the dome feels like saunas room. I don’t recommend it.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed June 11, 2021 via mobile

We had oysters, fresh delicious oysters, then shared the surf and turf. Our server Ramesh was a gentleman and the whole experience was simply perfect

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed February 9, 2021

Bow Valley Ranche is located in a beautiful area in Fish Creek Provincial Park in a stunning building with interesting history. I had the Alberta Beef Tenderloin and can confidently say it was one of the most delicious steaks I have ever had - perfectly...cooked and extremely tender, paired perfectly with an exquisite sauce and delicious roasted vegetables and mash potatoes. My parents had the Slow Roasted Arctic Char and Stuffed Chicken Breast and were equally impressed. The wine was also very tasty and paired well with the mains. The staff were extremely accommodating, helpful, and friendly - it was perfect from start to finish. I would most certainly recommend this restaurant and look forward to coming back again!More

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed December 10, 2020

Friend of mine was sick and getting a feeding tube put in the next day, so we decided to send him one of everything on the menu the night before. The restaurant was incredible. They made a perfect meal, helped make things so they would...be easier to swallow and generally just put the extra care into the food and the experience. We were so incredibly lucky we came across them. I heard the food was amazing, too -- all 18 containers of it. Can't wait to try it in person one day.More

Date of visit: December 2020
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October 6, 2019|
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Response from greateventsgroup | Property representative |
Yes we have high chairs and a kids menu.
August 29, 2018|
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Response from Fidgetgrl | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they are fairly large with one big room & several smaller ones. I'm sure you won't have a problem but you might want to call & even make a reservation just to be sure. They are very helpful & accommodating.
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August 18, 2018|
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Response from Yankies42 | Reviewed this property |
Smart casual, I wore trousers and smart blouse, husband wore a shirt but no tie
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Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5