River Café, Calgary

River Cafe SignLocated in the middle of Prince’s Island Park, on the lagoon where the Bow River passes though downtown Calgary, River Café has featured “Seasonal Canadian Cuisine” since the mid-1990s.  

Inspired by the natural setting of the Bow River Valley, the restaurant has the feel and nostalgic appearance of an salold Rocky Mountain fishing lodge with an open-hearth fieldstone fireplace and panoramic views of the park and Calgary’s dramatic cityscape beyond. Fly-fishing artifacts honour the Bow River’s reputation as a world famous fly-fishing destination.

Owned by Sal Howell (at right), who also owns Deane House, River Café fosters an environment among its employees where they’re encouraged to fully engage in the creative process. This culture based on connectivity is evident in the way food is viewed and cultivated at River Café- growing their own produce, sustainably harvesting ingredients, and sharing their culinary creations..

The food is exquisite…regional, organic, free range from local farmers and producers and, until the flood, from their organic garden at Highwood Crossing in High River.

Food Day Canada 2016



24-Month House Cured Prosciutto, Okanagan Peach, Garden Chrysanthemum, Highwood Crossing Flax, Wild Rose Brewery Brown Ale Vinegar & Salt Spring Island Cheese Montana


Kolb Farms Bison Tartare, Highwood Crossing Canola & Oats, Saskatoon Berries, Puffed Red Fife & Wild Garlic


Wild Spring Salmon, Gull Valley Bok Choy, Ale Cured Salmon Roe, Horseradish, Smoked Aioli & Roasted Radish



River Cafe Duck Breast

River Café is one of about 250 restaurants that celebrate Food Day across Canada. Contact them at the number below to reserve a table for 2011.

River Café est l’un des 250 restaurants à travers tout le Canada qui participent au Journée des terroirs. Contactez River Café directement, au numéro ci-dessous, afin de faire votre réservation pour Journée des terroirs, 2011.

River Café
25 Prince’s Island Park SW
Calgary, Alberta T2P 0R1
T: 403 261 7670


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