Forget the Michelin Guide and its hoity-toity vibe for a second, because Canada is home to some absolutely incredible diners and restaurants. Here are our picks for some of the best, weirdest, and coolest Canadian diners!Less
Nestled in Creston, Tim’s Fish and Chips is the best spot for a nautical-themed restaurant south of the Okanagan Valley. Why would you get fish and chips in the middle of the province? Because there’s a boat on the roof, that’s why.
Why eat at the base of Whistler when BC has the highest restaurant in Canada? The Eagle’s Eye is perched atop of Kicking Horse Resort. It’s the perfect scenic ending to a road trip to Canyon Hot Springs and Glacier National Park.
A diner inside of a train car with a UFO on top. If that doesn’t scream ‘small town Alberta’, then we have no idea what does. It’s delicious, and only 30 minutes away from the Gopher Hole Museum, the craziest museum in Canada.
Waffles. Hamburgers. Ice Cream. Flapjacks. Salads. WHIFS brings the noise to Drumheller and is just as novel of an experience as the Royal Tyrrell Museum. Like, come on, who puts a fully functional train set in their dining room? Winners, that’s who.
Why would you go to Yellowknife? Well, bet you didn’t know that the Great Slave Lake is the deepest in Canada, coming in at a whopping 614 metres at its deepest point. Get a seat overlooking this beast while you chow down on their ‘Slurp n’ Burp’, featuring your choice of buffalo, caribou or musk-ox with fish.
A must-stop in Orillia for anyone going to Ontario’s cottage country. Another highway diner served up via train car (the best), Webers has been open since 1963, so you know that they know what they’re doing. A milkshake and a burger before continuing on your way? How can you pass that up?
Definitely more of a novelty restaurant, but why not eat in a flying saucer at least once in your life? Better than any other dining experience on the Canadian side of Niagara Falls, except for maybe Skylon Tower. But, we want to believe that it’s the best.
We don’t really talk about anything in Montreal so we get to cheat and say that this is out of the way, hehe. Seriously though, you won’t want to go anywhere else once you try this spot during Osheaga, so write the name down and thank us later.
Translating roughly to ‘Ben the Belly’, this spot in Granby is the quintessential diner experience. Their cheeseburger costs $2.70, and they might just have the best poutine in the province. Insanely ‘grammable, as well.
We’re having a hearty chuckle over here about the inclusion/exclusion of the ‘e’ at this amazing diner in Halifax. Google maps and their Facebook page both have the ‘e’ attached, while the signage and their menu don’t. What are you guys doing over there? Well, aside from serving up incredible food.