We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Crossing Cafe

€€ - €€€, American
Bag 333 | Saskatchewan River Crossing, Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta T0L 1E0, Canada
+1 403-761-7000
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent7%
  • Very good13%
  • Average25%
  • Poor35%
  • Terrible20%
Travellers talk about
“fried chicken” (3 reviews)
“burger” (4 reviews)
“gas station” (7 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Canadian, American
€€ - €€€
Bag 333 | Saskatchewan River Crossing, Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta T0L 1E0, Canada
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (120)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 104 reviews

Reviewed 7 December 2017

At supper time the service was slow, at breakfast it was buffet service so it was OK. The supper food was nothing to write home about but nothing to complain.

Thank jaunty5
Reviewed 19 October 2017

Talk about a trapping! It is a monopoly...For a little dish of poutine, they charges $15.86. I refused to eat here due to the prices.

Thank geejam
Reviewed 16 October 2017

It's the only restaurant in miles on the Icefield Parkway, so prepare to pay "Ballpark Prices" for your food! Tasty but pricey. $9 for a bowl of chili comparable to a $2 Wendy's chili.We each had chili and split a sandwich. Drank water. $30 bucks...More

Thank happy_in_paris_10
Reviewed 16 October 2017

We had dinner at the crossing cafe as we were staying at The Crossing Lodge and that is the only restaurant available. The buffet was terrible, few options available and not tasty at all. Just get to the hotel to sleep and avoid this place...More

Thank Tommy-Nature-Guide
Reviewed 4 October 2017

The Crossing Cafe is the only restaurant along the scenic Icefields Parkway (located at Saskatchewan Crossing – about halfway between Banff and Jasper), making it a busy place for travelers to stop for food. There is a cafe and sit-down restaurant located here, along with...More

Thank BrittanyAdventures
Reviewed 30 September 2017

It's expensive and crowded, due to its remoteness. The selection of food is just ok. I had the poutine, which cost about $10. For that price it wasn't very good.

Thank David R
Reviewed 26 September 2017

As far as I know, this is the only restaurant anywhere near the Icefield Parkway. It is a large facility, in the middle of nowhere, capable of handling large crowds and buses. The food was average. They had a large gift store and clean restrooms....More

Reviewed 25 September 2017

Drove up the Icefield Parkway from Lake Louise, with the intention of stopping and turning back at the Crossing, since we were going on to Banff. Got there about 11.30, but having had a very early breakfast, decided to have a sandwich with our coffee...More

Thank DonkScotland
Reviewed 17 September 2017

I'm surprised at the negative reviews for this place - yes, it's crowded but it's the only place to stop, eat, shop, and use the restroom all in once place for miles along the Icefields Parkway. We stopped there twice - once on the way...More

1  Thank Mary V
Reviewed 29 August 2017

Hunger and thirst led us to stop for a late lunch. Buffet style presentation hat looks good at first glance. However, first impressions of a satisfactory eating place were quickly put down by the poor food quality. Service provided by a group of young people...More

Thank HRH84
Nearby HotelsSee all 5 hotels in Lake Louise
The Crossing Resort
349 reviews
.06 km away
The Glacier View Inn
610 reviews
42.64 km away
The Great Divide Lodge
188 reviews
65.21 km away
Truffle Pigs Lodge
283 reviews
66.84 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Truffle Pigs Bistro & Lounge
1,006 reviews
66.83 km away
The Siding Cafe
275 reviews
66.79 km away
The Walliser Stube
459 reviews
71.92 km away
Cathedral Mountain Lodge
79 reviews
64.96 km away
Nearby Attractions
Parker Ridge Trail
458 reviews
11.39 km away
Icefields Parkway
1,452 reviews
38.23 km away
Rocky Mountain Buffalo Ranch & Guest Cottage Buffalo Tours
122 reviews
64.29 km away
Peyto Lake
2,424 reviews
32.92 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from The Crossing Cafe staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Canadian, American
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bag 333 | Saskatchewan River Crossing, Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta T0L 1E0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Canadian Rockies  >  Banff National Park  >  Lake Louise
  • Phone Number: +1 403-761-7000
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing