Food & Nightlife

Panorama Restaurants Panorama has a selection of restaurants for family dining, formal dining, or pub grub.

The Wildfire Grill has very pleasant décor, an intimate setting, views of the mountain, and casual yet innovative cuisine. It is open 8am to 2pm and 5-10pm.

The Earl Grey Lodge has an award-winning fine dining restaurant with interesting set menus that vary each night. To add to the experience, the host (the earl) is a bit of a character.

For some Japanese fare, Fubuki Sushi at the Greywolf Nordic Centre has great fresh sushi and other Japanese treats. They also do take-away. 

For a good value-for-money meal, head down to Chopper’s Landing at the RK Heli-port. Dining in the rustic lodge is suitable for families as they have a special kids menu. Anyone else wanting a good feed will also appreciate the extensive and varied menu. If you’re fatigued after a day on the slopes and don’t want to walk there, RK provide an on-demand shuttle service. They are open for breakfast, lunch, après and dinner.

Mile High Pizza in the Ski Tip Lodge makes gourmet pizzas from 5-11pm. You can take-out or eat-in. Just don’t have high expectations regarding the décor or ambience. The crust might not be your “cup of tea” but the toppings are fantastic. Prices aren’t the cheapest.

For a novel dining experience try the Western BBQ at the rustic Elkhorn Cabin. The experience starts at 4pm and includes snacks, beverage on arrival, steak dinner with baked potato and salad, and dessert. The evening is topped off with a slow guided ski back down the mountain under the illumination of headlamps. The dinner can be booked via the ski school.

The Summit Hut Après Ski is a similar concept. The cute and cosy Summit Hut is located at the top of the mountain. The experience starts by catching the last lift up and partaking in an après ski experience that includes a fondue or multi-course dinner and some legendary BC wine. The evening finishes with a guided ski or board down the mountain, and as such is limited to experienced riders only.  There are also another couple of dining activities at Panorama.

For a morning kick-start, our recommendation would be a pit stop at Lusti’s Cappucino Bar, serving snacks, coffees and hot chocolates.

In addition to the selection of restaurants in the village of Panorama, there are dining options in Invermere. Examples include Strand’s and Angus McToogle’s. Those without a car can catch the valley shuttle bus.

Bars & Nightlife Panorama ski resort isn’t just about families. There seems to be an array of young folks as well and nightlife to keep them satisfied. This isn’t Whistler, but at least there is a degree of evening action. There are various pubs and night spots including the Crazy Horse Saloon, Heli-Plex bar, Jackpine Pub, Glacier Nite Club and the T-bar.

The T-bar and Grill in the Pine Inn opens noon until 1am. This is a happening place for the young and young at heart with cheap meals, music and plenty of atmosphere. Menu items include nachos, burgers, steaks and other indigestion inducing menu items such as meatloaf surrounded by bacon. Children are welcome before 8pm.

Another pub with good atmosphere is the Jackpine Pub in the lower village (open from 5pm-1am).

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