Restaurants With The Best River Views in Calgary

patrons enjoying a meal on a riverside cafe patio

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The City of Calgary is set on the gorgeous Bow River which begins in the Canadian Rocky Mountains, flows through Calgary and continues on through the Alberta foothills. The river creates a gorgeous backdrop for hiking, date night picnics, river floating, and of course dinner dates at some of your favourite restaurants. 

These are the restaurants with views of the river that you are going to want to take your date to!

River Café is located in the gorgeous Prince’s Island Park with picture perfect river side views. All of the food is selected from seasonal ingredients sourced from local purveyors, farmers and coastal fishermen. Pull up a seat on the patio and feel like you’ve been swept away from the hustle and bustle of the city! 

📍25 Prince’s Island Park, SW, Calgary

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Charbar is located in the historical Simmons Building alongside the Bow River. Their food is inspired by Argentine wood-fired grill and is a fusion of Spanish and Italian cuisine influence. 

The located is often rented for private parties and weddings, which with that amazing view of the river, you can see why! 

📍Simmons Building, 618 Confluence Way SE, Calgary

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Sky 360 is Calgary’s own revolving restaurant with spectacular views of the Bow River and the Rocky Mountains. They offer a brunch service on weekends from 10am – 2pm, lunch Wed-Fri 11:30am – 2:30pm and dinner Sun-Thur 5-11pm, and Fri-Sun 5pm – midnight.

Visit the Calgary Tower observation deck at 55% off while your there for all the amazing views! Ask for the discount code when you check-in to your restaurant reservations at Sky 360.

📍101 9 Ave SW, Calgary

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Seasons of Bowness Park, now technically not on the main portion of the river, is still located on a offshoot of the river and within walking distance to water on all sides of the restaurant. When seated on the patio you are sitting river side with perfect views and ambience. 

📍8900 48 Ave NW, Calgary

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This perfect little café has been nestled along the Bow River in Edworthy park since 1997. Angel’s Cafe serves Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, and Ice Cream which you can enjoy river side with your special someone. They often host events and live music on the patio for you to enjoy.

📍4105 Montgomery View NW, Calgary

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More date ideas in Calgary? Try out these Top 10 Romantic Date Ideas to Do in Calgary

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