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Congratulations to our Mount Burgess Dining Room at Emerald Lake Lodge, for being named one of the 101 Best Hotel Restaurants Around the World as ranked by The Daily Meal! It’s quite an illustrious list, and we are so proud to be a part of it! *Now you can listen to Chef Valerie Morrison chat about the award, and the dining room on CBC Radio West.

Book your stay now and learn why Sunset Magazine named Emerald Lake Lodge one of their top 9 cozy winter lodges!

Our dining room, lounge and bar offer you CRMR’s famed Rocky Mountain Cuisine – the roots of which go back to the hearty meals prepared by European mountain guides and the lavish Victorian cooking from early CPR rail cars. Our wine list received the coveted Wine Spectator “Best of” Award of Excellence in 2004 and boasts over 400 outstanding local and international selections. In 2013, our wine list received a gold medal at the Vancouver International Wine Festival.

Mount Burgess Dining Room

Mount Burgess dining room is renowned for its signature Rocky Mountain Cuisine and comfortable, warm atmosphere. Experience Chef Valerie Morrison’s seasonal menu – featuring free-range elk, bison and caribou along with seafood, pasta and a sophisticated array of desserts. Whether your days at Emerald Lake Lodge are spent adventuring in the mountains or curled up beside a roaring fire, the dishes served in the dining room are designed to nourish and comfort you during what promises to be a memorable stay.

Hours of Operation:


Monday to Friday: 8am – 11am
Saturday & Sunday: 7am-11am


Sunday to Thursday: 6pm – 8:30pm
Friday & Sunday: 5:30pm-9:30pm

Emerald Lake Lodge - Mount Burgess Dining Room

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Kicking Horse Lounge

Sunday to Thursday: 11am – 10pm
Friday & Sunday: 11am-11pm

Emerald Lake Lodge - Kicking Horse Lounge

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Cilantro On The Lake

Cilantro’s open-timber, vaulted-ceiling mountain lodge design is a tasteful addition to both our natural environment and Emerald Lake’s historic lodge. During winter, the Cilantro lodge is popular as a conference facility – opening during summer months for restaurant business.


Open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Cilantro on the Lake:

Barbecue Menu

Lunch/Dinner Menu

Lunch: Open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Final day for lunch service at Cilantro is September 13.
Dinner: Open from 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Final day for dinner service at Cilantro is August 30.

Please note: Restaurant operating hours are subject to change during off-peak and quiet times. Please check with front desk on arrival for any time changes or contact us prior to arriving at 250-343-6321.

Emerald Lake Lodge - Cilantro on the Lake

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Here at Emerald Lake Lodge, we are so proud of our Rocky Mountain Cuisine and wine program, and are always striving to gain recognition and awards. As such, we are the sole food and beverage providers on the property. We appreciate your cooperation in this matter.