Food Day Canada


A Celebration of Canadian Food and Canadian Food Producers


Reserve now for Food Day Canada on Saturday, August 2nd and delight in Chef Andrew Winfield's special menu in celebration of Alberta's local producers and foraged indigenous ingredients.




Shakespeare by the Bow

Spread out your blanket and spend a summer evening in the park with a gourmet Picnic Basket from River Café and Theatre Calgary's presentation of one of Shakespeare's silliest plays "The Comedy of Errors"

Showtimes: June 25-August 9th.

Order your River Café Picnic Basket HERE

Chefs for Oceans

Last year renowned Vancouver Chef Ned Bell launched Chefs for Oceans and cycled across Vancouver Island to raise awareness for healthy lakes, rivers and oceans. This year he is cycling across Canada. 
We'll be cheering Chef Bell on from Newfoundland to Prince's Island where he will arrive at River Café on September 3rd. 
Stay updated on Chef Bell's journey by visiting our Facebook page.

Picnics & Patio Season

Take advantage of the beautiful weather! Throughout the summer season we offer picnic baskets packed filled with seasonal specialties from our kitchen and bakery to be enjoyed in the romantic setting of Prince's Island Park. Okanagan fresh fruit, artisanal cheese, salads, sandwiches and sweets are all included.

Menu and order details HERE >


Just a short walk from downtown and through the park. Soak up some sun and enjoy an escape in the heart of the city.  

Have a look at our Spring Lunch Menu HERE >


Check out our blog to meet Catherine Dowdell, our very own green thumb and take a tour of what is growing right now in our gardens around the restaurant.


On June 8th, you'll find us in Innisfail celebrating spring at the Edgar Farm Asparagus Festival. This is a great family event, so bring the kids for the petting zoo and hay rides. Enjoy Edgar Farms asparagus on our Spring Menus - it marks the beginning of our local growing season! 

More details HERE >


(June 14 & 15)
Reserve early and treat your dad to a delicious brunch at River Café.  

See the Brunch menu HERE >


New Awards!

Proprietor Sal Howell and Chef Andrew Winfield were presented wtih the awards for Best Restaurateur 2014 and Outstanding Chef 2014 at the Terrior Symposium in Toronto.

Click here to find out more >

Calgary White Hat Awards

Winner Best Server, Fine Dining: Courtney Robinson, River Café

photo credit: Tourism Calgary

Tourism Calgary hosted their 52nd Annual White Hat Awards, recognizing leaders in the hopitality and tourism industry. Our very own Courtney Robinson took the White Hat for Best Server. Way to go Courtney! We know you are the best, and now everyone else does too. Top 50 Restaurants in Canada

With votes from the Canadian public and a team of 34 of the nation's top food experts judging, we are honoured to be included in the list of Canada's Top 50 restaurants again this year.

Click here for more on the Top 50 list >


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