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An extraordinary dining experience is to embark on a journey. We have created a beautiful place in an extraordinary setting and have tended to the details that make you feel at home: staff who care, chefs who are passionate about quality and the regional seasonal ingredients that bring to your palate a taste of place.

2 Ways to Celebrate Food Day Canada

Celebrate Food Day Canada at your favorite picnic spot with a gourmet picnic basket from River Café Order Here
Or take in the pastoral setting of River Café, the park, the lagoon and the downtown skyline beyond while enjoying our special Food Day Canada Menu highlighting peak of the season local ingredients. Reserve Now
Food Day Canada is an annual celebration of Canadian food and food producers that takes place the first Saturday in August. It is a call to action to all Canadians to gather, cook, eat and enjoy the ingredients that make up our extraordinary culinary landscape.

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Each day during the summer season, additional tables may become available when our patio is open.

please call the restaurant directly at 403 261-7670

as these weather permitting tables are not available for online reservations.

Patio tables are available on a first come first served basis.


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 love family and forgiveness in Shakespeare's play “The Tempest”.  
Showtimes: June 23-August 16th.
Order your River Café Picnic Basket HERE

Picnic Baskets

Throughout the summer season we offer picnic baskets filled with seasonal specialties from our kitchen and bakery to be enjoyed in the romantic setting of Prince's Island Park.
Packaged with Okanagan fresh fruit, artisanal cheese, new potato salad, a selection of sandwiches and decadent sweets to finish. Menu details and order information HERE.  

Visit Our Sister Restaurant

A rotisserie in the park. We serve local, seasonal and sustainable food and want to connect more people more often to wholesome, delicious real food.

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Visit us in Central Memorial Park, in the Beltline district.