Bring Your Appetite, We’ll Satisfy Your Hunger

Satisfy your hunger in Blue River and Avola, where feeding your craving for homemade, or pub-style food is as easy as pulling off the highway.

Dive in to handmade, fresh and juicy burgers made famous by the Log Inn Pub – a favourite stop in Avola. Fuel up your car and yourself, tuck in to a hearty trucker’s breakfast at the Husky Restaurant. Pack up a picnic from Janie’s General Store or the Rocky Mountain Deli, and then head out to the alpine. Taste the flavours of Greece with lunch or dinner at Tony’s Grill. Have a pint with the locals at the only watering hole in town, the Royal Canadian Legion. Grab an on-the-go meal or snack from the Rocky Mountain Deli, or linger over lunch and dinner at the Saddle Mountain Lodge where friendly service and big portions are always on the menu. Spend your days riding fresh powder and your nights sharing your experience over a gourmet meal at Mike Wiegele’s Powder Max Dining Room as part of your ski package.

Where to Go

Blue River Husky Restaurant – A favourite of long-distance drivers, fuel up for your day with a hearty breakfast at this roadhouse diner adjacent to the Husky gas station on the northbound side of the Yellowhead Highway. No matter what time you roll in, breakfast is served all day. Not in the mood for a mid-day breakfast? That’s okay, the Husky features traditional diner fare for lunch and dinner. Located in Blue River. 250.673.8221

Janie’s General Store – Follow the signs from the highway to the railway tracks and discover Janie’s General Store, built in 1912, now one of the three oldest historically preserved stores in British Columbia. Wander the aisle, shopping for just-made treats to take on the trail. Have a coffee and chat up the locals. Decide if Janie’s fresh-made daily special is what you’re craving for dinner, but pick it up before 5:00 p.m.; the specials are so good, they sell out fast. Don’t feel like driving down to Janie’s? That’s okay, they’ll deliver! Located in Blue River. 250.673.0011

Log Inn Pub Stop in for “world-famous” burgers (the only thing besides homemade jerky on the menu) – you’ll find Larry, the proprietor of the Log Inn Pub manning the bar and the grill station, cooking up the “Mother of all Burgers” to order, talking motorcycles and sledding with the gathered crowd. A favourite stop for travelers making the journey from Edmonton to Vancouver, the Log Inn has earned its impeccable reputation for good food, and even better hospitality, one burger a time. Located in Avola, just off Highway 5. 250.678.2337

Powder Max Dining Room - Spend your days conquering the powder heli-skiing with Mike Wiegele’s Heli Ski guides, then relive your adventures over gourmet dinners at the Powder Max Dining Room. Open seasonally from December to April, Powder Max is open exclusively to guests at Mike Wiegele’s. Located in Blue River. 250.673.8381

Rocky Mountain Deli - Breathe in the aroma of fresh made pastries, inhale the scent of piping hot pot of soup simmering on the stove. Order a sandwich made to your specifications. Decide which combination you’ll have for lunch or dinner, then dine in or take out. A local favourite, the Rocky Mountain Deli is also a favourite rest stop on the Yellowhead Highway. Located in Blue River. 250.673.8265

Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 213 Blue River’s favourite watering hole – the Royal Canadian Legion is where you’ll meet the locals gathered for a game of cards, a cold beer, sharing stories of their sledding and fishing adventures. A licensed bar (the only one in town), “The Legion” is where the community gathers for seasonal celebrations. Join in the fun, any Friday night or Saturday night – you’ll not only meet the locals, but international visitors too. Located on Pine Street in the heart of Blue River. 250.673.8272

Saddle Mountain Lodge & Restaurant - Fresh baked pie is always on the menu here and so are healthy portions of family-friendly fare including pizzas, salads, burgers and more. Located in Blue River, across from Mike Wiegele’s, on Highway 5, Saddle Mountain is open seasonally mid-June to mid-September. 250.673.8381

Tony’s Grill – Yellowhead Highway, Blue River. Sample an eclectic menu featuring grilled meats, Greek specialties and family-friendly fare. A popular spot for motor coach tours traveling between Edmonton and Vancouver, Tony’s is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Located in Blue River. 250.673.0033

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