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Eagle's Eye Restaurant

1500 Kicking Horse Trl.
Golden , British Columbia , Canada http://www.kickinghorseresort.com/resort/dining/eagles-eye.aspx
(250) 439-5425

The view: A 15-minute gondola ride lifts diners 7,700 feet above sea level to the timber-framed Eagle’s Eye Restaurant at the Kicking Horse Resort in Golden, British Columbia. From the dining room, more than 1,000 often snow-capped peaks in the Purcell, Selkirk, and Rocky Mountains zigzag along the horizon.

The food: Chef Alain Soret brings French flavors to the locally sourced beef, salmon, and game entrees served alongside British Columbian wines. Wild B.C. sockeye salmon with a maple-pine nut crust is topped with melted brie and served with whipped potatoes and fresh vegetables.

Tips: Fireside tables 24, 29, 36, and 37 are ideal for a romantic evening. In spring and late September, vivid contrasts of snow and foliage add to the panorama. The restaurant is open June through October and December through Easter.

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