The Elk & Oarsman was established in 2005. It’s Banffs premier sports bar & restaurant. The timber and river rock decor and beautiful stone fireplace make the Elk & oarsman a favorite for locals and tourists around the world. The elk offers the best in brunch, lunch, dinner and late night snacks. We have 14 beers on tap and lots of great locally sourced cocktails. Our summertime rooftop patio offers an amazing 360 degree view of the rocky mountain scenery and in cooler weather our inviting wood burning fireplace will warm you up after a day on the slopes.