Recently, during our stay at the Prince of Wales hotel in Waterton, Alberta, we sat down for afternoon tea in a beautiful dining room in the lobby of the hotel. The view could not be more spectacular as you overlook Waterton, and the dining room itself was beautiful with lots of history.
We were lucky enough to get a table by the window to enjoy our afternoon tea and the view. They had a few flavours of delicious Tea Forte teas and they steeped the tea in a specialize cup. It was just a fun experience with steeping tea alone. The teas were quite delightful as well.
This afternoon tea had a 3 tier tray which started off with dainty sandwiches, pastries, then some scones/biscuits and the topped with dessert. The food was plentiful and it was decent.
Overall, it was a wonderful and relaxing way to spend an afternoon in a beautiful place! The view was amazing, the service was excellent and the price wasn’t bad at $30/person for afternoon tea at such a location! It definitely was relaxing as they do ask you to turn your cellphones off or silent so it doesn’t bother others. Quite a nice treat!
Afternoon Tea – Prince of Wales Waterton Park
Glacier Park Inc., Box 33
Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta
During our stay at the Prince of Wales hotel, we ate dinner in our hotel. Although we wanted to eat in their main dining room, we never made reservations and it was busy as it was their last week opened there – so we ended up finding a table at the Windsor Lounge where we got a wonderful window seat and enjoyed the sunset.
I ordered their Grilled Bangers and Mash but because it was pretty much their closing day, they had no more bangers so they gave me amazing bison meatballs instead of grilled bison sausage. The meatballs and mash potatoes were amazing, the flavour of the glaze/sauce was a mustard sauce which was amazing with the bison!
My husband ordered their Shepard’s Pie which was made of ground lamb and beef stew topped with mashed potatoes and then baked. It really was amazing as it sounds as well as the lamb was really tastefully prepared.
We shared our table with a German couple which was a neat highlight of our experience as we shared stories of traveling and history – it was neat. Together, we enjoyed the magnificent sunset which I had to capture – and now share!
After everything was all said and done, we really wanted to enjoy some dessert while the German couple enjoyed another beer! We had the Saskatoon Berry Strudel which was Saskatoon berries in a flaky pastry dough. It was pretty amazing although you can’t see the berry mixture in the picture.
Overall, an amazing dining experience. We had a fantastic time. The food was delicious, the prices were reasonable, and the service was great! But, the view and the experience was truly once in a lifetime!
Windsor Lounge – Prince of Wales Waterton Park
Glacier Park Inc., Box 33
Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta
During our first visit to Waterton, Alberta we drove by Wieners of Waterton and we knew if we were to come back, this would be a place we go eat at. So, we stopped in for a small snack to share as we already had some dinner plans. This was a small and busy little joint, but the food is worth the wait!
We ordered Jalapeno Cheddar Wiener with gingered carrots and pickled onions. As strange as that sounds, it was actually quite tasty! I even deicded I would start making some gingered carrots to put on my sandwiches as a condiment!
While we were here, we had an order of Fried Pickles which was really nicely fried and the texture was amazing! Salty, dilly, with a nice crisp – and a nice batter that they use to fry the pickles! We got it with a side of Peppercorn Ranch sauce but we didn’t need anything as it was awesome alone!
We really saw why this place is a local favourite. The food was fresh and amazing – we saw them take buns out of the oven, so we know everything is made in house! The bun was amazing as it held up to the wiener without falling apart with condiments. Flavours were great, and it wasn’t priced badly either! A great snack stop for sure!
Wieners of Waterton
301 Windflower Ave
A once in a lifetime opportunity came to me, so we took it. The Prince of Wales Hotel in Waterton Alberta books up fully quickly and they’re only opened seasonally! Although the price tag was a large one, it was a memorable stay – especially if you have a love for historic and rustic things.
We stayed on the 5th floor, queen bed room which was neat as the elevators only go up to the 4th floor. From there, you go to the wing you’re assigned to and go up. The bellman is very helpful if you need assistance as well. The room was tucked away and we even upgraded to a lakeside room. Our room was very basic as it really has just the basic. Thinking about it now, there was no TV in the room!
I also had the opportunity to poke my head to the room beside us (509) and I would say the rooms although had a different layout, it was similar in size!! I took a picture of their room too – just to show you! I liked our room more as it had more windows to enjoy the view.
The view I’m talking about is this breathtaking and there was balconies at each room (although they were fire escapes, they don’t mind you standing out there!)
The bathrooms were a little more rustic and sometimes a little creepy. The hotel was shut down during WWII for and was used for soldiers and officers who were wounded. It does have an industrial feel to it – but at the end of the day, you’re not in the bathroom that long!
Overall, it was a fantastic and memorable stay! We did all our dining options from the hotel and the service was excellent, the food was pretty good as well! It was a stay to remember for a lifetime!
Just because I can – here’s a room of the standard rooms with lakeview. It is complete with a little bathroom closest to the balcony door, with a queen bed and a seating area. There is a sink in the room – and I’m not sure if there was a sink in the bathroom!
While our visit in Waterton, we decided to have breakfast at Vimy’s Lounge and Grill which was located in behind the hotel we were staying at.
I ordered the Vimy’s Breakfast which had 2 eggs, maple sausage with toast and hashbrowns. The links of sausages were excellent! Both my husband and I approved such wonderful sausages!
The other breakfast we ordered was their Eggs Benny Poutine which was poached eggs on hashbrowns, covered with cheese and hollandaise sauce.
The overall experience here was quite amazing! The scenery inside and out was amazing, with wild animals just outside the door. The food, service and price was extraordinary!
Vimy’s Lounge and Grill
101 Clematis Ave