Food Services

Engage our hassle-free & convenient backcountry food services for your group adventure!

 For over 40 years, Yamnuska Mountain Adventures has been guiding guests in the Canadian Rockies.

 We love sharing our expertise with you through the food services we offer in the Yamnuska Backcountry Kitchen, and through the tips and insights we post on our Yamnuska Backcountry Kitchen blog.

 The Canadian Rockies is our home, our playground, and we have extensive experience feeding clients from all over the world while they participate in our public and private backcountry adventures. 

Food Programs for Huts

Backcountry Hut Trips – Full and Partial Food Programs

Hiking, climbing, skiing and walking are all great adventures in the Canadian Rockies and many are based from backcountry huts. Most have good cooking facilities including gas stove tops, cooking pots, utensils and clean up stations. 

When choosing our full food service we begin with customizing the menu for your tastes, nutritional needs and with enough calories to meet the physical demands of the daily objectives you plan while on your adventure. Food is carried in and so weight also becomes a key focus when designing a suitable menu for hut-based accommodation.

We can provide all the food provisions you need for preparing and enjoying our custom backcountry food menus. We can build menus for three days or for twenty-one days, and they are customized to your needs once an order is confirmed. For more information and to begin the conversation with Chef about your trip, please follow the image link.

Custom Food Services for Backcountry Camping

Custom Menus & Food Provisioning for Backcountry Camping

Planning a menu to meet individual and group tastes and their nutrition needs, and preparing the food while backcountry camping is complex. It requires careful consideration of the limited cooking facilities (often one pot, one stove); the season and expected weather while out; and, the activities planned. Begin a chat about engaging our custom menu and provisioning services for your next backcountry camping adventure and we can help you.

Canadian Domestic & International Visitors to Canmore/Banff

When you are concerned about high quality food availability or simply don’t have the time to source it locally when you arrive in Banff/Canmore, we can provide dinners and other food products to ease your planning burden. Contact us to discuss your food service needs on your next backcountry adventure in the Canadian Rockies.

Building Your Own Backcountry Menu

When you are creating your own food menu for an upcoming backcountry adventure, our dehydrated dinners provide a great range of flavour options to compliment any single or multi-day menu you create. Check out the useful knowledge in our blog on nutrition & menu planning for the backcountry. All of our dinner entrées in the online shop have nutrition information available to help you find exactly what you are looking for. And if you find you need some inspiration making selections, follow the image link and our chef will be pleased to assist you.

Bulk & Military Orders

Bulk & Military Orders

Ideal for base camp settings our dehydrated meals rehydrate quickly, are easily prepared for large groups, and they are a definite morale boost for tired and hungry groups. Cooks will appreciate how easy the meals are to prepare and rehydrate.

As with all of our dehydrated meals temperature does not impact the quality of the dried meals so no refrigeration or cooling is required during storage. Yamnuska Backcountry Kitchen dehydrated dinner entrées can be stored below freezing and can go through multiple  freeze & thaw cycles with no impact to the food quality or its performance.

Many work sites, camps and training activities are ideal for our bulk ordering service. Some examples include:

  • Logging
  • Seismic mapping
  • Geological exploration
  • Military training exercises
  • Other training exercises
  • Scientific surveillance

We have provided dehydrated meals for many military training exercises and other expeditions. The feedback we receive is overwhelmingly positive. For more information, follow the image link and tell us how we can help you.

Packed Fresh Trail Lunch

Day Trips – Packed Fresh Trail Lunches

Making bagged fresh lunches for our guests is just part of what our kitchen does every day, and hotel offerings aren’t always ideal. With 48 hours notice, we can prepare group and individual backcountry trail lunch orders for curb-side pickup at a time that works for your itinerary.

The foundation of our fresh packed lunches is a hearty sandwich hand-crafted from a variety of fillings, breads, cheeses and vegetable garnishes to satisfy your tastes and dietary needs.

We pack your lunch to suit the planned activity and forecasted weather for the day. Trail snacks and a juice pack are included and other enhancements are available to customize your order. Follow the image link for more information and to initiate an order.

hiking and backpacking hut in the rockies

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