Welcome to Your New Favourite Local Café - Introducing Electric Wolf

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April 30, 2024
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‍Quick, Healthy, Delicious, Home-made

If you're in search of your next go-to spot for a quick caffeine fix or a healthy and delicious meal on the run, look no further! Allow us to introduce Electric Wolf. We are an all-day neighborhood cafe, serving locally-sourced, grab-n-go creations, prepared with love. Inspired by our parent restaurant, Rhythm & Howl, our menu is driven by the season, and designed to stay or to take away — open seven days a week in Canmore, AB. 

Created by award-winning chef Jason Leizert, the café’s menu features thoughtful dishes made with the freshest local and seasonal ingredients. 

A range of expertly crafted artisanal coffee varieties, and teas are sure to satisfy and impress. Patrons can snack on freshly made-in-house baked goods including croissants, muffins, cookies and breads. Guests looking for something heartier can grab a savoury sandwich including the BBQ Chicken, The Italian, Veggie, Prosciutto & Buffalo Mozzarella, County Roads and The Howler. The grab n’ go freezer offers a wide variety of homemade and locally sourced gourmet desserts and bites including Sorbet, Ice Cream, Electric Popsicles, Seasonal Fruit Pies, Cookie Dough, Sweet and Savory Scones, Chicken Pot Pie, DIY Pizza Kits and more.  The café also serves handcrafted cocktails and a selection of fine wines and beers.

Step inside our newly renovated, intimate space and enjoy the good vibes and great food..We've drawn inspiration from classic French brasseries, creating a space where you can start your day with a leisurely cup of joe or wind down in the evening with wine and charcuterie. What sparked our menu? Chef Jason Leizert, says “A blend of French pastry expertise, the zest of Italian sandwiches, and a touch of wine-paired small bites for those who love to explore flavors.

The Howler Sandwich

 Now, let's talk about our favourites! Our pride and joy are our house-made baked goods that will tempt your taste buds every time. And don't forget about our freezer stash, filled with an assortment of sausages and grab-and-go meals and treats for those on the move. We're all about seasonal and local ingredients here—think fresh produce that's bursting with flavour, locally cured hams, and veggies that steal the show when they're in season.

Prosciutto & Buffalo Mozzarella Sandwich
Daily Sandwich Selection

Expect something new each visit as our menu rotates seasonally. Plus, we've got daily/weekly specials, including freshly baked bread that adds that extra warmth to your meal. And after our grand opening, get ready for small plates perfect for summer evenings, paired with our special handcrafted sangria to really savor those summer moments.

Behind the Design

Channeling the inviting ambiance of a quaint French bistro with its rustic yet refined design, the intimate space provides a welcoming setting that reflects the essence of the region's culinary heritage and rugged charm. Located right on Main Street, the cafe patio is set to be a prime destination for taking in the picturesque views while relaxing with a delicious coffee and snack. 

Electric Wolf Interior

Ed Tsang, Senior Interior Designer for Basecamp Resorts, says “Picture exposed brick walls standing tall against a black and white backdrop, complemented by repurposed materials for that rustic yet refined vibe, while neon signs and exposed wood joists add a touch of industrialism and warmth”.

Electric Wolf Café is also a tribute to Canmore's vibrant community and local artists. The walls are adorned with stunning works sourced from local artists, each piece a reflection of the region's rich cultural history and natural beauty. The café will showcase a rotating collection of local artworks every six months.

Local Artists Showcased

Tsang mentions “Wander through our space and you'll find the walls adorned with stunning artworks sourced from local artists, each piece a reflection of the region's rich cultural heritage and natural beauty”. Each piece tells a story, whether it's a sweeping landscape or an abstract masterpiece, showcasing the diverse tapestry of Canmore's culture and natural allure. 

A few artists that we’ll be working with are:

Fraser McGurk

Canadian artist Fraser McGurk, has lived in the Rocky Mountains for 28 years. He arrived at Lake Louise, at age 18, drawn by the excitement of mountain living and outdoor adventure. While having no formal training in the Fine Arts, he has developed his own unique style combining new wood materials with traditional wood-working techniques.

Corinne Parker

After being retired, Corinne found herself presented with the opportunity to learn a new skill during the pandemic and subsequent lockdown. As a self-taught artist, she experimented with various mediums and subjects, eventually discovering a passion for acrylic painting. 

Cecilia Leddy

Cecilia Leddy, known as Teenybotanist, is a Toronto-born painter and illustrator. She studied Printmaking and Art History at OCAD University, specializing in lithography, silkscreen, and lightboxes. Cecilia later pursued Arts Administration and was an International Artist in Residence in Canberra, Australia.

In her latest series, "Constellations," Cecilia partners with photographer Bryan Peters to blend nature and stars, using his Rocky Mountain night sky photos as backdrops for her wildlife-inspired illustrations.

Bryan Peters

Bryan Peters, a professional photographer based in the Canadian Rockies, is deeply passionate about capturing the beauty of nature. With a keen eye for pristine landscapes, stunning flora and fauna, and thrilling adventures, Bryan is always in pursuit of the perfect shot. An avid outdoorsman, he fearlessly tackles any challenge to capture breathtaking images, whether it's high in the alpine, clinging to a rock face, or enjoying leisurely days by the lakeside. With a smile on his face and a camera in his hand, Bryan is dedicated to preserving the wonders of the natural world through his photography.

Sue Hayduk

SueQ is a self-taught artist from Canmore, Alberta, Canada, known for her stylized depictions of nature, wildlife, and the Rocky Mountains. Her love for painting began in childhood, inspired by her father's artwork and Bob Ross' painting shows. With a background in environmental science and forestry, SueQ's art aims to inspire others to appreciate and connect with the beauty of the natural world.

Top Row (L to R):

  • Artwork by Frank McGurk
  • Artwork by Sherwin Calaluan
  • Artwork by Corinne Parker

Bottom Row (L to R):

  • Artwork by Corinne Parker
  • Artwork by Cecilia Leddy x Bryan Peters
  • Artwork by Sue Hayduk

We're thrilled to be expanding our food and beverage offering and brining a unique and flavourful new product to Downtown Canmore. Visit our new website at electricwolf.ca to explore our menu and learn more about our cafe.

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