Two Weeks of Poutine: Fanciful Fries arrive in Kootenay Lake

Two Weeks of Poutine: Fanciful Fries arrive in Kootenay Lake

Two Weeks of Poutine event was a great success in April 2022. Thank you for coming here, dining and voting! The 2022 winners are as follows:

Chez Serge located in Kaslo, BC won in all 3 categories. Best Presentation, Best Tasting, Most Unique

  • Best Presentation 2nd place Cantina Del Centro and 3rd place Finleys
  • Best Tasting 2nd place Finleys and 3rd place Uptown Sports Bar
  • Most Unique 2nd place Jackson Hole and 3rd place Uptown Sports Bar


New for spring 2022, local restaurants in Kaslo and Nelson create incredible takes on the traditional Quebecois dish. Taking the classic combination of fries, gravy, and cheese curds to the nth degree, it’s Canada’s favourite cheat meal like you’ve never seen before.

2022 Details

  • Runs from April 11 to April 24
  • 21 participating restaurants in both Nelson and Kaslo
  • All poutines are $15 and full-sized, and delicious
  • Vote for your favourites before midnight April 24, categories are Best Presentation, Best Tasting, and Most Original

Vote Here

Thank you to the Black Press and our local Nelson Star for organizing this brand-new contest, all the chefs and restaurants who invest time and energy to make amazing poutine, and to you, for going out and trying all these incredible creations.

If you’re visiting from outside of Canada, poutine may not be a familiar restaurant staple. In a nutshell, it’s a dish originating from the French-Canadian province Quebec; with the three essential ingredients being fries, cheese curds, and hot gravy. If it doesn’t have real curds, it ain’t poutine. Past these ingredients your imagination is the only limit, and that’s where this contest lives. Nothing is off limits as local chefs work to blow your mind and take home the crown. Put your beach body worries aside and dive headfirst into two glorious weeks of deep-fried, cheesy goodness.


Check out our interactive map of Eat and Drink places around Kootenay Lake. You can also check out each of the participating restaurants for 2022 below:

Ashman's Smash Burgers Broken Hill Cantina Del Centro
Chez Serge Finley's Hume Hotel
Jackson's Hole Kootenay Tamil Kitchen Louie's Steakhouse
Marzano Outer Clove Pitchfork Eatery
Rel-ish Sage Tapas & Wine Bar The Dam
The Royal Torchlight Brewing Vienna Cafe
Uptown Sports Bar Wait's on Nelson Yum Son


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