Bring your appetite for Pass-the-Poutine

Vote for the best poutine in Sylvan Lake!

Get ready to indulge in some of the cheesiest and most delicious poutines Sylvan Lake has to offer! The popular Pass-the-Poutine contest is returning, Feb. 11-20, 2023.

With nine restaurants participating, locals and visitors alike will have all weekend to vote for their favourite dish on and share mouth-watering pics on their socials. Bring your appetite and get ready to vote!

“Pass-the-Poutine is a great way for all the restaurants to showcase their unique takes on poutine. They are all snack size servings so you can try a few different entries,” said Meghan Wales, Manager of the Driftwood restaurant.

9 Different Poutines To Try!

Poutine is a French-Canadian speciality, traditionally featuring crispy French fries topped with chunks of fresh cheese curds and brown gravy. Pass-the-Poutine is an opportunity to indulge in unique poutines with toppings including turkey and even lobster to name a few.

“It’s a little friendly competition that brings visitors into some of our great local restaurants,” Wales said. “ I am sure whoever wins this year will be well deserving.”

Local eateries across Sylvan Lake are offering creative and adventurous poutines for the public to try and vote on. Last year, Lodge 43 took the top prize for their Breakfast Benny Poutine and this year, the offerings from all restaurants are equally as creative.

“It’s such a great community event to get involved in. We are still working on our recipe, which we will unveil during Winterfest. We are very excited to be part of it,” said Marcela Siguenza, Owner of Carlitos.

Get ready to sample everything from a Dessert Poutine to a Nacho Burger Poutine. Take the whole family and gather your foodie friends for an exciting culinary adventure. The Pass-the-Poutine contest is part of Sylvan Lake’s annual Winterfest, Feb. 18 to 21.

Sylvan Lake transforms into a magical, winter wonderland for Winterfest – showcasing winter in a lake town. The festival features a wide variety of activities from the annual Big Jig ice fishing derby to the high anticipated Polar Bear Dip.

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