Deane House Closed Temporarily
for Repairs


September 18, 2019 (Calgary, AB) – Deane House in Inglewood is temporarily closed for repairs this fall, following a sprinkler valve failure that caused extensive water damage throughout the historic house.

A sprinkler valve located in the attic failed on Sunday, September 8th, as staff were closing for the evening, flooding all four floors impacting the dining, kitchen, mechanical and storage areas. Recovery and restoration are under way, and the restaurant is closed for the remainder of 2019.

A historic landmark, Deane House was originally built in 1906 for Captain Richard Burton Deane, the last superintendent of the Royal Northwest Mounted Police stationed at Fort Calgary. The redevelopment of the Deane House garden, grounds and historic house was completed by Fort Calgary Preservation Society in 2015 and the restaurant interiors, kitchens and garden patio were lovingly redesigned and renovated in 2016 under the watchful eye of Sal Howell, founder of the iconic River Café. 

Deane House is known as one of Calgary’s best restaurants and event venues.

“We are very appreciative of the incredible outpouring of concern and support from the Calgary community, and we hope that people will come and see us at River Café while Deane House is under restoration” said Deane House Proprietor, Sal Howell. “We apologize for any inconvenience, and we look forward to welcoming all guests back to Deane House in 2020 for the winter, spring, and for the summer ‘garden party’ season.”

Event & Wedding Bookings for 2020 contact:

Events Manager

About Deane House

At the confluence of then and now. An inspired restaurant and bar in a spectacular setting on the banks of two rivers in the heart of Calgary. Surrounded by beautiful greenery, Deane House is a series of gorgeously decorated rooms, each with its own distinct character. Proprietor Sal Howell is a long-time champion of seasonal, local, and sustainable cuisine.

The Deane House culinary team connects daily with local farmers and ranchers, and the menu features an ever-changing array of items from the on-site culinary gardens; it brings history to life through a celebration of Canadian regional cuisine.

Tourism Calgary’s Restaurant of the Year



Media Contacts:

Sal Howell, Proprietor                Madeline Needles      
403-540-6940                            @deanehouseyyc