A chance to eat like locals
Our guests taste and discover why Alberta is emerging globally as as a “must-eat” food travel destination. Our province has seven signature foods: bison, beef, canola, Saskatoon berries, red fife wheat, honey and root vegetables. If you’re coming to Alberta, you really must try these specialties and we know the best places to do so.
Select your tour
Our three sister companies, Calgary Food Tours, Canmore Food Tours and Edmonton Food Tours each have their own websites that you can connect with from this website. Choose the city you want to visit and explore the tours available. Next look at the calendar schedule. Tickets are only a click away on our EZTix platform. Don’t see a date that you would like? Ask us about booking a private or custom tour. We’ll be happy to help. Once you’ve booked, on the day of your chosen tour, show up at our meeting point 15 minutes before start time. Come hungry because all the tastings on our tours add up to a very satisfying meal.
Eat and enjoy
Tours are typically three hours long and include food and drink tastings at several locations. The food businesses and vendors we feature specialize in handmade, locally-prepared artisanal foods of the highest quality. We’re very picky about who we work with and our vendors are honoured to be included. We pay everyone a fair price for the samples you receive and that is one of the reasons your ticket costs what it does. We also pay our staff a living wage and limit the group size to 14 guests so that you will receive lots of TLC. We walk at a leisurely pace through a neighbourhood and our tour leaders share entertaining stories of the area’s history, art and culture.
Savour our culture
At the end of tour you will have sampled some of the best food in our cities, met locals and learned about our Alberta culture. You’ll also receive lots of recommendations for other things to eat, see and do around Alberta. Our tour leaders are great local tourism ambassadors.
Explore our tours
Meet the team
Founder, Owner & President
Karen started our company in 2006 in Calgary. A former Nurse Practitioner she wanted to help people connect with their health by helping them connect with quality local foods. Volunteering with Slow Food International and writing about food for magazines, radio and television since 2007, Karen developed a wide network of friends in the food community of Alberta. Food tours are her very fun way to inspire more people to care about the farmers, chefs and food artisans that she’s grown to love. In 2016, with strong support from her partners in tourism and talented friends wishing to join her food tour team, Karen expanded to become Alberta Food Tours. Karen loves beekeeping and is proud of our company’s two beehives.
Callandra was born in Saskatchewan and raised in Canmore. She ran a successful destination wedding management company there and served on the organization committee for the town’s award-winning food festival Canmore Uncorked. When Callandra called Karen to say she wanted to lead food tours, Anderson offered her the job of operations manager as well. Nobody has more attention to detail than this top-notch tourism pro.
Communications & Marketing Manager
A Public Relations graduate of Calgary’s Mount Royal University, Alyssa has worked in both small towns and big cities. She was PR manager for Tourism Calgary as well as Calgary as Cultural Capital in 2012. Alyssa travelled with Karen to India in 2014 and loved the chance to experience that country through its food culture.