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Alberta’s Best Patios

Edmonton patio

Written by Nicole Liboiron-Coles and Karen Anderson Pandemic or no pandemic, Albertans love to spend time outdoors so, we’ve got your guide to Alberta’s Best Patios. Whether it’s plus 18 in February or plus 30 in June, Albertans need very little excuse to soak up every bit of outdoor sun and fun they can. If…

Edmonton – What’s it like to run a food tour company in the city of festivals?

Someone asked me recently, what is Alberta Food Tours’ competition in Edmonton? A light bulb went off over my head. I realized our competition in Edmonton isn’t other food tour companies. Edmonton has lots of room for others to join our celebration of the local food scene. Nope, that’s not it. Our biggest competition is…

Top 5 things we are excited about for the 2019 food tour season

This is it! It’s time to ramp up our food tour season across Alberta. Here are the top five things we’re looking forward to sharing with you this year. We’ve got three new world-class chefs to work with – Robert Ash, Ashley Cawdle and Dwayne Ennest. Murietta’s Mountain Grill has joined our newest tasting experience…

2018 – A year in the life of Alberta Food Tours, Inc. (AFT)

Thought for the year – “There is only success.”  Sadhguru Summary AFT conducted 373 tours in 2018. We served close to 2000 guests. We employed 20 guides. Corporate tour clients included: DIRTT, ATB, Bennett-Jones, Restaurants Canada, Focus on the Family, Pinnacle Renewable Energy, Crystal Dental, Pensak Houghton Dental, Caldwell, Enbridge, and Backstreet Creative January AFT…

Top Ten Christmas Gifts for Alberta Food Lovers – 2018

Travel is the theme of this year’s Christmas Gift list for Alberta Food Lovers I’ve got travel on the brain. It’s always there and it’s usually fighting for attention with my other great love – FOOD!  I’ve brokered a peace between these two great passions by calling myself a food traveller. Are you with me?…

Ho-Ho-Hold onto these party ideas – Here’s our Top Ten list of how small groups can have BIG holiday fun

Today, we want to gift you with these holiday party ideas for your favourite small group. Whether you are celebrating with a small group of friends, family or your work team, these ideas are a sure way to factor in some festive fun and keep your bank account jolly at the same time. The list is…

What is a food tour?

  A food tour is a great way to get to know a place, its people and their way of life – especially what foods they enjoy. In this post we’ll not only look at what is a food tour but also the who, what, when, where and why of our company. The Who We’re…

Summer Fun Things To Do in Calgary

Calgary at Sunset

  Looking for Summer Fun Things To Do in Calgary? I’m Karen Anderson, the President and CEO of Alberta Food Tours. I’ve lived in Calgary since 1984 and it’s my pleasure to share all my favourite things to do in Calgary in summer. Our partner Tourism Calgary’s Visit Calgary  is a wonderful starting place. The …

36 hours in Calgary – A New York Times feature

Calgary skyline, Calgary Food Tours They say that the average “overnight success” takes about 14 years of effort. As we enter our thirteenth year of serving Calgary with fun – EAT. ENGAGE. EXPLORE. – food experiences, it feels like we are getting closer to fulfilling our…