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17 Local Gift Ideas to Source in Canmore during Holiday Season

Ready, set – SHOP. Time is of the essence. Callandra, our operations manager, and I had some meetings in Canmore today AND we managed to sneak in a little holiday shopping too. We are talented that way. What follows are some of the fun things we found. We hope these ideas will inspire you to…

Long Table, Short Drive – our Edmonton Food Tours team attends a Kitchen by Brad Long Table Dinner

Elk Island has 800 bison, 300 elk, 200 deer and about 1000 beavers in Canada’s only full fenced national park. The park is only a 30 minute drive from downtown Edmonton and is 194 square kilometres in size. One of our country’s oldest parks, early naturalists recognized the unique character of this land in what…

Enjoy an Edible Escapes weekend in Chicago this October with Alberta Food Tours’ guide Liane Faulder

There are some cities you just don’t want to miss. Chicago is one of them. From Thursday, October 12 to Monday October 16, 2017, Alberta Food Tours invites you to join our guide Liane Faulder as she travels with a small group of devoted food adventurers to experience one of the great eating – and entertainment…

Edmonton’s 104th Street is a magical place in the summer

Edmonton’s 104th Street is a magical place in the summer. With numerous cafes spilling out onto the sidewalk, it is a hot spot for people watching, while also offering the perfect opportunity to indulge in a range of high-quality food and drink. You can sip cocktails while sampling tapas at Tzin Wine and Tapas, relish…

Craving Kensington – Fun things to do in one of our favourite Calgary neighbourhoods

Calgary is a sprawling city of just over 825 square kilometres . The downtown is filled with skyscrapers but just a short walk or bike ride across The Peace Bridge lies a compact liveable, walkable area known as Kensington. The fact that Calgary has a string of neighbourhoods like this circling it like pearls on a…

A visit to Edmonton’s historic Old Strathcona neighbourhood

The Old Strathcona Farmers Market sells food and crafts, absolutely. But visitors to this hopping space in the heart of Edmonton’s south side are guaranteed to leave the site inspired by not only the quality of the offerings but the stories of the folks who toil at the booths. Vendors like Graham Sparrow, who has put years…

Canmore Food Tours is featured on “On The Road Canada” Tough Rides with Ryan Pyle

We are thrilled to be part of an incredible web series called On The Road Canada with Ryan Pyle and Lu Fei. Ryan Pyle is famous for his Tough Rides and Extreme Treks brands and in this gruelling adventure he and his sidekick Lu road motorcycles across Canada from Newfoundland to Tofino on Vancouver Island. They…

Our favourite things to do in Calgary during the holiday season and all winter long

Winter is great in Calgary - photo credit - Karen Anderson When the temperatures plummet in Calgary that means one thing and one things only – it’s time to embrace the season. Winter is loaded with fun things to do in Calgary and here are few of our favourites….

Canada voted #1 country to visit for 2017 by Lonely Planet

From Arctic to Atlantic to Pacific and every place in between, Canada, the world’s second largest country, celebrated its 150th birthday in 2017. Lonely Planet thought that was a good reason to name Canada the number one place to travel to next that year. The tipping point for that decision was the fact that access…

How to celebrate Canada Day in Canmore

Canmore is a fun town to visit any day in the summer, but Canada Day in Canmore is especially fun. Here’s this local’s perfect Canada Day itinerary. First things first. Bring good walking shoes or a bike. Canada day in Canmore is busy, so prepare to park your car outside the downtown core ( hopefully at your hotel…