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Why does Alberta Food Tours love being part of Alberta’s tourism economy? Because Tourism Works

 For sure, we are a small business but if you check out the page devoted to our tourism partners, you’ll see that our reach and ability to support many other small businesses in Alberta’s tourism industry is exponential. We exist to build value for soil, food and people and with every tour ticket you buy,…

Food Tour Partner Profile – Alberta’s own Crave Cupcakes

  by Matilde Sanchez-Turri Jodi Willoughby (left) and Carolyne McIntyre-Jackson (right) are sisters and co-founders of Crave Cupcakes. They’re one of our guests’ favourite stops on our Craving Kensington in Calgary and we are proud to have them as a food tour partner. Raised on a ranch near High River and trained by a long line…

A new partner for our Canmore Tasting Trail in 2018 – the Carter-Ryan gallery

 Spending time with Jason Carter and Bridget Ryan is a breath of fresh air. Carter is a painter, sculptor and graphic artist. He practices his art seven days a week. Ryan is a singer, writer, actor, producer and TV host. Together they are respectful, fun and energizing. I met them at a tourism conference and…

One small business; three kinds of partners

Canada was rated the number one place in the world to visit in 2017 but what does that really mean in terms of how many visitors will actually show up each year? Destination Canada, our country’s tourism marketing board, has shown that on the path to purchase: 80 per cent of the world has Canada…

Calgary food tours named a finalist for Best Culinary Experience by the Canadian Tourism Awards

  Calgary Food Tours was been named a finalist for Best Culinary Experience at the 2016 Canadian Tourism Awards. “The awards are presented annually by the Tourism Industry Association of Canada to recognize success, leadership and innovation in Canada’s tourism industry, and to reward those people, places, organizations and events that have gone above and…

#loveyyc – Alberta Food Tours participates in the many hands campaign of our Calgary community

Each year in November, we show Calgary some love with the #loveyyc campaign. Tourism Calgary and Calgary Economic Development have partnered to, “celebrate our city, people and all the countless things that make Calgary one of the greatest cities in the world”. It’s a call for citizens to advocate for our community and to engage…

Ten stops for body-mind-wellness in Calgary by Catherine Roscoe Barr

Here’s an article – 10 stops for body-mind-wellness – that journalist Catherine Roscoe Barr of The Life Delicious  published in BCLiving about strategies to employ in the pursuit of health and fitness in Calgary. She was kind enough to mention our Sunday Brunch and Calgary Farmers’ Market Food Tour as one of the strategies. Catherine genuinely loved…

Give our sister companies in Calgary, Banff, Canmore and Edmonton a try

We’ve had a busy spring setting up Alberta Food Tours Inc. in a new destination – Banff – and we’re pleased to tell you that we’re wide open for business in Calgary, Canmore, Edmonton AND Banff now. Canmore Food Tours starts up in early May each year through to October. The tours are Saturdays and Sundays…

Shaw TV reports on Calgary Food Tour’s expansion to Alberta Food Tours

In 2016 we expanded from operations solely in Calgary to adding tours and training local guides in Canmore and Edmonton. Here’s a report documenting part of that story.    

Vacay.ca article calls Calgary – A Foodie’s Bonanza

We recently hosted Vacay.ca’s managing editor Adrian Brijbassi on our Calgary Farmers’ Market Sunday Brunch and food tour. I think we impressed him. He wrote this glowing article. I’ll leave you with a few visuals of our gorgeous Alberta produce to wet your appetite for signing up for a tour this summer.