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5 Cozy Restaurants in Canmore

  As fall temperature’s drop, here’s our list of 5 Cozy Canmore Restaurants to snuggle up and chow down in.  Each one has an outstanding menu and a warm atmosphere. Ready? Here we go: 4296 – This is Canmore’s latest hotspot from Chef Blake Flann, the 2017 Gold Medal Plates winner at Canada’s Great Kitchen…

7 Places to Enjoy Indigenous Food in Alberta

  Here are 7 places to enjoy Indigenous Food in Alberta. All of them feature amazingly talented Indigenous chefs and Alberta’s signature foods. We hope you’ll get out to eat, engage and explore these locations soon. It’s all a part of our promise to help you Eat Alberta First and Eat Alberta like an insider….

Alberta’s Best Patios

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…

The Best Indian Restaurants in Calgary

Why can Alberta Food Tours share The Best Indian Restaurants in Calgary? It’s easy. Our founder, Karen Anderson, is an award-winning Indian cookbook author. With her beloved mentor, Noorbanu Nimji, she wrote A Spicy Touch – Family Favourites from Noorbanu Nimji’s Kitchen. It won both IPPY and Taste Canada Silver medals and was recently featured…

COVID-19 Protocols – Updated Fall 2021

Safety is our first priority at Alberta Food Tours. We have updated our Covid-19 Policy for the fall of 2021. ( Updated September 16th, 2021) To promote the safety of all guests, partners, and our team: Alberta Food Tours requires: proof of vaccination single dose accepted between September 20 and October 25 if received 2…

Our Eat Alberta First List

Alberta Food Tours showcases restaurants, chefs, local producers and food artisans that feature and celebrate Alberta ingredients. We can’t take you on a food tour right now, but we can still help you find and support local food artisans. This list of great food Alberta businesses will be updated regularly. Note: As the COVID…

Our Covid-19 Plan

Dear friends, To be in small business, you’ve got to be positive and go after your vision. But, you’ve also got to stay in REAL time and be empowered to deal with what’s coming at you. We have temporarily suspended all Alberta Food Tours‘ touring operations. Our gatherings are always small but they require meeting in public…

What’s new for Alberta Food Tours in 2021?

15 years! Alberta Food Tours (AFT) has thrived for 15 years in business. That’s right. We started in April of 2006. That’s an incredible achievement by any standard but given Alberta will lose almost half of all tourism businesses because of the devastating effects of Covid-19 on our sector, the fact that we are staying…

2019 – The Year of Canadian Signature Experiences for Alberta Food Tours (our year in review)

2019 – The Year of Canadian Signature Experiences for Alberta Food Tours (AFT) 2019 was a fantastic year for our company. Why? Because, Destination Canada designated both our Inglewood Edibles: Made by Mavericks in Calgary and our Eat the Castle in Banff as Canadian Signature Experiences. So, that means Tourism Canada recommends them as “Must-See, Must-Do” experiences. They are recognized because they help visitors understand what Canada – and Canadians – are all about. Magazines, bloggers and content creators also loved us this year. We ran some seriously fun contests. And, our team of 20 talented guides delivered hundreds of tours around the province. Read on for a summary of all the action. January Writer Don Nichols featured us in his Private Clubs Magazine article: 5 Good Reasons To Visit Calgary We signed an agreement with Classic Vacations to become…

Travel with us – South India – Ancient Tastes and Temples, October 19, 2020

For our 2020 India trip – We are pleased to offer this 20 day experience of South India’s Ancient Tastes and Temples  Led by Alberta Food Tours’ President, Karen Anderson, this experiential travel covers a lot of territory and goes off India’s beaten path to deliver a deep dive into the ancient cultures of three South Indian states: Telangana, Tamil Nadu and Kerala. Anderson says, “Food will be the key that will open the door to an understanding of this place and its people. Yoga will keep us limber and open us to the plethora of sights, sounds, smells and tastes we’ll be in touch with.” With the leadership of Anderson’s team of seasoned local Indian guides and chef friends, this trip is sure to inspire personal transformation. “I am so pleased to offer this itinerary, the eighth I’ve led…

Secrets of Southern Alberta – An #EatAlbertaFirst Road Trip – Sept 10-13, 2020

Join Alberta Food Tours in September, 2020 for this once in a lifetime Alberta road trip There are as many ways to explore Alberta as there are range and township roads criss-crossing the province. But, how many of us have the time to plan a trip to truly get to know this beautiful place? We dream of meeting Alberta’s leading edge food artisans and tourism entrepreneurs but don’t know how to make the connections? We search for meals brimming with Alberta’s signature foods and end up settling for roadside fast food. We long to slow down and soak up the beauty of this land but are too busy navigating life to take it all in. Finally, here’s a trip where you just have to show up and every detail has already been taken care of for you.   DAY #1…

Our first #EatAlbertaFirst dinner – a honey-themed feast at Rouge in honour of our beekeepers Apiaries and Bees for Communities

We are celebrating! For six summers now, we’ve kept two beehives with the help of our mentor Eliese Watson the founder of Apiaries and Bees for Communities . Five years ago we moved the bees to the garden of our business partner Rouge Restaurant in Inglewood and both the garden and the bees are better for it. Rouge owners Paul Rogalski and Olivier Reynaud say that the bees have clearly doubled the pollination and harvest yield of their garden. Last year, we harvested 80 pound of honey from our two hives and left that much more for the bees to overwinter on. Beekeeping is a skill that requires mentoring.   As president of Alberta Food Tours, I was moved to start keeping bees when I heard that although large commercial scale bees were suffering colony collapse disorder, urban bees, with…

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