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Put on your parka and come eat with us as we launch our Craving Kensington tour for 2018

  by Callandra Caufield What a winter. Crunchy snow, a blizzard or two, and more than our usual share of grey days. There’s only so many nights one can read a book beside the fire. If you are ready for a change, put on your warmest boots and your oh-so-Canadian toque, and come on out and join in the fun of our Calgary Food Tours’ Craving Kensington neighbourhood food tour. “What exactly is a food tour?” In brief, a food tour is an eating, sipping, guided walking tour with just enough history, culture, and food stories to make you sound really interesting at your next dinner party. The ulterior motive of all of our Alberta Food Tours is to help you fall in love with our local farm to table food scene.  When you buy a ticket to come on…

What is Alberta’s food story?

It is time to stop and taste Alberta’s food again like you are tasting it for the first time. That’s not as easy as it sounds because when something has been right in front of you your whole life you don’t see it – let alone taste it – for the truly unique thing that it is. On our food tours we ask our guests what is Alberta’s food?  Beef is the first thing they think of. They are surprised to learn that cattle have only been in Alberta for about 160 years. We explain that they are an exotic Scottish import. Before there were fences, Montana cowboys “drove” them here in search of grazing lands. Bison is the animal that was formed with this land. There is archeological evidence that the first bison crossed from Asia over a land bridge 120,000 years…

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 necklace surprises many. This is where locals hang out and this is why we like to share areas like this with visitors to the city. As our friend Kenny Dunn at Eating Europe says, It’s nice to take a break from being a tourist. Calgary Food Tours has offered food tours in Kensington for a few years now. We love our long-standing partners and in an effort to help more people attend the previously only daytime offering, we recently moved the hours of operation to Thursday evenings,…

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 and to support local businesses. Boom, bust or flood, Calgary is strong and here’s another chance to prove it. Get involved by: 1 – being inspired by the video above 2 – using and following the hashtag #loveyyc 3 – choosing activities to attend and businesses to support on #loveyyc day each year from the list at Visit Calgary It’s just that easy. We are proud that our small business supports over 50 local businesses with walking and tasting tours in six Calgary neighbourhoods. Now…

Five dishes we love at Anju restaurant in Calgary

Calgary’s food culture is greatly enhanced by the fact that one in six Albertans are born outside of Canada. Chef Roy Oh, owner and chef at Anju Restaurant, was born in Edmonton but his parents immigrated from Korea. Chef Oh learned to cook from his mother. And from a few years at the school of hard…

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…

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.    

Edmonton Examiner article: Calgary Food Tours expansion to Alberta Food Tours Inc.

  Here’s a great article published in The Edmonton Examiner about our expansion to become Alberta Food Tours Inc. with divisions in Calgary, Canmore and Edmonton in 2016. We were very grateful to have set a crowd-funding record to support our expansion via ATB’s Alberta BoostR platform. We raised $22,105.00 in 45 days due to the…

Calgary – the #Righthere campaign – come see why we love where we live

Every time I watch this video I get teary. I love where I live and this video really does it justice. So what are you waiting for? Check out our calendar and book some tours. Come share all the food, fun and adventure we have right here.

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