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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….

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 a craft brew with poutine at Blue Plate Diner, or choose from a selection of Canadian and international cheeses at Cavern, paired with a glass of thoughtfully curated wine. Perhaps the best way to get a good sense of 104th Street is to visit the bustling City Market held every Saturday between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. between the May long weekend and Thanksgiving. Some 20,000 visitors will join you of a pleasant day. All of you will be able to pick up a great…

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 on their dream list 39 per cent are seriously considering coming 11 per cent are starting to gather information 7 per cent have a detailed itinerary 2 percent are finalizing the arrangements and 1 per cent have booked a trip to Alberta. As a small business owner in the tourism sector, I ask myself what can our company do to increase the likelihood that more visitors will not only choose Canada but make Alberta their first choice. After more than a decade in business, I’ve…

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 even ventured North to the Arctic. We were able to share a little more cushy adventure when they stopped off in Canmore to enjoy some of Alberta’s finest food on our Canmore Tasting Trail food tour. Our partners El Gaucho and PD3 byBlake are featured in the video. The whole town looks spectacular and after our tour, they also quenched their thirst at The Grizzly Paw Brewing Company. Check out the fun video above. If you are lucky enough to live here, it will make you…

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.

Food Tourism is here to stay

Here’s a Media Post article by the World Food Travel Association’s Eric Wolf entitled Food Tourism: The Latest Fad Or Here To Stay?   With 25% of vacation dollars spent on food, the article makes a call for regions to consider differentiating their area’s brand of food. Turns out tasting the truly regional specialties of an…