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Exploring Old Strathcona with a custom food experience

More items are being added to the menu that is Edmonton’s food scene all the time. Thanks to our dedicated team of food loving tour leaders we are always investigating the new offerings around town. We do a super fun tasting of food and beverages at five “downtown delights” along Jasper Avenue downtown on weekdays in the summer. We have a year round Sunday brunch offering coming in the Strathcona district this spring AND, we will create custom tours by request year round. Recently, we developed a tour especially for the Young Presidents Organization. We started with beer, pretzels and a tour of Situation Brewing. We visited Porc Sale to learn about the art of charcuterie and sausage-making with chef Mark Kalynchuk, nibbled on sweet delights from Amy Nachtigall at her newly opened Sugared and Spiced bakery and finished with…

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 – centers in the United States. Liane has been a writer with The Edmonton Journal for over 30 years and has led 10 previous culinary excursions across Canada, the United States and Europe. Chicago has been on her bucket list for a long time and Alberta Food Tours, Inc. president Karen Anderson has designed this itinerary after three research trips in 2015 and 2016. With some 2.7 million residents, Chicago is big enough to be home to a large number of innovative chefs experimenting with new…

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,…

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…

The future of food – Karen Anderson and Calgary Food Tours featured in a Country Guide Canada article

Country Guide Magazine February 16, 2016 Thanks going out to writer Steven Biggs who interviewed our founder Karen Anderson at length—and dug deep into her writing career —to portray the full impact of her work as a food writer and founder, owner and CEO of Calgary Food Tours and Alberta Food Tours, Inc. Catch the…

Toque and Canoe features Calgary Food Tours’ artful food tour option

Toque and Canoe’s piece called The Artful Hotel – Where Every Room is a Gallery by Kim Gray features Calgary’s Hotel Arts – a business partner where we offer a private art and food appreciation tour called Palette to Palate. The Toque and Canoe article features several of our favourite paintings in the Hotel Arts’…

Top things to do in Calgary by Round The World Girl Arnette

Here’s her article – Calgary 48. We loved having Arnette join us for our Palette to Palate art and food appreciation tour. She was a ton of fun and is a great appreciator of life, food and adventure. She fit right in! How about you? If you like great food, fun and adventure come on…

Calgary Food Tours featured in a Calgary48 Tourism Calgary video with Hop Scotch the Globe

What a fun weekend Kristen and her friend Sarah had when they came to Calgary. Calgary Food Tours got to be a big part of their 48 hours and it was a delight. Check it out here:

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