Ice on Whyte Edition – Strathcona Brunch and Bakeries

Duration: 11am-2:30pm,Feb 1&2, 2020

Location: Old Strathcona District

14 and over


*Group size is limited to 12. Tours occur in cold and snow. Price is $99 plus GST and EZtix fee and includes food and non-alcohol pairings plus tips to our vendor's staff. Gratuities for our guides are greatly appreciated, at your discretion.

Edmonton's the City of Festivals and we're thrilled to be part of the annual Ice on Whyte on Saturday and Sunday, February 1 and 2, 2020.

  • Gain exclusive access to the Ice on Whyte exhibit with our tour
  • Enjoy a special beverage while viewing the exhibit
  • Tour with a storytelling guide
  • Enjoy a hearty brunch and 5 other tour tasting stops!

Come prepared for very cold temperatures!

Bring your camera to record the fun.

Strathcona Spirits Distillery tour with Alberta Food Tours Inc

Your tour guide will greet you at MEAT for a hearty brunch to start this fun Ice on Whyte edition of our Strathcona Brunch and Bakeries tour. Because we are partners with the festival, you will get exclusive access and a special beverage with about 45 minutes to view and photograph the carvings. Then we’ll sip and savour our way through Strathcona, never walking far and always warming up with delicious food and drink at each stop. Come and have some winter fun – Edmonton style!


Famous for their in-house smoked barbecue meats.

Ice on Whyte Ice Carving Exhibition

You'll have private access and a special beverage with our tour!

Sugared and Spiced

A hidden gem that you'll always want to find again!

El Cortez

Adding a little Mexican spice and everything nice to our tour.

Ohana Donuterie

A malasada donut fresh from the fryer piped with fresh pastry cream - YASS!

Made by Marcus Icecreamery

It's always the right weather for THIS Ice Cream

Remedy Cafe

Here we'll have a final cozy warm up bite and drink

Have questions? Here's the most frequently asked.

Is alcohol included in the tour price?

All of our food tastings are paired with hand-crafted nonalcohol beverages and spirit-free cocktails. Due to provincial regulations, we are currently unable to include alcohol in our price.
The Alberta Liquor and Gaming Commission sees that as “reselling.” Only a business with a physical venue and license can sell liquor under their own license. This legislation dates back to prohibition. We were always very responsible “pro-serve” smart hosts when we did include small tastings of alcohol. We’ve submitted a case to the Alberta Red Tape Commission in hopes of seeing a change in regulation that is progressive and reflective and supportive of today’s burgeoning craft alcohol and hospitality entrepreneurs in Alberta.
Important caveats to our not serving alcohol on tours are as follows:
1 – On some of our tours, key partners will offer a specific alcohol pairing at an exclusive price that we’ve negotiated for our guests. This is payable by the guest directly to that vendor.
2 – We are allowed to include alcohol samples at vendors licensed to provide them – like liquor stores and farmers’ market kiosks.
3 – We can also include alcohol on private tours by facilitating payment directly to the vendors from the client ahead of time. We strive to have your experience as seamless as possible.
In summary, our partners have raised the bar for the hand-crafted non-alcohol beverages and spirit-free cocktails they provide. We are a food tour company and the beverages we provide are great examples of culinary creativity. We continue to pay all of our partners the same amount we always did so our prices have not changed. Our partners rose to meet the challenge and we are proud of the food and beverage pairings on our tours.

Do I need to purchase tickets in advance?

Yes, advance ticket purchase is required. Events typically sell out quickly. To maximize your chances of getting the date, time, and number of tickets you prefer, please book well in advance.

What do we do in case of bad weather?

The tours are held rain, shine, or snow. The walking distance between the establishments on the tour is very short and we will enjoy our tastings inside in the event of poor weather.  Please check the weather conditions for your days event and dress appropriately – including footwear.

What if I have dietary restrictions or allergies?

Please be sure to let us know if you (or anyone in your group) has a dietary restrictions (e.g. if you are vegetarian, have celiac disease or severe food allergies) This is one of the questions you must fill in before you can purchase your tickets.  As long as we know in advance, we can usually accommodate your needs.

Do I need to tip?

Gratuities for all our partner’s staff are included in our prices. Gratuities for our guides are not included but are greatly appreciated and completely at your discretion. The standard gratuity in the service industry is 15- 20%.

Still have questions?   Visit our FAQ page to submit your own

Although I have lived in Edmonton for almost 40 years, I learned a few things about the Old Strathcona area. All of the vendors were generous with their food and we did not go hungry! The tour was awesome. Highly recommend it!

Lynn0324, TripAdvisor

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