Calgary Food Tours was founded by award-winning cookbook author, Karen Anderson, in 2006. A division of Alberta Food Tours Inc., Calgary Food Tours connects people with "local food, chefs, artisans and farmers", providing them with a unique and fun culinary experience.
Calgary Food Tours are highly rated on Trip Advisor and were finalists for Best Culinary Experience in Canada at the Canadian Tourism awards.
"We had a fabulous time on tour. All of the local merchants were fully engaged, very informed and entertaining," said Jackie Nixon, who rated her experience on Trip Advisor. "We came away with a love for the entire community, and a much better knowledge of what it has to offer. Our host, Jenny, was terrific. It was like spending the day with a friend."
These events are a great way for foodies visiting Calgary to experience the food scene in different neighborhoods and learn about the city's rich history, architecture, culture, and culinary insight from the locals.
Private tours are available and as long as they are contacted prior to the event, accommodations can be made for different languages and dietary restrictions. These are mostly walking tours that run regardless of the weather conditions. Prices range from $45 to $125 and include tabs, taxes, and tips.
“Our room was spacious and modern. Best rates I've found in Calgary and extremely clean.” -T. Yeung