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Food & Dining

Close your eyes and savour the flavour explosion of a juicy grilled steak so tender you can cut it with a fork. Top-grade Alberta beef is the pride of the province and it’s enjoyed often and with gusto. With nearly two million more cattle than people, there’s more than enough to go around.

Cut into Alberta’s dining scene and treat your tastebuds to a feast. You’ll find many exquisite fine dining experiences throughout the province – with edible treasures to gratify even the most discerning palates. For their culinary creations, top chefs showcase local and sustainable ingredients, using only the freshest fruits and vegetables and fish caught in the wild, as well as delectable local specialties like bison, elk and ostrich.

Be sure to indulge in Alberta’s famous cocktail – the Caesar. Get your gastronomic thrills in a chic contemporary bistro, or dine in the understated elegance of an alpine lodge with panoramic mountain views.

OUR VISITORS SAY:

Baker Creek Bistro ..."food is absolutely fresh and very inventive. Homemade breads were terrific. We have been traveling through the Canadian Rockies and this was our best meal." ~ JMerbaum

EXPLORE ALBERTA

CALGARY WEARS CHOCOLATE WELL

Chocolate lovers are thrilled with the selection of quality handcrafted bars, barks nibs, truffles and confectionaries found in Calgary’s boutique chocolate shops.

MAIN STREET ALBERTA BREWS A GREAT CUP OF JOE

Get the buzz on Alberta’s boutique coffee shops with these five small-town favourites that grind and brew fresh beans daily for creative caffeine concoctions.

SAVOUR ALBERTA'S CRAFT BEER SCENE

Alberta’s fresh run glacier water and acres of farmland, knee-high with golden malt barley, is the perfect foundation for an exceptional craft beer scene.

EAST CENTRAL ALBERTA'S ROADSIDE ATTRACTIONS

Take a road trip through east central Alberta to see some of the country’s tastiest roadside attractions and sample some delicious regional fare.

CULINARY CREATURE COMFORTS

In Alberta, winter is synonymous with comfort food. Given our cultural roots, you’ll find delectable choices around the province, from hand-pinched pyrogies to elk medallions and forest mushrooms.

WINTER IN ALBERTA MEANS COMFORT FOOD

When winter sets in, Albertans turn to their pantries and root cellars to create hearty prairie fare, from bowls of steamy beet and cabbage borscht to tender beef stew.

APRÈS SKI IN THE CANADIAN ROCKIES

Après ski in the Canadian Rockies is about keeping the good times rolling. Meet friends for food, drinks or in the hot springs to reminisce about the day.
Alberta's Craft Beer Scene - From Grain to Glass

ALBERTA'S CRAFT BEER SCENE - FROM GRAIN TO GLASS

Nature gives Alberta the beginnings of the right stuff for making great ale – premium barley and wheat and perfect hard water. The craft beer scene here is booming.
Taste The Cultural Capital

TASTE THE CULTURAL CAPITAL

Explore the roots of Edmonton's eclectic food scene, from the ground up. A strong network of farmers' markets and community gardens means a real commitment to home-style artisan food.
Ethnic, Eclectic Edmonton Dining

ETHNIC, ECLECTIC EDMONTON DINING

Edmonton's eclectic restaurant scene seems to be growing organically - unique places where passionate chefs turn out everything from world class pastries to perfect pasta, often designed to share.
Farm Fresh Flavours Calgary Quisine

FARM FRESH FLAVOURS CALGARY CUISINE

There's nothing like exploring the local food scene. It's always fun to take a market tour or guided urban food hike through neighbourhood gourmet groceries where the city's top chefs shop.
Reinventing Fine Dining in Calgary

REINVENTING FINE DINING IN CALGARY

Top chefs in Calgary are ditching the white tablecloths for lively, crowded, casual eateries and opening "second label" spots - suburban diners, trattorias, bistros and funky food trucks.
Explore Edmonton's Eateries

EXPLORE EDMONTON'S EATERIES

With its deep ethnic and rural roots Edmonton celebrates its cultural diversity with down-to-earth, comforting prairie food - with a twist. See what the foodies are raving about.
Inspired Quisine in Calgary

INSPIRED CUISINE IN CALGARY

Calgary has come of age as a fine dining destination. Top chefs are choosing local ingredients with global appeal. The food is serious and bold but never pretentious.
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