Best Tour Companies in the Mountains

The winner and runners-up of Avenue’s Best of the Mountains 2023 ballot, where readers voted for their favourite places to eat, stay and play in the mountains near Calgary.

Winner

Alberta Food Tours 

Alberta Food Tours’ Eat the Castle tour. Photo by Brian Buchsdruecker, courtesy of Alberta Food Tours.

Alberta Food Tours casts a spotlight on the province’s robust food scene with a variety of tours that highlight local producers, restaurants and food products. In the mountains, the company takes guests into one of Banff’s most iconic venues on its guided Eat the Castle tour, which allows guests to explore and sample dishes from four on-site eateries in the Fairmont Banff Springs. You can also sign up for a self-guided food tour in downtown Canmore for a variety of food samples and discounts. It’s a tasty and fun way to learn more about the mountains.

Multiple locations, albertafoodtours.ca

 

Runners-up

Snowy Owl Sled Dog Tours

109, 829 10 St., Canmore, 403-678-4369, snowyowltours.com

 

Tamarack Outdoor

797 Main St., Pincher Creek; 214 Mount View Rd., Waterton Lakes National Park, hikewaterton.com

 

Kootenay River Runners

4987 Highway 93, Radium, B.C., 250-347-9210, raftingtherockies.com

 

Pursuit

Multiple locations, pursuitcollection.com

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