What are your hopes for the future of Alberta’s tourism industry? How will your business play a role in that?
I hope that the tourism industry will go back to normal. Our business will play a major role in creating a strong community by helping our guests discover Alberta’s historical buildings, festivals, and culinary scene.
How can industry work together to recover and build even stronger post-pandemic?
Cross-promotion, working together, and combining efforts will help all businesses recover faster.
What do you wish the rest of the world knew about tourism in Alberta?
I would like everyone to know how beautiful the Edmonton river valley is, how amazing the festivals are, and how fabulous our food scene really is.
What is your favourite “hidden gem” in Alberta?
Alberta has so many wonderful hidden gem food establishments and scenic paths. I love little neighbourhood culinary gems such as Juniper or Otto, located on 97 Street and 114 Ave. The owners are all about the community and are about helping people in their community. The food, atmosphere and service makes it feel like home and family.
What is your favourite memory of travelling in Alberta?
I love cycling on our food bike tours through our beautiful river valleys. One of my favourite memories was hosting a tour for my friends and family. It was a beautiful sunny summer day and we all enjoyed discovering new local cuisines, sightseeing, meeting new people, being outdoors, getting some exercise, and just being together surrounded by love. Our bellies were so full of laughter and delicious food.