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A partnership between the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel and Alberta Food Tours Inc. takes visitors on a journey through history as they dine on luxurious food in a castle in the heart of the Rockies. “Eat the Castle”, the newest culinary experience offered by Alberta Food Tours, has just been added to the exclusive list of Canadian Signature Experiences (CSE).

This is Alberta Food Tours’ second culinary tour to be added to the prestigious CSE list in the last three months. Inglewood Edibles–Made by Mavericks was added in February.

CSE is a curated collection of over 200 unforgettable travel experiences offered by Canadians who are passionate to share their extraordinary part of the country with international visitors. The program helps change international perceptions of travelling within Canada and broaden the view of what Canada has to offer.

Karen Anderson, President and CEO of Alberta Food Tours Inc, couldn’t be more thrilled about the new status.

“It’s been a complete joy to have partnered with the Fairmont Banff Springs hotel to create this Eat the Castle tour and achieving Canadian Signature Experience status completes the fairy tale we’ve written together,” says Anderson. “The tour is important because it not only provides important access for locals and visitors from around the world to experience this iconic National Historic Site, it also creates absolutely unforgettable moments.”

This unique culinary experience has taken food tours to the next level.

Anderson explains how guests that choose this behind-the-scenes offering will feel the place come alive with storytelling, while tasting the best in Alberta and Canadian cuisine. Visitors also experience the fun of hands-on activities with the castle’s culinary team. And since Fairmont Banff Springs supports over 25 Alberta farms, guests do their part to keep local farms thriving.


Visitors are looking for unique and memorable experiences. "Eat the Castle" is an example of how innovative industry partnerships can result in something really special—one of those goosebump moments we talk about that inspire the world to visit Alberta.

Marty Eberth, Director of Experience Development, Travel Alberta

Eat the Castle is currently offered two days a week but with the support of the CSE program, Anderson hopes it will grow to five to seven days a week. Find out more about this culinary partnership by clicking here.

This culinary tour is in good company. The other two Canadian experiences added to the list are:

Guided tour of the historic 1920’s village Val-Jalbert, Quebec

Kasba Lake Adventure, NWT

Click here to discover what it takes to make the Canadian Signature Experiences list and to learn more about the application process.

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