Six of the best: Canada food tours

From farm-to-table fare to Michelin star eateries, Canada’s culinary scene offers locally grown produce and the freshest seafood...

Saskatchewan farm-to-table  

Farm One Forty in Saskatchewan showcases its locally grown ethos with farm tour lunches and farm-to-table dinners. Owners Arlie and Brett LaRoche give visitors a glimpse into daily life on the 140-acre farm with tours of the animal pastures and gardens where ingredients are grown These are then used in multi coursed meals created by partner restaurant, Odla.

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Nova Scotia Lobster trail

The east coast province is synonymous with the crustacean and has some of the most fertile lobster fishing grounds in the world. Watch chefs create locally-inspired dishes from traditional lobster dinners to fresh lobster rolls on the Nova Scotia Lobster Trail. Visitors can visit 28 lobster trail stops and complete a ‘passport’. Collect 10 stamps for a free Lobster Trail t-shirt.

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Ontario Indigenous Food tour 

Sign up for a traditional Tea and bannock experience with an Elder in Southern Ontario. Learn about the cooking styles of the First Nations people on Turtle Island in the Ottawa River. Enjoy herbal teas and bannock with berry jams and hear traditional stories. A ‘smudge’ purification ceremony burns sacred medicines to cleanse the body, mind and spirit.

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Prince Edward Island culinary trail

‘Canada’s Food Island’ prides itself on its homegrown foodie experiences. PEI’s Culinary Trail has six options: Fishers, Restaurants, Authentic PEI Products, Culinary Adventures, Local Markets and Farmers. Sign up for a clam dig and cookout, farm visit, lobster fishing, cooking boot camp or chocolate truffle making. The PEI Fall Flavours Festival is held annually.

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Edmonton food & bike tours

Work up an appetite on this two-wheel food tour adventure in Edmonton, Alberta. Starting at Constable Ezio Faranoe Park, pedal between four restaurants, tasting dishes created by the area’s top chefs. Guests will also pass local restaurants, chocolatiers and cafes as well as taking in the scenery of Edmonton, passing buildings that date back to the 1900s, and the River Valley.

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Toronto Michelin self-guide tour

Toronto is Canada’s first ‘Michelin City’ with 13 restaurants featuring in the first edition of Michelin Guide Toronto. Foodies on a budget can enjoy two courses and a glass of wine or dessert for less than CAD$60 at 17 restaurants worthy of the Bib Gourmand designation, which recognizes great food at a great value. These include The Ace, Fat Pasha and Grey Gardens.

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