Are you looking for the best Alberta steak? Or the best souvlaki, or chana masala, or maybe it’s an authentic street taco you’re craving. What if you could spend a couple of days eating your way around Alberta on a stress-free, luxury bus tour designed by you? Take your colleagues, friends, sports team, wedding party, or corporate group on a unique transportation adventure discovering the lakes, mountains and prairies of Alberta, with the added fun of trying locally loved cafés and restaurants.
The quest for great little hole-in-the-wall restaurants has become an obsession for Albertans. It seems that if we are lucky enough to stumble upon a little-known gem, the first thing we do is take a picture of our food and text it to our friends. “Look what I’m eating! Wish you were here…”
As diverse as the Alberta landscape is, our province is also rich in dishes from many countries. Imagine the thrill of setting out early, preferably hungry, to try local favourites all around Alberta. Between towns and restaurants, you climb back on an air-conditioned, luxury bus, settle in to watch the flat screen, and focus on getting hungry before you get to the next town. Of course, you can customize your tour depending on your time and appetite. Our professional drivers let you just sit back and enjoy the scenery and the food.
We’ve asked locals around the province to tell us their favourite go-to cafés and restaurants. Here are their recommendations. Grab your camera and embark on your own “a-grazing race” around Alberta.
If you’re chartering a bus for your sports team transportation [or any type of group] and are asking why you should stop in Whitecourt, we have your answer: Mountain Pizza and Steak! A family owned business feeding Whitecourt residents for over 30 years which serves the best steak in Alberta according to our friends!
Jeffrey’s Café in Nordic Court is a locally owned, locally sourced restaurant and catering company. Check out their “Local Story” for the specials made with fresh local ingredients.
Rocky Mountain Flatbread Co – Ready to get on the luxury charter bus and head home after a weekend ski trip or sightseeing tour in Banff/Lake Louise? Ask your friendly driver to pull over just off the main street in Canmore for a great, homey flatbread café. Lunch size forno-fired pizzas are the way to go, paired with a salad. May I suggest fig and goat’s cheese salad and the apple chicken pizza.
City Roast- Charter buses almost always stop in Gasoline Alley, but go a few minutes further and stop for a coffee and homemade scone, or perhaps a soup and sandwich on homemade bread.
Eco Café- If you’ve already got a rental bus for your group you might as well enjoy, and a worthwhile side trip off the highway will bring you to Eco Café at Pigeon Lake. Their mandate is “Food as a Community,” using locally raised, organic foods. Unique dishes are Alberta bison pastrami sandwich, Cajun spiced prawn po’boy and a Latin pulled pork torta cubano. All food is community sourced and freshly prepared.
Hungry now? Call us today to book a comfortable and affordable charter bus for your colleagues, friends or family. Leave the driving to us, and we’ll leave the food sampling to you