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Market Tour

Market Tour

Market Tour

June 16, 2018

Local food from S4 Greenhouses

A Saturday morning tradition for nearly 50 years, the public market is one of the largest in Alberta. Head out with one of our guides to discover local food and unique vendors.

We get an early start, heading out before the market gets busy and then we have a chance to chat with many of the producers themselves. The vendors we visit varies from week to week but the tour usually includes 5 to 8 of our favourites.

After this tour you'll be ready to recommend your market favourites to visitors.

This tour is offered in partnership with Tourism Red Deer and many of the region's best experience providers.

Highlights

  • Get first hand experience with some of Red Deer's best tours and activities.
  • Find new things to do that you can recommend to your guests.
  • Meet industry partners and find opportunities to collaborate.
  • Get inspired to promote our destination.

Perfect for: Anyone interested in our local tourism industry.

Tour Overview

  • Departure: June 16, 2018
  • Rate: $25 per person
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Departure: Red Deer

Featured Experiences

1. Local Producers

We'll be visiting local producers, checking out what is in season. Some of our regular stops include:

  • Innisfail Growers: Local farmers working together to bring a variety of fresh and preserved products to market.
  • Klein Farm: Free range chicken and sausages from a local farm.
  • S4 Greenhouses: Heirloom tomatoes, peppers, cucumber and lettuce produced in the nearby Gull Lake area.

2. Food Artisans

From fresh locally made hummus to baked goods and cheese, there's no shortage of options at the public market. Some of our regular stops include:

  • Black Forest German Bakery: Fresh bread and pretzels from this Olds based bakery.
  • Humble Hummus: Locally made hummus with ever changing flavours like mango chipotle, dill pickle and peanut butter chocolate along with the more classic offerings.
  • Pearson's Berry Farm: Fresh baked pies and more.
  • Sylvan Star Cheese: Award winning Gouda cheese.

3. Craft Beverages

Exploring the market makes one thirsty. Don't worry, we've got you covered with some great options. Some of our regular stops include:

  • Thirst for Paradise: A market fixture, Phil imports his own coffee from his native Papa New Guinea.
  • Troubled Monk Brewery: We might not be able to taste their delicious beer at the market but we still get to enjoy their craft sodas!
  • Wild Brewing Co.: Delicious kombucha, loved across the province and brewed right here in Red Deer.

4. Pursuit Adventures

We've always seen good food as part of outdoor adventures and a key experience when exploring Central Alberta. Since 2015 we've been making the lunches and snacks for our tours in house and selling outdoor inspired food like ice pops, hot chocolate mixes and s'mores at the market. Find out more >

This tour is one we offer every Saturday as part of our Small Group Adventures series.

The Details

Where to Meet?

At Pursuit Adventures' booth at the market. We'll forward a more exact location closer to the date. Directions to the market >

What to Bring?

Dress comfortably and ready to play. We'll be spending some time inside and some outside so dress for the weather.

Bring:

  • Proper footwear (walking/running/hiking shoes or boots)
  • Appropriate clothing for the weather
  • A windbreaker, shell and/or rain jacket
  • A warm sweater (conditions can chance quickly)
  • A water bottle
  • Camera
What's Included?
  • A professional guide.
  • All activities.
  • Samples from various vendors.
  • Guides carry emergency equipment, including first aid kits and cell phone or satellite communicators on all tours.

What's Not Included

  • Appropriate clothes and footwear for the weather conditions.
  • Water bottles, camera and backpack.
Group Size
The standard group size is 1 guide with 12 guests for this tour.
Terms and Conditions

Advance Booking

This tour requires bookings to be made at least 2 days prior to departure. Please contact us at (403) 986-6190 for a last minute booking.

Cancellation Policy

All bookings are non-refundable but we will offer you a credit for a future adventure if you cancel a minimum of 72 hours prior to departure.

Waiver

Waivers are required for all participants.You can review the waiver here.

Please review our complete terms & conditions prior to booking.

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A Few More Things To Know

We get to play outside on our tours and that means you’ll want to come prepared for the weather. Make sure to dress in layers and come prepared for the unpredictable weather we often get in Alberta. We rarely cancel tours due to weather, as long as we can have a safe adventure. You’ll be amazed at how warm we get snowshoeing at -20C or how much fun hiking in the rain can be!

Need help with your booking or have a few more questions? Stop by our Basecamp + Cafe or give us a call at 403 986-6190.

Share This Adventure With Your Guests

This adventure is available for your guests. They can find out more about our winter tours and book directly at pursuitadventures.ca.

We offer net rates on this adventure for our partners in Central Alberta through the our Explore Central Alberta brand. Find out more about how we can work together at explorecentralalberta.ca/working-together.

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