Discussions with Alberta Parks on current challenges, like communication and permits along with opportunities for parks in the region.
Farm + Food Adventure
Local food at Edgar Farms
We'll be tasting our way through the Red Deer region on this tour, from asparagus and garden vegetables to berries and pies.
First we're heading to the fields, meeting local farmers that are renowned throughout the province. You'll get to see first hand what makes these producers and the region a popular destination for local food.
Then we're heading to the kitchen where we'll learn how to prepare those locally grown products. There will be plenty of tasting along the way...
- 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.
- Departure: [tribe_formatted_event_date format="F j, Y"]
- Rate: $25 per person
- Difficulty: Easy
- Departure: Red Deer
1. Edgar Farms
A member of Innisfail Growers, Edgar Farms is probably best known for their asparagus. The cool climate and soil conditions make for some of the most tender and flavorful asparagus you'll ever taste. Believe us, it's even better when you taste it right at the farm.
2. Pearson's Berry Farm
Pearson's Berry Farm was the first commercial saskatoon berries orchard in the world. Today, in addition to growing berries they're a fixture at markets across the province selling pies, baked goods, juice concentrate and sauces made right there on the farm.
Pearson's Berry Farm
3. The Jungle Farm
The Jungle Farm
4. The Cooking Room
After our country drive we're heading back to Red Deer for some fun in the kitchen. The team at The Cooking Room will show us how to put together a dish inspired by the farms we visited.
5. Pursuit Adventures
Our goal is to inspire you to play outside, explore the places we love and experience the activities we’re passionate about. Whether it’s a winter sightseeing tour exploring the ice bubbles of Abraham Lake, heading out on a day hike away from the crowds or spending an evening snowshoeing under the stars, we’re here to help you find your adventure.
Where to Meet?
At Pursuit Adventures' Basecamp + Cafe in Capstone at Riverlands. Our address is #10 5579 47 Street and you'll find ample parking around the end of the building. Directions >
What to Bring?
Dress comfortably and ready to play. We'll be spending some time inside and some outside so dress for the weather.
- 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
- A professional guide.
- All activities.
- Gourmet lunch.
- 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.
What's for Lunch?
Lunch for this adventure includes the choice of a veggie (hummus, lettuce, tomato, cucumber and green pepper on a Montreal style bagel), Angus beef sandwich (roast beef, provolone cheese, lettuce, tomato and green pepper with BBQ sauce on a Montreal style bagel) or honey maple turkey sandwich (honey maple turkey, Boursin cheese, lettuce, tomato, cucumber with deli mustard on a Montreal style bagel), juice box, veggies and hummus, fruits and dessert.
Can special diets be accommodated?
Please make sure to mention any dietary requirements when you book your adventure and we will try to accommodate whenever possible.
Terms and Conditions
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.
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.
Waivers are required for all participants.You can review the waiver here.
Select your upcoming Showcase Adventure to reserve your spot.
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.
The two main items this month were the revamped Travel Alberta grant program and a discussion with Alberta Parks on local challenges we often encounter.
Bringing the frozen wonderland theme to life with artisans, locals and amazing landscapes.
A short meeting to catch up during the winter season and to take a look at destination activation options for next year.
Following up on the housing discussion, looking at our target markets with Travel Alberta and crafting winter itineraries.
Capturing the beauty of the fall colours and sharing the stories of the region.
Building our summer adventure content, from rafting to nature-inspired art and hiking, with MODERNSPEAK and Roam Creative.
A look at our plans as we expand our partnerships and content development projects.
Capturing the magic of winter adventures in the Nordegg & Abraham Lake region with Modernspeak and Roam Creative.