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The Taste of Edmonton and Canadian Food Championships are teaming up with Big E Tours to bring you tours highlighting our city!

Stories are what make Edmonton a special city to explore, and Big E Tours can tell you a few. Ride in comfort with “Edie”, the 24 passenger bus with big windows, comfortable seating and air conditioning. The knowledgeable driver will give you a mix of history, current goings on and a view of the natural beauty of Edmonton and the surrounding area.

At the end of the tour, you will be entered into a draw to win one of two $50 gift certificates to one of our Taste of Edmonton partner restaurants.

Tour offerings

July 23 or 27

Traverse the sights and sounds of downtown Edmonton, the beautiful North Saskatchewan River Valley, Old Towne Strathcona, the University of Alberta and beyond. From political intrigue in civic politics to the capital of Alberta.

Tour highlights:

  • City Hall
  • Winspear
  • Edmonton Sports Hall of Fame
  • Citadel Theatre
  • Whyte Ave Entertainment/Shopping District
  • Old Strathcona Farmer's Market/Radial Railway Terminal
  • University of Alberta
  • Hawrelak Park
  • Fort Edmonton
  • West Edmonton Mall
  • Glenora
  • 124 St Gallery/Shopping District
  • Legislature

Limited seating - Book for July 23  |  Book for July 27

July 25 or 29

Take a journey in time—back to when Edmonton was a fur trading fort and growing with the use of coal, all the way to today’s powerhouse of the petroleum industry. Conclude with the growth of the city with the expansion of the railroad and interesting neighborhoods. See the city in parts; gritty, and workmanlike to cosmopolitan. 

Tour highlights:

  • Chinatown
  • Little Italy
  • Highlands
  • Old Towne Beverly
  • Edmonton River Valley
  • Edmonton Wastewater Treatment plant
  • Edmonton Waste Management Center
  • Refinery Row
  • Francophone District
  • Gallagher Park
  • Muttart Conservatory
  • Hotel MacDonald

Limited seating - Book for July 25  |  Book for July 29


Taste of Edmonton add-ons:

***All add-ons can be purchased through the links provided above when purchasing your tour tickets***

Taste of Edmonton 10 Tickets

Complete your tour with a stop at the Taste of Edmonton Festival. Save 20% off regular tour rates when you add 10 tickets to start sampling the culinary delights of Edmonton.

Pricing (not including GST)

  • Adult: $32.50
  • Senior: $28.50
  • Student: $28.50

Canadian Food Championships (July 23 tour only)

Complete your tour with the excitement of the Canadian Food Championships. Save 20% the regular price of a regular tour ticket for adults, seniors and students when you select this add-on to take a center seat at one of the Championship's final events and sample some of the competitor's creations. Only 6 seats available.

Pricing (not including GST)

  • Adult: $35.00
  • Senior: $31.00
  • Student: $31.00

VIP Seat at the Sip n' Savour + 20 Taste of Edmonton Tickets (not available July 23)

Complete your tour with a VIP seat at the Taste of Edmonton's Sip n' Savour venue. Save 20% off regular tour ticket prices for adults or seniors when you select this add on. Includes 20 Taste of Edmonton tickets.

Pricing (not including GST)

  • Adult: $55.00
  • Senior: $51.00

Big E Tours will also be running a tour for Taste 4 Kids on Monday July 24th & Friday July 28th - 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm.

Learn more here: Visit the Taste 4 Kids page  |  Book now for July 24  |  Book now for July 28

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