Big sky country, where people work hard and come with big appetites. Cattle country, the oil patch and a sophisticated culinary scene makes Alberta a favorite for food lovers.
And the food is as diverse as the landscape, with prairie, foothills and the rugged Rocky Mountains providing the backdrop. Yes, Alberta's exciting cuisine has its roots in faraway places and right out there on the range. The melding of hearty traditional foods and new ethnic dishes gives rise to fusion cooking, as top Alberta chefs take it up a notch with dishes you won't soon forget. But make no mistake this is cattle country. So when you order beef steak or ribs you're enjoying the best of local favorites prepared expertly by chefs who know how to cook a steak to perfection.
And where to go? How about the Calgary Stampede or Edmonton's Klondike Days? Or pull on you boots and play cowboy on a gentle trail horse named Dynamite in Banff, Jasper or the foothills around Canmore. Gourmands pack their skis and their appetites in the winter for top-notch mountain excitement and apres-ski in the lodge at night. Come to Alberta - you're in for some solid grub and outstanding dining experiences. Yahoooo! Giddyupp Dynamite!