5 star rating: Highly Recommended 9 Reviews

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  • Location: Vancouver, Canada
  • Duration:  2 hours (approx.)
Explore the ins and outs of Vancouver’s famous Granville Island Public Market on this 2-hour walking tour! Located in the heart of Vancouver, Granville Island is known for its amazing market and food culture. As you peruse the diverse array of food vendors, a professional local guide will give you insider tips about the market’s best food stalls and restaurants. Sample regional cheeses, wine, meats, bread, coffee and more; learn about cooking and food preparation; and experience the Granville Island Public Market like a true local! This food tour is limited to 15 people, ensuring you enjoy a small-group experience.


  • 2-hour food walking tour of Granville Island Public Market in Vancouver
  • Enjoy 20 tastings of regional foods such as aged cheese, BC wine, truffle salami, doughnuts and a twist on the beloved Canadian poutine
  • Learn stories and history about the diverse food vendors from your professional foodie guide
  • Experience a piece of Vancouver life and receive inside tips about the market’s best spots
  • Small-group tour limited to 15 people ensures a more personalized experience
  • This tour has been named a Canadian Signature Experience by the Canadian Tourism Commission

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What You Can Expect

Small-Group Granville Island Market Tour

Granville Island Market

Your walking tour of the Granville Island Public Market starts at Edible Canada, a popular restaurant and gourmet food shop where you’ll meet your food-loving guide. After introductions, set off on your 2-hour tour, which includes 10 to 15 minutes of actual walking time at a distance of about 820 feet (250 meters).

Follow your guide around the market’s 50+ food vendors, including greengrocers, specialty butchers, bakers, fishmongers, cheese specialists and dessert connoisseurs. Stop at various food stalls, and learn about the small eateries scattered throughout, serving fresh and delicious food made from ingredients found at the market. Enjoy 20 tastings of seasonal and regional goodies, from cheese to doughnuts to wine, and feel free to ask your guide any questions.

Hear stories about the local chefs who use the market to buy ingredients for their own restaurants, and learn about the backgrounds of some of the most popular vendors. As you eat your way through the market, you’ll gain an understanding of Vancouver’s food culture and enjoy a slice of local life. Your tour ends at the market, where you can stay on your own to keep exploring.

This tour is part of the Canadian Signature Experiences collection, a group of tourism businesses designated by the Canadian Tourism Commission as tours and activities that provide an authentic and distinctive Canadian travel experience.

Sample list of tastings (subject to change):
  • Eggs Benny on a cheddar and chives biscuit or duck confit poutine
  • Choice of BC red or white wine, or fresh-pressed juice
  • Medium-roast coffee
  • Walnut sourdough
  • Pecan and fruit crisps
  • Okanagan red wine prosciutto
  • Rosette de Lyon sausage
  • Campagne Parisienne
  • Kazu copa prosciutto
  • Elk and juniper salami
  • Bison bresaola
  • Black truffle salami
  • Village Cheese Company 6-year-old cheddar
  • Little Qualicum Cheeseworks rathtrevor cheese
  • Ambrosia or honey crisp apples
  • Chai
  • Honey-dipped doughnut

Customer Reviews

John Jackie
United States of America

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

We really enjoyed this tour and Manuela was the perfect guide! She made every stop on the tour fun and informative.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Everything we tasted was well worth the money and the experience. Andrew made this experience amazing! Would recommend for anyone who is visiting the Vancouver area for the first time or millionth time!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Loved this tour. So much fun. Our tour guide was amazing

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

the tour was fabulous. the food was excellent and our tour guide Andy was a very funny and knowledgeable guy. The food was so good that we returned to two of the restaurants that were on the tour. I highly recommend this tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

We had a wonderful time. Wish we could remember our guides name. He was very knowledgeable with the market. The food tastings were well thought out and delicious.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

Words cannot describe how good Nadia Cameron was. Such enthusiasm and such an incredible knowledge of food and cooking, terrific personality and such a delight to be in her company. She was at home and ease with all of the "stall" holders and the small group of 7 of us. 4 of whom were chefs themselves (including my wife who was a food teacher for 30yrs) and then of course myself and another husband who described ourselves as "tasters of our wives cooking" When in Vancouver again we would certainly do another tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

My wife and I really enjoyed going on this food tour. I had heard about Granville Island market and seen it on tv before, but had never been before and I'm really glad that my first time was on this tour. The food was great and I tried a few things that I'd never had before - the cured meats were amazing and the honey donut was crazy good. Everything was really well organized and the guides did a great job of keeping the group engaged and making food exciting. The group was pretty small, with only about 6 people, and they were all really pleasant. After the tour, we went back and bought stuff to bring home. Yes! You can take cured meats and other products back to the States! This was a great tour and we were totally filled-up by the end. I think it was a really good way to spend a couple hours exploring Granville Island and eating fantastic food.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

Amazing tour and a fabulous way to experience Vancouver's Granville Island market. I had visited the market previously, but this tour really was the best way to visit and I can highly recommend it. The tastings were generous and very, very tasty. You're definitely full at the end of this tour! The tastings we had that day included fresh crab cakes with optional wine pairing, cured meats, local cheeses, delicious coffee and hot chai tea, local produce and a huge honey glazed donut. Our 2 guides were very personable and knowledgeable about the foods and the market and things ran super smoothly. The group size was small and very manageable, plus I brought along my 4 month old baby and there were no problems at all! Fabulous afternoon!

4 star rating: Recommended July 2015

This was the highlight of my Vancouver stay. Nadia the guide was fabulous and very informative. The food was divine and the markets are out of this world. Mr Lee's donuts are the best in North America. For fruit lovers like me a punnet of the best raspberries sent me to Fruitopia! This would be my number one recommendation to anyone who visits Vancouver. Make sure Nadia takes you and shares her foodie highlights with you. YUMMO!

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