5 star rating: Highly Recommended 14 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.

Highlights

  • 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

Best 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

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

One of the best food tours ever. Nadia was wonderful. A knowledgeable ball of energy. Would highly recommend!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Manuela was a fantastic tour guide.
Knowledgable and fun!!
Best food tour ever!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

We loved this tour! Andrew was our guide and did a fantastic job. We got to try several different foods that gave us a great exposure to the area and the culture. We actually went back to the market later because we had enjoyed it so much. Come hungry! Definitely worth it.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Very fun to try many of the food items available in this amazing Market.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

The market tour could not have been better. Everyone is our group enjoyed, not only the food, but the history of Granville Island, vendors and ingredients.

Johanna was simply marvelous. She did a wonderful job of forecasting what we would be doing, so there was no angst or concern among tour members. Thanks Johanna!

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.

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