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Tour code: 5611GRANVILLE
Give your Vancouver trip a twist with a 2-hour walking tour of the vibrant Granville Island Public Market. Head to the island and get ready to learn about Vancouver’s eclectic food culture, browse diverse products and meet local artisans and vendors. In a small group, taste regional foods from fine cheeses and meats to local wine and fresh baked goods. Get a dose of culinary education as you explore, sample and get insider tips on the area's best eateries from your expert guide.


  • 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

In the morning, make your way to Edible Canada on Vancouver’s lovely Granville Island. There you’ll meet your savvy guide and small group of fellow food enthusiasts. You’ll get acquainted with some of the market highlights before setting off on a 2-hour walking tour. Be prepared for 10 to 15 minutes of walking and an emphasis on sampling!
At the market, stroll with your guide through stalls bursting with colorful produce and artisanal goods. Pass local fishmongers, bakers, cheese makers, specialty butchers and more. Stop to chat with culinary experts and visit small eateries to taste up to 20 fresh local delights such as truffle salami, fluffy doughnuts, cheese and wine. (Please see sample menu below.) Throughout the tour, enjoy your guide’s colorful narrative, including stories and fascinating facts about popular vendors and local restaurants that sustain on goods from Granville Market.
Your tour concludes at the market in the afternoon, giving you plenty of time to independently explore and revisit your favorite stalls. Leave with a better understanding of Canadian food culture and local life in Vancouver!

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):
  • Farmer's harvest
  • Choice of BC red or white wine, or home-made lemonade
  • 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

Silvin L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Very good, a must when in Vancouver. Great location and food

Judy C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Great tour with a very knowledgable guide who was fun and full of great tips. Loved the places we stopped at. The only thing that I would have changed was being able to stand in front of each of the storefronts but understood that with the crowds it made it difficult.

Janet M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and it was very in depth for the length of time we had. The tour guide also helped us pick out a restaurant for dinner.

Erica C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Very fun way to experience Granville Island and learn more about the local vendors. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable about the area, food and gave us great recommendations for local restaurants. I really liked how the first tasty was hearty and then followed with great bites - we definitely didn't leave hungry, but weren't over-stuffed. Definitely recommend.

Barbara K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

It was fabulous and very worth while. We LOVED it. The people were was great.....leader very knowledgeable .


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

This tour was worth every penny we spent to book it. We got a good look and had some great tastings during our tour. It enabled us to navigate back to the places we wanted to purchase items without any hassle. I would recommend this tour as one of the best for the money.

Robert S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Nadia was just outstanding. Truly a world class chef herself, her insights and knowledge she shared with us will make us better cooks. Food was excellent. The donuts at the end were to die for. Would love to have her email address since we booked through Viator. She said it was oaky.

Rebecca B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

My wife and I finished our holiday in Canada with the Granville Market Food Tour. Nadia, our tour guide, was simply brilliant - an expert in her field, her knowledge on each vender/restaurant and breadth of general food understanding was very impressive. In terms of the tastings, you get a lot of them we were stuffed - and we have fairly formidable appetites. There were too many culinary highlights to list, but Lee's Doughnuts were life-changingly good.

A must for any foodie in Vancouver

Thomas L B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

An excellent way to experience the Graville Island Public Market. The tastings are well selected and sequenced to provide a complete eating experience of the best the market has to offer. Our guide/host was very personable, pleasantly enthusiastic, and most importantly knowledgeable about the food, the vendors, and the market. She managed our diverse group of fourteen effortlessly and was receptive to each person's questions and interest. An outstanding and enjoyable way to make the most of a visit to the market.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

We brought our two young adult grandchildren with us on this tour and we had the best time. It was especially fun for our granddaughter who is GED intolerant. There was such a great variety of new things that she was like a kid in a candy store. After the wonderful tour with Nadia we spent several more hours there shopping and enjoying the ambience and took a variety of items mostly from the vendors we had been to in the morning back to our hotel for dinner. Thanks for such a great time!

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