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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.

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

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.

Itinerary

Customer Reviews

Paula P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

This was our second food tour while in Vancouver, and it was great also. Our guide was June, who did a superb job of keeping us all together, and making sure we could hear all she was telling us about the foods we were tasting, as well as some of the history of the Granville Public Market. The freshly made honey dipped doughnuts at the end were a highlight!! Great tour!!!

Kim F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

Fantastic!!!! Nadia was amazing and the food was fantastic.

Susan T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Great way to spend a couple of hours. Nadia our guide was very knowledgeable and made the tour informative and fun. We had a good variety of tastings , sweet and savoury. Highly recommended.

Tracy G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Our favourite place to visit in Vancouver - the food markets are simply divine and the tour was great way to familiarise yourself with the stalls. Our guide was enthusiastic and passionate about good food and we certainly got to taste some great food thanks to her. The tour was entertaining with highlights being terra bread must try the blueberry rolls and the donuts at Lees out of this world. We ended up visit the markets 4 more times for the food stopping again at the plans we sampled at on the tour and for the unique and interesting craft stalls.

Renie W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Food was yummy and our guide was excellent.

E traveller K Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

This was a must do. The food tastings were great but the guide was so informative in sharing the history and workings of the Granville Island Market.

Darren K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

We always love food tours. I recommend doing them early in your trip. They usually give you a good place to eat later. I love the history and details that the tour guides give you during the tour. The food is good and you don't have to wait in long lines to get your samples. The food tour also does not take up your whole day.

Eric T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

The perfect way to experience a crowded market when you can't visit every week.

Fred M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Great tour.... Had a fun group and the tour leader was really inclusive and knowledgable. We would definitely go on another tour with this company.

Anthony T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Nadia was wonderful, and the tour was both educational and delicious! Highly recommended.

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