Private tour

Vancouver: Guided Food and City History Tour

4.6 / 5

11 reviews

Activity provider: Essor

Vancouver: Guided Food and City History Tour

Activity provider: Essor

From US$ 284.15 per group up to 2

Try unique and trendy foods on this 3-hour food tour in downtown Vancouver. Hear stories from your local guide about the city's history and the delicious foods that are found there.

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Duration 3 hours
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  • Enjoy this 3-hour guided food tour in downtown Vancouver
  • Indulge in 6 food tastings, including maple syrup and sushi
  • Learn about the history of the beautiful city and the food that is found there
  • Walk along the historic streets of Gastown
  • Visit the popular steam clock
Full description
To start, your local guide will teach you about the North Shore of Vancouver, where you will see the beautiful waterfront and mountains. First stop is a local maple store. Hear stories about Canada's favorite food item, maple syrup! You can also pick up souvenirs. Next, stop at a local sushi restaurant. Learn about the big sushi culture in Vancouver and taste fresh local sushi. Afterwards, walk along the historic streets of Gastown and learn about the past and present of this beautiful area. Visit the popular steam clock. Try poutine, Canada's famous dish with fries, cheese curds and gravy. Your guide will share some trends and tales of the city before stopping in for a surprise: a delicious vegetable based dish. Enter the most beautiful square in the city and learn about the founder of Gastown. This spot is a great opportunity for photos. Finish the tour with some refreshing ice cream. Your guide will show you a great bar for local beers. There is another amazing secret dish as well!
  • Live tour guide
  • Lunch
  • Small Plates
  • Water
  • Tea
  • Water
  • Tea
    Covid-19 precautions

    You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    Meeting point

    200 Granville Street. Walk from Granville skytrain station all the way down the hill towards the water until the street ends, walk up the stairs to the area above the street. It is located in the outdoor pedestrian plaza by West Cordova and Granville Street. From the waterfront skytrain stop, exit the station and walk towards Granville Street and make your way up to the pedestrian plaza. Your guide will be standing there to greet you with an orange umbrella.

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes

    Know before you go

    • Please bring a rain jacket or umbrella, as the weather in Vancouver can be unpredictable
    •  You can choose between a shared or private tour
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.6 /5

    based on 11 reviews

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    Insider tour with great history and variety of local food scene.

    Austin was a great guide, he's set up a growing and evolving tour of the local history of Gastown, as well as a wide sampling of the food there is to offer in that part of town. He has a warm nature that makes you feel comfortable right away. You feel like you're hanging out with a friend of a friend that wants to show you around.

    May 1, 2019

    Gave me several new spot ideas to explore

    Had a nice time, exploring Gastown and some cool spots. Food was good and Houston was a great guide. Was an intimate and personalized tour, gave me great ideas about where to explore the city and some cool spots to visit again for some great food experience.

    May 5, 2019

    Hidden Gem!

    What an amazing tour! Liam was knowledgeable, fun, and a great guide to everything that makes Gastown charming. The food was great as was the tour. We had such a great time! Would 100% recommend.

    March 22, 2019

    Product ID: 171267