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Gastronomic Gastown Walking Tour

Vancouver, Canada
Gastronomic Gastown Walking Tour

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Get to know Vancouver’s famed food scene on a 3-hour walking and food tour of historic Gastown. Admire the architecture as you stroll through the cobbled streets with a small group. Learn about the neighborhoods storied past from your informative guide and sample Canadian classics such as tempura bacon scotch eggs, pork belly crackling, and British Columbia wine.
  • Savor dishes such as pork belly crackling, parsnip fries and a delicious dessert
  • Stroll through Blood Alley and hear about its past
  • Enjoy personalized attention on this small-group tour limited to 15 people
  • Awarded as an official Canadian Signature Experience by Destination Canada
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Food Tastings - A progressive meal at 4 iconic Gastown restaurants
4 Alcohol Pairings - Craft Beer, Wine, Cocktails
An exclusive Printed Guide of foodie recommendations and discounts
A fun, friendly, locally-savvy, Foodie Tour Guide!
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

1 Water St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2H9, Canada

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Departure Time

3:00 PM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Make your way to the Gassy Jack Statue midafternoon for your 3-hour food walking tour. The amount of actual walking is moderate — about 30 minutes — as you’ll spend most of the time noshing on culinary delights.

Begin with a stroll through the Gastown on route to your first tasting. Admire historic architecture and hear a colorful narrative about Vancouver's humble beginnings, and soak in the atmosphere of this eclectic neighborhood.

Over the course of the tour, you’ll enjoy a complete progressive meal, ranging from savory to sweet. Sample pork belly crackling, tempura scotch eggs, parsnip fries, and British Columbia wine.

Then, wander into Gastown’s Blood Alley for grisly tales and another culinary delight, before wrapping up the tour at a popular dessert spot, for a sweet concoction that’s almost too pretty to eat . . . almost.

At the end of the tour, your guide will provide you with a foodie guide to Vancouver, complete with discounts at select restaurants.
Stop At:  
You'll explore the ins and outs of Gastown, noting the famous sights like the Steam Clock and Maple Tree Square, but also weaving through the alleys and hidden pathways that only locals know!
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Gassy Jack
The famous statue of Gassy Jack - the founder of Gastown!
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Steam Clock
The Gastown Steam Clock is the most-photographed location in Vancouver. You'll learn the history and significance of the clock and catch it for a steam!
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Maple Tree Square
The central intersection of Gastown - great for patios and people watching! You'll see a cross-section of old, new, modern, and old-school living here!
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Victory Square
Vancouver never plays itself in movies, but the area around Victory Square might feel familiar if you've ever watched Deadpool, 50 Shades, or television series like Arrow.
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Vegetarian and pescatarian options are available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Please advise any severe allergies at the time of booking.
  • Please note we cannot cater to any other dietary restrictions, as there is not always a “next-best” option at our tasting locations. If possible, we encourage you to try everything on the tour as we have selected tastings that best exemplify the restaurants and food shops we feature!
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately.
  • Guests must be 19 years or older to partake in the alcoholic pairings. If non-alcoholic pairings are required, please note it in the booking.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Not recommended for celiac or gluten free diets
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Vancouver Foodie Tours
You can cancel up to 3 days in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 3 full days before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 2 full days before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 2 full days before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Don't miss this tour!
, Oct 2019
So much fun,a great way to learn about the area with really good food and a friendly tour guide! You don't want to miss this!
Interesting and fun
, Sep 2019
Our tour guide Jesse was a delight. He was knowledgeable about all aspects of the area. The food and beverages provided were perfect.
Good Food,Wine & Company
, Sep 2019
A great way to visit some of Vancouver’s eateries that you most likely wouldn’t find and their history. Vicki was a very knowledge and pleasant guide.
Gas Town
, Aug 2019
Vicky was very knowledgeable with a great sense of humor. Her stories of the history of the area and the architure were fun to hear. The choices of restaurants were varied and she also pointed out other places that we might like to visit on our own.
Gastronomic Gastown
, Jul 2019
Very tasty & fun experience led by Tracy, the perfect, knowledgeable guide! The afternoon was shared with a wonderfully compatible group.
Great food and drink
David A
, Jun 2019
Excellent tour thru Gastown, with 4 stops for food and drink. We chose alcohol option, though nonalcohol also available and popular. Tracy was a knowledgeable guide, and all seatings were well organized. Hreat fun all around!
Vicki rocks
, Aug 2018
Vicki was an excellent leader and provided great info on the food, the restaurant, other restaurants, and the Gas town area. Food was fantastic. Highly recommend.
We loved the tour. The guide was...
, Nov 2017
We loved the tour. The guide was very well informed with the restaurant scene. Food was outstanding, no one was rushed and the entire group have a very good time.
Great way to learn about the Gastown...
Nancy S
, Oct 2017
Great way to learn about the Gastown Area of Vancouver while sampling delicious food and drink!
We had a great time. The tour was...
, Sep 2017
We had a great time. The tour was interesting and informative The food and drink were great Our guide, Tracey was awesome.

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