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Gastown Historic Walking Food Tour

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icon2 hours 30 minutes  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

Explore Vancouver’s Gastown neighborhood on this two and a half hour food tour. From Canadian classics like poutine to Japanese Kar-age style chicken to local craft beer; enjoy a taste of all this historic district has to offer. As you walk, your improv comedy actor guide will regale you with stories of the neighborhood’s wild past, and tell you how it emerged into a hub for art and culture.
  • A maximum of sixteen people will participate in this tour, making for a lively environment
  • Enjoy an assortment seven food tastings and three alcohol tastings from some of the neighborhood’s diverse array of eateries
  • Hear the stories of Gastown’s and Vancouver’s history from your guide
  • Take in the atmosphere of Vancouver’s oldest neighborhood as you stroll the cobbled streets
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7 Food tasting & 3 alcoholic tastings (non alcoholic options available) Tastings may vary
Professional tour guide
GST (Goods and Services Tax)
Tour guide Gratuities (15-20% recommended)
Waterfront Station , 601 W Cordova St, Vancouver, BC V6B 1G1, Canada

Please meet your tour guide 15 min before tour start at Starbucks inside Waterfront Station, 601 West Cordova St (NOT Waterfront Centre)

The Lemon Square - Gastown , 332 Water St #110, Vancouver, BC V6B 1E5, Canada

110-132 Water St

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum drinking age is 19 years. Non alcoholic options available upon request
  • Special dietary requests can be accommodated with advanced notice.
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Taste Vancouver Food Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours 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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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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What is the policy on sanitization during Gastown Historic Walking Food Tour?
A:The policy on sanitization is:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
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star-5
A Fantastic Food Tour
Louanne_S
, Aug 2022
Rachel was a fantastic guide through the food tour. She was full of interesting information about Vancouver and was engaging form start to finish. She did a great job of making sure the food and drink were all fresh and everything was organized. The food was fantastic and it was a fabulous way to discover Gastown and everything it has to offer. Everything was perfect and I highly recommend if you are touring around Vancouver, are a foodie, and love learning about the place!
star-4
Interesting and delicious
rhouse3211
, Aug 2022
Really enjoyed our walking tour around Gastown. Our guide, Jason, is like a human Vancouver encyclopedia, so knowledgeable, it was very impressive. The food and beverage spots were all quite good. I was bummed there wasn't a poutine spot on our tour, but we clearly were able to get some another time.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Haha, Jason will love to be referred to as a "human encyclopedia" We have to agree his knowledge of Gastown is amazing. We are lucky to have him. Our tastings sometimes have to change so we apologize for the lack of poutine but glad you enjoyed it anyways!
star-5
Delicious food, wonderful tour guide in Vancouver
Sandra_L
, Aug 2022
Our tour leader, Sean, was efficient and knowledgeable. Each of the 16 members of this tour was made to feel welcome. Sean spoke with, not just to, everyone giving individual attention as if we were the most important and only one on the tour. The food presented was ample and delicious, perfectly varied. We love food tours, seek them out all over the world and this one ranks up there (all because of Sean). Thank you
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Sean is our senior tour guide and we have to agree his people skills are amazing. He loves to lead our tours and connect with people. Wow! We are so honoured to be on the top ranking of the food tours you have taken. Thank you!
star-5
Excellent Foodie Tour
Bradley_A
, Aug 2022
Great history of gastown! Jason was a wonderful host- very knowledgeable. We visited numerous delicious food establishments. Our favorites were the wings at black frog, the tortellini at Brioche, and the chocolate covered waffle. A great way to spend the afternoon in Vancouver!
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Thank you! Our tour partners will be thrilled about the feedback!
star-5
Tasty food your
Jo_H
, Aug 2022
Interesting and fun trip led by Sean. Tried some different food and drinks from small local businesses and got some history about the city An enjoyable afternoon
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Thank you for spending your afternoon on the tour!
star-5
Great food tour. Highly recommended
Charlotte_N
, Aug 2022
Fantastic tour sampling some of the best food Vancouver has to offer. Great for deciding where to return for a full meal. Sean was knowledgeable and friendly; essentially, the perfect tour guide.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Sean will love to hear he is the perfect tour guide. Thank you for your lovely feedback, glad to hear you had a fantastic tour!
star-5
Perfect Afternoon in Gastown
KarenLeeN_B
, Aug 2022
Our guide was so knowledgeable and fun! Food and drink was varied and well spaced so we could enjoy it all!
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Love to hear you enjoyed the tour so much! Thank you for coming!
star-4
we were late but had fun
Susan_K
, Aug 2022
We had transportation problems and were late for the tour. Couldn't reach anyone to tell them we would still try to get there but we did find another of their guides who told us how to catch up with our group. Sean was accommodating when we showed up as was the rest of the group and the Hart bartender who made us drinks. The rest of the tour was fun and the group gave us their input on a place we missed that was perfect for dinner. A really fun "1/2" tour.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Thank you for feedback! We are sorry you missed half the tour. We tried to get a hold of you. We are so happy to hear you at lest got to enjoy some part of the tour!
star-5
Excellent tour
Kimberly_R
, Aug 2022
Dan was an excellent tour guide providing lots of history & commentary There were a lot of desserts and we would have enjoyed another appetizer/main sampler instead of 1 of the desserts
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Thank you for your feedback, we always value our customers' comments about the tour. Glad to hear you enjoyed Daniel, he is a historical wizard for sure (:
star-5
Super Fun and Tasty Food Tour Experience in Vancouver
Kim_O
, Aug 2022
Our group of 10 family members totally enjoyed our afternoon food tour in Vancouver. Rachel did an amazing job keeping the tastings fun and interesting. We highly recommend this tour!
star-5
Great time!!!!
Mark_K
, Aug 2022
We enjoyed to whole experience. Sean, our guide, was friendly, informative and told interesting stories. The variety of food and drinks were fun and delicious. It’s a great way to try new foods. I wish we were staying in Vancouver a little longer to go back to try the places again!
star-3
Not what I expected
Glenn_R
, Jul 2022
The guide Rachel was GREAT! and the two places we got food was delicious but then three deserts I would recommend more food and less sweets. The one beer was IPA which was terrible I run a bar at home and you will find IPA drinkers don't mind drinking something else but you will hardly ever find someone who drinks Miller Lite for instance will drink a IPA. The two wines we tasted were great. So guide was great and very knowledgeable but just for you're information there's lots of walking and standing out in the sun. So need to decided if that's worth a few tastings of food. You will also learn a lot of history of Gastown .
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Thank you for your feedback. We appreciate your comments and we always review our tours depending on our customers's feedback.
star-5
Yum!
Terri_O
, Jul 2022
Our guide Bonnie gave an animated tour which included interesting historical facts complimented with great food tastings
star-5
Trippin' in Gastown
Michael_H
, Jul 2022
Jason was a blast - not to mention a trooper! 3 weeks after a major medical procedure, he was up on his feet and leading us on delightful path through Gastown. It's a real fun 'hood, all decked out with cobbled streets and historically cute buildings. The usual anti-corporatism is abundant here, but they do at least let the corporations in, so long as they hide their logos behind other thematically consistent brickwork. Our food tour did not include stops for shopping, but we passed several boutiques that looked like hours of fun browsing. The food spots were well curated and all exceptional - we loved the waffle spot the most but everything was great! I was the only non-drinker in a group of 20, but Jason never failed to pause and ask me my preference for the substitute, and I got to sample fabulous homemade lemonade that IMHO the drinkers around me were sorry to have missed. Speaking of which, everyone was lovely and polite, yes, even the three guys doing this for a bachelor party weekend. We all switched up our seating with every new destination, and had great fun meeting new people all the tour long. Jason was a store of hilarious anecdotes about Gastown, and as a resident, you could tell he had a real love for the district. Left Brain and I were in agreement - if we had to leave our home and start over somewhere new, Gastown would be pretty close to the top of the list. Great sales pitch, Jason! As usual with any good food tour, our only regret was that we didn't leave enough space at the end to go back and eat a full meal at any of the highlighted spots. Do yourself a favor and leave room for dinner at Brioche.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Thank you so much for taking your time to write a very detailed review! It is amazing feedback for us! Jason will be so very happy to hear!
star-5
Great tour
Myron_D
, Jul 2022
Rachel was terrific. Every step of the way was well executed and effectively planned. There was plenty of food of all types and Rachel provided a great deal of historical perspective to the area. Highly recommended.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
We think Rachel is pretty terrific too! So glad you liked the tour! |
star-5
Great tour
Brian_S
, Jul 2022
Jason our tour guide was brilliant so informative. Food stops were fabulous and we all loved every minute of this tour so worth booking
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
We love to hear your great feedback and so will Jason! Thank you!
star-5
A little taste of Vancouver
Alison_M
, Jul 2022
Throughly enjoyed the food experience and the guide. Took us to places we had walked past. Our guide had a great knowledge
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Thank you for your great review!
star-5
Best food tour ever
Janice_C
, Jul 2022
Jason was a wonderful tour guide. He made this event so special. Also met some wonderful people from all over north America on this tour.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
We love how tour guests makes connections on our tours! Glad to hear Jason made the tour special for you!
star-5
Great experience!
juliemullen1
, Jul 2022
What a great way to find restaurants in an unfamiliar city! Our guide was fantastic. He blended in a little history of the city as we walked between restaurants. I would definitely recommend this tour!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Thank you, we appreciate your feedback!
star-5
Very fulfilling gastro tour
Dean_K
, Jul 2022
We had a really great time walking Gastown and sampling the food. Our guide was knowledgeable and it was good to get an insight into the area whilst experiencing some of the local restaurants. We went back to a few of the restaurants after our tour. Be prepared to be full after the tour though, so don't plan a big evening meal. Highly recommended.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
We want to make sure everyone is full after the tour so we love to hear your feedback! Thanks for joining!

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