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Small-Group Granville Island Market Tour

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Vancouver, Canada

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icon2 hours  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

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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Gratuities

Departure Point

Edible Canada, 1596 Johnston St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3R9, Canada

Departure Time

10:30 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
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

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
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Granville Island Public Market
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Vancouver Foodie Tours
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.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Vancouver Foodie Tours

If you cancel at least 3 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.

If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

  • 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.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Small-Group Granville Island Market Tour?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers.

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What a fun food tour!
ElizBen
, Nov 2019
Lisa did a great job of introducing us to Granville Island's wonderful food while making it fun. We tasted lots of yummy food but did not feel overwhelmed by the volume. I highly recommend this tour.
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A good tour of a great market
MDTraveler_11
, Jul 2019
We enjoyed the tour very much. The tastings were of a good variety and quality of foods, from fish and chips to doughnuts. The guide, Tracy, was very good at her job. She was pleasant, connected with the individuals of the group, and was knowlegeable. We had a pleasant walk around the market, and got to meet some of the store owners. The tour took about two hours, which were well spent. A good opportunity to see a market which is as good as Borough Market in London (which is high praise).
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Eat a light breakfast
David A
, Jun 2019
This was an excellent tour of the Granville Market, hosted by a very well informed guide. We sampled everything from appetizers through deserts and ended up buying a bunch of stuff to bring back to our hotel for the coming days.
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great food
David H
, May 2019
tour guide was great know where to get the best food , we went back to several of the vendors to take advantage of teh 10% discounts that is part of the tour.
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Granville tour
MariaH1680
, Oct 2018
Tour guide Tracy is so passionate about food, the market, and it shows! Highly recommend this tour, great tastings, explanations.
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This was a really fun tour of the...
Katherine P
, Sep 2018
This was a really fun tour of the market and the varied foods it has to offer. Lots of yummy samples, and we made use of our tour member discount to get some coffee and buy food from the vendors we had visited.
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Great Tour!
MBF44
, Sep 2018
This was a fabulous foodie tour. Michael, our guide from Vancouver Foodie Tours was absolutely outstanding. His warm and gracious demeanor coupled with his “foodie” expertise made this tasting tour very special. Granville Island is a truly interesting enclave just over the bridge from downtown. We did 9 different “tastings”....all amazing and all local/British Columbia “farm to table” products. I highly recommend this experience if you find yourself in Vancouver.
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Granville Market Foodie Tour
garywa2017
, Jul 2018
Great way to see the market and get to taste different food items. It was nice to be able to go to the different vendors (8-9) and have a taste test. The vendors were always prepared for us and our guide (i am bad on names but she was very personable) did a nice job in giving us some history of the market and some of the vendors that we visited. I would do this again. Tour was a very reasonable price.
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Best tour ever!
susanhm2018
, Jul 2018
Well worth the time and money! Great fun, great guide and great food! This was even my second time in a year!
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This tour was the highlight of our...
Ciana C
, Apr 2018
This tour was the highlight of our quick trip to Vancouver. Lydia was an excellent guide and gave us all kinds of info on the city and what else to try in terms of menu items at the stops on tour, as well as other places in the city to see. Everything we had was delicious and we were full for the rest of the day. The Chai latte is the best I've ever had...and you can't beat a hot fresh donut!

Product code: 5611GRANVILLE

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