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Gastronomic Gastown Walking Tour

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Eating and drinking is officially Gastown's must-do activity! The Gastronomic Gastown Tour is Gastown's one-and-only designated Canadian Signature Experience.

To experience Gastown like a local, explore Vancouver's foodie, boozy, historic neighborhood on 3-hour walking food tour! In a small group, you'll savor gastronomic delights and learn about the neighborhood's storied past from a fun, friendly, expert local guide.

This is a historic walking tour that includes a progressive meal from 4 locally-owned Gastown restaurants, complete with 4 craft beer, local wine and cocktail pairings. To uncover the alleyways and doors that hold Gastown’s gems, a Foodie Tour can’t be beat! All tickets include food tastings and alcoholic pairings.
  • Gourmet food tour of Gastown includes alcohol pairings
  • Listen to stories and facts you won’t find in guidebooks
  • A small group size ensures a personalized experience
  • Recommendations and discounts provided at the end of the tour
What to Expect
Meet your guide in the afternoon at the Gassy Jack Statue in historic Gastown. Learn about the history and architecture of the area as you set off for the first stop. Enjoy samples of classic Canadian pork belly crackling, tempura bacon scotch eggs, and British Columbia wine. As you continue on the walking tour, visit sites you might not notice if exploring on your own, such as the iconic Blood Alley. Wander off the beaten path with your guide for parsnip fries, and satisfy your sweet tooth with dessert as the tour comes to a close. Before you leave, your guide provides further recommendations for the area and discount coupons for select establishments.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Gassy Jack statue, 1 Water St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2H9, Canada
Departure Time
3:00 PM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • 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
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Additional Info
  • 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 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
Cancellation Policy
If you cancel at least 3 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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We took the last tour of the day and it was terrific. Our tour guide Jesse included a bunch of fun facts about the. I was able to try a bunch of new foods that I didn't know were in Vancouver. Thanks Jesse.
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We had a ton of fun. Tracy is a great tour guide and we loved learning new things about Vancouver and finding new places to eat. Would definitely recommend it as a first stop when you arrive in Vancouver. Tracy can give you lots of ideas on things to do, places to see, and of
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Response from JulieVFT, Guest Relations Manager at Gastronomic Gastown Walking Tour
Responded 1 week ago
Hi Kelly L, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a 5-star review of your foodie adventure with Tracy through the historic Gastown area. This quirky neighborhood is the birthplace of Vancouver, and we are so honored to be chosen to represent it as an Exclusive Canadian Signature Experience! Over 300 hours of research went in to the creation of this tour, and we love being able to showcase 100% locally-owned eateries, with heritage dining rooms that reflect the rich history of this neighborhood. Tracy is a great resource for all things Vancouver, and I'm so happy that she gave you lots of ideas on how to make the most of your time in our beautiful city! We hope that you will choose to #eatthemap with us again in the future; until then, safe travels and happy feasting!
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Dina (our guide) was great. She was welcoming, fun, and patient. It was a fun afternoon to explore some local restaurants with pairings and learn the history of the area at the same time. We really enjoyed it.
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Response from JulieVFT, Guest Relations Manager at Gastronomic Gastown Walking Tour
Responded 2 Nov 2019
Hi sammasch, Thank you for joining Dina on our Gastronomic Gastown Tour - I am so happy to hear that you had a fun afternoon eating your way through Vancouver's #1 foodie district! As the birthplace of our city, this neighborhood is so rich in history, with iconic buildings and cool stories to go with along with them. Thanks for taking the time to leave us a 5-star review; I hope that this gastronomic adventure was one to remember, and that we will have the opportunity to show you around another foodie neighborhood again in the future. Until then, safe travels and happy feasting!
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Lots of tasty food, interesting information about Gastown history and tips for restaurants and sights. I went back to Nicli later to have full portions of the salad and the pesto pizza! Tracy was a great guide and I was happy that I chose this tour for my b-day.
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Response from JulieVFT, Guest Relations Manager at Gastronomic Gastown Walking Tour
Responded 29 Sep 2019
Hi Jarmo L, We are so honored that a seasoned foodie tourist, such as yourself, chose to experience our Gastronomic Gastown Tour; and furthermore, that you included us in your birthday celebrations! I am so thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the food at Nicli Antica Pizzeria so much that you went back for seconds. Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a 5-star review of your time with Tracy, and we hope that the rest of your birthday trip is equally delicious! Happy birthday from all of us at Vancouver Foodie Tours! :)
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We were fortunate enough to have Tracy as our tour guide for this experience. She was the perfect tour host and made everyone in the group feel welcome. By the time we were done with the tour we had become friends, we even stayed after the tour ended and chatted at length with
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Response from JulieVFT, Guest Relations Manager at Gastronomic Gastown Walking Tour
Responded 27 Sep 2019
Hi SamK1710, I'm so pleased that you had a great time on the Gastronomic Gastown Tour and hope the Granville Island Market Tour was just as awesome of an experience! Double Tracy equals double the fun!! We love hearing when guests befriend others on the tour; especially because Vancouver Foodie Tours was largely born out of a passion for people and food. Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a 5-star review - I hope that you will think of us in the future and that we will have the opportunity to eat with you again!
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