Gastown Historic Walking Food Tour

Highlights

  • Meet an improv comedian guide in the historic district of Gastown, then set out on foot as you hear some little-known stories about the neighborhood. Check out the Gastown Steam Clock—it really does run on steam power—as well as the ‘World’s Oldest Trading Company,’ and other local landmarks. The tasting menu varies to keep the experience fresh and fun, but favorites include local craft beer, organic ice cream, pulled-pork sandwiches, treats made with Canadian maple syrup, and a cheese cake that’s been voted the best in the city. Throughout the tour, your guide will keep up an energetic dialogue about Gastown, Vancouver, and local food. Your walking tour concludes at the original departure point.

Summary

Meet an improv comedian guide in the historic district of Gastown, then set out on foot as you hear some little-known stories about the neighborhood. Check out the Gastown Steam Clock—it really does run on steam power—as well as the ‘World’s Oldest Trading Company,’ and other local landmarks. The tasting menu varies to keep the experience fresh and fun, but favorites include local craft beer, organic ice cream, pulled-pork sandwiches, treats made with Canadian maple syrup, and a cheese cake that’s been voted the best in the city. Throughout the tour, your guide will keep up an energetic dialogue about Gastown, Vancouver, and local food. Your walking tour concludes at the original departure point.

Tour info

Duration
2 hours 30 minutes
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Why take this tour?

The Legendary Gastown Food tour takes you through the cobbled stone streets of Vancouver’s oldest neighbourhood. Enjoy local craft beer, Japanese Kar-age style chicken, freshly made Sicilian Tortellini with local wine, tasty pork and potato croquette, crispy sweet & chili cauliflower, organic smooth soft ice cream, creamy awarding winning cheesecake and delicious lemon bars. On this 2.5 hour walking food tour, you will be lead by an improv comedy actor who will share the fascinating and funny little-known stories about Vancouver and its “Wild West” history that dates back 150 years.

What’s included?

  • 6 Food tasting & 2 alcoholic tastings (non alcoholic options available)

  • Professional tour guide

  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)

  • Entry/Admission - Steam Clock

  • Entry/Admission - Gassy Jack

  • Entry/Admission - Gastown

  • Tour guide Gratuities (15-20% recommended)

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Things to know

Before you book

  • Duration: 2h 30m

  • Mobile tickets accepted

  • Instant confirmation

Covid Policy

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas

Public Heath Order order on masks in public indoor settings. Starting September 13, proof of vaccination is required to participate in tour. At least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine required and by October 24, fully vaccinated. The requirement applies to all people born in 2009 or earlier (12+)

Cancellation Policy

    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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About operator:

Taste Vancouver Food Tours provides visitors and Vancouverites with an entertaining and tantalizing food tasting and cultural adventure into Vancouver's food scene. Our walking food tours are a great way to experience the savory tastes, sounds and sights of Vancouver's many great eateries, pubs and shops. Tours are led by one of our fun and entertaining tour guides. Laugh and learn while you get to experience tasting adventures through Vancouver's unique neighborhoods. Great food, beverages, lots of fun and entertainment.

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