Small-Group Granville Island Market Tour

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Small-Group Granville Island Market Tour
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Get VIP foodie access at the world-famous Granville Island Public Market on this 2-hour walking food tour! The Public Market is the crown jewel of Granville Island, filled with fresh produce and one-of-a-kind artisans.

You'll start the day in Edible Canada, a top farm-to-table restaurant in Vancouver. We'll sit down for a seasonal dish and a glass of local wine. Then, it's off to the Public Market for 20+ signature Canadian tastings - breads, cheeses, charcuterie, melt-in-your-mouth donuts and more!  

Noisy and chaotic, yet irresistibly atmospheric, Granville Island is a paradise for food, art and culture. Taste the heart of Vancouver's food scene and learn insider tips about the market’s best food stalls and restaurants. This food tour is limited to 16 people, ensuring you enjoy a small-group experience!
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In Brief

Location:
Vancouver, Canada
Country:
Canada
Duration:
2 hours
Operates:
January 1 to May 20, 2016: Thursday to Sunday
May 21 to September 18, 2016: Daily
September 19 to December 31, 2016: Thursday to Sunday
Highlights:
Fully narrated tour
Led by a local guide
Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
Small-group tour
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Your tantalizing tour of the Granville Island Public Market starts at Edible Canada, a local farm-to-table restaurant where you’ll meet your fun and friendly guide. After introductions, you'll set off on your delicious 2-hour adventure for 20+ signature Canadian tastings at 8 incredible food shops!

Weave your way through the Public Market with your expert tour guide for VIP access to Canada's finest food artisans. This progressive meal features a series of exclusive tastings, only accessible to tour guests. Indulge in 7 kinds of charcuterie from North America's Top Meat Maker, award-winning organic breads, local cheeses, fresh honey-dipped donuts and more! 

Hear stories about the local chefs who use the 90+ market vendors to buy ingredients for their own restaurants, and learn about the backgrounds of some of the most popular vendors. As you eat your way through the market, you’ll gain an understanding of Vancouver’s food culture and enjoy a slice of local life. The tour concludes at the Market, where you can continue to explore and shop with exclusive Foodie Tour discounts!

This tour is officially designed as a Canadian Signature Experience 
- A distinction awarded by the Canadian Tourism Commission for tours and activities that provide an authentic and distinctive Canadian travel experience!

Inclusions

  • Exclusive Food Tastings - A progressive meal featuring 20+ signature Canadian tastings
  • 8 delicious destinations
  • An exclusive Printed Guide of foodie recommendations and Granville Island discounts
  • A fun, friendly, locally-savvy, Foodie Tour Guide!

Exclusions

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities

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

Departure Time

10:30 AM

Departure Point

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

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • 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 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
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

Once booked, this trip is fully non-refundable

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

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).
• Submitted 30 Jul 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.
• Submitted 03 Jul 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.
• Submitted 06 May 2019
Tour guide Tracy is so passionate about food, the market, and it shows! Highly recommend this tour, great tastings, explanations.
• Submitted 02 Oct 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.
• Submitted 19 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.
• Submitted 17 Sep 2018
Well worth the time and money! Great fun, great guide and great food! This was even my second time in a year!
• Submitted 10 Jul 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!
• Submitted 09 Apr 2018
Great tour with amazing food!
• Submitted 21 Jan 2018
Fun tour, and the food was awesome!!
• Submitted 25 Dec 2017
very interesting, excellent guide
• Submitted 29 Oct 2017
Delicious experience weaving our way around Granville Island's many offerings and sampling high quality foods. Nadia was a knowledgable leader, giving a short background/history of foods and vendors. Later I revisited places and used discounts we were given.
• Submitted 19 Oct 2017
A unique way to visit a fun and memorable place. Our guide was brilliant, many thanks
• Submitted 16 Sep 2017
Tracy was our hostess and she provided us with a wonderful experience on Granville Island. We highly recommend this tour with Tracy.
• Submitted 09 Sep 2017
Really good tour- food tastings awesome
• Submitted 30 Aug 2017
We booked the small-group Granville Public Market Foodie Tour for our last day in Vancouver. It was outstanding! Our guide, Tracy, did a nice job of introductions within the group and quickly got our tour underway. She was fun and shared information about the market and what we were tasting. She also did a nice job of moving us through the crowded market and conducted our tastings in quieter areas. Now about the tastings: We had full-portion samples of a veggie plate, BC rede or white wine, coffee, charcuterie meats, cheeses, breads, in-season cherries, iced tea lemonade, hot fresh doughnuts, maple syrup and chocolate. Come hungry, leave full. Plus they provide discount coupons for purchases at some of the vendors visited and a free refill on the lemonade if you return after the tour. Great deal! Great time!
• Submitted 24 Aug 2017
It was a wondeful tour! I would do another one in a minute. Miguel Alzugaray was our guide this day and he was welcoming and knowledgeable with a great sense of humor. The tour was efficient and informative. I am a food tour guide in Baltimore, MD and Miguel is at the top of his class!
• Submitted 14 Aug 2017
I went on one of the Granville Island Market Tours about a month ago -- and I had a great time! Miguel, our tour guide, was super-friendly and informative. All you need to do is to show up hungry: they'll take it from there. You'll try everything from artisan bread to charcuterie, to fresh, local fruits to sweet treats. One of the last stops was a doughnut from Lee's -- delightful! After the tour, Miguel was even kind enough to make restaurant recommendations. And I got an email from Vancouver Foodie Tours for follow-up that was personalized. They're obviously very dedicated to customer care. The only thing that I would recommend that I haven't read in the reviews is to bring a water bottle to stay hydrated. The market has water fountains and refilling stations for water bottles. All in all, this is a great way to get familiar with Granville Island Market and find out more about Vancouver. When I'm back I'll definitely try another tour with VFT.
• Submitted 24 Jul 2017
Definitely recommend this tour, our guide Lydia was awesome, and we were certainly full from the delicious food afterwards there were about 8 stops and some 20 tastings.
• Submitted 19 Jul 2017
Wonderful time. Great variety of tastings and wonderful guide who was passionate about food.
• Submitted 09 Jul 2017
We had a great time on this tour it was small, informative, and fun. Our tour guide, Lisa, connected with each of us and did a good job of building a sense of togetherness in the group. Her information was interesting both about the market as a whole and each of the vendors we visited. The food stops were perfect and the sequencing of them made sense. We wanted to do another tour with her before we left town but she did not have one the next day. Our lose.
• Submitted 22 Jun 2017
amazing, highly recommend this.
• Submitted 27 Feb 2017
This was our second food tour while in Vancouver, and it was great also. Our guide was June, who did a superb job of keeping us all together, and making sure we could hear all she was telling us about the foods we were tasting, as well as some of the history of the Granville Public Market. The freshly made honey dipped doughnuts at the end were a highlight!! Great tour!!!
• Submitted 08 Dec 2016
Fantastic!!!! Nadia was amazing and the food was fantastic.
• Submitted 27 Nov 2016

In Brief

Location:
Vancouver, Canada
Country:
Canada
Duration:
2 hours
Operates:
January 1 to May 20, 2016: Thursday to Sunday
May 21 to September 18, 2016: Daily
September 19 to December 31, 2016: Thursday to Sunday
Highlights:
Fully narrated tour
Led by a local guide
Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
Small-group tour

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