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Overview
The Legendary Gastown Food tour takes you through the cobbled stone streets of Vancouver’s oldest neighborhood. Enjoy local craft beer, delicious cheese & prosciutto with flavourful local wine, Japanese kar-age style chicken, freshly made Sicilian Tortellini, battered fish with hand cut fries, tasty Carolina-style pulled pork BBQ sandwiches, organic smooth soft ice cream, creamy awarding winning cheesecake, and delicious hand-made chocolates! On this 2.5 hour walking food tour, a professional improv comedy actors full of passion for the city and its food will share the fascinating and funny little-known stories about Vancouver and its “Wild West” history that dates back 150 years. Learn about Gassy Jack, Gastown’s notorious founder and the stories that him famous and put Vancouver on the map.
Highlights
  • Gastown food walking tour led by improv comedian
  • See Gastown landmarks and cobblestone streets
  • Experience local flavors with included tastings and drinks 
  • Get discount coupons to use while visiting Vancouver
What to Expect
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.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Waterfront Station, 601 W Cordova St, Vancouver, BC V6B 1G1, Canada
Departure Time
2:00 PM
Duration
2h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • 7 Food tasting & 2 alcoholic tastings (non alcoholic options available)
  • Professional guide
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
Exclusions
  • Tour guide Gratuities (15-20% recommended)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum drinking age is 19 years. Non alcoholic options available.
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if minimum numbers of tour guests are not met. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative date or full refund.
  • Special dietary requests can be accommodated with advanced notice.
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • 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
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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We had an amazing time on our tour for a work recognition function. Most of us hadn't done a food/walking tour before so we really enjoyed the choices of food, fun knowledge of gas town and Tia our tour guide was incredibly friendly and funny. Thanks for a great tour!
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Response from MariaB3237, Manager at Gastown Walking Food Tour
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for taking your time to write this amazing review! We are so happy to hear you all had such a good time on your first food tour!. Hope to see you again on one of our other tours.
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Interesting tour of Gastown with a bit of history and folklore thrown in. We went to 9 different places but the tasting samples were very small at each one (eg: 1-2 bite samples). So don't go on an empty stomach or you'll be disappointed (and left hungry). The 2 alcoholic
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Response from MariaB3237, Manager at Gastown Walking Food Tour
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for taking your time to write your feedback. We are sorry to hear you found the samples too small. The wine should be a 4oz so we will have to check into why this was not served. We value your feedback and please feel free to contact maria@tastevancouverfoodtours.com so we can get some more details. Thank you.
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Had a super fun rainy afternoon in Gastown with hilarious and informative guide, Tia! She made the area come alive with her colourful descriptions of the people and events of this historic town center while sampling delicious foods and beverages along the way. Make sure you wear
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Response from MariaB3237, Manager at Gastown Walking Food Tour
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you for your wonderful review! Tia loves showcasing Gastown to our tour guests. We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed the tour despite the rain!
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We went on the food tour with Sean, our guide, over the winter holidays. It was SOO much fun! There was a group of 8 of us - two families - who were together and we joined the rest of the crew that had signed up for a fabulous culinary adventure. Sean was amazing, totally
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Response from MariaB3237, Manager at Gastown Walking Food Tour
Responded 4 weeks ago
Wow, we feel so honoured! Thank you for your amazing review. We are so happy that you all had a wonderful time on the tour. Hope we get to see you again on our other tours!
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We enjoyed an entertaining and delicious tour of Gastown with Anna on December 29. Our guide Anna was amazing - very personable and knowledgeable.
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Response from MariaB3237, Manager at Gastown Walking Food Tour
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you for taking your time to review. We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed the tour with Anna so much. We will pass on to her
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By: Taste Vancouver Food Tours
Mike S
10
Amazing time on this food tour!
We had an amazing time on our tour for a work recognition function. Most of us hadn't done a food/walking tour
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glassviolin
178
Good, but small food portions
Interesting tour of Gastown with a bit of history and folklore thrown in. We went to 9 different places but the
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Charlene
Vancouver, Canada
10
Awesome Rainy Afternoon!
Had a super fun rainy afternoon in Gastown with hilarious and informative guide, Tia! She made the area come alive
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Carolyn S
10
Fantastic!
We booked a private tour for our sister’s bachelorette party, and it was absolutely fantastic! Tia did a great job
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DutchLady2
Vancouver, Canada
5130
Little Italy walking tour
Commercial Drive! Our guide was Brent. He was good! He gave a little intro or story about ea business. Loved our
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MF_and_GF
Boston, Massachusetts
20
Terrific!
We went on the food tour with Sean, our guide, over the winter holidays. It was SOO much fun! There was a group
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Kath F
10
Gastown Food Tour
We enjoyed an entertaining and delicious tour of Gastown with Anna on December 29. Our guide Anna was amazing -
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Nile W
Seattle, Washington
10
Great taste and tour of the city!
We had just arrived to Vancouver and felt immediately more familiar with the city after this wonderful tour. Our
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Moe F
10
Lonsdale Quay
A few weeks ago enjoyed the taste testing from vendors at the Quay. Most unusual was the brie and pear pizza.
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DanmanNZ
Auckland, New Zealand
30
Had a great time.
Sean the guide was friendly, knowledgeable and amusing he kept us on track and interested in the rich history of
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