Gastronomic Gastown Tour

12 Tastings, 8 Stories, 3 Hours of Legendary Eats

What is the Gastronomic Gastown Tour?

An authentic taste of Vancouver’s most-historic neighbourhood

Gastown is a buzzing destination for dining, drinking, and shopping. Yet, finding the hidden gems within Gastown’s maze of cobblestone streets and historic buildings requires some savvy, local expertise!

Join the Gastronomic Gastown Tour to expertly uncover iconic restaurants and legendary drinking establishments. Featuring classic comfort foods, world-class Neapolitan style pizza, out-of-this-world dessert and more, this 3-hour tour is a mouth-watering collection of our favourite bites & beverages, with the option to add fantastic alcohol pairings.

The tour route is filled with picturesque points and must-see landmarks. Along the way, you’ll learn the rich history of Gastown and collect additional recommendations for continued adventures!

Check out our Gastronomic Gastown Tour Tasting Partners here!

5 Reasons Why You’ve Got to Take the Gastronomic Gastown Tour:

  1. Indulge in Canada’s unofficial national food – Poutine! That’s french fries, squeaky cheese curds and spiked gravy!
  2. Sit down at Vancouver’s Best Pizzeria and learn the methods behind traditional Neapolitan-style pizza
  3. Eat, drink, learn and explore the best of Gastown with an expert Foodie Tour Guide! You’ll dine like a local and collect additional recommendations to return to
  4. Discover the origins of Vancouver and the evolution of the historic neighbourhood. There are lots of iconic landmarks and scenic points along the way
  5. Experience the spirited culture of Gastown by adding alcohol pairings to your afternoon!

Why people love this tour

“We actually spent a few hours in Gastown on our own before meeting Manuela for our tour, but after our Vancouver Foodie Tour, we realized how much we had missed on our own!! The food was delicious, the portions were perfect, and [our] guide through Gastown was so fun and informative. Our only regret was that we hadn’t done the tour earlier in our trip. By the end, you’ll have dozens of places you’ll want to go back and try!”

– Prospects15, Washington, DC

“These tours make wonderful gifts, either for visitors to the city or residents looking for something special.”

– Patricia from Gibsons, Canada

If you have a Dietary Restriction…

Let us know! We order all tastings in advance, so please specify your order when you purchase your tickets online. We can provide delicious options for:

  • Vegetarians
  • Pescatarians (those who do not eat meat, except seafood)

We unfortunately 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!

Legal drinking age…

The legal drinking age in British Columbia is 19 years of age. You may be required to present your government issued ID to participate in alcohol tastings. Consider it a compliment!


Tour Information

Duration: 3 hours, 3-6 pm. Click on "Book Now" for up-to-date availability.

Tours run: Friday-Sundays; extended schedule in the summer. Click "Book Now" for details.

What's Included: Food tastings, alcohol pairings additional $20/guest

Capacity: 4-15 guests

Distance Covered: 1.4 km / 0.9 mile, 30 minutes walk with 5 stops

What to Wear: Comfortable clothing and shoes, rain gear depending on weather

Weather Conditions: Tours run rain or shine

Registration Cutoff: Tickets must be purchased before 12 pm the day of tour

Meeting Place: Gassy Jack Statue, in front of Six Acres Restaurant

Pricing: $79.99 (+ $20 for optional alcohol pairings) + tax + $2.00 ticketing fee

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