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Granville Island Market Tour

20 Tastings, 10 Stories, 2 Hours of Canadian Delights


What is the Granville Island Market Tour?

A Food and Cultural Tour showcasing Fresh, Local Gastronomic Delights

Noisy and chaotic, yet irresistibly atmospheric, Granville Island is Canada’s second most-visited tourist attraction, behind Niagara Falls, and Vancouver’s destination for lovers of food, art and culture. Offering fresh, local, seasonal produce, alongside a slice of local life, this is where guests rub elbows with Vancouver’s chefs as they shop for tonight’s menu.

During the Granville Island tour, guests will savour a cornucopia of fine foods from independent farmers and food artisans throughout Vancouver and beyond, from duck confit and cheeses to locally-made charcuterie, melt-in-your-mouth donuts, to world-class coffee and chai. Touring the Granville Island Public Market will be one of the most authentic ways to experience Vancouver — after all, what better way to feel the pulse of a city than to immerse yourself in the action?

Why take the Granville Island Market Tour?

  • Visit Edible Canada, the culinary centre of Granville Island, and a place to inhale Vancouver!
  • Eat your way through the world-famous Granville Island Public Market and hear the intriguing stories, culture, and history behind the tasty creations
  • Highlights include: a plethora of locally-cured meats, small production local cheeses, and freshly-baked artisan bread
  • Find out why fermented food is so good for you
  • This experience has been recognized by the Canadian Tourism Commission as one of the unique Canadian experiences that represent the nation. The Granville Island Market CSE_horizontalTour was one of the first experiences to be inducted into the Canadian Signature Experiences collection in 2011.

Why people love this tour

“The tastings offered with Vancouver Foodie Tours all happen in perfect sequence. What you taste one moment will be perfectly complimented by the next from beginning to end. The food tour takes an arc, like a well told story, where you begin with the mild flavours that subtly wake you up with potato hash, strong coffee and delicious bread. But then, the action rises and you are set off on a course filled with aged cheddar, salty prosciutto and peppery chai tea.” –

“We took the Granville Island tour and loved it. Although we have been to the public market dozens of times, all the shops sort of blurred together until this tour. Our tour guide introduced us to shops owned by people who are passionate about food…  Now when we go to the market, we will know where to buy the best stuff!” – Daycyn, New Mexico 

This is a kid-friendly activity!

We offer a $10 discount for children 3 to 12 years old

If you have a Dietary Restriction…

We encourage you to try everything on the tour as we have selected tastings that best exemplify the restaurants and food shops we feature. We can provide substitutions for vegetarians and pescatarians when requested in advance. We unfortunately cannot cater to any other dietary restrictions, as there is not always a “next-best” option at our tasting locations.



Tour Information

Duration: 2 hours, 10:30 - 12:30. Additional tours available during summer season. Click on Book a Tour for availability.

Tours run: Daily in the summer. Thu-Sun between Sep 19 - May 20.

What's Included: All food and drink tastings

Capacity: 4 - 15 guests

Distance Covered: Approx 250 meters, total walking time is 12 minutes

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

Weather Conditions: Tours run rain or shine, majority of tour takes place indoors

Registration Cutoff: Tickets must be purchased before 7:30 am the day of tour

Meeting Place: Edible Canada Bistro Front Entrance

Pricing: $49.99 (Mon-Thu), $53.99 (Fri-Sun) + tax + $2.00 ticketing fee

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