If You Crave…
food that tells history,
Sights with dramatic geography, and
People who are proudly local…
The Granville Island Public Market has it all
Perched on Vancouver’s dramatic waterfront, Canada’s most famous Public Market houses 90 of Canada’s top artisans, from cheese mongers to florists, pasta makers, fruit stands, charcuterie shops and more.
The market is full of life – it’s an entirely delightful sensory overload!
In 2005, President and Founder of Edible Canada, Eric Pateman, found a method to the madness. His food tasting tour – a guided, immersive, delicious adventure – was the first of its kind on Granville Island.
Today, we host the Granville Island Market Tour in partnership with Edible Canada. We’ve designed the experience to combine our favourite, unmissable flavours of the Market with the stories of the people behind them.
2017 marks the 12th Anniversary of the Granville Island Market Tour.
Since 2005, we’ve introduced 20,000+ guests from around the globe to the makers, bakers, and magic of Canada’s iconic Market!
It’s not ‘what’ gives the market its magic…it’s who
As the crown jewel of Granville Island, the Public Market is the driving force behind the 10 milliion visits Granville Island receives each year.
What people don’t realize? Upwards of 75% of that traffic comes from locals – chefs, families, wanderers, and the family businesses themselves. This is the beating heart of Vancouver’s culinary scene.
While the Public Market may dazzle with colourful towers of fruit, tantalizing smells, and animated shopkeepers, ask anyone who calls the Market home; the real magic is in the community.
“Historically, people had their butcher, the baker, the fishmonger. People knew who they got their food from and where the food came from. These food tours give people a chance to reconnect with that.”
– Eric Pateman, President & Founder of Edible Canada
Celebrating 12 Great Years
To celebrate the Granville Island Market Tours’s 12th Anniversary, we’re taking 12 weeks to honour the people and personalities that give the Public Market its magic.
Despite the wide variety of happenings at the Public Market, these dedicated shopkeepers and business owners find a way to work in tandem to bring the daily Granville Island Market Tours to life. This is an incredible set of people who are genuine, caring, and passionate!
Follow us as we release a series of videos, articles and interviews, highlighting the community of inspiring people who shape and illuminate Canada’s Market.
We think their stories will make you smile and, even make you salivate!
ENTER TO WIN: Taste #CanadasMarket
Even locals don’t know the Public Market like this. Get ready for an early-access, melt-in-your-mouth, unforgettable Canadian experience on Granville Island.
We’ll take you and 3 friends on a VIP Private Tour of the Public Market to get up close with Canada’s top artisans and to indulge in 20+ mouthwatering tastings.
You’ll also receive a $100 gift card to drink and dine at one of Canada’s top restaurants, Edible Canada at Market.
And, to finish things off, you’ll receive 4 tickets to False Creek Ferries to ride Vancouver’s famous water taxi and take in the breathtaking skyline.
HOW TO ENTER:
Enter on Facebook or Instagram (1 entry each)
- Like us on Facebook and/or Follow us on Instagram
- Find the Contest Post (here’s Facebook, here’s Instagram) and leave a Comment with:
a) What you love (or look forward to) at the Public Market and,
b) Tag someone who would love to experience it!
Contest closes at 11:59pm on July 31, 2017. We will draw one winner at random on August 1, 2017.
2017-08-02-Contest is now closed. Congratulations to @_chloecatherine – we look forward to hosting you on Granville Island soon!