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The Gastronomic Gastown Tour is an Official Canadian Signature Experience!

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Vancouver Foodie Tours’ Gastronomic Gastown Tour joins Destination Canada’s prestigious collection of official Canadian Signature Experiences. 

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The Gastronomic Gastown Tour by Vancouver Foodie Tours is the only designated Canadian Signature Experience in Gastown. 

The Canadian Signature Experience program recognizes one-of-a-kind travel experiences found only in Canada. There are less than 10 Vancouver-based experiences that have earned Destination Canada’s CSE designation.

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Gastown’s Must-Do Activity

As the city’s #1 restaurant district and the birthplace of Vancouver, it’s no surprise that a walking food tour would be Gastown’s must-do activity.

Vancouver Foodie Tours designed the Gastronomic Gastown Tour as a historic city tour with exceptional tastings at local restaurants.

The tour demystifies Gastown’s cobblestone maze of restaurants, boutiques, and cocktail bars, to reveal what locals love about the neighbourhood. It’s history, booze, food, and a whole lot of Vancouver character.

The 3-hour walking tour includes:

An in-depth tour of Vancouver’s history

A progressive meal of Canadian comfort foods

Four uniquely Gastown restaurants
Skip the lines and sit down for Gastown’s signature dishes.

Four craft beer, wine and cocktail pairings

An expert local guide
Weave through Gastown’s foodie maze like a local!

The Gastronomic Gastown Tour begins in the heart of Gastown, a 10-15 minute walk from most downtown hotels.

“You can learn so much about a city from its history, so we’re really passionate about sharing Gastown’s story. This tour shows what makes Gastown unique – a casual, delicious, historic district, known for food and alive with entrepreneurial energy.”

 – Michelle Ng, President & Founder of Vancouver Foodie Tours

Tour Highlights

Canadian comfort foods – Pork Belly Crackling, Parsnip Fries, and Tempura Bacon Eggs – from Tuc Craft Kitchen, paired with British Columbia wine.

A true taste of Gastown’s boozy spirit with four alcohol pairings, including local beer, wine, and original cocktail recipes.

A guided tour of lesser-known history and architecture, including Blood Alley, the Woodwards Building, and Gastown’s social evolution.

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Why did the Gastronomic Gastown Tour earn a CSE?

Vancouver Foodie Tours isn’t the only company to host walking food tours in Gastown. What makes the Gastronomic Gastown Tour a one-of-a-kind Canadian Signature Experience?

1. The in-depth history

2. The signature dishes from locally-loved Gastown restaurants

3. The tour guide, walking route, and seamless Foodie Tour experience

Find out how Vancouver Foodie Tours designed the Gastronomic Gastown Tour here.


Vancouver Foodie Tours is Vancouver’s #1 Rated Tour on TripAdvisor and one of Forbes’ Top 9 Food Tours in the World.

The Gastronomic Gastown Tour is available daily from 3:00-6:00pm, with additional departures on weekends. Learn more about the Gastronomic Gastown Tour here.

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