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Granville Island and China Town Tours

Granville Island Market Tour

BOOK NOW Price: $35.00 per person

Edible Canada’s signature tour provides the opportunity for both locals and visitors to learn about and experience BC’s most visited and best-known public market. With more than 12.2 million visitors a year, Granville Island can be a very busy place! Put yourself in the experienced and knowledgeable hands of Edible Canada’s culinary professionals and learn the secrets and the best places to shop.The centerpiece of the island experience is the Granville Island Public Market, which houses a diverse array of vendors; irresistible green grocers, butchers, bakers, fishmongers, cheese specialists, sweets stands, and casual eateries. Just outside the market are many local artisans as well as a wine shop, a micro roaster of organic coffee, the Netloft and Canada’s only artisan Sake distillery. With more than fifty permanent vendors and a constantly rotating roster of farmers and culinary artisans, Granville Island is a true cook’s treasure and a foodie’s heaven!

Details

Time: 9-11am daily

Price: 
$35 per person plus HST

Duration : 
Approximately 2 hours
Max/ Min Group size: 8 / 2
Meeting Spot: In front of the Culinary Artisan Retail Store, at Edible Canada at the Market

Tour Includes:
• A 2-hour tour of the Granville Island Public Market
• Edible Canada recycled tote bag
• Tastings of regional foods
• Tips on food selection and preparation
• Bottled water
• 10% off purchases at the Edible Canada Retail Store

Note: Tickets for all these tours must be purchased in advance. The cut off time for ticket purchases is 3pm the day prior to the tour. Tickets cannot be purchased the day of the tour. Ticket purchases are nonrefundable and cannot be transferred to another date. *Please note, we require a minimum of 2 people to run each market tour.  If less than 2 people are registered for a tour, you will have the option of moving to another date or having your money refunded. View the bottom of the website for our terms & conditions.

~~~Private Market Tours

Our Market Tours are also available for private groups. Contact us for more details.

~~~ Private Family Market Tours

We also proudly offer Private Family Market Tours. With a minimum of 2 adults at our regular fare, we welcome a maximum of 6 children up to 16 years of age at a rate of 25% off.  Children 5 and under are free of charge.  The tour follows the same basic outline as our public tours, but you have a chef guide all to yourself, and we can incorporate the children’s pace and interests in the tour. Contact us to book your private family tour.

~~~Granville Island Gourmet Shopping Tour

BOOK NOW Price: $60.00 per person

People come to Granville Island for 2 main reasons – to eat and to shop. Edible Canada has created a new tour that allows you to do both! Granville Island Gourmet Shopping Tour combines EC’s flagship Chef Guided Market Tour with an in-depth Granville Island Shopping experience for an extensive three-hour sampling and shopping excursion! After your culinary tour, your guide will help you discover another part of Granville island, where artisans work away in their studios creating one of a kind pieces. Meet the artists, experience what they do and recieve exclusive discounts.

Start at 9:30am, with one of EC’s experienced chef guides as you sample your way through Granville Island’s freshest foods and insider secrets. At 11am, fueled by your finds, you and your shopping guide will explore the eclectic shops and artisans that cover the bustling Island. You’ll finish at 12:30pm, hopefully with a filled belly and shopping bag.
 Details

Time: 9:30am-12:30pm daily
Price: $60 per person plus HST
Duration : Approximately 3 hours
Max/ Min Group size: 8 / 2
Meeting Spot: In front of the Culinary Artisan Retail Store, at Edible Canada at the Market

Tour Includes:
• A 1.5-hour tasting tour of the Granville Island Public Market, followed by a 1.5-hour shopping tour around the Island
• Edible Canada recycled tote bag
• Tastings of regional foods
• Tips on food selection and preparation
• Introduction to Island vendors and artisans
• Bottled water
• 10% off purchases at the Edible Canada Retail Store

Note: Tickets for all these tours must be purchased in advance. The cut off time for ticket purchases is 3pm the day prior to the tour. Tickets cannot be purchased the day of the tour. Ticket purchases are nonrefundable and cannot be transferred to another date. *Please note, we require a minimum of 2 people to run each market tour.  If less than 2 people are registered for a tour, you will have the option of moving to another date or having your money refunded. View our terms & conditions at the bottom of this website.

Chinatown Tour with Dim Sum

BOOK NOW Price: $65.00 per person

Edible Canada is proud to introduce visitors and locals alike to one of North America’s largest Chinatowns. With an abundance of history and so much to see and smell – not to mention taste – Chinatown is a tour that adventurous foodies do not want to miss.The centerpiece of Vancouver’s diverse ethnic dining scene is Chinatown. Our skilled and knowledgeable Chinese Canadian food experts will share the history of this unique area as you walk through the historic streets and hidden alleys. Your guide will unlock the secrets of a food culture that has truly shaped Vancouver, and continues to provide the backbone for our city’s pan-Asian cuisine.

With an introduction to some of the historical buildings and heritage landmarks in the area, you will make your way to the heart of Chinatown.  Visits to herbal stores, meat shops, bakeries and specialty stores are included, along with a variety of food sampling: BBQ meats, exotic fruits, traditional snacks, teas and more.

After your walking tour, enjoy a spectacular Guided Dim Sum lunch at one of Vancouver’s most authentic Chinese restaurants. This experience is highly recommended!

Details

Dates: Tours depart every Saturday at 10:30am
Price: $65 per person plus HST
Duration : Approximately 3 hours
Minimum/Maximum Group Size: 2 / 8
Meeting Spot: Eight Treasures Shop at Dr. Sun Yat Sen Classical Chinese Garden.

Tour Includes:
• A 2 hour tour of Chinatown & surrounding area, followed by guided Dim Sum lunch
• Edible Canada recycled tote bag
• Tastings of regional foods
• Tips on food selection & preparation
• Recipes
• EC bottled water

Note: Tickets for all these tours must be purchased in advance. The cut off time for ticket purchases is 3pm the day prior to the tour. Tickets cannot be purchased the day of the tour. Ticket purchases are nonrefundable and cannot be transferred to another date. *Please note, we require a minimum of 2 people to run each market tour.  If less than 2 people are registered for a tour, you will have the option of moving to another date or having your money refunded. View our terms & conditions at the bottom of this website.

Chinatown Tour without Dim Sum

BOOK NOW

Price: $40.00 per person
Edible Canada is proud to introduce visitors and locals alike to one of North America’s largest Chinatowns. With an abundance of history and so much to see and smell – not to mention taste – Chinatown is a tour that adventurous foodies do not want to miss.

The centerpiece of Vancouver’s diverse ethnic dining scene is Chinatown. Our skilled and knowledgeable Chinese Canadian food experts will share the history of this unique area as you walk through the historic streets and hidden alleys. Your guide will unlock the secrets of a food culture that has truly shaped Vancouver, and continues to provide the backbone for our city’s pan-Asian cuisine.

With an introduction to some of the historical buildings and heritage landmarks in the area, you will make your way to the heart of Chinatown.  Visits to herbal stores, meat shops, bakeries and specialty stores are included, along with a variety of food sampling: BBQ meats, exotic fruits, traditional snacks, teas and more.

Guided Dim Sum lunch at one of Vancouver’s most authentic Chinese restaurants is optional – but highly recommended! Click here for details.

Details

Dates: Tours depart every Saturday at 10:30am
Price: $40 per person plus HST

Duration : Approximately 2 hours
Minimum/Maximum Group Size: 2 / 8
Meeting Spot: Dr. Sun Yat Sen Classical Chinese Garden Gift Shop

Tour Includes:
• A 2 hour tour of Chinatown & surrounding area
• Edible Canada recycled tote bag
• Tastings of regional foods
• Tips on food selection & preparation
• Recipes
• EC bottled water

Note: Tickets for all these tours must be purchased in advance. The cut off time for ticket purchases is 3pm the day prior to the tour. Tickets cannot be purchased the day of the tour. Ticket purchases are nonrefundable and cannot be transferred to another date. *Please note, we require a minimum of 2 people to run each market tour.  If less than 2 people are registered for a tour, you will have the option of moving to another date or having your money refunded. View our terms & conditions at the bottom of this website.

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