Are you planning your vacation or simply want to have a fun day out with your friends, partner or work mates? If you are foodies you may have already decided that you want to take a food tour, but with the many options out there how do you choose?!
Being so rich in agriculture, BC has some terrific options for exploring through a culinary lens. Whether you are visiting the city of Vancouver or venturing into the Okanagan to visit Wine Country, onto Vancouver Island or you want to explore beyond the big city, we have the lowdown on your menu of delicious options.
If you plan on coming to BC and spending some or all of your time in Vancouver, then you’re going to want to check this company out. They have 13 years of experience offering guided tours of key destinations like Granville Island, Chinatown & Gastown. If you enjoy learning about the history, architecture and stories of an area you will appreciate their informative and friendly guides and of course the tastings at must-see spots along the way.
If you have a sweet tooth then this tour is the one for you.The company is not locally based but offers tours in Downtown Vancouver and Gastown. It’s a four stop walking tour that covers 1.5 kms. Does that amount of walking balance out eating four donuts? Probably not but sometimes you have to indulge, right?
This company has been in business for over 10 years now and they offer tours in Gastown, LIttle Italy and North Vancouver Shipyards. They also offer guided tours for groups or private guided tours if you want a guide to your very own.
These are a completely different type of tour as your guide is Chef Robin. She is the Owner and a certified Sommelier and a forager who will take you to the sea or into the forest; direct to the source to gather the ingredients and then she’ll lead guests through the experience of a clambake or on a wild mushroom forage in Maple Ridge or in Whistler.
These are large size sampling tours. You’ll linger at some locations and take some samples to go at others. Most tours also offer a takehome gift as a momento of the day. Included in the price of your tour is all food, drinks, gratuities and special giveaways.
The tours are itinerary-led for you to enjoy with just you and your friends. You’ll have everything you need to know where to go. Just show up at your first stop ready to be led on your “magical and delicious mystery tour”.
Walking & driving tour itineraries available; many year-round.
In business for almost nine years now, although these aren’t foodie tours they do include food on these wine and beer focused excursions. Pile into a bus and drive all over the Fraser Valley past the farms to sip the day away. Although our tours include alcohol at one or two stops per tour, if you want to take a drink focused tour, this is a great option for you.
These folks offer both guided tours and private guided tours. With three different locations in Kelowna, BC there is something for everyone. They offer tours that include food and drinks for foodies as young as 13 years old.
More than just a clever name this Victoria-based tour company has a wide variety of tours. They offer guided tours and self-guided tours too. Their self-guided tour has an App that you download on your phone that tells you interesting facts enroute. They have a tour in Downtown, in Chinatown and a Chocolate and Churches tour. On their website they say, “Let’s get biblical and indulge in some sinful chocolate…”
One of our favourite places on the island is the Cowichan Valley. This company has several tour options including a tour called the Cowichan Valley Wine tour that meanders through the beautiful valley and stops in at four wineries and includes lunch at a farm to table restaurant.
If you are going to come to BC only once in your lifetime then heading up to Whistler should probably be on your list of things to do. The drive alone is spectacular along the aptly named Sea-to-Sky Highway. Once up there you might want to get a highlight of a few of the culinary scene. This tour company offers a Fine Dining Tour, a Whistler Lunch Tour and a Hidden Gems tour.
We hope that after careful research of all of the delicious tour options that you find exactly what you’re looking for As always, if you have any questions we are pleased to answer them for you. You can reach out to us here:.