Vancouver Railtown District Food Tour

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Railtown is arguably Vancouvers hottest neighborhood with great galleries, boutiques, bars and, of course, restaurants. This 2-hour guided tour takes you to cafes, restaurants and even an urban winery for upwards of 10 samples of food and drinks. Your small group, limited to 12 people, will learn the history and recent renewal of the area from a food-loving guide.

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The tour starts at the HAVE Caf, a culinary training society for people with barriers to employment. Here we have a classic soup and sandwich combo made by their chefs in training. The tour then explores Powell Street where we will pass by numerous historic buildings from the late 1800s such as the World Hotel, The Secord Hotel, The Uchida Building, Oppenheimer Park, the Shibuya Clothing company and more.

The next foodie stop is at the Uncommon Caf for some mind-blowing meatballs (recently voted best in the city), some drinking shrubs, and fresh handmade bread. After passing by some of the oldest houses still standing and the historic Japanese language school, the tour relaxes for a craft beer and BC wine at The Settlement Building. Once a steel factory, this gorgeous space now houses a restaurant, a craft brewery, and an urban winery.

The next stop is at the quirky Railtown Caf for a salad, focaccia bread, and infused lemonade sample. This bright caf is a great place to spot the next tech wizard, fashion designer, or local street artist. After passing by numerous trendy restaurants and more historic buildings such as the Sunshine Market, St. James Anglican Church, and the No. 5 Orange, we end the tour at one of the citys best bakeries for some sweet pastries made by Eleanor Chow and her talented team of chefs.

This tour is part of the Canadian Signature Experiences collection, a group of tourism businesses designated by the Canadian Tourism Commission as tours and activities that provide and authentic and distinctive Canadian travel experience.

Inclusions for Vancouver Railtown District Food Tour

  • Professional guide
  • Food and drink tastings
  • Wine tasting
  • Local guide
  • Walking tour
  • Small-group tour

Exclusions for Vancouver Railtown District Food Tour

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities (optional)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability

This tour involves roughly 20 minutes of walking

Please dress appropriately for the weather

Tastings include 2 alcohol samples; non-alcoholic beverages may be substituted

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

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6 Traveler Reviews

  • Guide was great. Included history of area. Good variety. Food was great. Everyone friendly.

  • This tour was awesome

  • We booked a food tour through Viator. After we booked and paid before we left home, we showed up at the appointed time. One of the chefs finally took pity on us and called the food tour company. They said they had not gotten the tour reservations. Since it was too late to schedule something for that day, they offered us a replacement tour the next morning for no additional charge.
    The tour was great, but I will probably never attempt to book another tour through Viator

  • This was a weird tour. Food was good but the neighborhood was scarey. You pass a park filled with drug users and homeless. Not what you want to see on vacation.

  • I really enjoyed the tour. Kate was a good guide, the food was wonderful and the district is very interesting. Good blend of old, new and relevant info from Kate and I hope the restaurants all have much success. I love the story behind the H.A.V.E. Cafe! What an inspiring idea!

  • What a great way to spend an afternoon, exploring an up-and-coming area of Vancouver. Our tour guide was outstanding - she had lots to say about the area and about the food establishments we visited. My sister and I live out of town and we went on the tour with a Vancouver local. The Local said she learned new things about Vancouver and will now frequent some of the places we visited.

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