Vancouver Railtown District Food Tour

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  • Duration: 2 Hrs
  • Departure Time :
    1:30pm. Tour starts promptly please plan to arrive 5 minutes early.
  • Departure Details :
    Central Vancouver
  • Return Details :
    Concludes near the original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund

Overview

Railtown is an up-and-coming neighbourhood just east of Gastown that is quickly becoming a top destination in the city for trendy small restaurants. Historic and teeming with artist lofts, design shops, and tech companies, this area is an interesting mix of new and old. On this 2-hour culinary journey we visit 5 culinary stops nestled among some of the oldest houses still standing in Vancouver. Join us for a stellar lunch as we taste and learn about the once thriving Japanese community that built this neighbourhood in the early 1900s. This tour was recently awarded the Canadian Signature Experience by the Canadian Tourism Commission recognizing it as an authentic and uniquely Canadian tour experience.

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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

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

Exclusions

  • 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