Culinary Tours & Schools
Vista D'oro Farms & Winery, Langley (Albert Normandin photo)
Culinary tours in British Columbia explore award-winning restaurants and bustling markets; superb wineries, breweries and cideries; and fresh, local food from farms and orchards.
Discover a wide range of guided culinary tours (sometimes led by chefs) in southern BC, particularly near the Okanagan Valley, Cowichan Valley and Fraser Valley. City tasting tours in Victoria, Vancouver and Whistler visit restaurants and culinary neighbourhoods.
Some food tours incorporate outdoor activities, such as gourmet kayak trips in the Gulf Islands, cycling to wineries near Kelowna, and searching for seaweed in Sooke or mushrooms near Mill Bay.
Many self-guided culinary touring options are also available. Follow a Circle Farm Tour driving route or a wine tour, and stop at farms, markets and wineries. Food festivals showcase BC’s spectacular chefs and ingredients in one place.
Want to learn how to personally prepare everything from West Coast cuisine to international dishes? Take hands-on courses at cooking schools in BC.
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1596 Johnston St
Vancouver, British Columbia
Sightseeing for your taste buds! Edible Canada (formerly Edible British Columbia) is located across from Vancouver's Granville Island Public Market. We are Canada's largest culinary tourism & locavore retail company, dedicated to sourcing the highest quality culinary products from coast to coast for our customers. Services include our retail & online artisan food store, guided Granville Island Market & Chinatown Tours, demonstration guest chef Market Dinners, Gourmet Kayaking Weekends & popular Amuse Bouche newsletter & blog. In Summer 2011 we opened Edible Canada at the Market - a vibrant bistro in the heart of Granville Island & at the forefront of Canadian cuisine.
Come with us on a unique culinary adventure! We take you off the beaten track & into some seriously delicious hidden gems. From local butcher shops to high-end restaurants, our tours have something to please everyone's palate. And with a minimum of five tasty stops on each tour, we guarantee you will finish the tour full! We take you where the locals go to eat & drink in their own neighbourhoods away from the tourist centre. Meet the chefs, engage with the locals & have a cocktail with new friends. Get to know the real Vancouver & Victoria beyond the stories & history through local food & beverages that make these cities such culinary wonders.
Our walking food tours are a great way to experience Vancouver's many great eateries, pubs & shops. Tours are led by our fun & entertaining tour guides while you get to experience a tasting adventure through Vancouver's unique neighbourhoods.
The Gastown Walking Food Tour takes you through historic Gastown & is a great way to experience 10 eateries, pubs & shops in this vibrant Vancouver.
The Little Italy Walking Food Tour captures the flavours of authentic Italian cuisine through 9 of the most popular spots in the charming community on Commercial Drive.
Tours are 2.5 hours.
Vancouver Food Tour guides locals & visitors to some of BC's best restaurant gems. A passionate team of culinary experts entertain guests on delectable & informative culinary walking tours.
On our most popular Gastown Tasting Tour & Craft Beer 'n Bites Tour, enjoy hand-selected food & drink pairings at 4 restaurants in the historic neighbourhood. Simply relax & enjoy the adventure.
Our progressive dining menu focuses on local, seasonal & sustainable fare, including BC wines, craft beers, cheeses & charcuterie, seafood & more.
Our tours are perfect for food and culture enthusiasts, & lovers of local wine, craft beer & cocktails. Our guests are passionate about food, city exploration, & share a desire to taste Vancouver from a true local perspective.
170 - 422 Richards St
Vancouver, British Columbia
Treat your taste buds to a slice of heaven. We showcase some of the best foods of Vancouver.
Guilty Pleasures Gourmet Tour: Showcasing over five of downtown Vancouver's award-winning restaurants on a food tasting & educational walking adventure. Sample gourmet food paired with wines & beer, meet food artisans & learn about the city's food culture. (Year-round).
World's Best Food Truck Tour: This is a tantalizing experience celebrating the city's ever-growing food truck landscape by taking foodies on an adventure to the hottest curb-side kitchens. Taste signature dishes, meet talented 'cartrepreneurs' & watch dishes prepared before your eyes. (April-November).
Granville Island Market Tour: Savour a cornucopia of fine foods from independent farmers & food artisans throughout Vancouver, from duck confit & cheeses to locally-made charcuterie, melt-in-your-mouth donuts, to world-class coffee & chai.
Experience four of Whistler's best restaurants in one night.
Whistler Tasting Tours lead walk-about dining tours in Whistler, guiding groups to several gourmet restaurants for a delicious multi-course meal paired with fine BC wines.
Taking a break from Whistler's skiing, golf & mountain biking? We one of Whistler's best low impact activity's with lunch, dinner & dessert tours. Ideal for individuals, couples, small groups, special occasions & corporate team building. Reserve now or visit our website to learn more about our feature restaurants & BC wines.
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Island Joy Rides is a boutique, active travel company offering award-winning guided & self-guided, single & multi-day cycling experiences. We offer premium vacation packages featuring seaside routes, wineries, farms, local food scene, local culture & natural beauty of the Comox Valley, Campbell River, Quadra Island and surrounding regions.
Our commitment to small groups & providing personal, behind the scenes tours to guests of all ages & fitness levels is the key to a valued and memorable experience.
Signature tours include: West Coast Foodie, Edge of the Islands, Wine & Chocolate by Bike.
719 Douglas St
Victoria, British Columbia
You are just a bike ride away from feeling like a kid.
Victoria is the Cycling Capital of Canada, and no wonder so many locals embrace the bicycle. Our year round temperate climate makes cycling an obvious choice and
The Pedaler's bicycle tours reinforce the simple pleasures in life: a nice bike ride, great food, and the exhilaration of discovering something new from the seat of a stylish and comfortable bicycle. Visitors to Victoria have the opportunity to experience Victoria like a local.
Victoria and its beauty is best experienced when you can breathe in the flowers, touch the trees, smell the ocean, and feel the clean air on your skin as you pedal around town.
ToursByLocals connects travellers with the best local guides in 126 countries worldwide. In British Columbia, Canada you can find and book a private tour with a local guide in Vancouver, Victoria, Whistler, and Nanaimo.
Our guides are enthusiastic, experienced locals who are passionate about showing off the best of their BC region to visitors.
From city walks to culinary tours to hiking adventures, every ToursByLocals experience is fully customizable to your unique travel interests.
Benefit from a local's knowledge and access BC's most popular destinations, along with special, out of the way spots - the ones that have never seen a bus tour.
2915 Cameron-Taggart Rd
Mill Bay, British Columbia
Located off a picturesque country road winding through working farms and rolling hills, Unsworth Vineyards & Restaurant is whimsically nestled in the heart of Cowichan Valley's wine country. Dedicated to crafting wines of distinction that reflect the exceptional soil and growing conditions of the region, Unsworth's award-winning, family-owned and operated winery is complemented by their own restaurant - a restored early 1900s farmhouse serving natural local foods. A delicious wine and culinary destination, and a spectacular setting for intimate weddings and events - warm and welcoming with plenty of charm and heritage.