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OFF THE EATEN TRACK
Off The Eaten Track provides guided culinary walking tourswhere guests are taken off the tourist grid to explore thewonderful hidden gems that make Vancouver an amazingculinary destination. Two of the more popular tours are theRailtown Tour and the Main Street Tour. Railtown is an upand-coming area that is quickly becoming a hot spot foramazing restaurants. Gritty and historic, this neighbourhoodis an interesting mix of new and old. This tour includes fivedifferent local establishments including a wine tasting atVancouver’s only urban winery. Main Street is hip, cool, andhome to the trendiest restaurants and cafes. This tour is aprogressive dinner that includes five courses with at leasttwo samples of alcohol. This is a great way for guests tolearn about an historic neighbourhood and experience thebest food and beverages Main Street has to offer.
TASTE VANCOUVER FOOD TOURS
Have your clients discover “The Little Italy Food Tour” onCommerical Drive, one of Vancouver’s most captivatingneighbourhoods, with its colourful past, quaint streets, wellknown restaurants and fine epicurean grocers. This two hourwalking food tour includes a taste of Northern Italian pizzawith a ‘chewy crust’ and another stop that features pizza fromNaples with a ‘soft chew’. This is where the locals chill, chowdown and live it up. Your clients will experience an adventure toeclectic shops in a hipster area and savour red wine from Italy,cheese from” La Grotta del Formaggio”, and a slider and cocktailfrom Falconetti’s. Guests will finish the tour off with a real ItalianPastry and an Italian roaster’s latte, finishing off at the family-owned“Dolce Amore Gelato.”www.tastevancouverfoodtours.com
THE TOUR GUYS
The Tour Guys are pleased to introduce two brand new freeSunset Tours for the 2013 Summer Season. Tours will runWednesday to Saturday, alternating each day, and are from7:00pm - 8:30pm. www.tourguys.ca
1. Coal Harbour/West End
The Coal Harbour/West End Tour will depart from the OlympicCauldron and wind its way to English Bay. Along the wayvisitors will explore the history of Coal Harbour, Stanley Park,Abbott House, ‘Blue Blood Alley’ (Georgia Street), RoeddeHouse, Gabriola Mansion and more before ending at theAmazing Laughter installation with stunning viewsof English Bay.
2. Olympic Village/SE False Creek
The Olympic Village/SE False Creek Tour will depart fromScience World and end at Stamp’s Landing. Visitors willexamine False Creek’s old industrial past, Main Street, theresurgence of ‘Brewery Creek’, the role of Expo 86 and the2010 Olympics in reshaping the neighbourhood, ScienceWorld, the Sea Wall, Olympic Village, Habitat Island, andStamp’s Landing.
Vancouver Photowalks offers your clients engaging walkingtours of the city combined with photography classes that showthem how to get the most from their digital cameras. In twofun hours, your clients experience hand-on camera training,practice the basics of photography, and learn new techniqueswhile enjoying the dynamic energy of Vancouver’s most populardestination neighbourhoods. One of TripAdvisor’s top-ratedactivities, Vancouver Photowalks operates year-round, withsmall groups to ensure personalized attention. Online photogalleries are posted after each tour.www.vancouverphotowalks.ca
Forbidden Vancouver stages dramatic, historical walking tourson the streets of Vancouver. Their team of storytellers areactors, historians and entertainers - hand-picked and trained todeliver compelling and memorable experiences for your clients.Their newest tour – The Lost Souls of Gastown – is led byone of Vancouver’s earliest residents on a theatrical adventurethrough Victorian-era Gastown. They’ll have the opportunityto witness fires, smallpox outbreaks and murders. They willalso visit the sites of Vancouver’s first bawdy house, first firestation and oldest street; a journey into the heart of Vancouver’searliest and darkest years. Public tours run from about 90minutes to two hours every Wednesday, Friday and Saturdayevenings.www.forbiddenvancouver.ca