Victoria's Eat Like a Canadian Tour

Victoria's Eat Like a Canadian Tour
Excursion Highlights:
  • Experience the ultimate Canadian culinary adventure with the "Victoria's Eat Like a Canadian Tour,” showcasing iconic national dishes and their intriguing history.
  • Journey through the renowned Inner Harbour with a professional guide, learning about Canada's food origins while sampling local beverages and seven regional delicacies.
  • Relish distinctive dishes like Indigenous Bannock, locally smoked seafood, poutine, and chocolates from Canada's oldest chocolate shop, subject to availability.
  • Explore Victoria's historic sites, including the Steamship Terminal Building and Empress Hotel, while indulging in popular Canadian exports such as maple syrup.
  • Uncover the unique taste of Canadian ice wine, ending your tour with a truly unique Canadian experience.
Price: $90.00
Choose Options My Cruise Itinerary
Shore Excursion Size ? Small
Shore Excursion Type Active, Cuisine, Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration 3 Hours
Activity Level ? Easy
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? The tour departs at the Finest At Sea located at 27 Erie Street. A 3 to 5 minute taxi (approximately $5 US, not included) is necessary to reach the departure location.
Food/Beverage Provided Samples of food and beverages from 7 culinary stops.
Recommended Dress We recommend wearing comfortable, weather appropriate clothing and sensible, flat-soled walking shoes, and umbrella as this tour operates regardless of weather. Sunglasses, hat, and sunscreen are suggested. Also bring a bag as the city of Victoria does not give out bags.
Restrictions Please indicate any allergies or special dietary restrictions (vegetarian) at least 24 hours before the tour at and reference your name and the tour that you will be attending. Tour can not accommodate a gluten, dairy or shellfish allergy. This tour is wheelchair accessible. This tour involves approximately 2.5 kilometers / 1.5 miles (roughly 1 hour) of light walking.

Bienvenue au Canada! Let us showcase some of our most iconic dishes and share the tales which go along with them. This tour is the ideal way to learn about Canadian culinary culture, from traditional meals to regional ingredients. Learn more about the origins of Canadian foods as you sample regional cuisine, stroll through the renowned Inner Harbour, and sip local beverages. Seven food stops are included in the excursion, and a local professional tour guide provides live commentary.

Dishes include traditional Indigenous Bannock, local smoked seafood, poutine, a Hawaiian Pizza, Nanaimo Bar, a maple syrup tasting, chocolates from Canada's oldest chocolate shop, and a BC wine tasting. Due to availability, dishes may change.

Begin your culinary adventure by making your way to your rendezvous point at the Finest At Sea Fish Market to cram down delicious seafood like candied salmon and smoked tuna. Then, sample traditional cuisines at Imagine Studio Cafe which is located right next door. Next, head to Fisherman's Wharf to sample Hawaiian pizza at a floating pizzeria. Discover how this popular style of pizza was invented in Canada by a Greek immigrant. As the tour strolls along James Bay, the guide will go into the early history of Victoria including the influence of George Vancouver and the importance of the gold rush.

The tour will then proceed into the Inner Harbour among some of the most iconic buildings in the city including the Steamship Terminal Building, the Legislative Building, and the Empress Hotel. Here, the tour will sample maple syrup, which is the most famous Canadian export of all! Guests will also sample a Nanaimo bar which is a sweet local delicacy. Love what you're tasting? You will be able to take home the recipe to make again. After strolling around the harbor, the tour will end on Government Street.

On a busy Government street, the tour will stop at two iconic Canadian businesses including Rogers' Chocolates, the oldest chocolate shop in Canada, and Beavertails. Here, you will taste poutine, a Quebec dish that contains fries, cheese curds, and gravy. It's not for the faint of heart. The tour ends at Artisan wine. Canada is one of the only producers of ice wine in the world and here you will get to try this rare delicacy. Feel free to bring home a uniquely Canadian souvenir.

From indulging in traditional Canadian dishes made with local ingredients to discovering the history behind each dish, this culinary adventure is a history buff's and foodie's dream. Sign up for this savory seasonal culinary walking tour for an unforgettable time in Victoria.

Please Note: Please indicate any special dietary restrictions including vegetarian requests in advance so that the proper accommodations can be made.