Victoria's Eat Like a Canadian Tour
Discover some of Canada's most traditional dishes like maple syrup and poutine while visiting some of the most famous landmarks in Victoria on this fun 2.5-hour walking tour. This tour includes seven local culinary stops. Guests get to take home a souvenir tour map along with an exclusive Eat Like a Local discount card. Visit some of the most famous sights in the city including Fisherman's Wharf, the Pendray Mansion, the Legislature Building, The Empress Hotel, and bustling Government Street. Learn the stories behind some of Canada's most traditional dishes and whet your palate with British Columbia wine. This historic food walking tour is ideal for culinary connoisseurs and culture enthusiasts alike!
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.