5 Unique Vancouver Activities That Visitors AND Locals Need to Experience

The great thing about having visitors is getting to show them around Vancouver. I recently had some friends in town from Scotland and it was fantastic to show them around my beautiful. While some typically touristy spots like Granville Island and Stanley Park are places that I visit on a regular basis, I’m not usually doing the typically touristy things.

This time I did, and can I tell you, it’s really exciting to be a tourist in my town! Here are three unique Vancouver experiences that made me so proud to show off my city to my friends, plus two more that we didn’t have time to get to (but that you should!)

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5 Unique Vancouver Activities That Visitors AND Locals Need to Experience

Gastown Food Tour: Good eats and urban history

I often go carousing in Gastown. But I’d never shared a pumpkin ale with Gassy Jack until I took a Gastown Food Tour. The Gastown Food Tour is a new excursion by Taste Vancouver Food Tours that runs daily from 2:00-4:00 p.m.

I joined a group of seasoned Vancouverites also voyeuristically enjoying the tourist experience. Gassy Jack led us on a stroll that mixed urban history with ten tasting stops including Peckinpah’s Carolina-style barbecue (pictured above) and piping-hot raspberry Champagne tea at the recently-opened Après -midi in Gaoler’s Mews. Get the rest of the foodie details after the jump.
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Gastown Food Tour: Good eats and urban history