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Culinary Arts

Hungry?  Vancouver cuisine brings together a cornucopia of fresh ingredients from land and sea, a remarkable diversity of ethnic influences from Asia and Europe and top-notch chefs committed to an eat-local, eat-fresh aesthetic.  The result, according to USA Today:  nothing short of a  "foodie's fantasyland." 

The signature event of the year for foodies looking to sample the best the city has to offer is Dine Out, held each winter.  Hundreds of eateries - from formal French restaurants to contemporary Chinese bistros - offer deeply discounted three-course dinner menus.  For visitors, it's a great chance to taste-drive the diverse threads of Vancouver cuisine. 

Looking for something to pair with your meal?  British Columbia's Okanagan wine region has been dubbed Napa North by the New York Times.  And every spring, the city hosts the Vancouver International Wine Festival, among the largest wine tasting events in North America.  For one full week, hundreds of wineries from around the world descend on the city, pouring thousands of wines at events ranging from intimate dinners to enormous tastings attended by thousands of oenophiles.  

The undisputed hub of Vancouver's culinary universe is the Granville Island Public Market.  On the edge of downtown, the waterfront market is home to hundreds of stalls selling some of the freshest produce, meats and fish in the province, as well as an enormous selection of artisan cheeses, baked goods and desserts.  Foodies can even sign up for tours of the market, offered by Vancouver Foodie Tours and the Pacific Culinary Institute

Finally, want to learn some of the secrets behind Vancouver's acclaimed cuisine?  The Dirty Apron, a cooking school on the edge of historic Gastown, offers classes focused on everything from West Coast cuisine to canning and preserving.
 
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Illumination Summer Night Market

  • May 05 - September 10
  • RIchmond Night Market
  • 8351 River Road
    Richmond, BC
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Kitsilano Farmers Market

  • May 07 - October 22
  • Kitsilano Community Centre
  • 10th Ave. & Larch St
    Vancouver, BC
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Off the Eaten Track presents Sip, Savour, and Shop on Main

  • March 04 - May 28
  • Meeting Place: The Honey Shoppe
  • 4125 Main Street
    Vancouver, BC
  • Admission: $79.99 plus GST and $3.00 booking fee
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Richmond Night Market 2017

  • May 12 - October 08
  • RIchmond Night Market
  • 8351 River Road
    Richmond, BC
  • Admission: $3.75, Free for children 10 & under & seniors 60 and over
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Shipyards Night Market 2017

  • May 05 - September 29
  • 138 Victory Ship Way
    North Vancouver, BC V7L 0B1
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Trout Lake Farmers Market

  • May 06 - October 21
  • Parking lot of John Hendry Park
  • Lakewood Dr. & East 13th Ave
    Vancouver, BC
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Vancouver Craft Beer Week 2017

  • May 26 - June 04
  • Main Tasting at PNE Centre Grounds
  • 2901 East Hastings Street
    Vancouver,
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Vancouver Foodie Tour presents Guilty Pleasures Gourmet Tour

  • August 28 - August 26
  • Kirin Restaurant
  • 1172 Alberni Street
    Vancouver, BC V6E 3Z3
  • Admission: $79 +$20 for optional alcholic pairings
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Canadian Craft Tours presents Sea to Sky Brewery Tour

  • May 17
  • Meet outside Canada Place
  • 999 Canada Place
    Vancouver, BC V6C 3T4
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Canadian Craft Tours Vancouver presents Fraser Valley Wine Tour

  • April 19
  • pick up outside 999 Canada Place
  • Vancouver, BC V6K 4T9
  • Admission: 120.00
  • Phone: 778.320.3409
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