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Get your taste buds ready for Canada’s largest food and drink festival

Book a trip to Vancouver for the annual Dine Out Vancouver Festival, which features over 350 restaurants and a series of culinary experiences
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Enjoy good food and good company during the 2023 Dine Out Vancouver Festival. Photo via Hubert Kang

Food lovers and gourmands on the hunt for a fun getaway this winter should look no further than across to the Mainland for an unforgettable experience.

Season 21 of the Dine Out Vancouver Festival kicks off on Jan. 20, 2023 and runs until Feb. 5, 2023.

The annual foodie fest is Canada’s largest celebration of food and drink, featuring over 350 restaurants offering multi-course meals from $20 to $65, plus a series of culinary experiences, tours, events, and hotel offers that make it easy to spend a few nights sampling diverse cuisine in Vancouver.

Now, visitors from Vancouver Island have even more incentive to enjoy a culinary adventure in the city – when you book a hotel stay on the Dine Out website during the festival dates, you will receive a $75 Mastercard gift card per night, when you book a one or two night stay.

“You can apply those to the cost of the hotel, or you can use them to go out to dinner, or shopping,” Dine Out Vancouver Festival manager Lucas Pavan says.

In recent years, Vancouver has garnered an international reputation for excellent food.

“Vancouver is now one of two destinations in Canada that are MICHELIN-rated destinations,” Pavan says.

“We have 19 restaurants that are participating in Dine Out Vancouver that have been star-rated or recommended by the MICHELIN Guide.

In addition to hundreds of great restaurants to enjoy multi-course meals in, Dine Out Vancouver also offers unique food experiences that take your dining experience to new heights. 

Here is just a sample of some of the events you can enjoy during your trip:

Vancouver Aquarium Dine Vancouver Pop-Up

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Vancouver Aquarium. Photo via Kindred & Scout

Enjoy an indulgent three-course meal while dining among over 65,000 sea creatures. Once guests have finished dinner, they’re encouraged to explore and enjoy the Aquarium on their own.

A Wok Around Chinatown

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Dining in Chinatown. Photo via Huber Kang

Spend an amazing day on a culinary and cultural walking tour of Vancouver’s Chinatown for an educational and entertaining experience. Hosted by Bob Sun, participants will sample delicious barbecued meats, view historical landmarks, browse through herbal medicine & tea shops, and visit both the Dr. Sun Yat Sen Classical Chinese Garden and the Chinatown Storytelling Centre, followed by savoring a delicious dim sum lunch.

Gelato 101

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Photo via iStock

Get a behind the scenes look at how cold desserts are made and try your hand at making delicious gelato and sorbetto with Uno Gelato. The entertaining and tasty classes are designed for everyone, with no experience necessary. 

The class includes 10 gelato or sorbetto samples, a cup or cone to enjoy during class, and participants get to take home a pint of each gelato and sorbetto that they made in class.

Art, Eat, and Sip on Granville Island

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Dining on Granville Island. Photo via Hubert Kang

This extraordinary night of art, eating, and drinking on Granville Island is an opportunity to visit resident artists while sampling dishes from some of Granville Island’s finest restaurants, breweries and distilleries, as well as tasting drinks from local producers of beer and spirits.

Use your digital passport to guide you through the experience as you enjoy food and drinks while meeting artists, chefs, and distillers. 

To see the full list of Dine Out Vancouver participating restaurants and events, visit www.dineoutvancouver.com.

 

 

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