For the last 12 years Tourism Vancouver has hosted Dine Out Vancouver Festival; a spectacular foodies festival.

Dine Out Vancouver is the largest food festival in the country. The event runs for 17 days from January 17th until February 2nd and is a city-wide celebration of eating out. The event attracts tens of thousands of locals and tourists alike, who all have one thing in common – Their love of food!

The festival started in 2002 and has grown into Canada’s largest annual dining celebration. The event allows diners to sample the menus from hundreds of local restaurants at a fixed cost of $18, $28 or $30.


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This year the festival is packed to the brim with delicious culinary experiences created by the top chefs and foodie experts in Vancouver. These are some of the events you can expect to see:

Soup Project (Untitled) – At Dine Out’s kickoff event, 50 of Vancouver’s top chefs will each toss an ingredient into a boiling pot – and the entire city is invited to taste the result. Talk about a food-fueled adventure!

Six Course Discourse – Curated and emceed by popular local blogger Follow Me Foodie, this delectable discussion features six of Vancouver’s top chefs – including Vikram Vij, Hamid Samilian and John Bishop – chewing the fat about all things culinary. Reception and wine tasting included.


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Film Feast: Jiro Dreams of Sushi – Grab your gourmet popcorn and journey to Japan during the Shangri-La’s exclusive screening of this foodie film classic in the hotel’s private 36-seat theater – then settle in for a Jiro-inspired four-course feast at MARKET by Jean-Georges.

The Snowshoe Fondue – There’s nothing cheesy about this cozy snowshoe and fromage-focused fondue at Grouse Mountain.

Plated & Paired at the Public Market – A rare, after-hours opportunity to taste the best of Granville Island paired with BC VQA wines.

Street Food City III – Third time’s the charm for this lunchtime assembly of Vancouver’s diverse collection of food carts, which will congregate at the Vancouver Art Gallery plaza.


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For those visiting from another city or country, several Vancouver hotels are offering special Dine Out packages. Many of the participating hotels have included their very own culinary experiences for your stay. “We are very excited with this year’s culinary event schedule and hotel room offers,” said Lucas Pavan, festival coordinator. “The blend of perennial favorites and inventive new experiences makes Dine Out Vancouver Festival the most interesting food festival in North America. It’s the perfect excuse for anyone who loves food and drink to indulge in a culinary holiday – after all, whatever your craving or budget, Dine Out satisfies.”


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This is a not to be missed event for food lovers everywhere. For more information or to book your tickets please visit Dine Out Vancouver.


Have you been to this festival in previous years?