Taste the Town: Food + Fact Tour

Duration: 3 hours

Location: Charlottetown - Central Coastal Drive

Admission

$69/pp

Tour runs daily June 1 - October 31 (10am or 3pm)

Minimum of 2 people must book in order for the experience to take place.

Tour capacity is 18 guests.

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A fun-filled food tour through historic downtown Charlottetown with several mouth-watering stops to enjoy along the way.

  • Stop at 5 tasty locations in downtown Charlottetown
  • Tour around with a personable local guides who love to share the cities hidden gems with visitors
  • Learn about the role PEI played in the formation of Canada and walk historic Great George St.
  • Meet some of the characters that make our city so special
  • See first hand why we have been named "Canada's Food Island"

Bookings need to be made 24 hours in advance of the desired date in order to guarantee a spot.

A minimum of 2 people must book in order for this experience to take place.

Some locations have stairs and are not accessible to persons with reduced mobility.

We will do our best to accommodate any allergies or food restrictions.

This tour runs rain or shine. Umbrellas can be provided upon request.

The legal drinking age on PEI is 19+. Accommodations can be made for those under the legal age.

Easy 2.5 km stroll with brief rest periods.

True Island characters and great stories Your local guide will tell you all about our capital city and the people who played key roles in the development of our Nation. You will stroll along the historic Great George St. where you will see our stunning Bascillica and the colourful Great George Hotel.

Good food is who we are In between tasting stops, you will learn about the positive effects of food, and food production has had on the development of the Prince Edward Island economy. We are confident your taste buds will be buzzing at each and every stop.

Food Stops (Locations Are Subject to Change)

Mackinnons's Lobster Pound (June-August)

The first stop will have you learning all about our famous crustacean while slurping back a fresh oyster!

Holy Fox (August-October)

Sample their most tasty creation, the "YOLO Stick" - Coffee candied bacon, dipped in milk chocolate and sprinkled with peanuts.

The Kettle Black

Try coffee roasted by one of the top roasters in the world. Enjoy it alongside a unique pastry made with island ingredients.

The Gahan House

Make your way into the depths of this historic brewery where you will drink the Islands best brews paired with our famous blue mussels.

The Chip Shack

Meet the "Queen of Fries" and learn her special secret to making the Island's best french fry. Chow down on some yourself!

Lobster on the Wharf

Finish your tour with the freshest lobster roll in town!

Paid parking is available in a lot located directly across from Founder's Hall. If your hotel is located in downtown Charlottetown we recommend walking to the start location.

Look for a guide in a green "Experience PEI" golf shirt or jacket. They will wait for you outside the main entrance to Founder's Hall.

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Is there parking available?

Parking is available at each tour’s starting location. After your purchase tickets, you’ll receive emails with meeting points and parking options in the area.

Are children allowed?

Yes, the majority of our tours are kid-friendly. We encourage children to join most of our tours and reduced pricing may be offered in some cases. We can substitute non-alcoholic beverages on food tours that stop at breweries.

Do we only walk around and sample food?

Absolutely not! Our food tours combine architectural commentary, historical facts, local culture and culinary insight. You’ll be eating our amazing foods while taking in the sites and learning all about the Island from a local guide.

What if I have dietary restrictions or allergies?

Please be sure and let us know if you (or anyone in your group) has a dietary restriction (e.g. vegetarian, diabetic, allergy, etc.) when you purchase your tickets. As long as we know in advance, we can try and accommodate your needs.

Do I need to purchase tickets in advance?

Yes, advance ticket purchase is required. Events typically sell out quickly. To maximize your chances of getting the date, time, and number of tickets you prefer, please book well in advance.

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"A wonderful way to see Charlottetown! It was a great way to get a better understanding of Charlottetown's history in general as well as how food fits in! Every stop was interesting, enjoyable and above all, tasty!"

CT, New Brunswick, Canada

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