Dine Out Vancouver is about to kick off for the 17th time.
Taking place from January 18 through February 3, 2019, the annual festival will feature hundreds of restaurants offering multi-course dinners at $20, $30, or $40, plus some amazing events.
Here are five Dine Out Vancouver events you need to be at.
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The annual gala launch returns, Dine Out’s pre-opening event is also brought to us by its festival partner The Wines of British Columbia. The Grand Tasting will feature over 20 BC wineries, craft breweries and cideries, and a ton of restaurant tasting tables. Ticket price includes all food and beverages.
When: January 17 from 7 to 9:30 pm
Where: Rocky Mountaineer Station – 1755 Cottrell Street, Vancouver
Price: $99.00; buy online
Fill up on amazing food while learning about the largest Chinatown in Canada on this walking tour led by a local guide. Expect a tour of the Chinese gardens, murals, and history, along with eats like a dim sum lunch, snacks, and traditional desserts, finished with a Chinese Tea ceremony. All food and drinks are included in the ticket price.
When: January 19; January 26; January 27; February 2; February 3 from 1:30 to 4:30 pm
Where: Meet at 50 East Pender Street
Price: $88.30; buy online
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This speakeasy-themed event puts attendees dressed in 1930s attire on a private trolley to a secret location for drinks and dinner. The meeting place for pickup depends on dates, check Dine Out’s website for details.
When: January 19; January 26; February 1 at 6:30 pm on weekends and 7 pm on weeknights
Where: Location varies by date
Price: $139; buy online
Brought to us by Canadian Craft Tours, a knowledgeable local leads this tour which showcases urban wineries and delicious charcuterie. Transportation is included plus tastings at each winery, along with shareable food platters with meats, cheeses, and crackers to name a few.
When: January 19; January 24; January 27; February 2 starting at 2 and 3 pm
Where: Meet at 999 Canada Place, Vancouver
Price: $137.50; buy online
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When: January 21 to January 27; Monday to Thursday from 11 am to 3 pm and Friday to Sunday from 11 am to 5 pm
Where: šxʷƛ̓ənəq Xwtl’e7énk Square (in front of the Vancouver Art Gallery), Vancouver
Price: Free entry
This Ocean Wise Pop Up Restaurant will be located in the Vancouver Aquarium where Chef Ned Bell and his team will prepare eats after-hours surrounded by stunning marine wildlife.
When: January 24; January 25; January 26; January 31; February 1; February 2 at 6 and 8 pm
Where: Vancouver Aquarium – 845 Avison Way, Vancouver
Price: $70.05; buy online