Granville Island, Vancouver
Categories: Islands, Neighborhoods, Nature & Parks, Tourist Spots
Discover Vancouver's artsy side at Granville Island, once a grungy industrial area shunned by most locals. One of the city's main entertainment and tourism hubs, this pedestrian-friendly "island" is actually a peninsula with numerous walkways lined by artist studios, theaters, bars, shops, and fine art galleries. Get a feel for Vancouver's street life at the public market, where dozens of permanent retailers and day vendors offer everything from locally sourced fresh vegetables to handmade crafts. Check the website for a printable visitor's guide and a full listing of upcoming special events and performances. Put Granville Island at the forefront of your travel plans using our Vancouver travel itinerary planner.
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This is a nice place. The Market alone can take an hour or two (especially if you like fresh produce or gourmet food items). There are many other interesting shops and restaurants with beautiful views... read more »
Get off the bus and take a water taxi across to the island to walk around and shop in hundreds of stores, eat at the market and check out a wide range of art
we took a short boat ride to the island and walk around the island. Had a simple lunch in the "market".
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