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Guaranteed to make the folks back home really jealous.
Imagine an island in the middle of a city. See? You’re already curious. Now picture a place moulded by a fascinating history, buzzing with a colourful artistic community. A living, breathing urban oasis filled with fine waterfront restaurants, theatres, galleries, studios, unique shops, cafes and the most spectacular fresh food market you’ve ever seen. Add a vibrant and diverse mix of people and activities, and you have a destination so dynamic, no visit to the city is complete without spending at least a day here. Just think of Granville Island as Vancouver’s Town Square. Where locals and visitors come together to be inspired, to be entertained or simply to breathe in some of its unique atmosphere. We hope to see you soon. In the meantime, sit back as we guide you through a few ideas to help plan your trip:
Top must see and do
Top must see and do:
Here is a list of some all time island favourites to get you started.
1. Visit the Public Market
Browse the aisles and sample local and exotic flavours from the very best farmers, bakers, butchers and fishmongers. All fresh. All the time. There’s crafts galore and buskers too. Plus a waterfront courtyard for people-watching.
2. Treat the little ones
There’s plenty of fun for kids large and small, with the Kids Market selling all manner of kids’ delights, the giant indoor Adventure Zone, magic, juggling, live turtles, party gifts, the Water Park, and lots more.
3. Catch a show
From daring improvisational comedy to modern interpretations of classic plays to contemporary theatrical productions. And let’s not forget the buskers dotted throughout the Island's cobblestone streets.