National Indigenous Peoples Day 2024

On June 21, we celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day, a day dedicated to honouring the cultures, heritage, and contributions of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples. This day falls within National Indigenous History Month, a time for all Canadians to deepen their understanding of Indigenous histories, traditions, and acknowledge the challenges these communities face.   […]

Red Dress Day Project 2024

May 5 is a day to honour the Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women, Girls, and 2 Spirit individuals of Canada, and support Indigenous communities that continue to suffer due to these crimes and unsolved cases that don’t receive the same urgency as similar ones involving people of other backgrounds. Last year, in honour of this […]

Vancouver Sun Run 2024: Getting to Granville Island on Vancouver Sun Run Morning

The 40TH annual Vancouver Sun Run will take place in the streets of downtown Vancouver on Sunday morning, April 21st. In 2023 the Vancouver Sun Run attracted 36,600 participants – runners, joggers, walkers, and wheelchair participants. Already Canada’s biggest and best run, we are looking at over 30,000 participants in the largest post pandemic run […]

Granville Island Partners with Rabbit Rescue

Granville Island partners with rabbit rescue to rehome domestic animals abandoned in local park. An agreement with Rabbitats, a registered rabbit rescue, control & management non-profit, reached. No rabbits euthanized.

Granville Island partners with rabbit rescue to rehome domestic animals abandoned in local park. No rabbits euthanized. An agreement with Rabbitats, a registered, lisenced rabbit rescue, control & management non-profit, reached. Granville Island would like to thank everyone for their interest in the rabbit situation on Granville Island. As a reminder, a pair of domestic […]

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation 2023

September 30 is the 3rd National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, as well as Orange Shirt Day across Canada. It is a day to honour and remember the First Nations, Métis, and Inuit children who attended Indian Residential Schools, and the effects they had on them, their families, and their communities. There are some tenants […]

The Public Market’s 44th Anniversary!

Happy 44th birthday to the Granville Island Public Market! On July 12, 1979, the Public Market opened it’s doors for the first time with 21 tenants. It was an immediate hit, quickly becoming an iconic Vancouver landmark for locals and visitors alike to gather, shop, eat and mingle. The buildings themselves have a rich heritage […]

Asian Heritage Month 2023

May is Asian Heritage Month in Canada, made so officially as a result of the Honourable Dr. Vivienne Poy’s motion in 2001 in the Canadian Senate. On Granville Island, we celebrate our Asian communities throughout the year, with festivals and events produced and performed by people of Asian descent. A few notable events include Lantern […]

We’re launching an Open Alcohol Consumption Pilot!

A burger and a beer, a lobster roll and a Pinot Gris, even a charcuterie board with a gin and tonic – the choice is yours, and now you can enjoy it while taking in the spectacular views and entertainment in the Public Market Courtyard on Granville Island! Granville Island is the latest location in […]

Long weekend kick off to summer on Granville Island

This weekend, take in the sites and sounds, taste the fresh & local, and experience summer with many of Granville Island seasonal events and services opening. Kids Splash Park – Now open 9AM – 6PM on all warm & sunny days. Stay tuned for updates on the water slide and lifeguard schedule later in the […]

Red Dress Day Project

This Red Dress Day Project is a collaboration between Chepximiya Siyam/Chief Janice George and Granville Island. Chepximiya has used red fabric in a two-dimensional design that evokes missing women, who should, in life, fill all three dimensions of the dress. The installation was done by visual display artist, Kamila Gougain. Red Dress Day is a […]

Transportation Updates on Granville Bridge – City of Vancouver

A message from the City of Vancouver, February 2023: We are pleased to share that the City will begin work this month to upgrade the Granville Bridge to create a safer, more accessible crossing for walking, rolling and cycling.  The work is part of the first phase of the Granville Connector project, which includes converting […]

Black History Month 2023

February is Black History Month in Canada, and as a place that is known for its culture and diversity, Granville Island feels it’s important to honour and celebrate Black Canadians. Black History Month was originally founded in 1926 by American historian Carter G. Woodson as Negro History Week, which later evolved into Black History Month. […]

Vancouver Writers Festival: Equity and Accessibility

Vancouver Writers Festival: Equity and Accessibility 2022 marks the 35th anniversary of the Vancouver Writers Festival. Inaugurated in 1988, the festival has presented multiple award-winning writers from across Canada and around the world. After cancellations and adjustments experienced in 2020 and 2021, The Vancouver Writers Festival is back in full swing, with almost all in-person […]

COVID Safety Plan (Communicable Disease Plan) updated October 2022

October 2022 update Although we are on the road to recovery, we are not through it yet and new variants are expected this fall. Please continue to use the many hand sanitizing stations around the Public Market and outdoor seating areas, as well as maintain social distancing. We have increased outdoor seating considerably to ensure our visitors are […]

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