Canada Day on Granville Island

Friday, July 1, 2022

False Creek Ferries Canada Day Water Ballet 

Time:9:15am - 9:30am

A Canada Day tradition with the entire squad of captains taking the fleet out for a dance on the waters of False Creek.

Taking place between 8:30 am and 10am, the `dance` will start down in the eastern basin of False Creek, working its way west towards Granville Island by 9:15am to about 9:30am.
False Creek Ferries Canada Day Water Ballet 

Granville Island Delivery Co. Puzzle Challenge 
Time: 10am – 6pm  
Location: Picnic Pavilion – Behind Kids Market  

Join the Granville Island Puzzle Challenge & Scavenger Hunt 

Stop by the Picnic Pavilion to see Granville Island like you’ve never seen it before - as a giant cartoon! Look for seek & find items on the giant poster and watch puzzle artist Lorne Craig draw live cartoons. Try your hand at assembling the See You on Granville Island Puzzle or grab a free colouring sheet entry form and try the Scavenger Hunt contest – visit participating Granville Island merchants to enter to win a 500-piece puzzle for yourself. 

Presented by Granville Island Delivery Co. 
Ticket Price: Free Event  
Email: [email protected]

Opus Art Supplies Plein Air Painting Adventure  
Time: 12pm- 4:30pm  
Location: 1360 Johnston Street 

Join a plein air adventure! Meet at Opus Granville Island, travel to iconic spots around the island, and set up your easel. You’ll meet back at the store at 3pm to receive a draw slip to enter for a chance to WIN over $15,000 in prizes! Plus! There will be a special Canada Day mini-gallery with all the artworks open to the public. 

Ticket Price: Free Event  
Email: [email protected]

The Rare Return - A 3D Painting
Artist: Brandon De Bruyen
Date: June 25 - 28 - live painting between 8am - 4pm 
Location: Picnic Pavilion – Between the Water Park and Kid’s Market Courtyard  

Whale researchers have been vocalizing a major resurgence of Humpback Whales in BC waters, including those surrounding Vancouver. This 3D art installation is a representation of the whales inspiring nature, beauty and determination. In this image, these marvellous giants live beneath our feet, among us, continuing to defy the odds as their population expands. Through this intentional exaggeration, we gain perspective on our co-existence and how our choices impact animals of every size.  

Ticket Price: Free Event – Artist at work daily throughout the day 
Email: [email protected] 

Flowers of Canada 
Time: all day
Location: Railspur Alley West 

Visit Railspur Alley west and learn about the unique flowers that represent the provinces and territories of Canada. Take a photo or selfie in front of your favourite flower and post it to Instagram. Remember to tag @Granville_Island and #GranvilleIsland in your post!

Kids Market Canada Day Celebrations 
Time: 11 am – 5:30pm 
Location: 1496 Cartwright Street  

Come and celebrate all the great activities behind the Kid’s Market: 

Hula Hoop Demonstration – thank you Licorice Parlour 
Balloon Twisting  
Face Painting  
Kaboodles Arts + Crafts table  
Beanstalk Bistro Hotdog and cold drinks stand 
Cotton Candy Concession Stand  

Ticket Price: Free + Varies $ 

The Lobster Man – Annual Lobster Cook Out  
Time: 9am - 6pm (or while quantities last) 
Location: The Lobster Man - 1807 Mast Tower Road 

An annual Canada Day tradition featuring cooked lobster and corn on the cob. This special combo sells out every year so don’t miss out!  

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Maples Sugar Shack 
Time: 10am – 4pm  
Location: Kid’s Water Park 

Join us this Canada Day at Granville Island to enjoy a traditional Canadian treat!  Maples Sugar Shack will be serving maple syrup on snow, also known as Maple Taffy. Come experience the real flavour of Canada! 


Say Hello (Vegan) Ice Cream Truck 
Date: 10am – 4pm (Daily) 
Location:  Kid’s Water Park 

Lee’s Donuts - Canada Day Donut!  
Time: 9am – 7pm  
Location: Granville Island Public Market 

Come and see what delicious creation the chefs at Lee’s have dreamed up this year!


Muffin Granny - Canada Day Crepe! 
Time: 9am - 6 pm
Location: Granville Island Public Market

Circle Craft (Net Loft) 

Weekends July 1 - September 5, 10am-6pm

Summer weekend pop-up artist in residence with exhibition 

Food and Drink
Visual Arts
Kids Stuff