Granville Island is a breathtaking oasis in the heart of Vancouver. Famous for its Public Market and abundant with unique retailers, restaurants, theatres, galleries and studios, its gritty, industrial past is proudly displayed in today's people-friendly, artistic, and energetic incarnation. Millions visit the Island annually.
The centerpiece of Granville Island’s shopping experience is the Public Market, where locals and tourists alike converge for an unrivalled food-shopping experience among a vast selection of fresh specialty foods. The Public Market provides the very best of fresh food for chefs of every level as well as those who love to eat. It is a great source of local produce, homemade products and unusual ingredients for exotic recipes. In addition to the permanent market vendors, opportunities are also available for day vendors and seasonal farmer’s market vendors. For further information on those programs, please click on the links below.
The Net Loft’s collection of 24 unique retail and artisan shops offers a warm, inviting ambiance at the highest traffic corner of Granville Island, just steps from the Public Market. The ideal destination for that one-of-a-kind, personalized gift, the retail mix in the Net Loft includes fine art, apparel, pottery, hats, jewelry and more, in a wide range of prices.
CREATIVE USE SPACES
Home to more than fifty local artists and artisans, Granville Island encourages the development of arts, crafts and cottage industries where goods are produced on the premises and the production process is visible to the public. While studios are located throughout Granville Island, a concentration of artists and artisans can be found on Railspur Alley and surrounding Railspur District down Old Bridge Street, and along Cartwright Street. Whether you build custom wooden boats, paint with egg tempura, or design wearable art, you will find yourself in creative company here.
ARTS & INNOVATION HUB
The Arts and Innovation Hub will be a new destination on Granville Island housing a mix of arts-focused and innovative organizations as well as restaurants and services in a 120,000 square-foot space (formerly the buildings of Emily Carr University of Art & Design).
At this stage of the redevelopment process, we are launching a call for ideas to gain input from specialists in the fields of culture, creative technology, small manufacturing, artisanal retailing, food and beverage creation and restaurant concepts to help us develop how this space should be used, which will help further refine the vision for the building. If you are interested in participating, please visit artsandinnovation.com to learn more.
For assistance with any leasing inquiries please contact [email protected] or by phone at 604-666-6655.
The Granville Island Administration Office is located at:
1661 Duranleau Street, 2nd Floor
T: 604 666-6655
For further information on Granville Island spaces managed by CMHC, please check out our Leasing Guidelines in PDF format.