Evenings at Granville Island are enough to turn an early bird into a night owl. This spring, there’s lots to do on Granville Island “After Dark”, and did we mention, the parking is free after 6PM.
It’s a common misconception that Granville Island is a daytime destination. The truth is, it comes alive at night. The atmosphere completely shifts—just the perfect balance of levity and tranquility. The lively ambience of the island’s surrounding restaurants, festivals and events pour onto the street and lend Granville Island an exhilarating energy.
If it’s non-stop laughs you’re after, check out the theatrical & musical antics at the The Improv Centre or a performance at one of the seven theaters on the Island. Arts Club Theatre Company Carousel Theatre for Young People Red Gate Revue Stage Boca del Lupo Axis Theatre Company Performance Works Ruby Slippers Theatre Touchstone Theatre Waterfront Theatre
Next on the agenda: checking out one of Granville Island’s bars. For spirits, stop by The Liberty Distillery , hand crafted cocktails in their cozy bar made with their award winning vodka, gin and whiskey. Across the island at the Granville Island Hotel Dockside lounge offers an excellent section of wines by glass and west coast nibbles, and at The Sandbar Seafood Restaurant live music plays nightly in their main floor lounge. For craft beer lovers Granville Island Brewing or The Vancouver Fish Company’s happy hour looks out at the hustle and bustle of the entrance to Granville Island, or before 6 pm, Artisan SakeMaker offers tasting flights and Japanese cocktail appetizers in Railspur Alley.
The island at night feels like another destination entirely—transforming into a spot for culture and entertainment, music, food, and live performances. Visit granvilleisland.com to plan your visit today.