Granville Island Public Market remains open

March 17, 2020

Granville Island Public Market remains open as an essential food source for City

The Granville Island Public Market is remaining open for Vancouverites who rely on the market as their neighbourhood grocery store.

“We are encouraging people to use the Public Market for shopping purposes only, and not as a social gathering place, for the time being,” said Lisa Ono, Manager, Public Affairs & Programming for CMHC-Granville Island.

“It’s more critical than ever to have food products available, as some grocery locations in the City have run out of essentials such as milk, eggs, and fresh produce,” she added.

Ono is also asking customers to leave the first hour of opening (9 am – 10 am) for seniors to shop.

Many Public Market vendors, as well as restaurants and retailers island-wide, offer online shopping, take-out, delivery, or free shipping of their products.

In some cases, individual businesses in the market may be closed or have reduced hours due to staff shortages or other challenges related to the pandemic. Those wishing to patronize or support a specific location on Granville Island should contact them directly. A directory of shops and services can be found at Granville Island Directory.

Operating hours vary throughout the rest of Granville Island, with some businesses closed or operating with reduced hours. Tenants island-wide are being provided the autonomy to make decisions based on their individual business needs while abiding by government and health authority recommendations and directives.  The False Creek Community Centre (operated by the City of Vancouver), and most theatre venues have cancelled or postponed events and programming.

CMHC-Granville Island continues to monitor developments regarding COVID-19 and will update their response as needed. Check Granville Island News for updates

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Media contact:

Lisa Ono, Manager, Public Affairs & Programming
[email protected]
Mobile 778-960-1198