June 28, 2021 - update
Bookings for the three outdoor locations on Granville Island, deemed appropriate for public use and ordinarily available at no charge for public performances and gatherings (family, school and community related), remain closed to the public due to Covid restrictions. Note, the space is open, however bookings are closed. See below.
Guidelines and priorities, specific to each location, are temporarily unavailable. Please email for further information, and/or to be updated on when bookings will be taken again.
For future reference, please note that we do not take recurring bookings for private use, nor do we permit commercial use, where the public is charged admission or asked for a donation, other than a current cultural partner.
Priority is given to providing additional space for Granville Island tenants; our Cultural Partners and the existing cultural community on an as-needed basis to help support the primary function of their organization, and as we remain restricted on indoor gatherings due to Covid.
In regards to Ron Basford Park, we continue to keep the park open to provide additional space for essential daily recreational visits for the local community of False Creek to foster health and wellbeing (non reserved first-come, first-served basis).
We wish you the best with your organized event and look forward to making these venues available to book by the public some time in September, 2021.
For questions, please email [email protected]
If you are interested in producing a cultural event other than the types of events listed below, hosting an event that utilizes more that one location, and/or using a location not listed, please refer to the Granville Island Events Policy.
Photographers and filmmakers should refer to the Granville Island Filming Policies and Application.
Public Market Courtyard
The Public Market Courtyard is an open area on the north side of the Public Market overlooking False Creek. It is surrounded on three sides by the unique stalls and restaurants of the Public Market.
The Public Market Courtyard may be booked for community and school group music performances, Mondays to Fridays only.
The Amphitheatre at Ron Basford Park
The Amphitheatre at Ron Basford Park is a public, open space located behind the grassy hill off Cartwright Street, between Performance Works and the Granville Island Hotel. The Amphitheatre is sometimes booked for wedding ceremonies.
The Amphitheatre can be booked on its own if it is not required by renters using Performance Works. (Use of the Amphitheatre is included in the rental of Performance Works).
Bookings are taken up to six months in advance for Amphitheatre-only events and up to a year in advance for both Performance Works and the Amphitheatre.
The Picnic Pavilion
Current update: We’ve made the decision to reserve the Picnic Pavilion this summer for our local communities and for the following purposes:
- To provide additional space for essential daily recreational visits for the local community of False Creek to foster health and wellbeing (first-come, first-served basis).
- To provide additional space for Granville Island tenants and the existing cultural community on an as-needed basis to help support the primary function of their organization.
- The phased return of the Granville Island Busker program.
- Occasional filming for small groups.
We wish you the best with your event and look forward to making this venue available to the public beginning in September.
The Picnic Pavilion is a covered area located near the entrance to Granville Island beside the pond. This outdoor space is a popular location for barbeques, family gatherings, school groups, and non-profit community group celebrations. It is not a ‘contained’ area. It accommodates a maximum of 50 guests.
Go on, you deserve a little temptation.
If Granville Island is the king of Vancouver destinations, then the Public Market is the jewel in the Island’s crown. A fascinating assortment of colourful stalls, showcasing unique homemade products and the very finest in gastronomic delights. All fresh from the ocean, the oven or the field. Try closing your eyes right now and imagine the rich aromas permeating from the lavish displays. Shimmering seafood, warm baked goods, plump fruit.
Okay, stop. That’s enough torture. Come and browse
for yourself and see just why words don’t begin to describe it.