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A new business in the Public Market

Patrick & Lee Murphy are excited to announce the imminent opening of their newest venture – Preservatory Provisions & Toast Bar on Granville Island in the Public Market 20 Years later – going back to where it all started for Vista D’oro – at the farmers market at Granville Island in 2002! Preservatory Provisions & Toast Bar […]

International Day of the World’s Indigenous People

The International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples is observed on August 9th each year to raise awareness and protect the rights of the world’s indigenous population. This event also recognizes the achievements and contributions that indigenous people make to improve world issues such as environmental protection There are an estimated 476 million indigenous peoples […]

Vancouver Pride on Granville Island

Pride Festival Vancouver has a new venue, and it’s on Granville Island! The Rainbow Lounge bar and cabaret features artists who are thriving in our local performing scene. This shows includes singing, drag, comedy, piano bar and more! Sit under the moonlight in Ocean Artworks (between Ocean Concrete and the Public Market) while enjoying the best of […]

Calling all night owls to Granville Island

Evenings at Granville Island are enough to turn even an early bird into a night owl. With one of North America’s best Public Markets, and close to 200 artisans, artists, makers and retailers across the 40 acre “island”, it’s a common misconception that Granville Island is a daytime destination. The truth is, it comes alive at night – […]

Canada Day on Granville Island 2022

Here’s what’s happening this Canada Day long weekend  False Creek Ferries Canada Day Water Ballet 9:15am – 9:30am 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 Ferry Dock (Bridges/Tap & Barrel) Buskers, Free Bike Valet (10AM – 11PM) […]

Celebrating National Indigenous Peoples Day with Music

National Indigenous Peoples Day is an opportunity for all of us living in Canada to learn about Indigenous histories, cultures and traditions. In the country we now call Canada, there are three categories of Indigenous peoples who were the original inhabitants of this land; Inuit, Métis and First Nations. In BC, the Indigenous community is […]

Granville Island Supporting Indigenous Communities

Before the land we call Granville Island existed, this space was used by the three Host Nations, the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh). Originally two sandbars in the middle of San’aq (what we now call False Creek), it was an important location for these Nations, as it provided an abundant food supply; when […]

Granville Island Welcomes New Tenant(s) – Honey Bees!

Yet again, we’ve returned more of our parking to public space and, with Hives for Humanity, we are piloting two apiary’s for the summer at the Pollinator Garden Parklet in front of 1244 Cartwright Street. Allergy note, bees are live and will be freely buzzing around. Planted last year, our neighbours on the island have been […]

National Indigenous History Month, June 1 – 30, 2022

June is National Indigenous History Month, an opportunity for us all to honour the stories and contributions of Indigenous Peoples, who have lived on – and cared for – these lands since time immemorial, and for us here on Granville Island, specifically the distinct histories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Indian Band, Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) Nation, and […]

Welcoming new businesses to Granville Island

We are pleased to welcome some new tenants to Granville Island this summer! In the Net Loft, ‘Nooroongji Books’ will be moving into the former Maiwa Handprints interior unit. Nooroongji Books is a multilingual curation bookstore for global citizens, specializing in beautiful books from all over the world with a focus on language, philosophy, art, and […]

Bridges to reopen this summer as Tap & Barrel Bridges

There is no restaurant in Vancouver more iconic than Bridges Opened in 1980, the stories Bridges walls could tell… In 2018, Daniel Frankel, a local restaurateur and entrepreneur, purchased the historic Bridges restaurant, and with that, made it one of the most storied, multi-generational restaurants in the city. As he continued to run it under […]

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