World Book Day on Granville Island

Granville Island has two lovely independent book shops (and a new one coming this summer!) as well as a number of shops that carry a selection of books. For World Book Day we reached out to two of our independant book shop owners for their recommendations. Jennifer Kim of Humpty Dumpty Books & Music in […]

Earth Day on Granville Island

Friday, April 22nd is Earth Day, and one of the biggest mistakes we, as individuals, make when thinking about the environment, and our role in protecting our planet, is to think that any change we make is too small. The biggest changes start at home, and we can all reduce our footprint on our planet […]

Easter Weekend on Granville Island

Granville Island and the Public Market are open regular hours this Easter weekend, both Good Friday and Monday. Whether you are shopping for chocolate treats, Easter bunnies, lovely things for your Easter table, surprises for children, or just a lovely place to meet friends and family, Granville Island is that special destination without the journey. […]

COVID Safety Plan (Communicable Disease Plan) updated April 5, 2022

April 5th, 2022 update Although we are on the road to recovery, we are not through it yet and new variants are expected. With that, although masks are no longer mandated, we respectfully ask that our customers and visitors continue wearing a mask indoors, and take care with social distancing and hand washing. Please continue […]

Granville Island’s Historic Yellow Crane Refurbishment

We are guessing that some of you may be wondering what’s happening under all that hoarding (wrap) around Granville Island’s historic yellow crane. Don’t worry, it’s not going anywhere – well maybe by a few feet! The Yellow Crane is a landmark on Granville Island, and has been part of many celebrations over the years. […]

Buskers return to Granville Island

After a two year hiatus, our buskers have returned! Granville Island Buskers can be found performing throughout the day at 5 locations, Triangle Square (outside bread affair), the Public Market Courtyard, Kid’s Market Courtyard, the Ferry Landing, Railspur Alley, and on weekends outside the Keg (trivia The Granville Island Keg pre-dates the Public Market and […]

Day Vendors return to the Public Market, May 2nd, 2022

The Day Vendor program in the Granville Island Public Market returns May 2nd after a two year hiatus! Granville Island Day Vendors are a diverse array of BC’s finest in craft, art and artisan created foods! They are the artists, craftspeople, farm and food artisans normally located in booths throughout the Market, who offer diverse, […]

Granville Island After Dark

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. […]

International Women’s Day, Granville Island celebrates

There are over 300 businesses on Granville Island; from sculptors, to concrete factories, theatre companies, to gourmet pet food. Close to 50% of the small businesses are owned by women, and women make up the business partnership of even more. Tuesday, March 8th is International Women’s Day, and we wanted to take a moment to […]

Day Vendors return to the Public Market

We are pleased to announce the return of our Day Vendor program, this spring in the Granville Island Public Market. In March 2020 the Day Vendor stalls and tables were cancelled and structures removed in the Public Market due to pandemic social distancing protocol put in place by the Office of the BC Health Officer. […]

New Leaf Printshop presents artist, Fei Gao

New Leaf Editions is pleased to announce its first visiting artist gallery exhibition. Artist, Fei Gao, will present her lithographic work “Documentary – Expression of Life in the Course of Time” in the New Leaf studio at 1244 Cartwright Street (beside Performance Works), Feb 11th to Mar 9th, Mon to Fri: 10am – 5pm. Tickets […]

Food Ingredients for Lunar New Year Feasting

With Lunar New Year Year and Thet [Vietnamese New Year] here, it’s a great time to explore some Asian ingredients you may have come across from time to time in the Public Market and wondered, “Mmmm, what do I do with that?” We asked Chef and Cookbook author, Stephen Wong, to give us, and you, […]

Recognizing Black History Month in Canada

About Black History Month During Black History Month, Canadians celebrate the many achievements and contributions of Black Canadians and their communities who, throughout history, have done so much to make Canada a culturally diverse, compassionate, and prosperous country. Black history in Canada Black Canadians and their communities have been a part of shaping Canada’s heritage […]

Rare Shops and Unique Businesses

Granville Island is home to some, not only unique businesses, but to some pretty rare businesses as well. Do you know what a Luthier is? Home to a working Blacksmith, an architectural scale model creator, and a broom making shop, Granville Island is also home to one of Canada’s few Luthieries. Geza Burghardt, a professionally […]

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