Tour groups and buses are temporarily restricted from Granville Island due to health authorities’ directives to maintain social distancing of two metres per person. Tour buses who do arrive on Granville Island and are not aware of this newly implemented directive will be informed that no loading or unloading is permitted on Granville Island. We apologize for the inconvenience and we are very much looking forward to welcoming our tour groups back in the future.
During the peak season from May 1 – September 30, Granville Island requires tour buses entering the Island before 6 PM to purchase a Day Permit. From 9 AM – 6PM, there is no bus parking available on Granville Island.
For summer evenings (May 1 to September 30, after 6 PM) and all times during the winter (October 1 – April 30), there are bus parking stalls available for $10/hour on a first come, first serve basis.
For more information on tour bus parking in Vancouver, please visit the City of Vancouver’s website: https://vancouver.ca/streets-transportation/tour-bus-parking.aspx
For more information about the policy and purchasing details, see the attachment below.
We respectively ask bus drivers to try to avoid taking up valuable parking spaces from in front of local businesses or blocking visibility to store fronts.
Please do not idle engines for longer than three minutes.
Tour Van Policy
Starting June 1, 2019, tour vans entering Granville Island must park in the extra-long vehicle parking in the outdoor lot off Old Bridge Street. For more information about the policy and purchasing details, see the attachment below.