The Public Market’s 44th Anniversary!

Happy 44th birthday to the Granville Island Public Market! On July 12, 1979, the Public Market opened it’s doors for the first time with 21 tenants. It was an immediate […]

Asian Heritage Month 2023

May is Asian Heritage Month in Canada, made so officially as a result of the Honourable Dr. Vivienne Poy’s motion in 2001 in the Canadian Senate. On Granville Island, we […]

Red Dress Day Project

This Red Dress Day Project is a collaboration between Chepximiya Siyam/Chief Janice George and Granville Island. Chepximiya has used red fabric in a two-dimensional design that evokes missing women, who […]

Black History Month 2023

February is Black History Month in Canada, and as a place that is known for its culture and diversity, Granville Island feels it’s important to honour and celebrate Black Canadians. […]

Vancouver Writers Festival: Equity and Accessibility

Vancouver Writers Festival: Equity and Accessibility 2022 marks the 35th anniversary of the Vancouver Writers Festival. Inaugurated in 1988, the festival has presented multiple award-winning writers from across Canada and […]

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 – […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Outdoor Mural Gallery Open

Next week, Granville Island invites you to make a little car-free detour when you’re on the “Island”, and visit the Chain and Forge Mural Gallery. Chain and Forge Mural Gallery – […]

National Red Dress Day

May 5th is Red Dress Day, a day to commemorate and mourn Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, and 2 Spirit individuals. The purpose of this day is to raise […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

Lunar New Year and The Lantern City

CMHC-Granville Island, in partnership with the Asian Canadian Special Events Association, brings The Lantern City to Granville Island! “Forever Young” Lanterns: Jan. 29 – Feb 21, 2022 at Ocean Artworks, […]

Dineout Vancouver restaurants on Granville Island announced

DINE OUT VANCOUVER FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES 20th ANNIVERSARY EVENT LINE-UP Reservations open January 6th Participating Granville Island Restaurants Alimentaria Mexican Dockside (Granville Island Hotel) The Keg Granville Island Popina Cantina (Net […]

See the light, after dark

When the sun goes down on Granville Island, memorable nights shine through. If this past year has given us anything, it’s a fresh perspective. We’ve been gifted with a new […]

Calling all night owls

Evenings at Granville Island are enough to turn an early bird into a night owl. It’s a common misconception that Granville Island is a daytime destination. The truth is, it […]

Island Time

This holiday, get on island time The frenzy of the holidays is enough to make the most magical time of the year feel anything but. Here’s the trick: head to […]


Malls make the naughty list—here’s where to go instead At Granville Island, we make holiday dreams a reality. And although we can’t guarantee any Santa sightings, we bring a more […]

Festive lights on Granville Island 2021

Now until January 3rd, daily from sunset, we invite you to stroll our warm and elegant holiday light display. With complimentary parking, and of course no entrance fee, family and […]

Remembrance Day on Granville Island

On November 11th Granville Island Remembers If you are on Granville Island the morning of Thursday, November 11th, please take a moment to pause and listen to the Last Post, […]

It’s Pumpkin Spice time on Granville Island

From Lee’s Donuts, Pumpkin Spice Donuts, warm and right out to the fryer. From Bon Macaron, Pumpkin Spice Macarons, crispy on the outside, gooey in the centre. Pumpkin Latte Gelato […]

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

September 30th, 2021 marks the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, honouring the First Nations, Métis, and Inuit people of Canada. We honour those who survived the Residential Schools, […]


“NO CHILDREN WILL BE FORGOTTEN” Indigenous artist D’Arcy Basil to carve first of its kind 2,500 lb Jade monument to honour the children that perished at the Kamloops Indian Residential […]

Live events return to Granville Island

A number of live events are returning to Granville Island this summer, along with hybrid events, some excellent virtual events, podcasts and interactive activities for children. For a complete list […]

Mother’s Day on Granville Island

When we think May, we think bees, sunshine, flowers, and of course, Mothers. A month that is full of new births in nature is the perfect month to celebrate all […]

New restaurant to open on Granville Island

A new restaurant from Mexican-Canadian Chef and Entrepreneur Ernesto Gomez and his team of creative collaborators behind the beloved Chancho Tortilleria, Nuba and former Fayuca, will open on Granville Island […]

Bill Reid, the Granville Island years

Bill Reid (1920-1998) Bill Reid’s “The Spirit of Haida Gwaii: The Jade Canoe” was carved right here in Ocean Artworks on Granville Island between 1990 and 1993. It was later […]

Dine Out Vancouver 2021

Dine Out Vancouver is about community, collaboration, and sharing Vancouver’s culinary story with the world. Participating restaurants offer a special menu that showcase their unique flavours, and show off the […]

Be my Valentine, on Granville Island

Many of Granville Island’s restaurants and bars have created small, intimate valentine’s moments and bubbles to help you celebrate this special day, and Granville Island has created some special places […]

Mondays in January

The Public Market will be closed Mondays in January for annual maintenance, repairs, and renovations, including January 11,18, and 25. We will be keeping regular hours from Tuesday to Sunday: […]

Happy Hanukkah

Chag Sameach to our Jewish friends and neighbours. Today, and for the next 7 days, we light our giant star in the Public Market courtyard blue in honour of Hanukkah. […]

And now the holiday lights really are perfect!

Granville Island’s 40-year-old iconic, neon, bridge-entrance sign is back to greet you and welcome you following a month of refurbishment at locally ownded and operated Imperial Sign Corp.

Market Closures, January 2021

Public Market Hours, January 2021 The Public Market is open from 9am to 6pm daily Annual closure – The Public Market and Net Loft are closed Mondays in January, including […]

Winter and Holiday Lighting

On November 1st, as the return to Daylight Standard time brings dusk to Granville Island early, we turn on our twinkling winter lighting to bring cheer to the “Island” over […]

Granville Island’s Iconic Neon Sign

Have you noticed something missing at the entrance to Granville Island? The iconic, 30 year old neon sign, one of our most photographed landmarks, is temporarily off-site for refurbishment. A […]

Granville Island & Public Market Update

The 40 acres that make up Granville Island are open to the public; however, tour groups and buses are temporarily restricted from Granville Island due to health authorities’ directives to […]

Granville Island Public Market remains open

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 […]

FAQs – Prevention & Resources for COVID-19

COVID-19 – Granville Island FAQ Sheet Updated March 14th 2020 The following FAQs and responses represent the best information available at the time of writing. How is CMHC Granville responding […]

Information about COVID-19

Our visitors’ safety and well being is our highest priority on Granville Island. COVID-19 is being effectively monitored, controlled and treated in British Columbia and Canada. The Public Health Agency […]

Granville Island Council Announced

Following a Public Notice of Opportunity, we are pleased to introduce you to the members of the seven person Granville Island’s first Council, who are composed of citizens from the […]

Granville Island Farmers Market

The Granville Island Farmer’s Market is back every Thursday from June 9 to September 26, 2019! This year, we’ve made some changes. Moving away from Triangle Square, the Farmer’s Market […]

Year in Review 2018

Take a look back at the highlights of 2018 and what Granville Island has planned for the future in this 2018 Year in Review. The research paper is often considered […]

Come join our volunteer team!

Help us make Granville Island the most inspiring public place in the world! CMHC-Granville Island is assembling a team of year-round volunteer ambassadors to fill roles such as Granville Island […]

New Parking Management Strategy

As part of Granville Island’s Transportation Strategy, a new parking system for Granville Island has been developed. Granville Island’s new parking system aims to increase parking availability, improve traffic flow, […]

Granville Island Transportation Strategy

The Granville Island Transportation Strategy was developed by CMHC–Granville Island to advance the strategy to “Improve Access” to Granville Island, one of the four pillars of Granville Island 2040: Bridging […]

Introducing the Granville Island Theatre District

Boca Del Lupo, Carousel Theatre for Young People and CMHC-Granville Island are delighted to announce a new vision for theatre and performance on Granville Island. The Granville Island Theatre District […]

Reported Bike Thefts on Granville Island Reduced by 70%

Reported Bike Thefts on Granville Island Reduced by 70% Granville Island’s Bicycle Culture and Security Program, a partnership-based initiative first introduced in 2016, has continued to exceed expectations. The program […]

Granville Island 2040: Bridging Past & Future

Improving accessibility, creating a market district, developing a more vibrant arts & innovation sector, and enhancing the public realm are the key recommended strategies of Granville Island 2040: Bridging Past […]

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