Take a full day to explore this shopping and entertainment favorite, a destination on everyone's "best of" list. The island ... More
Take a full day to explore this shopping and entertainment favorite, a destination on everyone's "best of" list. The island is five minutes from downtown and has the famous Emily Carr College of Art, shops, restaurants, theaters, galleries, sculpture, performance art, history, and the Kids' Market. There is also a water park and sea kayak rental, canoes, and other water sports. Sample excellent brews at the Granville Island Brewery. At the quiet end of the island, the large Granville Island Hotel awaits guests.
i love granville island because it is so magicial and mistickle there is this jack & the bean stock thing it is so cool you see jack climing up the vin and you see the giants hand trying to get jack there's also these games that you play and win tickets and you can bye stuff with your tickets and there a toy store with lego and cards and watches its really cool there also these rail ways that look so cool and there's a rock store were you bye these coulord rocks and diaminds its reel cool theres also a ball room that leads into a slid that leads to another ball room that leads to this crazy place were everything is wacky and then you go to this stair way that leads you back up into the ball room. Over all i give granville island two thumbs up
I had never been before. I spent from 9 - 1 p.m. and thoroughly enjoyed walking around and seeing all there was to see. Had coffee and lunch there too and the restaurants are great! Would recommend it as a must to anyone visiting Vancouver, especially if you like art and craft. I went a second time before leaving Vancouver to share the experience with my husband. Fabuluous!
I've lived in Vancouver my whole life and as a local the main thing that does annoy me (and im sure others) about Granville Island is that its over run by gwaking & complaining tourists. We know its over priced and busy and thats how BC tourism gets you. If you want to see the real Granville island dont spend a lot of time in the markets, come during a weekday & most of all come in the early morning and late night. We know its nots California (dispite the name 'Hollywood North")so dont expect it to be. Oh, and watch the rocks outside the market, they move..if you know what i mean.
I visited Granville Island and found my experience to be indifferent. It was crowded and overpriced. I purchased my lunch at one of the restaurants just outside the entrance. The food and the service were mediocre.
Do yourself a favor- take a detour from this island.
I have been to several public markets around the world and this is one of the best! I went there on a late afternoon and sat right outside the market overviewing the downtown with a cup of latte and a blueberry pie...ahhhh, can't wait to go back!
On Saturday, May 27th, my vife and I took a tour of Vancouver, prior to sailing on the HAL Zuiderdam.
90 minutes of the tour were devoted to Granville Island. During our time at Granville, I was struck by two things. How popular this place is, and, why the heck is it so popular?
There is only one way in and out, which causes monumental traffic problems. Parking is an absolute joke. Furthermore, there are no bargains. Lastly, the atmosphere is totally destroyed by the sheer volume of people who frequent the marketplace. At best it can be described as organized chaos. What could be an interesting experience is ruined by crowding. Of course, I was there on a Saturday. Maybe it is better during the week.
Granville Island is one of those places that you can take anyone from out of town & they will find something they like. The views are nice, the shopping is varied, and the street musicians are fun to stop & listen to.
The Market it fabulous, but if you're looking for food that's already prepared & a nice place to sit and enjoy it, try Bridges. The cocktails are yummy & the food is quite good & not super expensive. They have an outdoor patio, and indoors they have nice comfy couches in front of a fire place.
This is a place obviously cultivated for the tourists. Tons of gift shops and art galleries. But it's fun to spend half a day browsing out here. The Granville Market is a great place to grab a cheap hearty meal. All the food is local and mostly organic.
With sweeping ocean and island views, this park is a photographer's paradise. Take a picnic basket along and lay down
a blanket and enjoy the fresh air. The area's calm waters make it a popular spot for scuba divers. ...
The Granville Island Public Market features a farmers market, day vendors, and artists offering a various of local Vancouver culinary
offerings. There are fifty permanent retailers in the market offering local products. In addition, there are over one hundred ...