Granville Island is a peninsula located in False Creek directly across from downtown Vancouver. Granville Island which was once used for manufacturing is now one the hottest tourist spots in British Columbia. Perfect for an adult day trip or an any age family adventure. Granville Island has something for everyone.
Granville Island is covered with shaded parks perfect for a whole family or even a more intimate picnic. On your way to the island pick up some food and walk, bike or take a ferry over to Granville Island. There are many shaded regions, but the most popular picnic sight is Ron Basford Park. Didn’t plan ahead and bring a picnic with you? No problem! Between the public markets, fresh fruits, gelato, fresh bread and so much more offered on Granville Island. You will never go hungry!
Shopping in Granville is really a treat. Here you will find an assortment of Canadian made products such as specialty foods, wine, crafts, and jewelry; one of kind pieces. You can watch artisans create their pieces right in front of you and buy directly from them. Check out some of the greatest shops on Granville Island.
When shopping an important stop on your list should be the Public Market. This market is packed with Passionate vendors, a farmers market, fresh baked goods, glistening seafood and a wide assortment of homemade products!
Granville offers a variety of water activities from kayaking to renting a yacht for the day. At Granville there is just as much to see and do on the water as there is on the land. If you are traveling with children or just love to explore search for sea stars when the tide is low. The island also offers salmon fishing. You don’t know how to fish? There are plenty of professionals there at Bonnie Lee’s charter who can show you the ropes. For a more laid back approach to the open sea take a cruise from Granville to Bowen Island. This cruise is a 30 minute scenic tour. Once there you may either explore the island with beautiful seaside walking paths and a famous Tuscany restaurant or simply take the cruise back and continue to enjoy a relaxing day at sea.
Even locals make their way to the island to enjoy a nice dinner at bridges or the Sandbar Seafood restaurant which is known for its cocktails and delicious seafood. Follow up your fantastic dinner with a show at the Arts Club Theater.
Places to stay
If planning a trip to the island, please be sure to check out a place to stay nearby Granville Island . With so much to do on the island you will want somewhere to relax after a long activity packed day!