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Granville Island Public Market

Shop with the locals and tourists at this bustling market located near Vancouver’s city center.

The Granville Island Public Market is an eclectic mix of arts and crafts, handmade soaps and bath products, fresh pasta and seafood, delectable bakery goods and gourmet cheese, and fast-food counters. This 42,000-square-foot (3,900-square-meter) public space has its own unique atmosphere, especially from mid-June through October when an additional Farmers Market is located here. These local vendors pride themselves on offering freshness and variety, and much of the produce is harvested on small, family-run farms. 

Locals and tourists alike come here to buy goodies. If you want to rustle up a picnic, the patios and parks nearby offer plenty of relaxing spots to people-watch and enjoy your meal. It’s easy to spend a few hours or an entire afternoon exploring this entertaining market. Street performers are a permanent presence, singing with open guitar cases ready for spare change, juggling, and creating balloon animals for the kids. 

The island itself has evolved over the years. Once a gritty industrial park of ironworks, slaughterhouses, and sawmills known as Industrial Island, it’s morphed from the 1970s into a people-friendly destination with diverse offerings. Today, these include upscale seafood restaurants on the waterfront,  burger joints, and family-style restaurants offering sandwiches and more. Find trendy boutiques with original clothing items and accessories, custom leather fashions, and handmade jewelry and crafts. It’s all available on Granville Island.

A variety of performing arts festivals, family-oriented shows and events take place year-round on Granville Island. Check the web site for a schedule and details.

Situated on the south shore of False Creek, the island is connected to the rest of the city by a causeway. Try to come by bicycle, ferry, bus or on foot from downtown, as parking is limited.

Popular Activities at Granville Island Public Market

There are loads of ways to experience this attraction. We've put together some things to do at Granville Island Public Market:

Have a look at our Vancouver things to do page to learn about many more activities while you're here.


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Fairmont Hotel Vancouver ¥21,410
Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

900 West Georgia St, Vancouver, BC
     
    4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

    This family-friendly Vancouver hotel is located in the business district, steps from Christ Church Cathedral, Robson Street, and Vancouver Art Gallery. Granville Street and Pacific Centre Shopping Mall are also within 5 minutes. Vancouver City Center Station and Burrard Station are within a 5-minute walk.

    Pan Pacific Vancouver ¥22,621
    Pan Pacific Vancouver

    Pan Pacific Vancouver

    999 Canada Pl, Vancouver, BC
       
      4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in Coal Harbour, this luxury hotel is steps from Canada Place and Granville Street. Vancouver Convention Centre and Harbour Centre are also within 10 minutes. Waterfront Metro Station and Vancouver Waterfront Station are within a 5-minute walk.

      Executive Hotel Vintage Park ¥12,147
      Executive Hotel Vintage Park

      Executive Hotel Vintage Park

      1379 Howe St, Vancouver, BC
         
        3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in Downtown Vancouver, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Granville Street, Sunset Beach, and St. Paul's Hospital. Granville Island Public Market and Orpheum Theater are also within 15 minutes. Yaletown-Roundhouse Station is 10 minutes by foot and Vancouver City Center Station is 15 minutes.

        Sandman Hotel Vancouver City Centre ¥12,583
        Sandman Hotel Vancouver City Centre

        Sandman Hotel Vancouver City Centre

        180 W Georgia St, Vancouver, BC
           
          3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in Downtown Vancouver, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 5-minute walk of BC Place Stadium and Queen Elizabeth Theatre. Rogers Arena and Granville Street are also within 10 minutes. Stadium-Chinatown Station is only a 3-minute walk and Vancouver City Center Station is 8 minutes.

          Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront ¥18,874
          Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront

          Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront

          1133 Hastings St W, Vancouver, BC
             
            4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in Coal Harbour, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 10-minute walk of United States Consulate, Robson Street, and Canada Place. Vancouver Convention Centre and Harbour Centre are also within 10 minutes. Burrard Station is 6 minutes by foot and Waterfront Metro Station is 10 minutes.

            The Burrard ¥12,811
            The Burrard

            The Burrard

            1100 Burrard Street, Vancouver, BC
               
              3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in Downtown Vancouver, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 5-minute walk of St. Paul's Hospital and Granville Street. Robson Street and Sunset Beach are also within 10 minutes. Burrard Station is 11 minutes by foot and Yaletown-Roundhouse Station is 11 minutes.

              Howard Johnson Hotel by Wyndham Vancouver Downtown ¥10,994
              Howard Johnson Hotel by Wyndham Vancouver Downtown

              Howard Johnson Hotel by Wyndham Vancouver Downtown

              1176 Granville St, Granville and Davie St, Vancouver, BC
                 
                2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in Downtown Vancouver, this hotel is steps from Vancouver International Film Centre and Granville Street. St. Paul's Hospital and Orpheum Theater are also within 10 minutes. Yaletown-Roundhouse Station is 6 minutes by foot and Vancouver City Center Station is 10 minutes.

                Ramada by Wyndham Vancouver Downtown ¥11,339
                Ramada by Wyndham Vancouver Downtown

                Ramada by Wyndham Vancouver Downtown

                1221 Granville St, Vancouver, BC
                   
                  2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in Downtown Vancouver, this eco-friendly hotel is steps from Vancouver International Film Centre and Granville Street. St. Paul's Hospital and Orpheum Theater are also within 10 minutes. Yaletown-Roundhouse Station is 6 minutes by foot and Vancouver City Center Station is 12 minutes.