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Granville Island
Vancouver

Granville Island showing a city, a bay or harbor and a river or creek

Visit the art galleries, boutiques, brewery, farmers market and theaters of this buzzing island across False Creek from central Vancouver.

Discover the artistic ambiance of Granville Island. Once an industrial area, Granville Island received a makeover in the 1970s and is today one of Vancouver’s most-loved cultural districts. Replacing the one-time scruffy factories and warehouses are artisan studios, markets, performing arts venues, bars and restaurants. Find attractions for everyone from art enthusiasts to beer lovers and children in this urban oasis beneath a bridge.

Purchase food fresh from the source at Granville Island Public Market. Browse the stands of bakers, butchers, cheesemakers and greengrocers, shop for handicrafts and watch street performers. Enjoy the playground, toy stores and video arcade with your children at the Kids Market. Observe workers doing boat repair at the Maritime Market and Marina.

Gain insights into the lives and work of the island’s artisans inside the galleries, glassblowing workshops and jewelers’ studios of Railspur Alley. Examine exhibits by local artists at Emily Carr University of Art and Design. See First Nations art at Eagle Spirit Gallery, Inuit statues and prints at Inukshuk Gallery and Zimbabwean sculptures at Ukama Gallery.

Tour Granville Island Brewery and sample award-winning craft beers. Learn about the creation of hand-crafted gin, vodka and whiskey at The Liberty Distillery. Savor fresh seafood and locally sourced seasonal ingredients at the island’s varied dining options. Choose from bistros, brewpubs, organic coffeehouses and steakhouses.

Attend comedy shows at the Vancouver TheatreSports™ League and dance, music and other events at the Waterfront Theatre. Be part of boat, book, food and music festivals at the Ocean Art Works pavilion and Performance Works venue. Relax on the tree-shaded lawns of waterfront Sutcliffe Park. Have fun with the family at Granville Island Water Park, which features fountains, slides and sprays.

Granville Island is a short bus ride away from Downtown Vancouver. Alternatively, get here via False Creek Ferries or the Aquabus, which stop at several destinations around False Creek. Extend your fun with a self-guided tour of English Bay on a rented Jet Ski, kayak or stand-up paddleboard.


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Granville Island Hotel
Granville Island Hotel
3.5 out of 5
1253 Johnston St, Vancouver, BC
The price is ¥14,275 per night from May 24 to May 24
Located in Granville Island, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Robson Street, Vancouver Waterfront, and Rogers Arena. Stanley Park and Vancouver Convention ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (987 reviews)
"It’s unfortunate that the hotel was under COVID restrictions. However, they did their best, with room service breakfast available, for instance."

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2021

Granville Island Hotel
Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront
Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront
4 out of 5
1133 Hastings St W, Vancouver, BC
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is ¥12,124 per night from May 16 to May 16
Located in Coal Harbour, this eco-friendly hotel is steps from United States Consulate and Vancouver Waterfront. Robson Street and Canada Place are also within ...
4.2/5Very Good! (2,468 reviews)
"I like that it was near the harbour and we can just walk"

Reviewed on May 12, 2021

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The Burrard
The Burrard
3 out of 5
1100 Burrard Street, Vancouver, BC
The price is ¥7,858 per night from May 17 to May 17
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 ...
4.3/5Excellent! (1,908 reviews)
"The colourful presentation of the inside as well as all the wall art was fun and cheerful/tongue-in-cheek... the bed was comfortable and the room was relatively quiet despite its location... This hotel is in a rather intimidating neighbourhood, directly across from the St Paul’s Hospital (where all ..."

Reviewed on May 11, 2021

The Burrard
Hyatt Regency Vancouver
Hyatt Regency Vancouver
4.5 out of 5
655 Burrard St, Vancouver, BC
Free Cancellation
The price is ¥15,178 per night from May 16 to May 16
Located in Coal Harbour, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Pacific Centre Shopping Mall and Vancouver Art Gallery. Granville Street and English ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (1,056 reviews)
"Staffs at the reception are super friendly and helpful!"

Reviewed on May 6, 2021

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The Sutton Place Hotel - Vancouver
The Sutton Place Hotel - Vancouver
4.5 out of 5
845 Burrard St, Vancouver, BC
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is ¥13,354 per night from May 16 to May 16
Located in Downtown Vancouver, this luxury hotel is steps from Robson Square and Robson Street. Granville Street and Vancouver Art Gallery are also within 5 ...
4.4/5Excellent! (1,318 reviews)
"Absolutely beautiful hotel. Staying again this week. Appointments downtown make this hotel convenient plus it’s a luxurious staycation."

Reviewed on May 12, 2021

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Hotel Blu Vancouver
Hotel Blu Vancouver
4 out of 5
177 Robson Street, Vancouver, BC
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is ¥12,852 per night from May 16 to May 16
Located in Downtown Vancouver, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of BC Place Stadium and Queen Elizabeth Theatre. Vancouver Central Public Library and Rogers ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (1,612 reviews)
"Stylish, reasonable, and a great location."

Reviewed on May 9, 2021

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