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Granville Island Public Market

This vibrant market is a colourful mix of crafts, delicious fresh food, scrumptious bakery goods and gourmet cheese, a playground for foodies and shoppers alike.

Spanning 3,900 square metres, this unique public space also hosts an additional Farmers Market from mid-June through to October, where local vendors hawk a variety of fresh produce, much of which is harvested from small, family-run farms.

Both locals and out-of-towners can be spotted browsing the goods at this expansive market. Pick up a sandwich and head over to the patios and parks nearby for a relaxing picnic. Bask in the sun and feed some hungry seagulls with your leftover crumbs while doing a spot of people-watching. With so many things to see and do, sometimes even an entire afternoon isn't enough to explore all that the market has to offer. Buskers, jugglers, and balloon artists add to the energetic atmosphere.

Granville Island, previously known as Industrial Island, has transformed since the 70s, morphing from a gritty industrial park of ironworks, slaughterhouses, and sawmills into today's bustling urban oasis packed with upmarket waterfront restaurants, theatres, galleries, studios, eclectic shops, cafés, and a market extraordinaire. Browse the rails at trendy boutiques with original clothing designs and accessories, custom leather fashions, and handmade jewellery and crafts, all within the island.

Families with children need not worry about them getting bored. There is plenty to keep little ones occupied. Canada's largest free outdoor Water Park is great for a hot summer's day while the Kids Market right next door sells crafts, games, food and much more all aimed at children. A variety of performing arts festivals, family-oriented shows and events take place all year-round on Granville Island. Check the website for a schedule and details.

Located on the south shore of False Creek, the island is connected to the rest of the city by a causeway. Parking is limited, so the best way to visit is by bicycle, ferry, bus or on foot from downtown. Arrive early to avoid the crowds if visiting during the weekend.


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Hotel Blu Vancouver

Hotel Blu Vancouver

177 Robson Street, Vancouver, BC
    4.0 out of 5.0
     
     

    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 ...

    Hotel Blu VancouverAU$166

    The Burrard

    The Burrard

    1100 Burrard Street, Vancouver, BC
      3.0 out of 5.0
       
       

      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 ...

      The BurrardAU$108

      Century Plaza Hotel & Spa

      Century Plaza Hotel & Spa

      1015 Burrard St, Vancouver, BC
        3.5 out of 5.0
         
         

        Located in West End, this spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Granville Street, Robson Street and Vancouver Art Gallery. Pacific Centre Shopping Mall and ...

        Century Plaza Hotel & SpaAU$158

        Wedgewood Hotel & Spa - Relais & Chateaux

        Wedgewood Hotel & Spa - Relais & Chateaux

        845 Hornby St, Vancouver, BC
          5.0 out of 5.0
           
           

          Located in Downtown Vancouver, this luxury hotel is steps away from Robson Square and Vancouver Art Gallery. Robson Street and Granville Street are also within ...

          Wedgewood Hotel & Spa - Relais & ChateauxAU$267

          GEC Granville Suites Downtown

          GEC Granville Suites Downtown

          718 Drake St, Vancouver, BC
            3.0 out of 5.0
             
             

            Located in Downtown Vancouver, this eco-friendly hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Granville Island Public Market, Rogers Arena and Canada Place. Vancouver Waterfront ...

            GEC Granville Suites DowntownAU$98

            Fairmont Waterfront

            Fairmont Waterfront

            900 Canada Place Way, Vancouver, BC
              4.5 out of 5.0
               
               
              5.0 out of 5 (1 reviews)

              Located in Coal Harbour, this luxury hotel is steps away from Vancouver False Creek Seawall, Vancouver Waterfront and Canada Place. Vancouver Convention Centre ...

              Fairmont WaterfrontAU$300

              Hyatt Regency Vancouver

              Hyatt Regency Vancouver

              655 Burrard St, Vancouver, BC
                4.5 out of 5.0
                 
                 
                5.0 out of 5 (1 reviews)

                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 ...

                Hyatt Regency VancouverAU$153

                The Sutton Place Hotel - Vancouver

                The Sutton Place Hotel - Vancouver

                845 Burrard St, Vancouver, BC
                  4.5 out of 5.0
                   
                   
                  4.5 out of 5 (2 reviews)

                  Located in Downtown Vancouver, this luxury hotel is steps away from Robson Square and Robson Street. Granville Street and Vancouver Art Gallery are also within ...

                  The Sutton Place Hotel - VancouverAU$255