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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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Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront

Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront

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

    Located in Coal Harbour, this eco-friendly hotel is steps away from United States Consulate and Vancouver Waterfront. Robson Street and Canada Place are also ...

    Pinnacle Hotel HarbourfrontAU$174

    Pan Pacific Vancouver

    Pan Pacific Vancouver

    999 Canada Pl, Vancouver, BC
      4.5 out of 5.0
       
       

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

      Pan Pacific VancouverAU$292

      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$120

        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$214

          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$180

            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$186

              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 Granville Street, Pacific Centre Shopping Mall and Vancouver Art Gallery. English Bay ...

                Hyatt Regency VancouverAU$227

                Sandman Suites Vancouver on Davie

                Sandman Suites Vancouver on Davie

                1160 Davie St, Vancouver, BC
                  3.0 out of 5.0
                   
                   

                  Located in West End, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 10-minute walk of St. Paul's Hospital, Granville Street, and Sunset Beach. Robson Street and Granville ...

                  Sandman Suites Vancouver on DavieAU$157