Granville Island
Public Market

About This Point of Interest

Granville Island Public Market

For a quintessential Vancouver experience, escape to Granville Island, a seaside urban oasis nestled under the Granville Street Bridge. From the bustling fresh food market and delicious eateries, to unique shops, and a hip, local art scene, let your adventure unfold. Meet some friendly merchants, try a tempting new taste, get inspired by an artist, or pull up a park bench. Famously colourful with a vibrant, west coast vibe, go with the flow and enjoy this cultural journey.

Explore At Your Own Pace

Hop-On With Us

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There are a variety of transportation options available to visit Granville Island:

  • By public transit, you can take the #50 False Creek bus comes from Gastown in the downtown area, along Granville St., and stops just off Granville Island. Look for the large Granville Island entrance sign and the yellow and rainbowed Kids Market along Anderson St. northward.
  • Take the Hop-On, Hop-Off tour and Hop-Off at Stop #7 Granville Island.

Variety is the spice of life, so choose which stop you Hop-On and Hop-Off to explore the city!   Your view of the city will be like no other as you tour the streets with the wind in your hair, experiencing our vibrant downtown with all of your senses. You will be accompanied by a recorded commentary that is available in multiple languages.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I buy souvenirs at Granville Island?
Yes, you will find a huge variety of souvenir shops.
What types of shops should I expect to see there?
A wide variety of local shops such as boutiques, art galleries, souvenir shops, and more.
What artistic activities are there at Granville Island?
Granville Island is proud home of the Vancouver theatre scene. Take a walk down Cartwright, Johnston, Duranleau or Anderson Street and you will hear musicals, heartbreaking dramas, dance and live music, print-makers, sculptors, aboriginal art through artwork, jewelry, carvings and more.
How long should I spend at Granville Island?
The choice is yours! You can spend a couple of hours, half day or entire day.
Is this area interesting for families?
There are plenty of family friendly sites to visit at Granville Island. One popular spot to visit is the Kids Market, which is located near the main entrance of Granville Island. The Kids Market consists of over 25 shops, services and activities for children and their families.
Are there restaurants in this area?
There are a variety of local restaurants available to choose from such as Seafood, Italian food, etc. You can chose to enjoy brunch, lunch or dinner with your family and friends.
What can I do during my free time in Granville Island?
Aside from the stunning views, Granville Island offers everything from fresh bakeries and fish markets to glass blowing studios and colourful artisan shops.