A Foodies' Paradise
Located under the Granville Street bridge on a former industrial site, sits the Granville Island Public Market, which has become one of Vancouver's most popular tourist destinations. Even the locals can't get enough of this place and it's easy to see why! It has "a fascinating assortment of colourful stalls, showcasing unique homemade products and the very finest in gastronomic delights. All fresh from the ocean, oven, or field." It's truly a foodies paradise. The island offers so much more than just the public market though. As one of the city's most important cultural districts it boasts many artisan and craft workshops, two theatres and is the site of the famous Emily Carr University of Art and Design .
My favourite way to get on or off the island is by the cute little tug-boat style ferries that criss cross False Creek. Not only is it an effective way to get yourself from one side of the city to the other, but it's really very scenic and quick. You can pay for a single crossing, or buy a day pass, which is a more economical way to get yourself around and really explore the city and all it has to offer. For the more adventurous person, there are also paddle boarding, kayaking, and jet ski rentals available. I've been on the jet ski tour to Bowen Island twice and it was an absolute blast!!!! I highly recommend it.
This is an absolute "must" see place for anyone wanting to explore the unique character and charm of the city. The amazing network of bicycle and walking paths make a it great base to explore other parts of the city without ever stepping in a vehicle.
Granville Island is located at 1669 Johnson Street in Vancouver, BC.
I hope you enjoy this place as much as I do!!!
Visit their website at: granvilleisland.com