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Once Vancouver's industrial manufacturing area, Granville Island is now home to many local artists, restaurants, theatres, a hotel, and the Emily Carr University of Art and Design. Window shopping... Read More
Once Vancouver's industrial manufacturing area, Granville Island is now home to many local artists, restaurants, theatres, a hotel, and the Emily Carr University of Art and Design. Window shopping is a real treat here as Granville Island has something for everyone; a children's area, jewelry stores, art shops, a brewery, boat rental offices, and unique clothing stores. Once you have made your way around the shops, head over to the Public Market if you want to spend a bit on food (or just look at it). There you can get local smoked salmon, artisan cheeses, local produce, and sweets. Outside are talented street performers that add to the atmosphere of the experience. Located in False Creek, an adventure to Granville Island is just a walk, a boat ride or bus ride away from Downtown.
- Best for Free Things to Do Because: Granville Island has plenty of shops and galleries for both kids and adults. The water park is a great way for kids to cool off.
- Best for Romantic Things to Do Because: If your idea of romance is dreaming up menu ideas for dinner, Granville Island is the best place to get inspired.
- Recommended as Best Attractions & Activities Because: Granville Island is your one-stop-shop for toys, groceries, gourmet goods, wine, beer, sake, art supplies, jewelry and just about everything in between!
- Best for Things to Do with Kids Because: The largest free outdoor water park calls Granville Island home.