One of the loveliest neighbourhoods in Vancouver is this tiny little island tucked under the Granville Street Bridge just south of downtown. Granville Island is well-known for its food, markets, outdoor summer street performances and abundance of artisan-focused shops, boutiques, and the Emily Carr University of Art and Design. If you have a day, or even an afternoon, here are the must-sees of this little Vancouver gem:
Granville Loop Park
Visit the large 100 stone sculpture commemorating Vancouver's 100th birthday.
Explore the gardens surrounding a cute pond full of ducks under the bridge as you enter the island.
Discover all things to do with the imagination and creativity. There are 25 stores for those with an obsessive love for toys and childhood.
False Creek Community Centre
Granville Island also houses an outdoor waterpark (or a winter jungle gym)!
Granville Island Market
For tea-tasting, fresh fruits and vegetables, delicious Kaisereck bagels and a dozen discounted day-old donuts for $4 pop.
Granville Island Marina
Sit and enjoy the view where the small False Creek ferries depart from.
For the arts and crafts and your inner creative, featuring a variety of beautiful craft stores and artisan boutiques.
For artisan boutiques, Christmas lights and a little park.
For the most beautiful winters view over the moored boats as you leave the island.