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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


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 rainbow-ed Kids Market along Anderson St. northward.
  • Take the Hop-On, Hop-Off PARK Route tour and Hop-Off at stop P16 Granville Island or P13 False Creek / Aquatic Centre to take the complimentary one-way False Creek Ferry ride.

Variety is the spice of life, so for each of our Hop-on Hop-off tours we dish it up and you get to choose. We operate two types of vehicles, and while both buses travel the same routes, each offers a very different tour experience. Of course, we suggest you take the time to enjoy both, but we won't make you. Channelling the spirit of San Francisco, our Trolley's will have you ready for a jolly time. The driver will provide you with live commentary of your tour, lending a local's authentic take on the magic that makes Vancouver great. But as fun as our trolley tours are, our clear-top buses are equally special. 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

General FAQ

What will I see at Granville Island?
You will find activities for all the family, such as arts & cultures, kids activities, shopping & gifts, outdoor activities, restaurants, entertainment & night out. Also you can visit the Maritime Heritage.
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.
Can I buy souvenirs at Granville Island?
Yes, you will find a huge variety of souvenir shops.
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.