Vancouver Canada Tourist Information and Travel Guide
Granville Island is located in the heart of Vancouver. It was transformed from a declining 37-acre industrial park in Vancouver's False Creek into a popular tourist destination.
The island was reborn in the form of a public market, art school, shops, restaurants, theatres, galleries and hotel.
The Granville Island Public Market offers an emporium of green grocers, butchers, bakers, fishmongers, importers, ethnic food sellers, craft vendors, sweet stands, florists and casual eateries. It also features a wine shop and a micro-roaster of organic coffee.
Granville Island's ambiance is unique. Its gritty, industrial past has been transformed into a friendly, artistic, and energetic environment. It offers great food, theatre and a glimpse of Vancouver's magnificent maritime and industrial history.
One can access Granville Island via the False Creek ferries from the downtown area or alternatively enjoy a walk to the island along Vancouver's famous False Creek seawalk.