Vancouver’s Granville Island & The Public Market

Granville Island is the place to be on a sunny afternoon in Vancouver, Canada.  It’s definitely worth the visit while in Van City.

Granville Island is an interesting peninsula in the middle of Vancouver, Canada.  The island is a shopping district famous for its multiple breweries, public market and artistry.  It has a view of two bridges — Burrard Street and Granville Street.  There are kid-friendly areas on the island among all the breweries.

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The view of the Burrard Street and Granville Street Bridges

Granville Island is in the middle of the city, which makes it convenient stop.  The Granville Island Public Market has a number of local vendors selling coffee, woven products and food.  It’s also a seafood hub since it’s located in the middle of False Creek.  Granville offers a ferry service — Ferries 1, 2 and 3.  In addition, it has a view of Van City’s skyline.

My Vancouver friend recommended Granville.  She said it was the perfect location for any foodie; I took her advice since she was a Van City local.  The place was still crowded with people coming in and out; I walked around the island for an hour trying to decide where I wanted to post for a few hours before dinner.  I decided to hang out at the Sandbar restaurant.  I could have hung out at the large public space with a view of the Granville Street bridge but I wanted to have a few drinks cause Canada doesn’t band the imports of Cuban Rum like the United States.

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The Granville Street Bridge

Granville Island is a great place to waste a few hours.   The area has a thriving artist community that meshes perfectly with its number of breweries and the public market.  I would highly recommend adding Granville Island to the agenda.  Lastly, there is a convenient taxi stand next to the Public Market to get people in and out.

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