Granville Island

Vancouver
Granville Island showing a high-rise building, a river or creek and a bay or harbour
Visit the art galleries, boutiques, brewery, farmers market and theaters of this buzzing island across False Creek from central Vancouver.

Discover the artistic ambiance of Granville Island. Once an industrial area, Granville Island received a makeover in the 1970s and is today one of Vancouver’s most-loved cultural districts. Replacing the one-time scruffy factories and warehouses are artisan studios, markets, performing arts venues, bars and restaurants. Find attractions for everyone from art enthusiasts to beer lovers and children in this urban oasis beneath a bridge.

Purchase food fresh from the source at Granville Island Public Market. Browse the stands of bakers, butchers, cheesemakers and greengrocers, shop for handicrafts and watch street performers. Enjoy the playground, toy stores and video arcade with your children at the Kids Market. Observe workers doing boat repair at the Maritime Market and Marina.

Gain insights into the lives and work of the island’s artisans inside the galleries, glassblowing workshops and jewelers’ studios of Railspur Alley. Examine exhibits by local artists at Emily Carr University of Art and Design. See First Nations art at Eagle Spirit Gallery, Inuit statues and prints at Inukshuk Gallery and Zimbabwean sculptures at Ukama Gallery.

Tour Granville Island Brewery and sample award-winning craft beers. Learn about the creation of hand-crafted gin, vodka and whiskey at The Liberty Distillery. Savor fresh seafood and locally sourced seasonal ingredients at the island’s varied dining options. Choose from bistros, brewpubs, organic coffeehouses and steakhouses.

Attend comedy shows at the Vancouver TheatreSports™ League and dance, music and other events at the Waterfront Theatre. Be part of boat, book, food and music festivals at the Ocean Art Works pavilion and Performance Works venue. Relax on the tree-shaded lawns of waterfront Sutcliffe Park. Have fun with the family at Granville Island Water Park, which features fountains, slides and sprays.

Granville Island is a short bus ride away from Downtown Vancouver. Alternatively, get here via False Creek Ferries or the Aquabus, which stop at several destinations around False Creek. Extend your fun with a self-guided tour of English Bay on a rented Jet Ski, kayak or stand-up paddleboard.


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Georgian Court Hotel BW Premier Collection
Georgian Court Hotel BW Premier Collection
4 out of 5
773 Beatty St, Vancouver, BC, V6B2M4
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $265 per night from Jun 29 to Jun 30
Stay at this 4-star luxury hotel in Vancouver. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and room service. Our guests praise the restaurant and the helpful staff in our reviews. ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (1,641 reviews)
"The property was in a nice area across the street from Rogers Stadium a 10 to 15 minute walk to downtown. 1 1/2 block for the Chinatown Subway. Nice amenities although no pool (Gym, Sauna and spa). Nice Italian restaurant downstairs open for breakfast and walking distance to many fine restaurants. ..."

Reviewed on Jun. 26, 2022

Georgian Court Hotel BW Premier Collection
Granville Island Hotel
Granville Island Hotel
3.5 out of 5
1253 Johnston St, Vancouver, BC, V6H3R9
The price is CA $449 per night from Jul 24 to Jul 25
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly hotel in Vancouver. Enjoy free WiFi, free water park access, and breakfast. Our guests praise the restaurant and the ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (994 reviews)
"Lovely area to stay in. Wish balcony was advertised as view of parking lot with peakaboo of water. Great service and otherwise very friendly."

Reviewed on Jun. 22, 2022

Granville Island Hotel
River Rock Casino Resort
River Rock Casino Resort
4 out of 5
8811 River Road, Richmond, BC, V6X 3P8
The price is CA $373 per night from Jul 6 to Jul 7
Stay at this 4-star spa resort in Richmond. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 3 restaurants. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the family amenities in ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (1,335 reviews)
"The hotel is good. The staff seem friendly. The view was good. Location is good. The lights might be a bit tricky because you have to put in your card, flip the switch and make sure the lights themselves are on… something about trying to save power."

Reviewed on Jun. 26, 2022

River Rock Casino Resort
Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront
Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront
4 out of 5
1133 Hastings St W, Vancouver, BC, V6E3T3
The price is CA $336 per night from Jun 30 to Jul 1
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Vancouver. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and room service. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (3,068 reviews)
"Good location, friendly staff. Bathroom could do with a faucet upgrade and a handheld shower head."

Reviewed on Jun. 27, 2022

Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront
Executive Hotel Vancouver Airport
Executive Hotel Vancouver Airport
3.5 out of 5
7311 Westminster Hwy, Richmond, BC, V6X1A3
The price is CA $309 per night from Jul 24 to Jul 25
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly hotel in Richmond. Enjoy free WiFi, a rooftop terrace, and breakfast. Our guests praise the clean rooms and the overall ...
3.9/5 Very Good! (1,108 reviews)
"Lobby was nice, staff were friendly. Room was nice but Air con was a little bit noisy. Otherwise, over all was better than Radisson Hotel Vancouver Airport, which we stayed one week earlier."

Reviewed on Jun. 27, 2022

Executive Hotel Vancouver Airport
EXchange Hotel Vancouver
EXchange Hotel Vancouver
4 out of 5
475 Howe Street, Vancouver, BC, V6B 2B3
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $318 per night from Jun 29 to Jun 30
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Vancouver. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and room service. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (1,806 reviews)
"Hotel itself was great. Concierge Ryan was very helpful. Only issue was noise from the street. We were on the 8th floor and sirens, etc so loud I barely slept."

Reviewed on Jun. 26, 2022

EXchange Hotel Vancouver
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