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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EXchange Hotel Vancouver
EXchange Hotel Vancouver
4 out of 5
475 Howe Street, Vancouver, BC
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $149 per night from Jan 20 to Jan 21
Located in Downtown Vancouver, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Granville Street and Vancouver Waterfront. Canada Place and Vancouver Convention Centre ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (1,752 reviews)
"The staff was accommodations and welcoming. Rooms were unique and comfortable."

Reviewed on Jan. 16, 2022

EXchange Hotel Vancouver
Granville Island Hotel
Granville Island Hotel
3.5 out of 5
1253 Johnston St, Vancouver, BC
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $209 per night from Jan 20 to Jan 21
Located in Granville Island, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Robson Street, Vancouver Waterfront, and Vancouver Convention Centre. Rogers Arena and Canada ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (987 reviews)
"I have put up several guests at this hotel over the years and have hosted/attended several meeting here. This was my first taste of actually staying at the hotel. I was impressed. The room was well outfitted (decent easy chair, desk and chair, modern bathroom, very comfortable bed); the location ..."

Reviewed on Jan. 17, 2022

Granville Island Hotel
Pan Pacific Vancouver
Pan Pacific Vancouver
4.5 out of 5
999 Canada Pl, Vancouver, BC
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $239 per night from Jan 20 to Jan 21
Located in Coal Harbour, this luxury hotel is steps from Canada Place and Vancouver Waterfront. Vancouver Convention Centre and Granville Street are also within ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (2,882 reviews)
"We really enjoyed our stay!"

Reviewed on Jan. 16, 2022

Pan Pacific Vancouver
Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront
Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront
4 out of 5
1133 Hastings St W, Vancouver, BC
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $170 per night from Jan 20 to Jan 21
Located in Coal Harbour, this eco-friendly hotel is steps from United States Consulate and Vancouver Waterfront. Robson Street and Canada Place are also within ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (3,002 reviews)
"The staff helped us make my daughters birthday feel special"

Reviewed on Jan. 17, 2022

Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront
The Sutton Place Hotel - Vancouver
The Sutton Place Hotel - Vancouver
4.5 out of 5
845 Burrard St, Vancouver, BC
The price is CA $152 per night from Jan 21 to Jan 22
Located in Downtown Vancouver, this luxury hotel is steps from Robson Square and Robson Street. Vancouver Art Gallery and Granville Street are also within 5 ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (1,766 reviews)
"I love the Sutton’s location and staff attention. This stay we had less room makeup than we had asked for but it’s COVID and probably staffing is an issue. Front staff, restaurants, everywhere was so much fun and all very attentive! Beds super comfy and linens outstanding!!"

Reviewed on Jan. 17, 2022

The Sutton Place Hotel - Vancouver
Fairmont Vancouver Airport In-Terminal Hotel
Fairmont Vancouver Airport In-Terminal Hotel
4.5 out of 5
3111 Grant McConachie Way, Richmond, BC
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $299 per night from Jan 20 to Jan 21
Situated near the airport, this luxury hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Richmond Night Market, Aberdeen Centre, and Richmond Olympic Oval. Main Street and VanDusen ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (2,314 reviews)
"Liked that it was right in the airport. Thought the room was clean and nice. Did not like that the Wi-Fi just gives you an option for $15 or $25. When I called to ask the front desk about it, they explained how to get free Wi-Fi but why not just put that on your key envelope?"

Reviewed on Jan. 18, 2022

Fairmont Vancouver Airport In-Terminal Hotel
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