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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The Sutton Place Hotel - Vancouver
The Sutton Place Hotel - Vancouver
4.5 out of 5
845 Burrard St, Vancouver, BC
The price is CA $126 per night from Oct 11 to Oct 11
Located in Downtown Vancouver, this luxury hotel is steps from Robson Square and Robson Street. Granville Street and Vancouver Art Gallery are also within 5 ...
4.4/5Excellent! (1,444 reviews)
"Nice hotel, within walking distance to shopping and restaurants"

Reviewed on Sep. 23, 2021

The Sutton Place Hotel - Vancouver
Granville Island Hotel
Granville Island Hotel
3.5 out of 5
1253 Johnston St, Vancouver, BC
The price is CA $212 per night from Sep 28 to Sep 28
Located in Granville Island, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Robson Street, Vancouver Waterfront, and Rogers Arena. Stanley Park and Vancouver Convention ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (982 reviews)
"The room and hotel were very clean. We were very happy with our stay!"

Reviewed on Sep. 21, 2021

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Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront
Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront
4 out of 5
1133 Hastings St W, Vancouver, BC
The price is CA $161 per night from Oct 25 to Oct 25
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 ...
4.1/5Very Good! (2,710 reviews)
"Location is great, close to everything. Hotel is a bit dated, but well maintained and clean. I accidentally got assigned an accessible room, probably due to Expedia options when booking. I called and asked to be moved to a regular room, as I didn’t feel is fair to occupy this type of special room, ..."

Reviewed on Sep. 24, 2021

Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront
Pan Pacific Vancouver
Pan Pacific Vancouver
4.5 out of 5
999 Canada Pl, Vancouver, BC
The price is CA $239 per night from Oct 17 to Oct 17
Located in Coal Harbour, this luxury hotel is steps from Canada Place and Vancouver Waterfront. Granville Street and Vancouver Convention Centre are also within ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (2,881 reviews)
"Nice"

Reviewed on Sep. 22, 2021

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EXchange Hotel Vancouver
EXchange Hotel Vancouver
4 out of 5
475 Howe Street, Vancouver, BC
The price is CA $158 per night from Sep 26 to Sep 26
Located in Downtown Vancouver, this hotel is steps from Marine Building and Granville Street. Vancouver Waterfront and Harbour Centre are also within 5 minutes. ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (1,694 reviews)
"A modern upscale hotel in the heart of Vancouver. This place is on my must stay list."

Reviewed on Sep. 24, 2021

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Georgian Court Hotel BW Premier Collection
Georgian Court Hotel BW Premier Collection
3.5 out of 5
773 Beatty St, Vancouver, BC
The price is CA $164 per night from Sep 26 to Sep 26
Located in Downtown Vancouver, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of BC Place Stadium, Rogers Arena, and Queen Elizabeth Theatre. Granville Street and ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (1,744 reviews)
"We had a great stay. Very comfortable and clean room. Great facilities. Very lovely and clean and quiet. They have complimentary bike rentals offered which is lovely and the staff is really kind."

Reviewed on Sep. 22, 2021

Georgian Court Hotel BW Premier Collection
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