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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.

Top Hotels in Granville Island

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Granville Island Hotel
Granville Island Hotel
3.5 out of 5
1253 Johnston St, Vancouver, BC
CA $173
per night
Mar 1 - Mar 2

Located in Granville Island, this hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Vancouver Museum, Granville Island Public Market and Vancouver General Hospital. Sunset Beach ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (1,788 reviews)

"Quiet but convenient. great access to the market and restaurants"…"

Reviewed on Feb. 25, 2020

Granville Island Hotel
Pan Pacific Vancouver
Pan Pacific Vancouver
4.5 out of 5
999 Canada Pl, Vancouver, BC
CA $260
per night
Mar 1 - Mar 2

Located in Coal Harbour, this luxury hotel is steps away from Canada Place, Vancouver Waterfront and Granville Street. Vancouver Convention Centre and Harbour ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (3,833 reviews)

"Excellent location. Great amenities.very walkable. Amazing view. Friendly staff. Truly 5 Star service"…"

Reviewed on Feb. 26, 2020

Pan Pacific Vancouver
Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront
Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront
4 out of 5
1133 Hastings St W, Vancouver, BC
CA $173
per night
Mar 1 - Mar 2

Located in Coal Harbour, this eco-friendly hotel is steps away from United States Consulate and Vancouver Waterfront. Robson Street and Canada Place are also ...

4.2/5Excellent! (4,663 reviews)

"This hotel ended up being great. This was our first real visit to Vancouver and we wanted a water view. I was booking through Expedia and was really struggling between this, and the Pan Pacific. I chose this hotel because, though the rate was a little more, I could not see what the resort fees the ..."…"

Reviewed on Feb. 25, 2020

Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront
Coast Vancouver Airport Hotel
Coast Vancouver Airport Hotel
3 out of 5
1041 SW Marine Dr, Vancouver, BC
CA $94
per night
Mar 9 - Mar 10

Located in Vancouver South, this eco-friendly hotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Main Street, Richmond Night Market and VanDusen Botanical Garden. Aberdeen Centre ...

3.6/5Good! (4,892 reviews)

"Convenient airport hotel. Clean room but mattress needs replacing. Would stay here again for the price."…"

Reviewed on Feb. 25, 2020

Coast Vancouver Airport Hotel
Fairmont Vancouver Airport In-Terminal Hotel
Fairmont Vancouver Airport In-Terminal Hotel
4.5 out of 5
3111 Grant McConachie Way, Richmond, BC
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
CA $254
per night
Feb 29 - Mar 1

Situated in the suburbs, this luxury hotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Richmond Night Market, Aberdeen Centre and Richmond Olympic Oval. Richmond Centre Mall ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (4,403 reviews)

"We loved the unique globe in the lobby. The room was above expectations and we had fun playing in the pool before a long trip. Being in the airport was fun and getting to our gate was a breeze. Can’t wait till my next stay."…"

Reviewed on Feb. 26, 2020

Fairmont Vancouver Airport In-Terminal Hotel
Century Plaza Hotel & Spa
Century Plaza Hotel & Spa
3.5 out of 5
1015 Burrard St, Vancouver, BC
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
CA $142
per night
Feb 29 - Mar 1

Located in West End, this spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Orpheum Theater, Robson Square and Vancouver Art Gallery. Pacific Centre Shopping Mall and ...

4.1/5Very Good! (7,242 reviews)

"top floor king suite was really nice. a foot spa is a nice touch."…"

Reviewed on Feb. 23, 2020

Century Plaza Hotel & Spa

Popular things to do in Granville Island

Granville Island Public Market
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Granville Island Public Market

4.5/5(1,957 reviews)

Shop with the locals and tourists at this bustling market located near Vancouver’s city center.

Granville Island Brewing
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Granville Island Brewing

4/5(7 reviews)

Take a guided tour of this popular Vancouver brewery and sample its beers, some of which are named after places in British Columbia.

Stanley Park
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Stanley Park

4.5/5(2,458 reviews)

Check out this local favorite since Victorian times for its forested walking trails, beachside activities, attractive gardens and wildlife.

Top activities in Granville Island

Half-Day Whale Watching (Vancouver, BC)
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Half-Day Whale Watching (Vancouver, BC)

96% of travellers recommend
CA $185
Per adult
Granville Island Market Tour
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Granville Island Market Tour

92% of travellers recommend
CA $102
Per adult
Urban Sunset Kayaking Tour
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Urban Sunset Kayaking Tour

100% of travellers recommend
CA $84
Per adult
Granville Island Tour
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Granville Island Tour

CA $181
Per adult
Granville Island Photography Tour
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Granville Island Photography Tour

CA $99
Per adult
Vancouver AquaBus Ferry Ticket
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Vancouver AquaBus Ferry Ticket

100% of travellers recommend
CA $18
Per adult

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