1661 Duranleau Street, 2nd Floor
Vancouver, BC V6H 3S3,
Phone: 604 666-5784
Visit one of Vancouver’s most popular attractions, Granville Island. It is a destination that is easily accessible by land or water, it is full of diversity and it has free entertainment for everyone. Granville Island is located under the south end of Granville Bridge. You can reach Granville Island by Aquabus or the Granville Island Ferry. You can also take Vancouver’s metro bus service to get their. It’s not always a good idea to drive as the parking there is usually full and the weekends are even fuller. Granville Island only gives three hour parking and the parking area is strictly enforced.
Granville Island was made in the early twentieth century and was originally called Industrial Island. It began as an industrial site and had construction, mining, forestry and shipping. The island businesses were extremely popular before World War II and the Great Depression. By 1950, the businesses began to lose money and it was only in the seventies that the island recovered.
Nowadays the island is approximately 37 acres and is host to unique shops, a kids market, a food court, popular restaurants, flower markets, artists and the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design. Visitors enjoy eating at the Sand Bar which is the islands most popular restaurant.