Vancouver’s ‘it-spot’ for creativity
Granville Island is hot-spot for locals and tourists. Established in the early 1900s, today, Granville Island is a hub for arts, culture, cuisine, and entertainment.
Granville Island is an important part of Vancouver’s heritage and embodies the city’s character – laid back, creative and open-minded. Once industrial land, today, Granville Island has developed into a favourite spot for locals and tourists, while remaining true to its roots. Granville Island offers visitors several attractions – shops, restaurants, a public market, art studios, and more. For a full list of activities on Granville Island, read below.
Things to Do, See and Eat
- Eating and Drinking
- Arts and Crafts
Eating and Drinking
Find yourself hungry? You are at the right spot, as Granville Island has many options. Home to public markets, ethnic cuisine, fresh seafood and waterfront restaurants, Granville Island offers a unique culinary experience. See popular restaurants and food vendors below as suggested by Tourism Vancouver
Granville Island Public Market
Granville Island Public Market is an excellent spot for gourmet food booths, cafes, fresh produce, local and ethnic cuisine. Whether you are grabbing a tasty snack, dining out or in need of cooking ingredients, Granville Island Public Market is perfect for any occasion. Enjoy this indoor market seven days a week, 9am to 7pm.
Bridges Restaurant is a waterfront restaurant recognized for its stunning patio views, fresh seafood, and delicious cuisine. Opened in 1980 and named 2018 Diners’ Choice Award on Open Table, Bridges Restaurant is a favourite restaurant for tourists and locals since 1980. Brides Restaurant is located at the west tip of Granville Island and is open seven days a week.
Dockside Restaurant is an elegant waterfront restaurant recognized for it’s classic dishes, patio and view of the city. While dining and drinking, enjoy full views of False Creek, Yaletown, and mountain landscape. Dockside Restaurant is located beside Granville Island Hotel and is open seven days a week. Reservations are recommended.
Arts and Crafts
Granville Island is recognized as a centre for creativity, home to art studios, suppliers and activities for visitors. Granville Island celebrates art in all forms – including local and Indigenous artisans and art created by students. A few favourite art hubs include Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Arts Umbrella, Arts Club Theatre Company and Beadworks. Whether you are interested in art galleries, beadwork, jewellery making, glassblowing, theatre or more, Granville Island has an art offering for you. View a full list of art offerings
Looking to shop? You have come to the right place – Granville island is an excellent place to shop for souvenirs, art and crafts, gourmet food, and more. Find a full list of gift ideas on Granville Island
Granville Island is an entertainment hub for everyone. Visit granvilleisland.com more information on entertainment.
Visit Tourism Vancouver for more creative ideas, and find additional information at granvilleisland.com.