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Granville Island

Granville Island
Granville Island
#About the Island of Wonderful Food at the Heart of Vancouver

Granville Island is a small island, located on the southern side of the False Creek Bay. Between the island and the downtown is a river with two bridges, on the southern bridge is a pedestrian bridge.

This island, in the past a neglected and dirty industrial area, is a must see place in the city. There are many boutique stores, galleries, interesting street performances, nice gardens, a summer water park, beer brewery, and a great atmosphere.

The famous Granville is known for its food market and artists. Next to the flourishing market with restaurants, food stalls, and many local foods, there is hand-made art by artist, like ceramics, glass, fashion accessories, and more. This is a must visit site!



#What Can Be Seen Here?

On Grandville Island you can see a few attractions:

Granville Island Public Market - a fresh food market considered the most famous attraction on the island.

Granville Island Children Market - a market for children and their families with 30 stores and activities for children, as well as attractions for young kids.

Grandville Island Water Park - a nice water park that is open between May-September and is located next to the Children Museum.

Boat Sailing - there is a place to rent boats and sailing on your own, or join an organized tour.

The Brewery - Granville Island Brewing Co. on the island is a fun place for beer lovers, a place to get to know the steps of beer making, and tasting different flavors.



#History of Granville Island

It is hard to believe it, but Granville Island used to be a grey and dirty industrial area. Back then, neglected factories and buildings that were falling apart were here, and kept getting worse with the poor population, and rising crime.

Only at the end of the 1970's the island went through a serious upgrade. The local authorities put through a major effort to renovate, and the island became a magnet for tourists and local residents on weekends.

This is how in the 1970's the island was renovated from what used to be an industrial area, full of neglected factories and old workshops, into a great complex, with great tourist attractions, great restaurants, theaters, galleries, and more.

Today, Granville Island is considered a main tourist destination. There are street musicians on every corner, great food sold in the market, children's market with a great and fun atmosphere.



#Tips

Entrance to the island is free of charge.

Come to walk around here without a car, since there is limited parking. It is best to come here on foot by the pedestrian bridge, or the Sea Bus boat.

In summer there is a small water park that operated here, entrance here is free.

Information center for the island's visitors is at 1592 Johnston Street.

Many of the stores are closed on Mondays, so try coming here on other days.



A Closer Look :

https://youtu.be/l0UyKl9nUs0
Granville Market
Granville Market
#About the Wonderful Food Market on Granville Island

On Granville Island is the Granville Island Public Market, and is without a doubt the main attraction of the island.

This is a covered food market, including a farmers market that offers delicacies from nearby farms and plenty of fresh produce. You can buy many prepared foods as well, like vegetables, fruits, meats, sausages, fish, chocolates, dairy products, cookings, baked goods, baguettes, and different loaves of bread.

In addition to all the food that is sold here, in the market there are many stalls with flowers and decorations, and amazing street food of all styles and flavors.



#Tips

Part of the stores and galleries on the island are closed on Mondays, so it is best to come on other days of the week.

On Granville is a small market, just for children. Whoever comes here as a family or with children should take a look.



A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/EsY8SsxQYMs


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