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!
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.
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.
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.