Granville Island

Vancouver
Granville Island featuring a bay or harbour, a high-rise building and a city

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.


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Top hotels in Granville Island

The Sutton Place Hotel - Vancouver
The Sutton Place Hotel - Vancouver
4.5 out of 5
845 Burrard St, Vancouver, BC
The price is Rs6,101 per night from 12 Oct to 12 Oct
Located in Downtown Vancouver, this luxury hotel is steps away from Robson Square and Robson Street. Granville Street and Vancouver Art Gallery are also within ...
4.4/5Excellent! (1,438 reviews)
"Beautiful Hotel In the heart of the city. Old world charm with modern amenities. Extremely comfortable beds and charming rooms."

Reviewed on 18 Sep 2021

The Sutton Place Hotel - Vancouver
Granville Island Hotel
Granville Island Hotel
3.5 out of 5
1253 Johnston St, Vancouver, BC
The price is Rs10,900 per night from 28 Sep to 28 Sep
Located in Granville Island, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Robson Street, Vancouver Waterfront and Rogers Arena. Stanley Park and Vancouver Convention ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (985 reviews)
"Third visit in 3 months, and we will be back! The superior rooms are much more spacious than the standard ones, so if you do not mind the extra expense and want to spend a bit of time in the room and not just sleep there, I can highly recommend these."

Reviewed on 12 Sep 2021

Granville Island Hotel
Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront
Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront
4 out of 5
1133 Hastings St W, Vancouver, BC
The price is Rs9,272 per night from 15 Oct to 15 Oct
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 ...
4.1/5Very Good! (2,693 reviews)
"Close proximity to the bay was lovely."

Reviewed on 21 Sep 2021

Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront
Pan Pacific Vancouver
Pan Pacific Vancouver
4.5 out of 5
999 Canada Pl, Vancouver, BC
The price is Rs13,768 per night from 19 Oct to 19 Oct
Located in Coal Harbour, this luxury hotel is steps away from Canada Place and Vancouver Waterfront. Granville Street and Vancouver Convention Centre are also ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (2,884 reviews)
"I stay here often when I come to Vancouver and I love the views of the harbour. The water pressure in the shower was not very good and the water took a long time to heat up. Overall though I really like the hotel!"

Reviewed on 21 Sep 2021

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EXchange Hotel Vancouver
EXchange Hotel Vancouver
4 out of 5
475 Howe Street, Vancouver, BC
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is Rs9,716 per night from 3 Oct to 3 Oct
Located in Downtown Vancouver, this hotel is steps away from Marine Building and Granville Street. Vancouver Waterfront and Harbour Centre are also within 5 ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (1,690 reviews)
"Great location, rooms were clean. Lacked some amenities but overall enjoyed our stay."

Reviewed on 21 Sep 2021

EXchange Hotel Vancouver
Georgian Court Hotel BW Premier Collection
Georgian Court Hotel BW Premier Collection
3.5 out of 5
773 Beatty St, Vancouver, BC
The price is Rs11,293 per night from 28 Sep to 28 Sep
Located in Downtown Vancouver, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of BC Place Stadium, Rogers Arena, and Queen Elizabeth Theatre. Granville Street and ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (1,746 reviews)
"The staff assigned to making up the rooms were superb and were by far the most friendly and helpful of all the staff."

Reviewed on 20 Sep 2021

Georgian Court Hotel BW Premier Collection
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