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Surrounded by marinas and enriched by views, Granville Island is located on the south shore of False Creek, in Downtown Vancouver. A causeway connects the island to the city. This tiny island which was once a 37-acre industrial manufacturing area has now been transformed into a vibrant and people-friendly tourist attraction in Vancouver.
Things to do at Granville Island
This island is no longer an industrial area. Gradually it is gaining name as a much popular tourist spot at Vancouver. There are many opportunities to involve in when one comes to Granville Island.
Granville Island Public Market
This public market is open 7 days a week from 9am to 6 pm. You get everything from fresh fish to packed herbs. You can also shop for gourmet meat, bagels and handmade fudge.
Kids Only Market
As its name suggests, this magical place is full of vivid images like magicians, clowns, face-painters, etc. Granville Island Waterpark, which is a warm-weather playground, is quite closely located to this place to entertain your kids. It is one of the most imaginatively built waterparks where you just need to push a button to activate the water swings. No doubt, it becomes the first choice for all visitors during summers. One can enjoy all games and other activities free-of-charge.
Emily Carr Institute of Art & Design
Situated at Granville Island is the renowned Emily Carr Institute of Art & Design. Wander through the art gallery to see the students’ works put on display.
Besides three theatres - Arts Club, Carousel and the Revue Theatre, Granville Island also has ‘Performance Works’ - a multi-purpose performance space, ‘the Mound’- a popular outdoor amphitheatre and ‘Ocean Art Works’- a outdoor covered space. While visiting the island you also come across many entertainers and street performers who tell their stories using Latin instruments like bagpipes and saxophones.
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Located on the periphery of downtown Vancouver,
Stanley Park is appropriately known as an urban oasis with loads of natural splendor.
Surrounded by marinas and enriched
by views, Granville Island is located on the south shore of False Creek, in Downtown Vancouver.
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