NileGuide Expert Says:
Hitting the Market early on a Saturday morning is the perfect way to start off your weekend.
1661 Durnaleau St
(Under the Granville Street Bridge)
V6H 3S3 Vancouver, Canada
tel: +1 604 666 5784
fax: +1 604 666 7376
Public market daily 10am-7pm
Once Vancouver's industrial manufacturing area, Granville Island is now home to many local artists, restaurants, theatres, a hotel and the Emily Carr University of Art and Design. Granville Island has something for everyone; a children's area, jewelry stores, art shops, a beer brewery, boat rental offices and unique clothing stores. Once you have made your away around the shops, head over to the Public Market. There you can treat your taste buds to some local smoked salmon, artisan cheeses, local produce and fresh fudge. Make sure you don't miss the food hall; you can grab a bite from one of the many food vendors and sit inside to enjoy your treat, or make your way outside to watch some of the city's finest street performers. Located in False Creek, an adventure to Granville Island is just a boat or bus ride away from Downtown.
Photo courtesy of Josh Steinitz