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Vancouver’s Granville Island Public Market

Granville Island Public Market

Located in the heart of Granville Island, the Granville Island Public Market is Vancouver’s most famous place to buy fruit, vegetables and a range of other market goods.

Granville Island Public Market

The market isn’t the cheapest place to buy produce, but it is one of the most interesting, plus many of its non-fruit and vegetable items are unique and add to the experience.

The Public Market is interesting any time of year and open seven days a week from 9 am until 7 pm (but closed Mondays in January). It is all indoors, so good to see regardless of the weather.

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Thursdays from 10 am until 3 pm from early June until late September are good times to visit as that is when the weekly Granville Island Farmers Market takes place outside – so on those days there is even more farm produce to look at, admire, buy and enjoy. It’s a small farmers’ market, but a nice addition to what’s already in the area.

There is lots to do and see on Granville Island, so combine a trip to the market with a visit to one of the island’s theatres or restaurants, or a walk along the False Creek seawall.

Granville Island Market Vendors
Granville Island Public Market

Tips and Advice

Below are some tips and advice to help you make the most out of your visit to Granville Island and the Granville Island Public Market.

TIP #1: If you like the Granville Island Public Market and want to see more, consider checking out Lonsdale Quay in North Vancouver – the Lower Mainland’s other “best public market.”

TIP #2: Granville Island isn’t close to a SkyTrain Station, but it is accessible by other interesting forms of transportation. The False Creek Seawall runs right by it, so the place is a great place to walk and cycle to. Mini Harbour Ferries also make stops at Granville Island, and Pacific Ferries offers Hop on Tours between Granville Island, Coal Harbour and North Vancouver’s Shipyards near Lonsdale Quay.

TIP #3: Be careful eating market food outside – some of the baked goods are so tasty that seagulls will occasionally swoop down and steal your meal if you aren’t careful. We know this from experience!

Seagull by Granville Market Sign

Other Information

For more information see the Granville Island website.

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