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.
PAY PARKING NOW IN EFFECT!
As of June 1, 2019, there is no longer any free parking at Granville Island. There used to be, but not anymore (except for between 6:00 pm and 11:00 am).
Vancouver’s 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 9:00 am until 7:00 pm (but closed Mondays in January). It is all indoors, so good to see regardless of the weather.
Granville Island Farmers Market
Not to be confused with the indoor Public Market, which runs daily and year-round, on Thursdays from early June until late September there is the weekly Granville Island Farmers Market.
The Farmers Market used to take place in the square right outside the Granville Island Public Market. As of 2019, however, its home is the Chain & Forge which is a new public space under the bridge near The Keg.
It’s a small farmers market, but a nice addition to what’s already in the area. Hours of operation are from 11:00 am until 4:00 pm.
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 #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 area is a great place to walk and cycle to. Mini Harbour Ferries also make stops at Granville Island.
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!
For more information see the Granville Island website.
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