Island in the Middle of Vancouver

It wasn’t until recently that I had the chance to take a tour around the city of Vancouver, British Columbia, despite the fact that I’d lived in Canada for over 10 years until I graduated high school back in 2008.

Before, I lived in Kitchener, a suburban city about an hour and a bit drive away from Toronto, Ontario. And now, I live in Burnaby, another suburban city which takes less than half an hour to get to Vancouver downtown using the municipal transit.

I really enjoy living where I live right now, and Vancouver is a great place to visit on weekends and holidays.

Needless to say, Vancouver is one the most popular vacation destinations, with many travellers from all around the world.

Today, I’ll be introducing to you a niche (to international travellers), but a must-go spot in Vancouver.

Granville Island

The must-go travel spot I’m talking about is called “Granville Island”.

The name “Granville” is also a name of a street and a bridge close to the island, which is named after “Granville Leveson-Gower, 2nd Earl Granville”.

Granville Island is a peninsula and shopping district, with fine waterfront restaurants, theatres, galleries, studios, unique shops, cafes, and fresh food market.

Because of the way this artistic community is formed, the place makes us feel like we’re not in a downtown area.

It’s definitely worth spending the whole day to explore this exciting island!



The market is brilliant, and it portrays what a typical North American market is like.

Tons of fruits, vegetables, meats, ingredients, etc. are available, a lot of being organic products.

The shops and booths have very fancy signs on them that brands the whole facility.







Many boats and small ships can be seen at the harbour, making us feel like we’re far away from downtown.

You can even rent a yacht to try it for yourself.

The harbour also brings fresh seafood to markets and restaurants within the island.



View of the City

In case you’ve forgotten, this island is inside Vancouver downtown.

So the view of the beautiful city is always there for you.

Don’t forget to bring your camera when you’re visiting Granville Island!




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