Granville Island Public Market
The Ultimate Foodie Spot
One of our favorite weekend getaways from Seattle is a trip to Vancouver BC. And one of our favorite things to do while in Vancouver is to visit Granville Island Public Market. The market is basically Vancouver’s version of Pike Place Market, so we had to check it out! Granville Island Public Market was established in 1979 and it has about 50 vendors. (It’s about a tenth of the size of Pike Place Market, which has over 500 vendors.) In this post, we’re sharing the best things to eat while visiting Granville Island Public Market, as well as some of our favorite activities!
Granville Island was first inhabited by the First Nation people and was used for fishing. We encourage you to read about the First Nation’s History on Granville Island here. After white settlers arrived, the island was named after Granville Leveson-Gower, a British statesman.
Prior to the 1950s, the island was, well, an island. After expanded industrialization, the city “filled in” the creek and today Granville Island is technically a peninsula. Prior to the creation of the market, Granville Island was an industrial area that was not very welcoming to visitors. Today, it’s a hotspot for tourism! In addition to the market, there’s a marina, hotel, restaurants, and performing arts theaters. Granville Island Public Market is located on the waterfront. It’s an urban space with a lot of culture and art. It’s definitely worth a visit while exploring all Vancouver has to offer!