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False Creek & Granville Island

Say hello to Vancouver's beating sapphire heart—False Creek and its pièce de résistance, Granville Island! Enriched by its Salish roots, the area served as a bountiful hunting and gathering ground for Indigenous people, whose saying 'when the tide went out, the table was set,' captures the natural wealth of the region. Today, this historic land has transformed into an exhilarating blend of natural beauty and urban sophistication, filled with restaurants, craft breweries, eclectic bakeries and legendary Granville Island Market. Perched right on the water, Granville Island is also your launchpad for paddling adventures in False Creek or hopping aboard one of the cute-as-a-button mini-ferries zigzagging across the waterway.

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Beyond Grandville Island and Charleson I watched continuous traffic flow back and forth on the three bridges over False Creek: Burrard, Granville and Cambie Street Bridge connecting to the beautiful downtown Vancouver. From the fifteenth floor, the three-dimensional view of each unique and detailed high rise building was mesmerizing. All the action inside the window frame was like watching an ever-changing picture.
- Marge Johnson, Canadian author and businesswoman

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False Creek is more than a scenic spot; it's a living, breathing community. Surrounded by distinctive neighbourhoods such as Strathcona, Mount Pleasant, Yaletown, Fairview, and Kitsilano, each offers its own unique vibe. For outdoor enthusiasts, the Seawall is an open invitation for walking, running, and biking. Experience the area from a different angle by hopping on mini ferries like False Creek Ferries and the Aquabus, which stop at key attractions.

Then there's Granville Island. Vibrant, delicious Granville Island. Once an industrial backwater, it's now a thriving center of arts and cuisine. Explore the Public Market, where over 50 independent food vendors offer a culinary playground. Seafood enthusiasts will find heaven at Granville Island Public Market with stall after stall showcasing the bounty of the surrounding waters.

Calling all kiddos and their families! At the heart of Granville Island lies a two-story indoor playground, custom-designed to ignite young imaginations. Packed with crafts, games, costumes, and more, this children's haven offers a cornucopia of activities, shops, and services. It's a family outing you won't want to miss! Family explorers will also appreciate the educational offerings at the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre and the Museum of Vancouver.

The island is a hub of year-round festivals that enhance its lively atmosphere. Fans of the performing arts shouldn't miss Vanier Park, the summertime venue for the Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival. In the Net Loft Shops and Artisan District, visitors witness the creativity of Canada's most talented artists and craftspeople.

Accessibility is a breeze. The Canada Line's underground tunnel is conveniently situated near the Cambie Bridge, providing quick transit to other city highlights.

False Creek and Granville Island offer a comprehensive experience that fuses indigenous history, natural beauty, tasty treats and modern sophistication. Follow in the footsteps of the Salish people, indulge in today's luxuries, and set out on an authentically Vancouver adventure.
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