Granville Island is a peninsula and shopping district in the Fairview neighbourhood of Vancouver, British Columbia and has around 4.5 million visitors a year. It is located across False Creek from Downtown Vancouver under the south end of the Granville Street Bridge. The peninsula was an industrial manufacturing area in the 20th century. The area was named after Granville Leveson-Gower, 2nd Earl Granville.
Granville Island includes a public market, a marina, a hotel, the False Creek Community Centre, as well as various performing arts theatres including the Arts Club Theatre Company and Carousel Theatre.
The city of Vancouver was called Granville until it was renamed in 1886, but the former name was kept and given to Granville Street, which spanned the small inlet known as False Creek. False Creek in the late 19th century was more than twice today's size and the tidal flats included a large permanent sandbar over which spanned the original, rickety, wooden Granville Bridge.
- Walk across to Blenz on the other side of the street.
- Catch the #50 bus outside Blenz coffee shop.
- Get off at Eastbound W 2nd Ave @ Anderson St.
- Once off the bus head 2 mins towards Granville Island.
Approx ~ 15 mins each way | Transit - $3.10 each way