Granville Island Public Market is a public shopping area located on the northwest side of popular Granville Island in Vancouver, British Columbia. The public market evolved from a restructured plan that transformed historic industrial roots into a public concept that has become one of the most favored shopping areas, tourist destinations, and working neighborhoods in Vancouver.
The market is a part of Vancouver’s downtown neighborhood and is reachable by Aquabus and False Creek Ferry from Flase Creek Inlet by bus directly from Gastown, or by foot, bicycle, or car. Both the Aquabus and the ferry begin return trips early in the mornings and return at 10:30 pm in the summer months and late evening in the colder seasons.
The public market is one of the most appealing aspects of Granville Island. One of the best features is the farmer’s market, where locals and visitors can purchase fresh food straight from the field to the table. The Farmer’s Market is the place to buy fresh produce, meats, fine cheeses, herbs, and other fine foods, especially in the summer and into the fall. Located between the Public Market and Net Loft the Farmer’s Market is open from June through October and is a cash-only market; ATMs are nearby.
Local is the name of the game at the Granville Island Public Market. There isn’t a product that wasn’t grown or made by the vendors. With more than fifty permanent vendors to choose between and more than 100 rotating vendor stalls, visitors can peruse a range of products from independent businesses including jewelry, photography and fine art, stained glass, handmade bath and body products, and home décor items. Simply exploring the many booths is one of the top things to do on a summer or fall weekend. Handmade clothing, homemade jams and other preserves, stained and fused glass, and fashion accessories are just a few other things that create a diverse and interesting shopping area in the heart of Vancouver.