Granville Island Public Market

Granville Island Public Market

Granville Island Public Market
4.5
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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  • wsjsjjwjejejwiaia
    19 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great market for foodies
    We visited Granville Island whilst we were in Vancouver and had a really good time. There is lots of fresh food available, but some really good places that serve food as well. The Oyama Sausage Company was particularly good. The member of staff who served us was very helpful. He helped us choose what meats to buy, and the meat we had was delicious. The bagel shop (Siegel’s Bagels) was also very good- they did a very good breakfast bagel. Lee’s Donuts also does very good donuts. Overall, I’d definitely recommend a trip here as the food is very good and it is very close to downtown Vancouver.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 2 August 2023
  • Bigpetesol
    Glen Aplin, Australia105 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Absolute “Must Visit”
    What an amazing place. My friend Am I spent almost 6 hours wandering the markets - an eclectic mix of shops and fresh produce. Parking was cheap and plentiful as were prices. Obviously some of the higher end artisan stuff was a bit more expensive, but pieces are one offs and workmanship stunning. Thoroughly recommend it as a “must visit” when in Vancouver
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 15 August 2023
  • Iambic
    Vancouver, Washington468 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Crowded, But Worth It
    We love public markets (e.g.. Seattle's Pike Street), and the Granville Public Market may be the best we've been to in the US or Canada. Fascinating and varied food offerings. Good artists. A visual feast. And, if we'd come for a meal, a real feast too. Just about every kind of food you can think of is there, fresh and beautifully displayed. A couple of pointers. First, the place is crowded. You need to be patient. Second, some vendors take only cash, which might not be a problem, but the two AMTs in the market were both out of order. Third, the place closes at 6 p.m., which is later than many of the eateries in the area.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 19 August 2023
  • Jeremy C
    Atlanta, Georgia904 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Crowded but Fun
    Definitely worth a visit to explore and then have a meal. I recommend sitting outside by the water after getting your food. A nice mix of food options and farmers market type stalls. Just be aware that it will likely be very crowded and that everything closes at 5 pm.
    Visited August 2023
    Written 20 August 2023
  • Amy D
    Cincinnati, Ohio553 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Must Do In Vancouver. Go With Patience And An Appetite!
    You know it's funny. We were way more bothered by the crowds at other outdoor parks and venues in Vancouver than at Granville Market. Maybe it's because we have a very good market in Cincinnati, Ohio that is always crowded, so we are use to it. We enjoyed this huge place very much. The variety of food to purchase is immense and everyone working behind the counters was lovely. We purchased items we didn't need at all (like juice caviar - basically bubble tea balls to add to sparkling wine. And way more licorice than I ever need), and practical items to back to our suite for dinner. There are also excellent places to get lunch. We had authentic Pad Thai at a place called Sen Pad Thai. For all the people, we only had to wait about 15 minutes. It was a little difficult to find a place to sit. We ended up outside on a bench. We did Uber from our hotel so we didn't have to worry about parking. I highly advise doing this.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 21 August 2023
  • born2travel262
    Durham, North Carolina67 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Getting There is a Hassle
    It was complicated getting to Granville Market from downtown Vancouver. While I enjoyed the ecclectic food and relaxing vibe, I didn't find it worth the effort just for a simple meal. Anyone who is planning to take the trip would benefit from staying a while and having the chance to explore the island.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 25 August 2023
  • Phillip B
    31 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Must see Market.
    An amazing selection of goods, fruit and bakery items for sale. The fruit displays were awesome. Fresh Cherries and Strawberries. We did not have enough time as we were on a tour but you could spend a day there. You can have lunch and listen to music.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 21 September 2023
  • Kaz M
    Sans Souci, Australia618 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth a stop
    Our large group were on a day trip and the tour guide allocated an hour to go through the entire market. First impressions were omg look at the fresh fruit, pastries, veggies and delicious foods.. The donuts are delicious and not too be missed. Coffee is great too. A prime Lunch stop or mid afternoon or morning for brunch. Loads of options. Also the stores offer unique purchases away from food. A great experience and you definitely need more than an hour.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 21 September 2023
  • Dimitris L
    Sydney, Australia49,991 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful experience
    Granville Island Public Market is quite an exciting place to visit if you love food! There are countless stalls selling all types of food, from fish and meat to vegetables and lovely fruit, like berries and other exotic delights! There are many other shops as well selling all kinds of merchandise. Perfect place to have lunch! We caught the Aquabus from downtown and it only took a few dollars and a few minutes to get to Granville Island. Wonderful experience.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 16 December 2023
  • Stephen & Sue
    Canberra, Australia2,640 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Vancouver’s Best Attraction
    If you only have time to visit one place in Vancouver make it Granville Island. We took the ferry here from Yale Town and it was just the perfect day. Great food, great crafts, and a lovely setting. Try everything, then, if the weather suits, step outside on the terrace to eat your bounty and admire the views. But leave time - it was only as we left we realised there was so much more to this place than the food halls – there are so many other buildings with arts and crafts scattered around here, and we wished we’d spent the whole day here.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 13 January 2024
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l0ve2travel93
London, UK234 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Couples
You can get the aquabus to Granville island which is around $4 which is nice to get a view if the river and very convenient. The market is good for a quick stop but will only take around 30mins unless you stop for food.

Only disappointment is that there isn't many free samples like English markets.
Written 9 March 2020
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on_the_go_98765
Tucson20,597 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
In August 2021, the border between the US and Canada was opened on the 9th and we were there, with bells on (as the saying goes), ready to dip our toe into the water and declare ourselves ready, willing, and able to help the local economy! Like it or not, we are here (but not to stay so give us a break).

With loonies in our pockets to spend (and enough plastic to float a boat), we ventured forth to the incredible Granville Island Public Market. This is the place where EVERYONE comes (the rest of Granville Island is mere window-dressing). What a glorious extravaganza of culinary delights! To our surprise, a booth prepared and sold "Lithuanian" Pierogies. Wow! We only know the Polish ones so this was a revelation for us.

The booths sold fresh fruit, fresh meat and seafood, nuts, cheeses, baked goods, and almost every possible yummy thing under the sun. But our main draw was the variety of ethnic foods one could order and have prepared on the spot. Mexican, fish and chips, Asian, and I could go on and on.

Next visit, I will certainly forgo eating breakfast (before coming here) to enjoy the feast and maybe order dinner to-go. The Public Market is the anchor business on the island (for good reason).

This is a highlight and a bright-spot in Vancouver.
Written 28 August 2021
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colarnold
Shellharbour, Australia27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Solo
Loved it. Everything in this market is locally grown, produced, nothing imported. The brewery is fantastic and brews, what I think is the best dark ale in the world. Lions Winter Ale. The next time I’m in YVR I’ll be dropping in again.
Written 12 February 2020
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Kristen L
Oakland, CA200 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
I don't go to Vancouver often, so Granville Island is always a treat. Come hungry to try bites at all the stalls (and early to get parking!). We ate a fresh warm donut, bought different kinds of salmon nuggets, admired the houseboats, browsed through the awesome catalogue of classes and all the beautiful textiles and fibers at Maiwa, and swooned after the tiny, cute, colorful ferry boats. There's always interesting crafts and artwork both in and around the market. Can't wait to come back!
Written 9 January 2020
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LnS2004
Cypress, CA8,976 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
Our friends who had visited this place highly recommended it but warned us about parking both on the island and near ferry stations, especially given this being a Canadian long weekend holiday. We walked about two miles from our hotel to the Aquatic Museum ferry stop. For me the ferry ride there after a short wait was the highlight of this visit. The Public Market was jam packed with tourists. The cavernous interior features a great variety of eateries, souvenir shops, bakeries, juice bars, butcher shops, etc.,very similar to many large food hall and farmer markets we had seen elsewhere in California, New York, Montreal, and Europe.
Written 23 May 2023
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Raquette Bound
New Jersey66 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2023 • Couples
I don’t understand why this market and its environs are so appealing. We visited it a weekday in July, and found it excessively crowded. Seats were scarce, and the crowds were pushy. Sure, the market has some nice stands; but most likely those products could be found elsewhere in the City. The shops outside of the market ranged from being tasteful, but overpriced to tacky souvenir places.
Written 20 July 2023
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spud0018
Mississauga, Canada834 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
Loved going through the market - so much to see, smell and experience. So many colourful displays. Food items are on the pricey side but you can pretty much find anything that you would like to eat here.
Written 7 August 2021
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Bigpetesol
Glen Aplin, Australia105 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
What an amazing place. My friend
Am I spent almost 6 hours wandering the markets - an eclectic mix of shops and fresh produce. Parking was cheap and plentiful as were prices. Obviously some of the higher end artisan stuff was a bit more expensive, but pieces are one offs and workmanship stunning. Thoroughly recommend it as a “must visit” when in Vancouver
Written 15 August 2023
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Iambic
Vancouver, WA468 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
We love public markets (e.g.. Seattle's Pike Street), and the Granville Public Market may be the best we've been to in the US or Canada. Fascinating and varied food offerings. Good artists. A visual feast. And, if we'd come for a meal, a real feast too. Just about every kind of food you can think of is there, fresh and beautifully displayed.

A couple of pointers. First, the place is crowded. You need to be patient. Second, some vendors take only cash, which might not be a problem, but the two AMTs in the market were both out of order. Third, the place closes at 6 p.m., which is later than many of the eateries in the area.
Written 19 August 2023
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ari405
Norman, OK147 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
The island (really a peninsula?) is packed with shops that cater to tourists. Lots of restaurants and stores selling art and souvenirs. The indoor public market was the most interesting to us, as you could buy a wide variety of foods from booth and also fresh produce. There are also docks full of small boats. Besides that, there are no special views. Go if you have extra time or like wandering among shops and restaurants.
Written 20 May 2023
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