You’ll find Rosehip Hats on Granville Island for the month of August. What a treat to spend time on the breezy Vancouver waterfront in the height of summer, in our very own urban oasis! And there’s so much to see and do this month on the Island.
Here’s a Top Must-See-and-Do List from the Granville Island website. “Imagine an island in the middle of a city. See? You’re already curious. Now picture a place moulded by a fascinating history, buzzing with a colourful artistic community. A living, breathing urban oasis filled with fine waterfront restaurants, theatres, galleries, studios, unique shops, cafes and the most spectacular fresh food market you’ve ever seen. Add a vibrant and diverse mix of people and activities, and you have a destination so dynamic, no visit to the city is complete without spending at least a day here. Just think of Granville Island as Vancouver’s Town Square. Where locals and visitors come together to be inspired, to be entertained or simply to breathe in some of its unique atmosphere.”
Also on Granville Island in August:
The Vancouver Wooden Boat Festival: August 22-25, 2013. Family boat-building, knot tying demonstrations, maritime music, boat races and an armada of wooden boats of all kinds to explore on the Granville Island public docks.
Granville Island Farmer’s Market: Thursdays in Triangle Square just outside the Public Market June 6 – October 24, 2013. August is the best month for local produce and flowers – it’s all in! Come support your local growers and enjoy the big flavours and goodness of ‘fresh-picked’.
Best outdoor patios in Vancouver! – all summer long. Don’t forget the wooden decks along False Creek north of the Market – lots of tables & chairs to enjoy your meals, waterfont benches, seagulls (protect your french fries) and music (ps – buskers love tips!)
The Public Market Food Experience – all summer long. My faves: try an amazing veggie burger with seasoned french-fries from the Market Grill, or a picnic of giant fresh castrelvetano olives, dolmades, ceci (seasoned garbanzos) and orzo salad from Zara’s Deli. So many temptations in the Market – you won’t go hungry!
Granville Island Artisans in the Market: August is the most well-attended month by day vendor artisans. “Carefully selected from BC’s best, the Market day vendors are artisans, local farmers and producers of specialty foods who create, grow or produce their own goods, with pride and passion. From fine jewellery to hand-made soap, from ceramics to gourmet treats, from cutting edge fashion to spectacular visual art – it’s all here to be discovered in the heart of the market. Enjoy the bustling atmosphere and experience truly local shopping. It’s a fresh mix of vendors every day.”
Travellers Tips: If you’re driving your vehicle to Granville Island, you should know this: Parking is crazy in the summer! For the best chance finding a spot, come very early and find free parking for 3 hours, or look for the Pay Lots around the Island. Looking for transit alternatives? Find your way on this interactive map from Granville Island Works showing ferries from downtown, bus & taxi routes, parking, as well as information booths, washrooms, bank machines, etc. Consider walking or biking (or rolling) the False Creek seawall.. it’s a spectacular scenic route the whole family can enjoy. Lots of bike racks around the Island, including a secure bike lock-up. More information on transit options here.
Hope to see you at Granville Island this summer!