Picture a place molded by a fascinating history, buzzing with a colourful artistic community. It’s a living, breathing urban oasis filled with the finest local fare – exceptional waterfront restaurants and cafes, live theatre and performing arts, and the best of BC’s artists and artisans, working in harmony with a wide range of recreational activities, greenspace and light industry. Locals and visitors come together to be inspired, to be entertained, or simply to breathe in some of its unique atmosphere. The centre hub of activity takes place in the Public Market – a spectacular fresh food market on the north waterfront of the Island. Juried artisans are found selling and making their work throughout the Market.
Rosehip Hats on Granville Island (since 1997) – Vancouver, BC, CANADA
2022 marks my 25th year as a juried artisan in the Granville Island Market. It’s been an amazing gift to be amongst brilliant local creatives and businesses, reaching out to a diverse world-wide audience of visitors. Working in such a lively atmosphere helps to inform and shape my work, I’m continually inspired with fresh ideas, improving and pushing my designs and craftsmanship forward.
You’ll find Rosehip Hats in the Public Market on Granville Island throughout the year, on a rotating schedule – check my schedule here.
It’s a treat to spend time on the free & easy Vancouver waterfront in our very own urban oasis! So much to see and do and experience. The list below is just a sampling of year-round activities and special events.
The Vancouver Wooden Boat Festival in August: 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 from June to October in Triangle Square just outside the Public Market. Come support your local growers and enjoy the big flavours and goodness of ‘fresh-picked’. The market features everything from seasonal produce to wine, local craft, artisan food products, and more.
Best ocean-view outdoor patios in Vancouver – Island-wide, all year long . Don’t forget the wooden decks along False Creek north of the Market for lots of seating areas to enjoy your meals on the waterfront, including Live music and performances (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: 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 jewelry 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.
Travelers Tips: If you’re driving your vehicle onto Granville Island, you should know this: Parking is crazy during high season (May to September) – weekends and weekdays alike. Parking Information as of April 2022 can be found here.
Looking for transit alternatives? Find your way to Granville Island via aqua ferries from downtown, or by bus & taxi. Consider walking, biking, or rolling on 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. Mobi Bike rentals are also available around the seawall leading into the Island. Click for Hours, Maps, Getting Here.
Hope to see you on Granville Island soon!