Granville Island has a world famous market with enviable selection of great food. We can’t visit there without brining home pasta from Duso’s or Zara’s, cheese from Benson Brothers, and pate from Oyama. In the buildings surrounding the main market there is lots to entertain the kids including the Kids’ Market, a spray park and water slide, a duck pond and play-boat.  Kids also delight in chasing the pigeons on the docks and watching the street performers.

Throughout the year, Granville Island hosts family friendly events such as Winterruption, the Vancouver Children’s Festival, the Ocean Concrete Open House & more.

When on the Island you can also get tickets to see a Carousel Theatre for Young People production at the Waterfront Theatre. The shows are fantastic! We’ve enjoyed seeing James & the Giant Peach, The Jungle Book, Shakespearean Rhapsody and more.

Granville Island Public Market:

Where: Vancouver
Address: 1689 Johnston Street
Phone:  (604) 666-5784