I mean Granville Island, Vancouver, BC 😉
has a certain charm that I just can’t resist. Rich with fascinating history and buzzing with a colourful artistic community, the peninsula was once a busy industrial area.
Luckily for me, these days it seems she has decided to let her hair down, imbibe a few drinks, put on her most comfortable pair of jeans and embrace her inner millenial.
Some cool amenities now include an extensive marina, a university for art and design (Emily Carr University of Art and Design), a community centre, various performing arts theatres, galleries, microbreweries, kitschy boutiques and waterfront restaurants.
The main attraction (for me) however would be the Public Market which holds a treasure trove of items to tempt you, things that you probably don’t need – but might want.
And personally, I like to meander around the food hall, sniffing and then tasting everything that vendors boast to be ‘home cooked’, ‘artisanal’, ‘organic’, ‘third wave’ or ‘locally made’– words that speak to most hearts these days.
I just love that every visit is slightly different and that there’s always room for the unexpected.
And you never really know what you will see or who you might meet…
…and the best surprise of all…
…what you will eat 🙂
p.s Granville Island is located across False Creek from Downtown Vancouver, under the south end of the Granville Street Bridge