Saturday, 21 May 2011

Granville Island, Vancouver, BC

Sister Sarah and I caught the aquabus to Granville Island this morning.

Granville Island provides amenities such as a large public market, an extensive marina, a boutique hotel, the Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Arts Umbrella, False Creek Community Centre, various performing arts theatres including the Arts Club Theatre Company and Carousel Theatre, fine arts galleries, and variety of shopping areas.

The Granville Island Public Market features a farmers market, day vendors, and artists offering a various of local Vancouver culinary offerings. There are fifty permanent retailers in the market offering local products. In addition, there are over one-hundred day vendors in stalls throughout the market selling a variety of Artisan cottage-industry foods and unique hand-made crafts on a rotating schedule.

Granville Island plays host to a variety of buskers throughout the year. Busking is encouraged by the Granville Island administration, and a group has been created to oversee the activity.

We grabbed some lunch from a couple of the vendors and at it outside ... I had Greek potatoes and Chinese BBQed pork. Sister Sarah had cheese and potato perogies. While we ate, we listened to this busker playing the bagpipes.

Here are some of the sights of the market ...

I bought two chocolate dipped strawberries and they were delicious!

Sister Sarah bought one of these ornaments that had three spoiled kitties on it.

We had a drink at Cats Social House.

There were four sets of geese parents along with their babies in the pond ... they were so cute!

1 comment:

TorAa said...

Teena, Granville Island is a blast, n'est pas?
I did visit first time in 1995, with my daughter. Went up from Portland and had dinner over at the Island in the Sundset (at Bridges).

It seems you as well had a great time there. Excellent photos.