Get Out There: Granville Island

If you are looking for a chance to explore Vancouver, look no further than Granville Island! The island is a hub of great eats, culture and scenery. Here is a sampling of what you can expect to do when you make the trek to Granville Island this spring:


Check out the Public Market: Tour through the aisles of this farmer’s market and discover fresh vegetables, baked goods, meats, fish and arts & crafts. The market is home to delicious hot chocolate at the Blue Parrot and fine meats can be found at Oyama Sausage Co.

Check out a show: In addition to the talented buskers who will entertain you at every corner, Granville Island is also home to improv comedy shows, dance shows and theatrical performances year round! Granville Island is also home to art exhibitions and showings, as well as stores, if you are in the mood to spruce up your place!

Indulge in some fine food: Granville Island is home to some fantastic restaurants and eateries. Whether your in the mood for a quick coffee and pastry, or looking to indulge in some fine dining, the island has it all, with a wide variety of foods on the menu! Bridges Bistro is a personal favourite!

Night Life: Everybody’s favourite Thursday night hang-out, Backstage Lounge, is located right on the island and boasts some $1.50 beers and a live band that are hard to turn down!

Granville Island is the perfect weekend getaway if you are looking to take a break from campus, the city, or the stresses of life. Be sure to check it out and do some exploring during your downtime this exam season!

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