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Granville Island Public Market: Our most recommended tours and activities

Vancouver Bicycle Tour

1. Vancouver Bicycle Tour

Explore Vancouver's highlights on a guided bike tour to the city's top sights and districts. See more in less time as you peddle by Beaver Lake and along English Bay. Then ride around False Creek through the Olympic Village complex and into Gastown.  Meet your group at the bike rental shop in downtown Vancouver and put on your helmet. Listen to a safety briefing before taking off along flat, protected bikeways. Travel at a leisurely pace, allowing you to soak up the city's vibrant culture. Start with a tour of the world-famous Stanley Park including the stunning seawall and the mesmerizing forested trails within. Wave to the beavers at Beaver Lake and marvel at the towering trees. Cycle through English Bay, home to some of the hottest beaches in the city then discover amazing food and art on Granville Island. You'll have a 45 minute break, leaving you time to find some lunch in the area. Travel along the seawall that follows False Creek. Take in the city skyline framed by the North Shore Mountains. Pass by the Olympic Village complex and Science World. Hear about Expo ’86 and the 2010 Winter Olympics. Finally, travel back in time to check out Vancouver’s vibrant Chinatown and history-rich Gastown. Learn about the city’s beginnings as a logging outpost and hear about infamous Gassy Jack. See Vancouver's first pub before heading to the seawall and making your way back to the bike shop through Coal Harbor. One last look at waterfront provides a great view of marinas and seaplanes taking off and landing.

Vancouver: 3-Hour Bowen Island Boat Cruise with Dinner

2. Vancouver: 3-Hour Bowen Island Boat Cruise with Dinner

The tour departs from Granville Island at 5:30pm and heads across the scenic and tranquil water towards Bowen Island. From your stylish boat, admire Vancouver’s stunning skyline while listening to interesting commentary and fun facts about the city. There’s also the opportunity to see some native marine wildlife, so keep your eyes peeled throughout the sail. Upon arrival at Bowen Island, enjoy an incredible dinner at one of the location’s very best restaurants, accompanied by refreshing drinks. Afterwards, spend some time exploring the local shops on the island and soaking up the friendly, small town vibe. Finally, get back on board the boat for the journey back to Vancouver, passing through the beautiful Howe Sound along the way for more sightseeing.

VIP Access Granville Island Market Tour

3. VIP Access Granville Island Market Tour

On the shores of False Creek, canopied by an urban bridge, Granville Island Market is a favourite amongst the city’s chefs and foodies. It’s a big part of the city’s soul. As the colourful market buzzes around you, step behind the scenes to experience a side that many never see — even the locals. Tuck into savoury and sweet bites by renowned culinary artisans, and connect with their passion for food and heritage.

2:00PM Bike Tour of Gastown, Chinatown, Granville Island

4. 2:00PM Bike Tour of Gastown, Chinatown, Granville Island

Start your tour at the sandy shores of English Bay. Follow the beach path east with your bike tour guide. Stop along False Creek seawall to view the colourful "Giants" mural by Osgemeos. Leave the seawall and head into the Yaletown district for a quick stop at the Roundhouse Community Centre. See the first train across Canada and hear about Vancouver's connection to the railroad. Return to the seawall and bike through the stadium district, alongside BC Place, The Park Casino and Rogers Arena. Skip across the city to Gastown, Vancouver's oldest neighbourhood. Hear the story of Gassy Jack, stop at the Vancouver Steamclock and gaze up at the impressive design of the Woodwards Tower. Slide over to Chinatown for a peak inside the meditative Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Gardens. Learn about the important role the Chinese played in the development of Canada and hear the quirky story of the Chinatown otter. Pedal through Strathcona, Vancouver's first residential neighbourhood. Pause in front of Nora Hendrix's house and hear Vancouver's connection to the legendary guitar player. Stop for a tasty treat at La Casa Gelato, the Guinness World Record setting ice cream shop with 238 flavours to choose from. Ride through the Olympic Athlete's Village as you return west along the south side of False Creek. Cycle onto Granville Island for a slow roll past the artisan shops and remaining factory elements. Park the bikes and putter through the over 100 stalls in the Granville Island Public Market. Return to the bikes for a quick sea jaunt across False Creek on the Aquabus ferry system. Arrive back at the bike shop for a quick tour debrief, recommendation list and Instagram selfie!

Vancouver and Capilano Suspension Bridge Canyon Lights

5. Vancouver and Capilano Suspension Bridge Canyon Lights

Start your holiday tour of Vancouver by exploring the highlights of downtown. See landmark monuments and locations, such as the home of the 2010 Olympic Cauldron at Canada Place. Wind through impressive modern and historic architecture, and go to the Vancouver Arts District, where community awareness is raised for public arts through diverse creative expressions. Look at the high-rise buildings of the Financial District and discover the fashion hub of Robson Street. Enter the 1,000-acre urban rainforest of Stanley Park to get a unique perspective of the city from a quiet wooded setting. Visit the First Nations Totem Poles as you continue along the water across English Bay to Granville Island. Spend some time at Granville Island Market and its many shops and eateries. Then, go to Lions Gate Bridge and explore Vancouver’s scenic North Shore. Approach Capilano Suspension Bridge Park to experience once of the most beautiful festive attractions in the city. See thousands of lights emanating from the park, and then take an exhilarating walk across the Capilano Suspension Bridge to find many unique and informative experiences, like the Treetops Adventure.

Vancouver: Highlights & Hidden Gems Private Tour

6. Vancouver: Highlights & Hidden Gems Private Tour

Take a peek behind Vancouver's big tourist attractions and feast your eyes on a few of the city's hidden gems as revealed by true locals. Enjoy a private and personalized experience with a local host matched to your interests. In the heart of downtown Vancouver, your local insider will lead you from the Rainbow Crosswalk to explore the hip neighborhood of the West End, where you might be lucky to spot some little hidden gnomes. Hang out with the locals along Sunset Beach Park and take a walk along the Seawall, the world's longest uninterrupted waterfront path. Discover a hidden, brightly colored alleyway downtown, perfect for any Instagram lover. Explore the lesser-known hotspots near Engine 347 and if shopping is your thing, Granville Market offers a delectable menu of arts, crafts, and delicious food. Forego the well-trodden tourist routes of trendy downtown and instead take a turn into 10th Avenue to discover beautifully painted heritage homes. The local partner's handpicked hosts are culinary connoisseurs and history buffs, bakers and bankers, students and seniors. Like the people who travel with them, they have different backgrounds and interests — but they're all so passionate about the place they call home, they choose to spend their free time sharing it with like-minded travelers matched to them.

Vancouver: Private Cultural Tour with Pickup & Dimsum Lunch

7. Vancouver: Private Cultural Tour with Pickup & Dimsum Lunch

This six hours of Vancouver City Private Sightseeing and Cultural Tour with authentic Dim Sum experience starts with picking up your party from the hotel lobby in downtown Vancouver. We will take you to explore Vancouver some top landmarks and parks to be awed by its rich history and nature beauty. Fully immerse yourself in Vancouver's vibrant culture by feeling its heart beats and tasting famous Dim Sum in Chinatown. At the end of tour, you will get dropped off at the hotel.

Vancouver Day Tour | Visit The Most Unique Places! Private

8. Vancouver Day Tour | Visit The Most Unique Places! Private

Swap the crowds and hassle of big group tours for a personalized experience of Vancouver. This private tour is just for you and your travel companions and takes you to some of Vancouver's most unique attractions, including the Capilano Suspension Bridge, Stanley Park, Third Beach, Vandusen Botanical Garden and a delicious gelato parlor. Discover some of the most unique attractions in Vancouver Private tour, exclusively for your party: A personalized experience Learn about the history of Vancouver from your guide Hassle-free pickup from your Vancouver accommodations

Private Vancouver Aquarium and Bloedel Conservatory Tour

9. Private Vancouver Aquarium and Bloedel Conservatory Tour

If you are a nature lover, make the most of your time in Vancouver with this private tour that takes you to the city's best wildlife attractions. You'll learn all about Vancouver as you visit both Stanley and Queen Elizabeth Park and the Bloedel Conservatory, and see tens of thousands of marine animals and fish at Vancouver Aquarium. Specialized wildlife-focused tour of Vancouver: Ideal for nature lovers Private tour, exclusively for your party: A personalized experience Explore the huge Vancouver Aquarium, home to tens of thousands of critters Hassle-free pickup from your Vancouver accommodations, port, airport or station

Vancouver: Private Guided City Tour with Pickup

10. Vancouver: Private Guided City Tour with Pickup

Get to know Vancouver on a private guided city tour. Join a local guide as you discover some of the city's most popular locations, including Granville Island, Chinatown, English Bay, and Gastown. Start your experience with a convenient pickup from your accommodation in Downtown Vancouver or from the airport or port. Sit back, relax, and listen to interesting commentary as you head to your first destination for the day, Stanley Park. Enter Vancouver's largest and most beloved park and find out why it's been voted one of the best parks in the world. Enjoy fantastic views of the city and feel the ocean breeze against your skin as you journey along the park's famous seawall. From here, continue to Maple Tree Square located in Vancouver's Gastown neighborhood, and marvel at the oldest architecture in the city.  See the many hip eateries and chic cocktail lounges as you listen to the hissing of the Gastown Steam Clock. Next, head to Chinatown. This area was developed at the turn of the last century by Chinese immigrants from California and China who came to work in the gold mines and on the railroad. Today, it's known for its great restaurants and interesting architecture. Finally, make your way to Granville Island. This tiny peninsula is a hotbed for good food and great art. Head to the Granville Island Public Market to take in the view from the waterside, spend some time browsing the artisan workshop, or grab a bite to eat (cost not included). Your private tour of Vancouver comes to an end with a return journey to your hotel or the airport or cruise ship port. 

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What people are saying about Granville Island Public Market

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 183 reviews

We had Dave as our guide and he was awesome and informative. He made sure we had enough time at all our stops (15 at Stanley Park, 1.15 hour at Granville and 2.15 at Capilano Bridge) and gave tons of information on our drive go and from. H knew all the tricks and tips to make our day exciting and special. Would highly recommend.

One of the best experiences of our lives. no exaggeration. We had the absolute best time at the canyon at Christmas and this tour alotted the perfect amount of time to experience everything. Best tour I have booked in all of our travels.

It was very fun, educational and you got to explore the greatest of Vancouver. Please do it!

The canyon lights were amazing, definitely worth the price.

Fantastic way to get a feel for beautiful Vancouver.