Delightful shops, galleries, cafes and a huge public farmers market (the biggest in Vancouver) occupy what used to be an industrial warehouse district beneath the Granville Street Bridge. Today dozens of stores and galleries, a craft brewer, a hotel and the market draw throngs of families. The food court (see below) is a great spot for lunch while browsing Eagle Spirit Gallery, perhaps the best purveyor of First Nations mask art in the city; and the immense Kids Market, with literally thousands of toys. Dozens of other emporiums offer everything from art to zinnias. Though there is no single attraction that outshines all, the island’s innumerable shops and galleries beckon visitors to wander for hours window-shopping, tasting and listening to the many buskers in the district.
Attractions & Landmarks, Sports and the Outdoors