You must go to Granville Island if you want to do some great, unusual shopping in Vancouver, but here's my advice: don't even attempt to drive or take a car anywhere near the place. Park somewhere and take public transport - the ferry is very cheap and much more relaxing than trying to find a parking spot. The shops are great, the themed markets are wonderfully organised and a pleasure to browse through. You can get gifts for everyone here, and you can have a wonderful meal as well. We had trouble choosing where to eat, but we ended up having delightful sandwiches and drinks at a little café, and it was perfect and suited the atmosphere well. Set at least one whole day aside or you'll miss out on all the good parts. [more]
Good food and a great location
In Vancouver one of the main shopping attractions is a little place called Granville Island. Granville Island is more than just shopping, It also has a comprehensive arts community, a huge art school, boat rentals and much much more; including many great places to eat.
One of my favorite there is a little place called The Cat’s Meow. This is a great place year around with some really great outdoor seating in the summer and a great place to get together with some friends and have a nice dinner in the rainy season. The thing that I like the most about it is that is does a really good job of capturing the funk artsy side of what makes Granville Island so interesting.
I find when I eat at The Cats Meow I’ll spend between fifteen and twenty five dollars. [more]
Markets in Grandville Island
As I have said in previous posts; one of the things that I like the most when I go to a city is the local market, they all show many aspects of the culture, from how people spend their money, to what are the most available products.
I seriously loved experiencing the island. In the Island there is also a Kids market, and many art galleries.
The Public Market is also a great experience; they sell lots of gourmet products, imported from different countries or even homemade.
It is also a great idea to go there in the morning, buy some food and make a picnic in the island with fresh food. [more]
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