Vancouver 2010 Granville Island Guide

Comments 6 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Writing my Vancouver 2010 Pavilion & Hospitality Houses post the name Granville Island came up quite a bit. Vancouver’s favourite market, theatre, artisan and creekside destination is playing host to many events this month. Here’s a rundown of what you can find, where to find it, and how to get there.

PICA Students Cook with Winter Ale

What’s Going On

House of Switzerland Canada
Where: Bridges Restaurant
When: February 5, 2010 – 8:00am – March 1, 2010 – 12:00am
Info: Official website, Twitter, my post.

Place de la Francophonie
Where: False Creek Community Centre
When: February 11, 2010 (All day) – February 28, 2010 (All day)
Info: Official website, Facebook

Atlantic Canada House
Where: The Arts Club Theatre and Backstage Lounge
When: February 13, 2010 (All day) – February 27, 2010 (All day)
Info: Official website, Twitter

Portraits in the Street: Vancouver 2010
Where: Railspur Alley
When: Saturday, January 30, 2010 (All day) – Monday, March 22, 2010 (All day)
Info: Official website

Kids Zone
When: February 20, 2010 – 10:30am – February 27, 2010 – 4:30pm
Where: Cartwright Street

Cultural Olympiad Digital Edition (CODE)
When: February 4 – February 21, 2010
Where: Emily Carr
Info: Emily Carr Website

Under the Bridge
When: February 19 – 27, 2010
Where: Anderson Street

Concert Series
When: February 19 – 27, 2010
Where: Performance Works

Granville Island

How to get there

CAR: Parking is limited so public are being asked to consider alternative transportation this month. Before 10am, parking will be free. This is to encourage locals to still come down and do their shopping at the market. Then, between 10am and 10pm, paid parking will be available for a maximum of two hours, for $3.00 per hour. Yesterday at the media briefing they put the word out that they want people to “Shop early, play late, and leave the car at home.”

BIKE: A bike valet service will be located behind the Information Centre.

TRANSIT: There are quite a few transit options including the Olympic Line Streetcar (6:30am – 12:30am) which provides free service from Granville Island to the Olympic Village Canada Line Station (4:50am – 1:15am). For buses, you can take the #50 from downtown or hop off a #4, #17 or any other bus passing the 5th avenue interchange, then walk down.

BOAT: You can take the following water taxis from various locations around False Creek (Aquatic Centre, the south end of Hornby Street, Stamps Landing, Vanier Park, Plaza of Nations, Yaletown, and Science World) – Aquabus, False Creek Ferry

FOOT: Just walk on over! Either from the streetcar or bus stop, over or under the bridge, or across the street.

You can view full Granville Island event listings on the Granville Island website and follow them on Twitter for instant updates and information.

6 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. Amy ClausenTuesday, February 2nd, 2010 — 12:14pm PST

    Thanks Miss 604 but you missed a major part of the Cultural Olympiad’s CODE Live programming: amazing exhibits and interactive installation at Emily Carr, all free! For more info:

  2. Miss604Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010 — 12:21pm PST

    D’oh! Thanks for bringing this to my attention, I have updated the post.

  3. PatTuesday, February 2nd, 2010 — 1:37pm PST

    Do you know where a person might be able to get a Olympic flag from? I am so excited about the Olympics and have been looking for a big flag to hang off our balcony during the games. Any help appreciated. Thanks!

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  5. Vancouver 2010 Atlantic Canada House » Vancouver Blog Miss 604 by Rebecca BollwittWednesday, February 10th, 2010 — 5:10pm PST

    […] Canada House located at the Arts Club’s Revue Stage and the Backstage Lounge on Granville Island is already full of music, food, and great beer — and it hasn’t even officially […]

  6. ChadTuesday, February 16th, 2010 — 1:54pm PST

    I had an amazing experience on Granville Island. Thanks for all that helped us around.

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