Vancouver Neighbourhoods: Granville Island

The entire family will adore Granville Island! (Tourism Vancouver/Hubert Kang)

Once home to factories, plants and sawmills, Granville Island has evolved into a culinary and artisan hub. Equally appealing to locals and visitors, the neighbourhood – technically a peninsula – is situated along False Creek, right underneath the Granville Bridge. More than 300 retailers, artists, theatres, craft studios, tour companies and other businesses make their home here, anchored by the bustling Granville Island Public Market. So what are you waiting for? Let’s hop aboard a rainbow-coloured Aquabus or False Creek Ferry and zoom over to Granville Island!

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Vancouver Neighbourhoods: Granville Island

Celebrate the Royal Visit with Vancouver Activities Fit for a King (and Queen)

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This week, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge – better known as Will and Kate – will visit British Columbia and the Yukon upon invitation of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Not since the Royal Wedding in April 2011 has such a regal frenzy fallen on the nation in the days leading up to the couple’s exclusive, yet-to-be-released itinerary.

Can’t make it to dinner with the Duke and Duchess? You can still tour our city like royalty with our handy Royals’ Guide to Vancouver – no curtsying required.

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Celebrate the Royal Visit with Vancouver Activities Fit for a King (and Queen)

The Spirit World of Vancouver

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Photo from the Odd Society Spirits website

Given the recent changes to regulations involved with British Columbia liquor laws, the province is now bearing witness to an explosion of distillers launching innovative ventures, particularly around the Lower Mainland.

This evolution in policy moves to allow distillers to be legally able to sell spirits at farmers’ markets and secondary tasting rooms, as well as in grocery stores. The changes also include a more open approach to the universally popular happy hour.

Target objectives around these government mandates include growth of the local economy and an increased focus on British Columbia as a travel destination. What this means for visitors and Vancouverites alike is a thriving craft distillery scene that better supports local entrepreneurs in successfully producing and marketing small batch spirits.

These distillers have risen from a range of backgrounds, but they all share a common vision in creating quality liquor from the best ingredients that the province has to offer.

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The Spirit World of Vancouver

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