Just think of Granville Island as Vancouver’s Town Square.

You don’t need a professional tour guide to experience the breadth of culinary riches on Granville Island. Wander around this foodie’s paradise, which features more than 70 eateries, Canada’s first microbrewery and artisan boutique sake winery, a summer farmers’ market, and, of course, the mother-lode: Granville Island Public Market.

Granville Island is both a locals’ favorite and a huge draw for visitors. It is centred around the Granville Island Public Market, a bevy of merchants selling seafood, fresh produce, cheese and breads. The island’s offerings are much more diverse than just one of North America’s best markets, with theatre, culture, restaurants and unique attractions drawing millions of people each year.