Gallery: Granville Island Vancouver

Created by:
Ethan Kent, Oct 19, 2004


Granville Island
Granville Island  

Ships docked in the harbor, with Granville Island in the background.
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IMG 9255  

Granville Island from above.
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IMG 9253  

A night time view of the bridge to the Island.
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Granville island vancouver canada fk 2004 022  

A cement factory still operates on the Island, one of several active remnants of its industrial past.
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Granville island vancouver canada ek 2004 075  

Regular ferry service crosses False Creek.
granville water
granville water  

The building in the background is Isadora's, a community owned restaurant that looks out on the water park.
Water Cannon
Water Cannon  

Despite plenty of rain in the area, there's still a thirst for water elements.
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Granville island vancouver canada ek 2004 028  

Many a retail street could use a few pointers from Railspur Alley.
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Granville island vancouver canada ek 2004 034  

Each tenant has a studio and a gallery housed in spaces that allow their crafts to spill out onto the Alley.
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Granville island vancouver canada ek 2004 037  

The restaurant in the center of the Alley is a social destination.
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Granville island vancouver canada ek 2004 046  

The island is not car-free, but pedestrians are safe even in the middle of the street. There are no curbs, and pedestrian space is defined by planters, logs, and colorful pipes.
Granville Island maket
Granville Island maket  

The Granville Island Public Market is the anchor destination for tourists and locals alike.
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Granville island vancouver canada fk 2004 074  

The maket products, and the meticulous attention to display, are the real attraction.
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Granville island vancouver canada ek 2004 062  

Many are enticed - even transfixed - by the pies.
Bumbleberry Pie!
Bumbleberry Pie!  

Bumbleberry pie: the real reason Granville Island is a great place!
Granville Island Tea Company
Granville Island Tea Company  

Many incubator businesses are located on the periphery of the market, like the Granville Island Tea Company.
Granville performers
Granville performers  

Street performers are an integral part of Granville Island, with several spaces designed to support them.
Street Performers
Street Performers  

Other spaces are less formal, but the audience is always part of the performance.
Street Performers
Street Performers  

Very few public spaces are ideal for street performers, but this space is one of the best.
Street Performers
Street Performers  

A performer gets chained up in a straitjacket by tourists from New York City.
Street Performers
Street Performers  

The audience stays even as it starts raining.
Street Performers
Street Performers  

A truly engaged and comfortable audience. No these people are not watching TV.