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Granville Sunday

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Arriving Vancouver from Toronto on Sunday 1st Sept . Understand there are street performers on Granville on Sundays . We hope to be booked into our hotel (Century Plaza ) by 2pm. Will we be able to get to Granville - and which way best- to see any entertainment? Any other must does for Granville ? We will be in Vancouver until Friday 6th.

Thank for any info, have found forums iinvaluable so far in helping us get the most from our 1st trip to Canada.

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There is "Granville Island" and there is "Granville Street". Nobody just says "Granville" because it's unclear which you're referring to. I assume, based on the live info, that you're referring to Granville Island.

The street entertainment at Granville Island is simply buskers - pan flute players, guitarists, etc. I wouldn't go out of my to visit for the entertainment, but the Granville Island Public Market, the shops, the art galleries, etc. That's the reason to visit. Be sure to pop your head into the Net Loft Building and walk down Railspur Alley. Stroll all the way down to the Granville Island Hotel just to get a sense of the size of the tiny little island - there is a lot packed in there.

The market closes at 7pm, and the shops vary - some close at 6, some close at 7. At night there are small theatres that often have plays and performances on Granville Island, but it's not really a vibrant place at night.

Should also know that the first weekend of September is the Labour Day long weekend, so it will be busy.

Finally, the best way to get to Granville Island? I recommend walking down Hornby Street or Thurlow Street to False Creek, and then hopping on the tiny water taxis. They'll take you across there in 2 minutes.

Post edit: Granville Street has top 40 bars, nightclubs, fake Irish pubs, hostels, greasy pizza, etc. There are a few places there (the Vogue Theatre, The Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver FanClub) which host live music/touring bands. Hmmmm... maybe this is what you were referring to as well? ;)

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Thank. You for prompt useful info. Yes meant Granville Island. Is the market on every day. Seems need tto visit day time so perhaps rather than rush over on Sunday we arrive may lleave visit to a week day . Does Labour weekend include Monday 2nd Sept. a y thing special happening?

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Yes...the Granville Island Market is open every day. Its a covered market in a large building. It's fabulous.....but lots of other stuff on the island as well.

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Nothing that I know of is happening on the Monday, other than it's a day off work for a lot of people, so most people will be outside enjoying it. It's also the last day before kids start school, so most families will be out enjoying their last day off together.

As datthecoast said, the Granville Island Public Market is open 7 days a week from 9am until 7pm. The market isn't a street market - it's a permanent indoor market place, mostly food vendors selling tasty treats. Have you ever visited Barcelona? La Boqueria market? It's kind of like that, perhaps a bit bigger.

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Granville Island website: http://granvilleisland.com/

Granville Island video. The narration is inferior. They talk about taking the Aquabus (one company) but in fact take the False Creek Ferry (another company). This is a pretty head shaking mistake. However, the video will give you an idea.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHIpmHN7QnE

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