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Granville Island is a peninsula and shopping district in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. It is located across False Creek from Downtown Vancouver, under the south end of the Granville Street Bridge. The peninsula was once an industrial manufacturing area, but today it is now a hotspot for Vancouver tourism and entertainment. Granville Island provides amenities such as a large public market, an extensive marina, a boutique hotel, the Emily Carr University of Art and Design (named in honour of the artist), Arts Umbrella, False Creek Community Centre, various performing arts theatres including the Arts Club Theatre Company and Carousel Theatre, fine arts galleries, and variety of shopping areas. There are two zones remaining from the Island's industrial heyday: a machine shop and concrete plant.

Since its redevelopment in the 1970s, Granville Island has maintained a community of craft studios, including: a glassblowing studio, two co-op printmaking studios, a fine-art print studio, a luthier, a master saké maker, various jewellers, the B.C. Potter's Guild Gallery, the Crafthouse Gallery, the Circle Craft shop, art galleries, boatbuilders, a wood co-op shop, woodworkers studios, etc. A daily farmers' market has been ongoing since the early 1990s - this was the first contemporary farmers' market in Vancouver.

Granville Island Brewing Co. is also the name of a beer company which originated on Granville Island in 1984, but whose main base of operations was moved to Kelowna, British Columbia some time later. In 2009 it was purchased by Molson's Brewery and continues to brew small batches of its varieties at the Granville Island brewing original site, and offers beer-tasting and tours of their brewing facilities.

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&ri.co on August 1, 2013

very very beautiful picture!! like

Catherine A on August 1, 2013

I would love to visit this city. like. Regards, Catherine.

Tomros on August 1, 2013

Successful photo!! hope, this tranSport is better than TTC

I like 20.


Greetings, tomas

emilyA on August 3, 2013

Thank you so much for kind comments friends. Warmest greetings, Emily

NewerMan Man on August 5, 2013

Very nice view. LIKE. All my best wishes, Manup.

Бобан Армуш on August 8, 2013

Wonderful photo & very interesting information. YSL 14/22.

All the best from Serbia,

Boban

dana ciszewska on August 10, 2013

Very good shot.L.Greetings.Dana

emilyA on August 10, 2013

Thank you so much:

Newerman

Бобан Армуш

danacisz

for nice visit. Best wishes, Emily

Det Lindinger on August 17, 2013

Superfoto, well seen Emily ...like & Fav

Greetings Det!

Buts Yuri on August 17, 2013

Very nice view. LIKE 25! Greetings from Ukraine! Yuri.

emilyA on August 18, 2013

Thank you friends. Best wishes, Emily

mfp on September 5, 2013

Beautiful presentation, light & view, Emily!
Like26 + F16

Greetings, Florian

emilyA on September 13, 2013

mfp, thank you so much. Friendly greetings, Emily

Franc. Paolo Gileno on September 14, 2013

Foto molto bella e gradevole!

PAOLO

emilyA on September 15, 2013

Thank you Franc. Best wishes, Emily

frank wibberg on January 3, 2014

F for your waiting and a great 2014

foto on in 14

frank .-)

emilyA on February 17

frank, thank you so much. Best wishes, Emily

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