Friday, December 03, 2010

Granville Island Market

When we first arrived we knew we wanted to come down to this market and get something to eat. It was snowing and very cold. We have taken the habit of making sure we can have breakfast on our own and getting to the market was part of this day's activities. 

It was a very long walk and we made it to the center down there. As bridges go it was windy and cold, we were very happy to go all the way till the end of the road and walk.
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Granville Island is a peninsula and shopping district in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. It is located in False Creek directly across from Downtown Vancouver's peninsula, under the south end of the Granville Street Bridge.
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The peninsula was once an industrial manufacturing area, but today it is now a major tourist destination and working neighbourhood. In 2004, Project for Public Spaces named Granville Island "One of the World's Great Places. 
From this bridge you could see the other bridge where our hotel resided, that Bridge is the Brurrard Street bridge.
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This market has everything that you can think off, fresh produce and locally made stuff. You can find Apples, maple syrup, croissants,soap,chocolates, yarn, books et cetera. Here we were in front of an Ice Cream shop, but we were not that crazy about Ice Cream this day. This Picture is actually from the Sunday before we left. We went to purchase something for breakfast and the n some more souvenirs.
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Here we went to the Silk Weaving Studio, where this young lady was weaving. I asked her if it was ok to take her picture and she agreed. She was very kind and allowed us to see her store.
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This is some of the Silk yarn, there was also lots of roving and all the things that silk comes in. Beautiful weaved scarves and the smell of silk was intoxicating. I did not get any silk here, but enjoyed looking and touching it.
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This that you see is the Ferry on Hornby Street which takes you across to the market in less than two minutes as you can see by the video at the end. Is not cheap, but it is worth the trip. If you purchase a round ticket you safe about 1 Canadian dollar with the purchase of the round trip or return.
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The video was fun to make and it is in the hopes that you get to enjoy the little trip with us. Thanks for stopping by!

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