Top things to do in Yaletown & Granville Island

Top Choice Canadian in Yaletown & Granville Island

Bistro 101

Vancouver's best-value gourmet dining option, the training restaurant of the Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts is popular with in-the-know locals, especially at lunchtime, when $22 gets you a delicious three-course…
Top Choice Market in Yaletown & Granville Island

Granville Island Public Market

Granville Island's highlight is the covered Public Market, a multisensory smorgasbord of fish, cheese, fruit and bakery treats. Pick up some fixings for a picnic at nearby Vanier Park or hit the international food c…
Top Choice Distillery in Yaletown & Granville Island

Liberty Distillery

Vancouver's most attractive craft distillery has a handsome saloonlike tasting room where you can gaze through windows at the shiny, steampunk-like booze-making equipment beyond. It's not all about looks, though. Du…
Top Choice Homewares in Yaletown & Granville Island

Granville Island Broom Company

Ever since Harry Potter happened, locals have been entranced by this Granville Island fave, which makes its own beautifully handcrafted Shaker-style straw brooms right in the store (you can watch the mesmerizing pro…
Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Yaletown & Granville Island

Paper-Ya

A magnet for slavering stationery fetishists (you know who you are), this store's treasure trove of trinkets ranges from natty pens to traditional washi paper. It's not all writing-related ephemera, though. Whoever …
Top Choice Brewery in Yaletown & Granville Island

Artisan Sake Maker

Using locally grown rice, this tiny craft sake producer (the first of its kind in Canada) should be on everyone's Granville Island to-do list. Twinkle-eyed sake maker Masa Shiroki creates several tempting tipples an…
Canadian in Yaletown & Granville Island

Flying Pig

Yaletown's best midrange restaurant is a warm, woodsy bistro that has mastered the art of friendly service and saliva-triggering, gourmet comfort food. Dishes focus on seasonal local ingredients and are virtually gu…
Seafood in Yaletown & Granville Island

Go Fish

A short stroll westwards along the seawall from the Granville Island entrance, this almost-too-popular seafood stand is one the city's fave fish-and-chip joints, offering halibut, salmon and cod encased in crispy go…
Clothing in Yaletown & Granville Island

Search & Rescue Denim Company

You'll walk into this busy little workshop thinking you don't need an apron. Then you'll fall in love. These handmade, sometimes punkish and always sturdily functional items are worn by coolsters from chefs to tatto…
Seafood in Yaletown & Granville Island

Tony's Fish & Oyster Cafe

A chatty spot where Vancouverites bring visitors when they take them to Granville Island, this tiny checkered-tablecloth joint serves great fish and chips, along with generous dollops of housemade coleslaw and tarta…