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Walk to Granville Island?

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Walk to Granville Island?

Is it possible to walk to Granville Island to visit the market and/or kayak?

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1. Re: Walk to Granville Island?

Yes. The road access is on the south side, off West 2nd Avenue. If you are coming from the city, you can walk over the Granville Street Bridge - the island is right under the bridge - and then loop around to get on to the island. You can also take a longer walk along the seawall path that goes around False Creek and/or over the Burrard Street Bridge and then along the waterfront on the south side to the island. Final option would be to walk to one of several points where you can pick up one of the pedestrian ferries (either False Creek Ferries or Aquabus) and then ride across False Creek to the island.

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2. Re: Walk to Granville Island?

If you're asking whether you can get onto Granville Island on foot from the mainland, yes. Granville Island is connected to the south side of False Creek. Consider for example these directions: http://goo.gl/maps/xpCkL

If you are on the downtown penninsula, you would have to first walk south all the way over False Creek and Granville Island on the Granville St Bridge, then walk onto the island. Or you could go by ferry or water taxi.

Edit - posted at the same time as Vancouverite67, and pretty much the same thing.

Edited: 24 April 2013, 19:21
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3. Re: Walk to Granville Island?

From where? It would help to have a starting point.

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4. Re: Walk to Granville Island?

Thank you for your superfast replies! Your info is super helpful!

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5. Re: Walk to Granville Island?

From where: If we stayed at the Residence Inn, they are at 1234 Hornby. I can google map the walking directions from there. Glad to hear from the experts it is possible. Thanks again!

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6. Re: Walk to Granville Island?

The Aquabus leaves from the south foot of Hornby, a few blocks from your hotel. http://theaquabus.com/

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7. Re: Walk to Granville Island?

Alegre flies in from left/right wing and scooores! :-)

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8. Re: Walk to Granville Island?

I'm glad the rest of you figured it out. I was going to strongly advise against walking from Philadelphia to Granville Island.

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9. Re: Walk to Granville Island?

It really should be called Granville Outcrop.

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