Best islands in Vancouver

Check out the top islands in Vancouver, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. The Sandbar Seafood Restaurant
1. The Sandbar Seafood Restaurant
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14 local reviews
1535 Johnston Street, Vancouver
Closed now
(604) 669-9030
RestaurantFoodEstablishment
S.
One of my favourite spots on Granville Island
Ria
Enjoy Granville Island market during the day and Sandbar for lunch or dinner, directly under the granville str…
MJ
Located in iconic Granville Island with gorgeous ocean views of Burrard Inlet & False Creek. Enjoy a romantic,…
1. The Sandbar Seafood Restaurant
1. The Sandbar Seafood Restaurant
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14 local reviews
1535 Johnston Street, Vancouver
Closed now
(604) 669-9030
S.
S.
One of my favourite spots on Granville Island
Ria
Ria
Enjoy Granville Island market during the day and Sandbar for lunch or dinner, directly under the granville street bridge a view of english b…
MJ
MJ
Located in iconic Granville Island with gorgeous ocean views of Burrard Inlet & False Creek. Enjoy a romantic, candlelit evening on the roof…
2. Grouse Mountain
2. Grouse Mountain
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112 local reviews
6400 Nancy Greene Way, North Vancouver
Closed now
(604) 980-9311
RestaurantFoodEstablishment
Bruce and Julie
Skiing in the winter, hiking in the summer. 5 minutes above our home is the Grouse Mountain Gondola. Take it u…
Sarah and Adam
Great way to spend a day or afternoon, good food and beers with unlimited views out to Vancouver island!
Tabitha
Some of the most spectral views of the City of Vancouver, Stanley Park right out Vancouver Island. 5 start A…
2. Grouse Mountain
2. Grouse Mountain
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112 local reviews
6400 Nancy Greene Way, North Vancouver
Closed now
(604) 980-9311
Bruce and Julie
Bruce and Julie
Skiing in the winter, hiking in the summer. 5 minutes above our home is the Grouse Mountain Gondola. Take it up (or do the Grind...) and you…
Sarah and Adam
Sarah and Adam
Great way to spend a day or afternoon, good food and beers with unlimited views out to Vancouver island!
Tabitha
Tabitha
Some of the most spectral views of the City of Vancouver, Stanley Park right out Vancouver Island. 5 start Attraction and it's only 15 min…
3. Arts Club Theatre Company
3. Arts Club Theatre Company
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9 local reviews
Arts Club Theatre Company, Vancouver
Closed now
(604) 687-1644
Establishment
Jason
For an evening of hilarious laughs and fun, nothing beats checking out the improv comedy shows by the Vancouve…
Aleha
Recognized as one of the best internationally - and close by in Granville Island.
Ashlee
Check-Out a hilarious night of Improv at TheatreSports! Re-occurring shows include Throne of Games, Improv Aft…
3. Arts Club Theatre Company
3. Arts Club Theatre Company
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9 local reviews
Arts Club Theatre Company, Vancouver
Closed now
(604) 687-1644
Jason
Jason
For an evening of hilarious laughs and fun, nothing beats checking out the improv comedy shows by the Vancouver TheatreSports League (vtsl.c…
Aleha
Aleha
Recognized as one of the best internationally - and close by in Granville Island.
Ashlee
Ashlee
Check-Out a hilarious night of Improv at TheatreSports! Re-occurring shows include Throne of Games, Improv After Dark, and Rookie League. A …
4. Wreck Beach
4. Wreck Beach
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59 local reviews
Wreck Beach
(604) 273-6950
Establishment
Steve
Famous for being among the most beautiful beaches in the world and Vancouver's only official "clothing optiona…
Keane
Vancouver's only nude beach is VERY nice. Wild feeling. Almost like being on Sombrio Beach on Vancouver Island…
Cam
Clothing optional beach... :-) Only 1 in Vancouver..
4. Wreck Beach
4. Wreck Beach
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59 local reviews
Wreck Beach
(604) 273-6950
Steve
Steve
Famous for being among the most beautiful beaches in the world and Vancouver's only official "clothing optional" beach, there is so much mor…
Keane
Keane
Vancouver's only nude beach is VERY nice. Wild feeling. Almost like being on Sombrio Beach on Vancouver Island with the Pacific right there.
Cam
Cam
Clothing optional beach... :-) Only 1 in Vancouver..
5. Science World
5. Science World
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105 local reviews
Science World, Vancouver
Closed now
(604) 443-7443
Establishment
Tess
Great place for families or anyone! Exhibits change & the OmniMax Theatre is great! On the seawall in False Cr…
Jason
Imax Theater, and you can catch the auqa bus here to Granville Island.
Karen
Science Centre. Changing exhibits. Hours of fun. Right on the seawall, sky train line, a short bus away. World…
5. Science World
5. Science World
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105 local reviews
Science World, Vancouver
Closed now
(604) 443-7443
Tess
Tess
Great place for families or anyone! Exhibits change & the OmniMax Theatre is great! On the seawall in False Creek, it's a nice stroll over t…
Jason
Jason
Imax Theater, and you can catch the auqa bus here to Granville Island.
Karen
Karen
Science Centre. Changing exhibits. Hours of fun. Right on the seawall, sky train line, a short bus away. World class waterfront walkway by t…
6. Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal
6. Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal
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9 local reviews
Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal
Bus stationTransit station
Valerie
This will give you an idea of where the BC ferry lands on the island. You can take a city bus to downtown (ab…
Tamara
Takes you to Victoria, the Gulf Islands, and Duke Point SOUTH of Nanaimo
Tracy & Bryan
Ferry Terminal to Vancouver Island (Nanaimo and Victoria) and Gulf Islands.
6. Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal
6. Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal
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9 local reviews
Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal
Valerie
Valerie
This will give you an idea of where the BC ferry lands on the island. You can take a city bus to downtown (about 40 minutes).
Tamara
Tamara
Takes you to Victoria, the Gulf Islands, and Duke Point SOUTH of Nanaimo
Tracy & Bryan
Tracy & Bryan
Ferry Terminal to Vancouver Island (Nanaimo and Victoria) and Gulf Islands.
7. Horseshoe Bay Ferry Terminal
7. Horseshoe Bay Ferry Terminal
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15 local reviews
Horseshoe Bay Ferry Terminal
Bus stationTransit station
Coralie
A 20 minute drive to this picturesque village, with excellent dining facilities and interesting shops. The Fe…
John
Want to see the amazing Sunshine coast or adventure on Vancouver island? This is the quickest way to explore t…
Wayne
One of the most convenient features of Lions Bay is your vicinity to the ferry terminal. You'll have access t…
7. Horseshoe Bay Ferry Terminal
7. Horseshoe Bay Ferry Terminal
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15 local reviews
Horseshoe Bay Ferry Terminal
Coralie
Coralie
A 20 minute drive to this picturesque village, with excellent dining facilities and interesting shops. The Ferry Terminal connects to Nanai…
John
John
Want to see the amazing Sunshine coast or adventure on Vancouver island? This is the quickest way to explore the gulf islands. Approx 25 min…
Wayne
Wayne
One of the most convenient features of Lions Bay is your vicinity to the ferry terminal. You'll have access to any number of islands (Bowen…
8. 3rd Beach
8. 3rd Beach
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33 local reviews
Establishment
Francis
The most remote beach in SP. Only accessible by going around the island counter-clockwise by car or either way…
Kristina
The most remote beach in SP. Only accessible by going around the island counter-clockwise by car or either way…
James
Third beach is a bit further along the way from 2nd beach, more sand less kids, more adults, further walk or y…
8. 3rd Beach
8. 3rd Beach
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33 local reviews
Francis
Francis
The most remote beach in SP. Only accessible by going around the island counter-clockwise by car or either way by walking path. Amazing suns…
Kristina
Kristina
The most remote beach in SP. Only accessible by going around the island counter-clockwise by car or either way by walking path. Amazing suns…
James
James
Third beach is a bit further along the way from 2nd beach, more sand less kids, more adults, further walk or you can drive or take the shutt…
9. Granville Island
9. Granville Island
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222 local reviews
Granville Island, Vancouver
SublocalityPolitical
Karen
Imagine an island in the middle of a city. Now picture a place moulded by a fascinating history, buzzing with …
Steve
An incredible neighbourhood - Granville Island is a collection of shops, galleries, cafes, restaurants, indepe…
Catherine
Granville Island Market is a local icon- there are arts and crafts, fruit, vegetable and specialty food stores…
9. Granville Island
9. Granville Island
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222 local reviews
Granville Island, Vancouver
Karen
Karen
Imagine an island in the middle of a city. Now picture a place moulded by a fascinating history, buzzing with a colourful artistic community…
Steve
Steve
An incredible neighbourhood - Granville Island is a collection of shops, galleries, cafes, restaurants, independent vendors, book stores, l…
Catherine
Catherine
Granville Island Market is a local icon- there are arts and crafts, fruit, vegetable and specialty food stores, and also many artisinal busi…
10. False Creek
10. False Creek
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12 local reviews
False Creek, Vancouver
Natural feature
Judy
Will be located in False Creek for early June. Fantastic. Granville Island is my favorite place to provision…
Andrea
Seawall biking/jogging and walking route all the way down to Granville Island, Science World or Downtown. Plen…
Norm
Two of our favourite walks. From Main Street-Science World Station, take the north seawall route to walk to Ya…
10. False Creek
10. False Creek
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12 local reviews
False Creek, Vancouver
Judy
Judy
Will be located in False Creek for early June. Fantastic. Granville Island is my favorite place to provision the boat, have meals and list…
Andrea
Andrea
Seawall biking/jogging and walking route all the way down to Granville Island, Science World or Downtown. Plenty of great spots to stop alon…
Norm
Norm
Two of our favourite walks. From Main Street-Science World Station, take the north seawall route to walk to Yaletown, English Bay and as far…
11. Go Fish
11. Go Fish
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11 local reviews
1505 W 1st Ave, Vancouver
Closed now
(604) 730-5040
RestaurantFoodEstablishment
Brennan
Amazing food stand on the seawall, right outside of Granville Island. This hidden gem serves up the best fish …
Ada
If you're walking or biking to Granville island, this is a fun stop for fish and chips along the water.
Grace
Amazing fish and chips el fresco with the family. Make it a must stop when you are visiting Granville Island.
11. Go Fish
11. Go Fish
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11 local reviews
1505 W 1st Ave, Vancouver
Closed now
(604) 730-5040
Brennan
Brennan
Amazing food stand on the seawall, right outside of Granville Island. This hidden gem serves up the best fish and chips in the city, as well…
Ada
Ada
If you're walking or biking to Granville island, this is a fun stop for fish and chips along the water.
Grace
Grace
Amazing fish and chips el fresco with the family. Make it a must stop when you are visiting Granville Island.
12. Bowen Island
12. Bowen Island
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5 local reviews
Bowen Island, Bowen Island
LocalityPolitical
Olivia
Charming small island community, only 20 min very ride from Horseshoe Bay. Restaurants, cafes and short hikes/…
Robert
Bowen Island can be visited on a day trip by taking a ferry from Horseshoe Bay. Park your car and walk on the …
Jane
Bowen Island makes a great day trip. A 20 minute ferry ride from Horseshoe Bay you get an ocean voyage and a …
12. Bowen Island
12. Bowen Island
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5 local reviews
Bowen Island, Bowen Island
Olivia
Olivia
Charming small island community, only 20 min very ride from Horseshoe Bay. Restaurants, cafes and short hikes/walks.
Robert
Robert
Bowen Island can be visited on a day trip by taking a ferry from Horseshoe Bay. Park your car and walk on the ferry, ride bikes, or drive ov…
Jane
Jane
Bowen Island makes a great day trip. A 20 minute ferry ride from Horseshoe Bay you get an ocean voyage and a quaint village all thrown into…