Best islands in Vancouver

Check out the top islands in Vancouver, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. Granville Island
1. Granville Island
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578 local reviews
Granville Island, Vancouver
NeighborhoodPolitical
Steve
An incredible neighbourhood - Granville Island is a collection of shops, galleries, cafes, restaurants,…
Isabel
Imagine an island in the middle of a city. See? You’re already curious. Now picture a place moulded by a…
Celeste
A huge market full of local delicacies, crafts, shops and art. Purchase every kind of ingredient from fresh…
1. Granville Island
1. Granville Island
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578 local reviews
Granville Island, Vancouver
Steve
Steve
An incredible neighbourhood - Granville Island is a collection of shops, galleries, cafes, restaurants, independent vendors, book stores, …
Isabel
Isabel
Imagine an island in the middle of a city. See? You’re already curious. Now picture a place moulded by a fascinating history, buzzing with a…
Celeste
Celeste
A huge market full of local delicacies, crafts, shops and art. Purchase every kind of ingredient from fresh local fruits and vegetables to…
2. Granville Island Public Market
2. Granville Island Public Market
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251 local reviews
1669 Johnston St, Vancouver
Closed · Opens 9:00 AM
+1 604-666-6655
Point of interestEstablishment
Rory & Shannon
In the 1970’s, Granville Island began its successful transformation from an industrial wasteland to one of the…
Jill
Discover Granville Island, home to king of public markets offering a vast array of food vendors and fresh…
Marty
Granville Island and the Public Market there are worth visiting. About 6km from the Garden Suite and you can…
2. Granville Island Public Market
2. Granville Island Public Market
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251 local reviews
1669 Johnston St, Vancouver
Closed · Opens 9:00 AM
+1 604-666-6655
Rory & Shannon
Rory & Shannon
In the 1970’s, Granville Island began its successful transformation from an industrial wasteland to one of the most beloved public spaces in…
Jill
Jill
Discover Granville Island, home to king of public markets offering a vast array of food vendors and fresh local produce. Plenty of outdoor…
Marty
Marty
Granville Island and the Public Market there are worth visiting. About 6km from the Garden Suite and you can walk there mostly along the…
3. Granville Island
3. Granville Island
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265 local reviews
Granville Island, Vancouver
Natural featureEstablishment
Nikki
Although technically not an island (more of a peninsula), Granville Island boasts many attractions - stop by…
Peter
You can't experience Vancouver without stopping into Granville Island....It gives the city funk, and its home…
Robson
Granville Island is a peninsula and shopping district in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. It is located…
3. Granville Island
3. Granville Island
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265 local reviews
Granville Island, Vancouver
Nikki
Nikki
Although technically not an island (more of a peninsula), Granville Island boasts many attractions - stop by the Granville Public Market…
Peter
Peter
You can't experience Vancouver without stopping into Granville Island....It gives the city funk, and its home to some incredible artists,…
Robson
Robson
Granville Island is a peninsula and shopping district in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. It is located across False Creek from Downtown…
4. Bay Street Horseshoe Bay Terminus
4. Bay Street Horseshoe Bay Terminus
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34 local reviews
Bay Street Horseshoe Bay Terminus, Horseshoe Bay
Bus stationTransit stationPoint of interest
Torrin
This is the Ferry terminal that will take you to the Sunshine Coast, Bowen Island and Nanaimo on three…
Cosmo And Berene
A fun day trip close to home. Enjoy a coffee of fish & chips and sit by the water's edge watching the ferries…
Coralie
A 20 minute drive to this picturesque village, with excellent dining facilities and interesting shops. The…
4. Bay Street Horseshoe Bay Terminus
4. Bay Street Horseshoe Bay Terminus
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34 local reviews
Bay Street Horseshoe Bay Terminus, Horseshoe Bay
Torrin
Torrin
This is the Ferry terminal that will take you to the Sunshine Coast, Bowen Island and Nanaimo on three separate ferries. To get here, you…
Cosmo And Berene
Cosmo And Berene
A fun day trip close to home. Enjoy a coffee of fish & chips and sit by the water's edge watching the ferries come in and out of the…
Coralie
Coralie
A 20 minute drive to this picturesque village, with excellent dining facilities and interesting shops. The Ferry Terminal connects to…
5. Bowen Island
5. Bowen Island
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21 local reviews
Bowen Island, Bowen Island
LocalityPolitical
Terry
For those who want nature, small towns, and to get away from the big city. Take bus "239 - Park Royal" then…
Ariane
Cute island town with nice shopping, but also some great hikes of varying lengths and coastal views. If…
Jane
Bowen Island makes a great day trip. A 20 minute ferry ride from Horseshoe Bay you get an ocean voyage and a…
5. Bowen Island
5. Bowen Island
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21 local reviews
Bowen Island, Bowen Island
Terry
Terry
For those who want nature, small towns, and to get away from the big city. Take bus "239 - Park Royal" then transfer to "257 - Horseshoe…
Ariane
Ariane
Cute island town with nice shopping, but also some great hikes of varying lengths and coastal views. If hiking, be prepared with proper gear…
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…
6. The Sandbar Seafood Restaurant
6. The Sandbar Seafood Restaurant
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63 local reviews
1535 Johnston St, Vancouver
Closed · Opens 11:00 AM
+1 604-669-9030
RestaurantPoint of interestFood
R
Located in iconic Granville Island with gorgeous ocean views of Burrard Inlet & False Creek. Enjoy a romantic,…
Jory
Another great choice, very close to our property with amazing views of down town. The Sandbar serves up the…
Francesca
Fantastic Seafood in the heart of Granville Island. This is a more fancy restaurant and a little more pricey…
6. The Sandbar Seafood Restaurant
6. The Sandbar Seafood Restaurant
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63 local reviews
1535 Johnston St, Vancouver
Closed · Opens 11:00 AM
+1 604-669-9030
R
R
Located in iconic Granville Island with gorgeous ocean views of Burrard Inlet & False Creek. Enjoy a romantic, candlelit evening on the…
Jory
Jory
Another great choice, very close to our property with amazing views of down town. The Sandbar serves up the freshest Seafood with offerings…
Francesca
Francesca
Fantastic Seafood in the heart of Granville Island. This is a more fancy restaurant and a little more pricey than the other casual…
7. Go Fish
7. Go Fish
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45 local reviews
1505 W 1st Ave, Vancouver
Closed · Opens 12:00 PM (noon)
+1 604-730-5040
RestaurantPoint of interestFood
Gigi
Hole in the wall joint but severs incredible Fish & Chips. Bike around the sea wall and stop here for Halibut…
Brennan
Amazing food stand on the seawall, right outside of Granville Island. This hidden gem serves up the best fish…
M
More like a take-away with outdoor seating on the Granville Island water front. You can take the aquabus from…
7. Go Fish
7. Go Fish
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45 local reviews
1505 W 1st Ave, Vancouver
Closed · Opens 12:00 PM (noon)
+1 604-730-5040
Gigi
Gigi
Hole in the wall joint but severs incredible Fish & Chips. Bike around the sea wall and stop here for Halibut & Chips. It will be busy so…
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…
M
M
More like a take-away with outdoor seating on the Granville Island water front. You can take the aquabus from my space. Best fish'n'chips in…
8. Tsawwassen Terminal
8. Tsawwassen Terminal
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27 local reviews
1 Ferry Causeway, Delta
+1 888-223-3779
Transit stationPoint of interestEstablishment
Torrin
This is the Ferry station that will take you into very beautiful islands or to Victoria on Vancouver Island…
Vanessa
This is the BC Ferry terminal for large passenger/car ferries travelling to the Southern Gulf Islands, Nanaimo…
Valerie
This will give you an idea of where the BC ferry lands on the island. You can take a city bus to downtown…
8. Tsawwassen Terminal
8. Tsawwassen Terminal
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27 local reviews
1 Ferry Causeway, Delta
+1 888-223-3779
Torrin
Torrin
This is the Ferry station that will take you into very beautiful islands or to Victoria on Vancouver Island. You take the Canada Line…
Vanessa
Vanessa
This is the BC Ferry terminal for large passenger/car ferries travelling to the Southern Gulf Islands, Nanaimo and Victoria on Vancouver…
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).
9. Aquatic Centre Ferry Dock
9. Aquatic Centre Ferry Dock
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17 local reviews
Aquatic Centre Ferry Dock, Vancouver
Transit stationPoint of interestEstablishment
A fun, scenic way to get to Granville Island. (And much cheaper than a taxi!) You can also have the option to…
Valerie
This is where you can catch a ride on a Granville Island Ferry to Granville Island, Science World or Yaletown…
Elia & Joanna
This is a tiny boat that will take you across the water to Granville Island or Vanier Park. Aquabus is another…
9. Aquatic Centre Ferry Dock
9. Aquatic Centre Ferry Dock
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17 local reviews
Aquatic Centre Ferry Dock, Vancouver
Steph
A fun, scenic way to get to Granville Island. (And much cheaper than a taxi!) You can also have the option to get an all-day-pass and have a…
Valerie
Valerie
This is where you can catch a ride on a Granville Island Ferry to Granville Island, Science World or Yaletown - or get a tour of False…
Elia & Joanna
Elia & Joanna
This is a tiny boat that will take you across the water to Granville Island or Vanier Park. Aquabus is another ferry company that allows you…
10. Vancouver Seawall
10. Vancouver Seawall
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135 local reviews
Vancouver Seawall, Vancouver
+1 604-682-2222
Point of interestEstablishment
Cassidy And Richie
This is a MUST! Ride your bike along the seawall. It's incredibly beautiful. Start near the bike shop at…
Laura
Paved sea walk that wraps right around Vancouver's false creek and coal harbour. Rent a bike and take the…
Matthew
Biking or walking the seawall is a great way to take in one of the most beautiful parts of Vancouver. The…
10. Vancouver Seawall
10. Vancouver Seawall
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135 local reviews
Vancouver Seawall, Vancouver
+1 604-682-2222
Cassidy And Richie
Cassidy And Richie
This is a MUST! Ride your bike along the seawall. It's incredibly beautiful. Start near the bike shop at Georgia and Denman. I would suggest…
Laura
Laura
Paved sea walk that wraps right around Vancouver's false creek and coal harbour. Rent a bike and take the seawall around Stanley Park, or…
Matthew
Matthew
Biking or walking the seawall is a great way to take in one of the most beautiful parts of Vancouver. The cycling trail runs the entire…
11. Horseshoe Bay
11. Horseshoe Bay
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27 local reviews
Horseshoe Bay, Horseshoe Bay
Sublocality level 1SublocalityPolitical
Korey & Hans
Some of the most stunning views. There are restaurants, shops, a playground, the pier, and this is where you…
Azadeh
Perfect for day trips: a major BC Ferries terminal providing vehicle ferry links to Vancouver Island, the…
Katy
The ferry takes off from here to Vancouver Island and Bowen Island, but the little town itself makes a nice…
11. Horseshoe Bay
11. Horseshoe Bay
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27 local reviews
Horseshoe Bay, Horseshoe Bay
Korey & Hans
Korey & Hans
Some of the most stunning views. There are restaurants, shops, a playground, the pier, and this is where you can catch the ferry to Nanaimo,…
Azadeh
Azadeh
Perfect for day trips: a major BC Ferries terminal providing vehicle ferry links to Vancouver Island, the Sunshine Coast, and Bowen Island,…
Katy
Katy
The ferry takes off from here to Vancouver Island and Bowen Island, but the little town itself makes a nice day trip from Vancouver. …
12. Horseshoe Bay Terminal
12. Horseshoe Bay Terminal
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18 local reviews
6750 Keith Rd, Horseshoe Bay
+1 888-223-3779
Transit stationPoint of interestEstablishment
Charlie & Charlotte
The ferry terminal is only a 10 minute walk from the house. You can go as a foot passenger to Bowen Island,…
Vanessa
This is the large passenger and car ferry terminal with boats sailing to Bowen Island, the Sunshine Coast, and…
Chad & Tara
The ferry terminal to transit to Vancouver and Gulf Islands
12. Horseshoe Bay Terminal
12. Horseshoe Bay Terminal
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18 local reviews
6750 Keith Rd, Horseshoe Bay
+1 888-223-3779
Charlie & Charlotte
Charlie & Charlotte
The ferry terminal is only a 10 minute walk from the house. You can go as a foot passenger to Bowen Island, the Sunshine Coast, Vancouver…
Vanessa
Vanessa
This is the large passenger and car ferry terminal with boats sailing to Bowen Island, the Sunshine Coast, and Nanaimo on Vancouver Island.
Chad & Tara
Chad & Tara
The ferry terminal to transit to Vancouver and Gulf Islands