Sunday, April 15, 2012

Bridges of Granville Island BC

Today's bridge post is a three-fer. This week I took a mini-vacation to Granville Island in Vancouver BC. It's a great destination tucked underneath the Granville Street Bridge. You have to weave around a bit on back streets to get under the bridge pillars, but the effort is well worth it. The island has shops, restaurants, parks, a waterfront hotel, the Emily Carr University of Art and Design, a huge indoor Public Market, and is home to Granville Island Brewing.


To the west of Granville Island is classic Burrard Street Bridge spanning False Creek.

To the east is the Cambie Street Bridge, with Science World in the distance. This historic glittering geodesic dome in East Vancouver was originally built as Expo Centre for Vancouver's Expo '86

All three bridges will take you downtown Vancouver for even more wonderful sights, tastes, and adventures. -- Margy

11 comments:

  1. I like Granville Island, but it has one major drawback - every time I go there I spend way to much money!! Lots of arts/crafts, great market - and a great place to just people watch.

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  2. I haven't been there in years, but I really should go back.
    I used to work just up from Granville Island, at Pacific Press, which produced the Sun and the Province. Lots of memories of all three bridges.
    Great shots, Margy.

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  3. Oh wow what agreat bridge. Great shot too.

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  4. This is one place I have heard a lot about, but never seen (in person or pictures) Sounds like a good destination for a mini vacation.

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  5. A great bridge post, I missed that island when I was in Vancouver.

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  6. Great series of bridge shots! I enjoyed visiting Vancouver so much!

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  7. I love this spot. I love spending money and supporting folks.

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  8. Nice shots of the bridges.

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  9. did you put on a sweater that day they ask to conserve you power? My girl friends works for a power company.

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  10. You are making me want to visit Vancouver very soon!

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  11. Ah, you've taken me back home, Margy. Granville Island is one of my favorite places in Vancouver. I worked in Mulvaney's Restaurant for a year many lives ago (now I don't know if it's still there). My niece went to Emily Carr U. :-)

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