Fantastic Walk to Granville Market - Pt. 3

Well my friends, it is so good to see you back for the 3rd and final installment of my blog posts on the fantastic walk to the wonderful Granville Island Market. If you missed parts 1 and 2, you can catch up here and here.

When I left off, I was just about to continue the walk along the waterfront represented in the photo below.


I did that until I arrived just under the Granville Street Bridge.


That is the bridge above my head in this photo. I will continue the walk straight ahead.  Immediately to the left of the bridge pillar is the famous chain of steak restaurants, The Keg. 

Just a few short minutes and here I am right out side the public market, better known as Granville Island Market.


The market itself is housed in this big yellow and red building. It contains fresh produce of all kinds, fresh meats, delicatessens, honey and home made crafts and goods. There is also ready made food to eat.  Just outside where the benches are, buskers will sing and you can sit or stand and be entertained.


Here is a young lady now singing "Heart of Gold" by well known Canadian musician, Neil Young.  I love the song and she is singing very well.


Behind the young woman you will see shops. There are wonderful shops all over the island, many of them house the works of gifted artisans and uniquely west coast products.

Here is a photo of the wonderfully, fresh produce available for purchase.  You can find all sorts of local produce and ingredients here but you can also find the more exotic. Many people love to shop here. Even though it is more expensive, it is fresh and it "moves" quickly.


By now it is getting to be after 3 p.m. and I haven't had lunch yet so I head straight to the food area.  It is fairly busy at the food court. I guess everyone loves to eat at the market.


I always want fish and chips when I come to the market. A public market on the waterfront is about fish.

While I eat, I listen to more great tunes sung by the man close to the door.  Can you see him? He is just under the exit sign.


I also people watch. I was fascinated by the women at the table in the photo below. They were primping and preening in public (putting on lipstick, etc.) right at the table after eating. You might have a hard time seeing them but they are to the far left of the photo. They were "Betty Boop" lookalikes. I'm thinking there is a Betty Boop club in town as there are a lot of young women about these days with "the look". (Oops, I meant Bettie Page. Betty Boop is a cartoon character with a totally different hairstyle).


Now that I have finished lunch I want to go out nearer to the water and watch the boats and the sea gulls. I want to get a photo of the sea ferry for you too.

I got lucky. There was a beautiful photo shoot going on. A young Asian couple who had just gotten married were having a photo shoot on the boardwalk right on the water.


I had to get in on the photo action too! lol. I think this couple will be very pleased with the photos in their album.  Can you see the photographer's equipment bag in the forefront of the photo below?


These kayakers look like they are having fun as I wait for the ferry to pass by.


Here is one larger ferry (above).  There is also a smaller fleet of ferrys. These ferrys are great as they take you just across to the city or back to the Island and a few other points for $2.00.  These are very short rides but lots of fun.

Now I leave you with some flowers. Aren't they simply beautiful? There is every colour of the rainbow here.

I've had a fantastic day and a fantastic walk. It was especially nice to have you along. I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did. Now I make my way home again.  This time I make my way back to a bus by walking back under the Granville Bridge.


On my way, I pass by another marina. Here you can rent a boat for a few hours.


I take my last look at the seawall which continues toward Burrard Bridge (westward) just before I get to the bus stop.


Lovely.

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22 comments:

  1. Hi Joy. What a delightful post on Granville Island. I live on Vancouver Island and will be taking several trips to Vancouver this year .... perhaps we can meet up for coffee if you have time during one of those occasions.

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  2. What beautiful pictures of a beautiful walk

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  3. Hi Sharon, I'd love to get together with you on one of your forays to Vancouver I sent you an email.

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  4. @Riet, thank you for your lovely compliment. I hope you will visit again soon.

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  5. Great pictures of a beautiful walk. I looked at part 2 and will go back for part one! Vancouver is a beautiful City and one we haven't visited in far too long. A walk like yours is the kind of activity that brings me joy too! Thanks for sharing it.

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  6. waterfront wedding
    bride and groom posing on quay—
    a new life begins

    Choose some water:
    Yearning
    Fireboat

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  7. @Sallie, thanks for joining me on the walk. I'm so glad you agree that Vancouver is a beautiful city. I've travelled a lot and am always grateful to conclude that I am fortunate enough to live in one of God's great beautiful places :-)

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  8. @Magical Teacher, the posing on water for the wedding is lovely, isn't it? Thanks for dropping by!

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  9. Hi there Penny! I love the photos! What a lovely walk...the markets look like a great spot to buy fruit and vege! And fish and chips! Yum! I hope your well! Love Martine

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  10. What a treat to go along with you on your fantastic walk to the markets in your home city. You have such an eye for everything going on around you.
    Thanks also stopping by at my post, and your kind remarks.

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  11. I enjoyed the rest of my walk with you today ! I loved the market, only wish I could have been there 'in the flesh' to enjoy all the smells and sounds, too. The fresh flower stall is simply beautiful.

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  12. oh the fish and chips would make my day! :-)
    i especially like this restaurant in the market. The chairs look very café like.
    And..the Betty Boop look hasn't arrived in Spain yet!
    xoxo
    Lala

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  13. Beautiful photos and thank you for sharing this. Sincerely, Turid

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  14. I wish I could hop aboard a boat and sail away! Lots of colorful images..love the top too- so translusent. I happen to love the water but my husband tends to pull us toward the Mountains as a rule (it's great too)! I enjoyed the open market.. flowers are pretty and the food looks terrific! Live music too..the wedding looked fun and must of been nice to be out on such a clear day! Well, thank you for the tour. Hope you have a wonderful weekend coming..my best, Regina-

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  15. Vancouver sure is a gorgeous place!

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  16. Thankyou for the loooong walk, it is a beautiful city and I feel like I have been there now! I loved to see the buskers (musicians) fruit and vegetables and flowers, so similar to Australia! And your residential houses look like ours too : )

    I have had a delightful tour, thankyou for your fabulous photos and inspirations.

    blessings xx

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  17. @Happy Sparrow, thanks for joining me on the walk. I'm glad you enjoyed it :-)

    @Jan, thank you for your kind comments.

    @Lynda, I'm glad you enjoyed the walk. Perhaps some day you will be able to see and hear, in the flesh with a visit to Vancouver.

    @Lala, like minds think alike :-)

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  18. @ Turid, thank you for your visit. I hope you come again soon :-)

    @ Regina, I love the water but I also love the mountains too. You are blessed in Hawaii to be close to both, just like me.

    @ Lynn, thank you for your lovely comment. I'm so glad you really enjoyed it since the posts were inspired by your blog recommendations some time ago.

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  19. @Happy Sparrow, thanks for joining me on the walk. I'm glad you enjoyed it :-)

    @Jan, thank you for your kind comments.

    @Lynda, I'm glad you enjoyed the walk. Perhaps some day you will be able to see and hear, in the flesh with a visit to Vancouver.

    @Lala, like minds think alike :-)

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  20. Thankyou for the loooong walk, it is a beautiful city and I feel like I have been there now! I loved to see the buskers (musicians) fruit and vegetables and flowers, so similar to Australia! And your residential houses look like ours too : )

    I have had a delightful tour, thankyou for your fabulous photos and inspirations.

    blessings xx

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  21. oh the fish and chips would make my day! :-)
    i especially like this restaurant in the market. The chairs look very café like.
    And..the Betty Boop look hasn't arrived in Spain yet!
    xoxo
    Lala

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  22. Beautiful photos and thank you for sharing this. Sincerely, Turid

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