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Area (sq km): 9,220,970
Population: 32,805,041
Nationality: Canadian
Local Name: Canada
Language: English,
French
Time Zone: -3.5 to -8 GMT
Currency: 1 dollar =
100 cents
Rate: www.xe.com
Capital: Ottawa
Dialling Code: +1
Electricity: 110V/50Hz
Internet Code: .ca
Religion: Roman Catholic,
Protestant
Climate: Continental,
Mountain,
Subarctic
Government: Confederation
Inoculations: None
Driving: Right
Int'l License: Not Required
Banking: M-F 9.30-16.00
Major Airports: Calgary(YYC),
Montreal Mirabel(YMX),
Montreal Pierre(YUL),
Ottawa(YOW),
Toronto(YYZ),
Vancouver(YVR),
Winnipeg(YWG)

Explore stunning Granville Island

Who could tell that the gorgeous Granville Island in Vancouver, British Columbia was an unattractive industrial zone less than 40 years ago? Thanks to the vision of a group of entrepreneurs, Granville Island was tastefully changed into a delightful and vibrant site, much loved by Vancouverites and millions of other visitors. Granville Island is located on the waterfront of False Creek, near Vancouver’s Downtown and connected to it by a causeway.

Granville Island, BC
Granville Island, BC

Granville Island attractions

There is such a variety of Granville Island attractions that you will never have the time to get bored. There are some wonderful museums, such as the Model Train Museum, with one of the largest collection of model and toy trains in the world.

There is also a great museum, for adults and children alike, the Model Ship Museum, displaying model submarines, sailing vessels, battleships and toy-boats. Another fantastic place is the Granville Public Market where the best quality foods and crafts are sold. The market is simply a delight to the senses.

Other attractions in Granville Island include the Kids Market with toys, games and an adventure area, and the Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts where succulent and artistically presented dishes are served by the student-chefs. Yummy!

Granville Island’s watersports

Granville Island’s watersports are ideal both for those who like to practise them and for those who just prefer to relax and watch. Try things like canoeing, kayaking, dragon boating, sail-boating and others. A fun and inexpensive mode of transport from Vancouver are the mini-ferry boats.

Granville Island is the venue of a great number of festivals throughout the year and it is always busy, however, its busiest period is between May and October. For that reason, plan ahead when you book Canada vacation rentals. There are many good restaurants, some lovely pubs and many street musicians who add a joyous touch to this magical place.

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