“Travel can be one of the most rewarding forms of introspection.”
Granville Island is Vancouver's breakaway hit just off the mainland underneath the Granville Bridge. This is foodie central, with a large market selling fresh local fruits and vegetables, home-baked goods, and specialty foods only available on the island. Between laps of the food market, you can browse Granville boutiques, catch a comedy show, take a tour of the Granville Island Brewery, and shop for local art. Talented buskers keep the crowds entertained, even on busy weekend. Take public transportation—parking is hard to find.