During my recent trip to Vancouver, British Columbia, I stopped by Granville Island, one of my favourite places in the city. This small peninsula is situated across False Creek from downtown Vancouver, right under the south end of the Granville Street Bridge. Originally used for fishing then industrial manufacturing, Granville Island is now known for its tourism, entertainment, and shopping.
One of the most popular attractions on the island is the Granville Island Public Market. Loved by locals and tourists alike, the indoor Public Market features an amazing assortment of fruits, vegetables, flowers, foods, gifts, and handcrafted products.
My favourite stands at the market are the colourful produce stands with towering displays of cherries, berries, and other seasonal fruits. I can never resist a peek at the Stuart’s Bakery display cases – tiny cakes and cookies all stacked up, studded with nuts or sprinkled with coconut, topped with a tempered shard of chocolate.
The pyramid of rainbow macarons always tempts and delights as well.