Take Highway 99 north, which eventually becomes Oak Street, into Vancouver (allow about 50-60 mins. from border). Turn left on Broadway Street going west, drive 2 blocks past Granville Street, and turn right on Fir Street. Proceed 6 blocks north down Fir Street and turn right onto 2nd Avenue. You will come to a four way stop; turn left at the stop to enter Granville Island.
Travel across the Lion’s Gate Bridge entering downtown via Georgia Street. Turn right onto Burrard Street and head south over the Burrard Street Bridge (keep left). Turn left onto 2nd Avenue, drive three blocks, and turn left at the four way stop to enter Granville Island.
Enter Vancouver via Highway 1 and take the Grandview Highway exit. Grandview Street becomes 12th. Avenue. Follow 12th. heading west to Fir Street (25 mins.) and turn right; travel 10 blocks on Fir (downhill & north) and turn right onto 2nd Avenue. At the four way stop, turn left to enter Granville Island. You can also take the small harbour ferries from the downtown side of False Creek; they board at the Aquatic Centre with the first departure at 7:00 am.
Depart from the airport heading north and follow the signs to Vancouver city centre (allow 25-30 mins.). Take the Granville Street exit from the Arthur Lang Bridge and follow Granville Street to 16th Avenue. Turn left on 16th Avenue, drive one block, and turn right onto Fir Street. Travel 14 blocks north and turn right onto 2nd Avenue. You will come to a four way stop; turn left at the stop to enter Granville Island. Taxi fare is approx. $25-$35 CDN.
Our yacht is located on the “CMHC Government Dock” at the west end of Granville Island;as you enter the island area, make the loop around toward the market. Walk down the ramp marked “Ferry Dock” next to the big yellow building “Bridge’s Restaurant”. If you are cruising anytime after 4 PM then parking is free. If you are cruising for more than 3 hours before 4PM then you will need to locate one of the four covered parking garages to purchase parking (recommend 4 hrs.); the cost is $3.50 per hour or $15.00 Max Per Day (credit card or coins accepted). Outside parking is free but limited to a 3 hr. maximum.
The GRANVILLE ISLAND area is under the Granville Street Bridge (South End), just five minutes from downtown Vancouver.