WINDOW SHOPPING IN B.C.
A former industrial area on Vancouver's False Creek, Granville Island is now a bustling collection of craft shops, theatres, artists' studios, a public market and even a brewery. The Island still retains its industrial roots and is still home to boatyards and marinas. The Island is a perfect place to absorb the eclectic side of Vancouver. Parking is at a premium so visitors may wish to reach Granville Island by mini-ferry (water taxi) from downtown Vancouver.
Fort Street - Antique Row
This well known area between Blanshard and Cook Streets is home to dozens of antique shops, rare coin and stamp shops, and auction houses. Very worthwhile if you are an avid collector of just about anything.