The Public market on Granville Island is best known for its vast selection of specialty foods and popular with both tourists and locals. Granville Island is a popular tourist location and many locals call home. Granville Island was a derelict industrial park transformed into a urban planning success story transforming the old rusty industrial buildings into a entertainment destination with a vibrant market and a educational center for the arts. Granville Island is located in southwestern Vancouver on False Creek. Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.