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From fashion to jewelry to art, we'll give you the inside scoop on Granville Island's best places to shop!

Top 20 Souvenirs Under $40


Want to buy Canadian souvenirs that are actually Canadian?  Check out this list.


  1. A print of Vancouver by Hillary Morris of Beaver Pond Productions.
  2. A deluxe bottle of Canadian sake from Artisan SakeMaker.
  3. Indian Candy from Longliner Seafoods. 
  4. Maple fudge from Olde World Fudge.
  5. leather belt from Hartman Leather.
  6. The Granville Island Book from Blackberry Books.
  7. A folk music cd from Eugene who plays in the Netloft Building.
  8. A pair of earrings from Janis Dean Johnson Jewellery.
  9. A silk tie from Alarte Silks.
  10. Paper art cards from N. David  in The Public Market.
  11. Wild morel mushrooms from Wild Products in The Public Market.
  12. A jar of Mission Hill Oculus Cherries from Edible BC.
  13. Kitsilano Cream Ale from the Granville Island Brewery.
  14. The secret Masala Chai Mix from The Granville Island Tea Shop.
  15. A bottle of BC wine from Liberty Wines.
  16. A bag of freshly roasted coffee from Origins Organic Coffee.
  17. Coffee mugs from Kingsmill Studio Pottery.
  18. Fine acrylic paints from Kroma Acrylics.
  19. Haida art cards from Clarence Mills of White Raven.
  20. Blown glass from New-Small and Sterling.


Shop For Your Wedding on Graville Island


This may come as a surprise, but Granville Island has more to offer brides than a funky setting for photos.  (But yes, the corrugated metal continues to be popular with photographers.)


For invitations that stand out, check out Blackstone Press. Their custom cards are printed on letterpress which gives them a textured feel that is very traditional.  Alternately, visit Paper-Ya to browse through packages of invites, wax seals, calligraphy materials and other luxury paper goods. Or for something light and fun, why not send out fine art postcards? Stella at The Postcard Place carries a variety of vintage and fine art photography cards.


V&J Flowers in The Public Market has been making brides happy with affordable yet gorgeous wedding flowers.  Their colourful courtyard has even hosted ceremonies.


Ever notice that many grooms and groomsmen dress identically?  Grooms who want to stand out visit Monika Sadryna of Sadryna Design for her custom leather goods in European styles.  Leather vests and coats are especially popular.


Why pay big bucks for weddings rings that are mass-produced when there are jewellers good enough to make the competition cry right here on Granville Island?

  • Forge and Form:  Jurgen forges rings that hold stones through tension versus traditional settings. His unusual designs ensure that no part of the stone is hidden in the setting.  This means more sparkle!
  • Per Wendel Madsen: Specializing in complicated designs, Per enjoys tackling projects that would take even master jewellers hundreds of hours.  He is the jeweller to talk to if you want to create a work of art.
  • Aurum Argentum Goldsmith:  With a background in fine art, these three female goldsmiths create classic designs and pieces that cleverly incorporate personal symbology.
  • Michael Dean: Michael's great love is to set "the icing on the cake."  He was a professional diamond setter for many years before venturing on to create award-winning designs.

If you'd like the inside scoop on all of these jewellers and designers, check out the Granville Island Book.  Knowing the life story and passion behind each artist may help you find the right person for your special day.