Traveler's Guide to South Granville in Vancouver, BC

Best Restaurants, Shopping & More in South Granville, Vancouver

South Granville is packed with great shopping, great restaurants, entertainment, and Vancouver landmarks. Use this Guide to discover the best of South Granville, Vancouver.

South Granville is located on Granville Street, between the Granville Street Bridge and W 16th Avenue, just south of downtown Vancouver, in Fairview.

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    Bacci's, South Granville Vancouver
    ••• Bacci's, South Granville. Photo by Dana Lynch

    South Granville is one of the Top 10 Places to Shop in Vancouver. Packed with great fashion, furniture stores, art galleries, and shops of every kind, South Granville has everything from famous, international stores--including B.C.'s only Williams-Sonoma and Pottery Barn Kids--to small, unique local boutiques--like Bacci's and Misch--that distinguish it from Vancouver's other shopping districts.

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    Best South Granville Restaurants

    West Restaurant, South Granville, Vancouver
    ••• West Restaurant, South Granville. Image Courtesy of Tourism Vancouver

    South Granville is home to some of the most acclaimed restaurants in Vancouver (West Restaurant) as well as some of the best-loved (Memphis Blues). Ouisi Bistro is one of Vancouver's only Cajun restaurants, and a great spot for live music during the Vancouver International Jazz Festival.

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    Stanley Theatre, South Granville Vancouver
    ••• Stanley Theatre, South Granville. Photo by Dana Lynch

    The historic Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage--formerly the Stanley Theatre--isn't just a South Granville landmark, it's a Vancouver landmark and heritage site. One of the main venues for the highly-acclaimed Arts Club Theatre Company, the elegant, 650-seat theatre generally features six productions a season, its size allowing the Arts Club to put on musicals, classic 20th-century plays and acclaimed productions from around the world.

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    Meinhardt, South Granville Vancouver
    ••• Meinhardt, South Granville. Photo by Dana Lynch

    This family-owned grocery and bakery is a local landmark and South Granville must-visit! Small but packed-to-the-rafters with an enormous collection of gourmet food items, Meinhardt has a delicious, prepared-food section perfect for brunch or lunch. Meinhardt is also one of the Top 10 Places to Shops for Gifts in Vancouver.

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    Gallery Row, South Granville
    ••• Gallery Row, South Granville. Photo by Dana Lynch

    South Granville has earned the moniker “Gallery Row” for it’s 20+ galleries and antique shops. Even if you're not in the market to buy art, South Granville is the perfect place to do a gallery crawl: you can see everything from First Nations sculpture and Asian antiques to B.C. impressionism and contemporary photography. Galleries include Bau Xi Gallery, Vancouver's oldest contemporary art gallery and a South Granville resident since 1972. Find a complete list of current South Granville art exhibits here.