Granville Island Public Market will stay open for shopping purposes only

Mar 17 2020, 10:50 am

While restaurants and businesses across Metro Vancouver continue to shutter amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Vancouver’s Granville Island Public Market will remain open for “shopping purposing only.”

In a statement, Lisa Ono, manager of public affairs and programming for CMHC-Granville Island, is encouraging patrons to avoid using the market as a place for social gathering but she says “it’s more critical than ever to have food products available, as some grocery locations in the City have run out of essentials such as milk, eggs, and fresh produce.”

During its first hour of opening (9 am to 10 am) the Public Market will be open for seniors to shop.

Ono adds that other businesses in the Public Market may be closing or reducing hours due to the pandemic and those wishing to patronize or support those locations can contact them directly. A list of shops and services at Granville Island can be found on its directory.

With coronavirus on the rise, BC public health authorities are reminding individuals who attend events and large gatherings to monitor their health for signs and symptoms of COVID-19. And if you’re not feeling well, they recommend staying home at this time. Also, due to unexpected cancellations, please check the event you plan to attend is still taking place. Keep up with COVID-19 news here.