I love Granville Island, but because it’s a touristy it’s often buzzing with people both tourists and locals and parking can be hard to find. Instead of trying in vain to find parking (which would have ended in a fail) we decided to be tourists for the day and take the water taxi!
There’s basically two water cabs that service the area and depending on where you’re going, you can spend all the way to $15 for a day trip (i think). It’s fun and boarding from English bay near the Aquatic Center it only takes about 5 minutes!
After getting my errand done (after finding the store it wasn’t too long after!) we decided to have some drinks at Sandbar–it was patio weather so we couldn’t pass it up.