Canada Travel: British Columbia's Granville Island a Hotspot in Ever Colder October
(British Columbia, Canada) – October boasts a bevy of highlights in the Vancouver, B.C. district of Granville Island, where the fall line-up includes fun and festive offerings for the whole family. These happen throughout October and range from shopping, arts events to a 10k run.
Culture Days, September 30 - October 2. Culture Days is a Canada-wide celebration of arts and culture that weekend. In Granville the events will feature free, hands-on, interactive activities that invite the public to participate “behind the scenes,” to discover the world of artists, creators, historians, architects, curators, and designers at work in their community. For more information, visit www.culturedays.ca.
Railspur Alley Artisan Market, October 1. The Railspur Alley district of Granville Island holds this market from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., where industrial buildings have been transformed into Vancouver`s most unique and diverse shopping and cultural zones. Demos, a look into artists studios and maybe even a head start on holiday shopping are possible.
Also on the Railspur Alley scene will be some of the Island’s favourite day-vendors from the Public Market. These Artisans represent the highest quality of locally produced Art, Craft and Food products in Vancouver.
Turkey Trot, October 10. The annual Turkey Trot is a 10 km run that happens on the Canadian Thanksgiving - Monday, October 10. It starts on Granville Island, winds its way around False Creek, and then back again. Participants and spectators are invited bring a donation for the Vancouver Food Bank. For more information, visit turkeytrot.ca.
Vancouver International Writers Festival, October 18-23. The 24th Annual Vancouver International Writers & Readers Festival on Granville Island offers a world of ideas to explore with writers from around the world. Attend readings, discussions, debates and poetry bashes, and connect with an eclectic array of writers from Canada and around the world. For more information, visit www.writersfest.bc.ca.
Granville Island Public Market and The Net Loft are open until 7 pm, seven days a week. For more information about upcoming Granville Island events, visit www.granvilleisland.com.