Due to the parade and other Canada Day activities on Granville Island, Anderson Street (main street into Granville Island) will be closed from 11am(or earlier if really busy) to 3pm on July 1, 2019. There will be free bicycle valets at Ocean Concrete, False Creek Community Centre tennis courts, and Ocean Art Works. The #50 public bus from downtown Vancouver will bring to you the front of Granville Island.
There is free off-site parking from 8am-10pm on July 1, 2019 at 1st and Fir streets. This is just under the Burrard Street bridge which is a few blocks from Granville Island. You just need to walk along the False Creek Seawall a short distance to get to Granville Island.
As of June 1, 2019, there will NOT be any free parking on Granville Island DURING PEAK HOURS(11am-6pm). There will now be hourly parking fees: May 1 to September 30: $3/hour from 11am-6pm, October 1 to April 30: $2/hour from 11am-6pm. After 6pm parking is free!
A day pass is available for $21 during the summer season(May 1 to Sep 30?), and $14 during the winter season(Oct 1 to April 30?). Day passes purchased before 6pm are valid until 11am the following day. Note that overnight parking is only permitted in the multi-level parkade access off Old Bridge Street.
Note that the signage on Granville Island is different than the City of Vancouver. All signage on Granville Island is international. The lines are yellow or yellow dots. Be sure that you are parking in a correct parking spot or you will be ticketed!
In March 2018 Granville Island proposed the removal of all free tour bus parking. This caused a lot of concern from the tour industry especially regarding the quick implementation of this such that the tour companies could not adjust their rates for parking fees. There have been meetings since to discuss this proposal. This decision will likely reduce the number of visitors to Granville Island because many tour companies will refuse to go there anymore. So, this is likely to affect the businesses on Granville Island negatively. One wonders why they aren't more upset about this change...one bus can be up to 50 people!
The current policy, as far as we can tell is, from May 1 to Sep 30, all tour buses entering Granville Island before 6pm must purchase a day permit. This is just to enter because there will not be any bus parking available! From May 1 to Sep 30 after 6pm AND from Oct 1 to Apr 30, there will be some bus parking stalls available for $10/hour on a first come, first serve basis.
More information about the Tour Bus policy on Granville Island can be found here: current Granville Island tour bus policy
As of June 1, 2019, tour vans must park in th extra-long vehicle parking the outdoor lot off Old Bridge Street.
More information about the Tour Van policy on Granville Island can be found here: current Granville Island tour Van policy
New for 2019 is a free secure bicycle valet service located at Ocean Artwors on Johnson Street. It is available from 10am to 7:30pm every day from June 1, 2019 to September 2, 2019.
There is monthly paid parking for Granville Island employees, tenants, and residents. Please refer to the Granville Island website for the many rules surrounding monthly parking. There are 3 parking lots for monthly parkers.