Between 16th Avenue West and the Granville Street Bridge, Vancouver’s South Granville district glitters with sophisticated boutiques, art galleries and vintage shops—all watched over by a grand, art-deco theatre.
Relax at Miraj Hammam
Escape winter with a steam and a full-body exfoliating scrub as you relax on Jerusalem-gold marble at Miraj Hammam, Vancouver’s only Middle-Eastern bath offering traditional steam, gommage (exfoliation) and massage treatments.
Discover Canadian art at Ian Tan Gallery
Check out what’s trending in contemporary Canadian art at Ian Tan Gallery, a fixture of South Granville’s vibrant arts scene for the last 13 years. Winnipeg’s Vladimir Kraynyk exhibits his “techno-futurist, semi-organic” oil paintings through February.
Browse goods at Goodge Place
Named after a small mews in London where the owners’ family had a shop for 100 years, Goodge Place is a chic, upscale boutique that sells gifts like hand-embroidered pillows, designer handbags and art books.
Shop at Verandah Antiques
Enjoy a guided shopping tour of Verandah Antiques with the store’s friendly owner, Salman Ansari. Find Anglo-Indian designs and craftsmanship, Burmese teak chairs, silver bracelets and other vintage treasures, like an Indo-Portuguese 1860s rosewood chaise lounge from India.
Drink coffee at Bump n Grind
Stop in at Bump n Grind café for a bespoke espresso enjoyed with a view of South Granville’s sidewalk fashion show. Or, warm up with a latte and jalapeno cheddar scone, then treat yourself to a house-made chocolate peanut butter cup.
See a show at Stanley Theatre
First opened in 1930 as a movie and vaudeville house, the Stanley Theatre continues to lure audiences with its live performances and art-deco interior. Catch the Arts Club Theatre Company’s production of Jitters from Jan. 25 to Feb. 25.