Bordered by the grand mansions of Shaugnessy, eclectic Fairview and lively Kitsilano, lies the elegant yet understated neighbourhood of South Granville. Although prestigious, the area has maintained its warmth and charm and, unlike its bigger and louder sister, Robson Street, South Granville is reminiscent of a London high street.
Strolling the manicured streets, one is clearly surrounded by quality and style, without it feeling ostentatious. Major high end retailers like Pottery Barn and Williams Sonoma coexist harmoniously with antique stores and boutiques, making the area a haven for those looking to fill their new homes with the finest and latest styles. South Granville boasts the highest concentration of art galleries in the City of Vancouver, also known as “Gallery Row”.
For the fashion lover, shoes, lingerie, ball gowns to bathing suits are here for the taking, even Turnabout, a high end women’s consignment store, if you have champagne taste on a...less expensive champagne budget!
As the sun goes down, the area transitions seamlessly from bustling shopping district to a perfect place for a romantic dinner, a drink with friends or taking in live theatre. The Stanley Theatre is an area landmark and heritage building. Built in 1930, the Stanley has hosted movies to Broadway productions and live theatre, including Miss Saigon and Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. The nightlife in South Granville offers more of a “Warm Glow” as opposed to the “High Voltage” Granville Entertainment District. The GED and South Granville are separated by the Granville Bridge. This means only minutes to the downtown core, but a distinct delineation between the two areas and their attitudes.
Dining is fun and delicious in South Granville! from quaint cafes to Zagat rated powerhouses (Including two restaurants by celebrity Chef Vikram Vij. Vij’s and Vij’s Rangoli). Have a light snack or take your taste buds on a trip around the world! Your favourite large coffee franchises make an appearance in the area beyond that there small cafes that offer black coffee, a skinny sugar free vanilla latte no whip and everything in between!
Beyond the glamour South Granville is a very much a community. A neighbourhood and a cozy place to call home. Residents take great pride in their community as they enjoy tree lined streets, riding their bikes, walking their dogs and enjoying their little piece of the Vancouver dream!