About the Book
A whimsical exploration of Vancouver’s favourite family landmark, filled with gorgeous illustrations and fascinating facts.
Granville Island ABC is a visual treasure hunt that invites families to explore the sights, sounds, and smells of this exciting arts and culture destination. With fun (and mostly free) discoveries for every letter of the alphabet—from buskers to houseboats, industrial relics to parks, seawalls to turtles—this book is the perfect companion to a family outing. With interesting facts, a detailed map, a historical timeline, and text that fosters observation and entertainment, it is sure to appeal to locals and tourists alike. Its whimsical illustrations contain hidden details and capture Granville Island’s unique mix of industrial and artistic, historical and modern, urban and wild.
—Robert "Lucky" Budd, co-author (with Roy Henry Vickers) of the Northwest Coast Legends Series and A Is for Anemone: A First West Coast Alphabet
—Geoffrey Kelly, Spirit of The West
—Shelley Hrdlitschka, author of The Grizzlies of Grouse Mountain: The True Adventures of Coola and Grinder
—Jane Shackell, former Trustee, Granville Island Trust