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Christiinaaaa wrote a review 22 Jan
Los Angeles, California39 contributions5 helpful votes
I love this place, it reminds me of a mall but with food! There is places to sit and enjoy or walk around. There is traffic here, so come early. The food is good.
Date of experience: February 2020
2CanadianTravellers wrote a review 16 Jan
Edmonton, Canada716 contributions153 helpful votes
I love the public market in Granville Island with good bakeries, donuts place, tea shop, and deli. Granville Island is a must-visit if this is your first visit to Vancouver.
Date of experience: December 2020
S F wrote a review Dec 2020
Vancouver, Canada131 contributions63 helpful votes
Opus Art Supplies is certainly an oasis for professional artists; those wishing to develop artistic skills & children at the start of their artistic journey, in that it is a fertile place, supplying a nurturing habitat for those with a desire for visual accomplishment. I first started going to the original shop in a charming yellow building on Granville Island (GI) either on my own or with artist friend, Angela, who then also taught painting at Emily Carr, across from Opus on GI. It has now grown to 8 locations across B.C., which is no surprise, given its knowledgeable & friendly service & wide range of art supplies. Last night I had an idea for an added gift to the pile I am accumulating for this festive season, packed as it is with celebrations of the various world gift-giving traditions - the Buddhist Bodhi Day falling on December 8;,Hanukkah from December 10 to 17, winter solstice on the 21st & Christmas on the 25th. I wanted to send my two grandchildren all the supplies they needed to paint an ocean-evoked piece of the beautiful waters surrounding home in the spectacular ocean village of Ucluelet, on the west coat of B.C. I thought two canvas cloth boards would be perfect, wanting them to be smaller but allow enough artistic flourish; then two tubes of acrylic they could share & mix, & two brushes to work their magic. With this they would have all they needed to get the artistic job done. They have a large art supply at home already, as they are part of a four- member artistic family, but I thought having all needed right at hand for this particular artistic project would be inspiring to the vey expression they developed. I wanted a little advice on possible board sizes & colours before settling on my dimensions & hues. This I got first from the very helpful, Robin, at Opus’ National Mailing location by phone, as it opened earlier this morning than Opus’s Downtown store at Harbour Centre, next to Simon Fraser University, where the purchase would take place. Masks required at stores. Nick at the downtown location was also extremely helpful, giving me good advice of the best colors to get — Trillion White for the ocean spray & to mix with the blue — either aquamarine or cobalt, as well as pointing out the Amsterdam brand of paints was currently 20 pct off. I was asking an art collector friend to pick up the supplies for me & when I asked about wrapping, Nick offered kindly to help with parcelling the gift going to Ucluelet. This December Opus will donate 5 pct of certain sales to artist communities hard hit by the pandemic. Another good reason to shop at Opus. Posted by S Fuller…
Date of experience: December 2020
canadagooseGER2006 wrote a review Nov 2020
Edmonton, Canada26 contributions11 helpful votes
It was nice to see something different but it is different when it is less busy. Not a lot of places to sit inside, rightfully so, so better pick a day you can sit outside and enjoy some of the food. Love the Crepes, love fresh bread. Grateful they are still operational with their great pastas and meats, so you can make something special at home.…
Date of experience: November 2020
SamanthaP_79_123 wrote a review Nov 2020
My partner and I always stop by Granville Island when we are in Vancouver. The funky shops and local beer draw us in for a relaxing afternoon set amidst the hustle of travel.
Date of experience: July 2020