Explore a World of Ideas on Granville Island

The Vancouver Writers Fest on Granville Island offers a world of books and ideas to explore, for readers of all inclinations.

Experience the excitement that permeates Granville Island during the six days of the Festival—enjoy a wide range of readings, discussions, debates, and performances—and meet an eclectic array of writers from Canada and around the world. Festival events will get you thinking, introduce you to new authors and, if your aspiration is to write, inspire your creativity.

We are proud to be part of the vibrant Granville Island community, and our location adds so much to our audience’s enjoyment of the Festival. Granville Island is truly a cultural oasis in the heart of Vancouver. We hope that you will take the time to explore. Along with the wonderful public market, restaurants and cafés, there are many hidden shops, galleries and artists’ studios to discover, and the ferries are the ultimate way to get here.

Granville Island is managed on behalf of the Government of Canada by the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC).

The Vancouver Writers Fest is a proud cultural partner of CMHC Granville Island.