Granville Island is proud of its reputation for supporting lively street culture and greatly values the diversity of entertainment that buskers provide in the public realm. Artistic and cultural life is integral to Granville Island’s creative environment as it encourages performers to showcase their craft. Granville Island is committed to providing a safe, accessible and culturally sensitive environment for all.

Granville Island recognizes the importance of having a structured policy framework in place to ensure that the ambience and appeal within the public realm is at the forefront. The Granville Island Busking Program provides this framework to assist performers, businesses and visitors in understanding the rules for busking.

Our aim is to establish an environment that encourages and enables a range of high quality busking performances to thrive on Granville Island.

For more details, please read the 2022 2023 Granville Island Busking Program Handbook.