Olympic festivities: Granville Island getaway

Celebrate culture, language and the arts at Granville Island's Olympics festivities.

Credit: Ian Mitchell

Celebrate culture, language and the arts at Granville Island’s Olympics festivities

Granville Island will be home to two unique Canadian meeting places during the Games: Atlantic Canada House and Place de la Francophonie.

The “French Quarter,” to be located near the False Creek Community Centre, will host Francophone entertainment including Juno-nominee La Volée d’Castors, a bar with screens broadcasting live sports events, a farmers’ market and tourism exhibitions on Canada’s French-speaking regions.

It is widely rumoured that the Atlantic Canada House is planned for the Arts Club Theatre, representing the four Maritime provinces and featuring daily multimedia presentations, Atlantic-Canadian musicians and what organizers are billing as a maritime kitchen party.


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For those wondering whatever happened to fondue and raclette, Bridges restaurant will be home to The House of Switzerland.

All over the island, an impressive lineup of bands will perform as part of the Cultural Olympiad, and the annual Winterruption arts festival will be extended during the Games.