Past Echoes in the Present: Exhibition Access

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Image description: A photo of a person waist down against a dark background. They are wearing dark green pants with three white stripes running down the side. They have one foot lifted while putting on a pair of black socks. To their left is a pile of clothing. To their right in white capitalized text reads “Past Echoes in the Present” and right under, in bold blue text reads “May 24-31 2021,”. Credits: Image of Marissa Wong’s solo, ‘Departure’, photo by Belen Garcia.

May 24th – 31st, 2021 – Open during the day (dawn – dusk) on Granville Island and 24hour online at

Exhibition Details:

Past Echoes in the Present highlights Asian-Canadian contributions to the creative community, celebrates the resilience of artists with Asian heritage, and fosters inclusion through safe and accessible platforms of discussion. The exhibition is design to allow for multiple points of access. Both for folks who cannot or choose not to access the works on CMHC Granville Island as well as those who access the website via scanned QR codes on-site, all works and information about the featured performers and their projects available online:

Video Tour:

In addition to the online programming, the event features a pre-recorded site tour on CMHC Granville Island by filmmaker Ladan Sahraei (edited by Kay Slater).

The walking tour is offered in spoken English with English captions, and subtitles in simplified Chinese, hindi, punjabi, and tagalog.

Audio Tours:

The English audio tour is narrated by Christopher Alan Slater. Both Cantonese and Mandarin audio tours are narrated by Wilson Liang. The Tagalog audio tour is narrated by Joshua Ongcol.

The on-site exhibition can be found on CMHC Granville Island from May 24-31 during daylight hours, on the exteriors, windows and lobbies of the Carousel Theatre Studio, Ocean Artworks, Old Bridge Street Studio, Railspur Alley, The Arts Club Theatre, and Waterfront Theatre. All the words will be accessible at ground level with no steps in outdoor spaces. All works will be captioned in English with transcripts available online. Visitors with access to a mobile device will be able to access audio elements via their devices.

Granville Island Site Maps:

Accessing Granville Island:

By bus:

The #50 is making its regularly scheduled stops at Granville Island. Click here for upcoming departures and arrivals; visit for further details.

The #50 False Creek bus comes from Gastown in the downtown area, along Granville St., and stops just off Granville Island, at the intersection of Anderson St. and West 2nd Ave. It will let you off on the southeast side of West 2nd Ave. Look for the large Granville Island sign and the yellow and rainbow-ed Kids Market along Anderson St. northward.

By boat:

If you’ve got your own water-based transportation, there is a free public dock behind the Public Market that allows three-hour moorage. Space is limited, and is first come, first served. You must register your boast on arrival at 604-315-3003

Aquabus & False Creek Ferries:
Inexpensive and fun, the Aquabus and False Creek Ferry provide short rides across the False Creek Inlet, from the downtown side (north) to the Granville Island side (south).

The ferries run continuously from 7am to 9:30pm.

By car:

Getting to Granville Island by car is easy since many main thoroughfares run nearby, including the Granville St. Bridge above, and 4th Avenue to the south, and Burrard St. to the west.

From your point of origin, travel towards the intersection of West 4th Avenue and Fir Street. Then head north on Fir Street, and take either the first right at West 3rd Avenue (which turns into Anderson St. to the left (north)), or take the second right at West 2nd Ave.

You will then find yourself at the intersection of West 2nd Avenue and Anderson St., and should be able to see the Granville Island sign under the bridge looking northward on Anderson St. Follow Anderson St. onto Granville Island.

As soon as you turn the corner onto Cartwright St., (where the Kids Market is located) you’ll notice that all of the streets on the Island are now one-way.

Drop-offs for people with disabilities are located on Johnston St at the corner of Johnston St and Anderson Streets, just east of the Public Market.

Since Granville Island is people-friendly, there are many pedestrians walking about. While driving, please be aware of pedestrians, and watch for children.

A Note on Parking
Parking on Granville Island is pay parking through Easy Park. Parking can be limited as it is a popular site. There are 28 accessible parking spots available across Granville Island.  If you can, leave the car at home and get to Granville Island by bus, boat, bicycle or on foot. Evo car share parking is available in any public parking spot. More parking information is available here.

By bike:

Bicycle routes to Granville Island follow the main car routes, but there’s also a pleasant, scenic bicycle path (separated from pedestrians) that runs east-to-west past the Island along the south shore of False Creek Inlet. Mobi bike sharing dock is located at the entrance to Granville Island.

On foot:

Walking from the East or West
A comfortable seaside walk follows the False Creek Inlet on both the north and south shores. The south shore walk, which passes right by Granville Island, begins at its easternmost point just under the Cambie Street Bridge, and heads all the way west to some of Vancouver’s most popular beaches.

Walking from the North
Walk from anywhere in the downtown area to one of the False Creek Ferry or Aquabus docks at the Aquatic Centre, Yaletown, Science World, the foot of Hornby St., or the foot of Davie St. Hop on the boat for a quick jaunt over to Granville Island.

Walking from the South
You’ll be following the underside of the Granville Street Bridge for some of your journey if you head to Granville Island from the south. Many roads culminate at the intersection of Anderson St. and West 2nd Ave., so take your pick, and watch for traffic.