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Sunshine bringing bigger crowds to Granville Island

Last Updated Mar 18, 2019 at 2:24 pm PDT

(Photo Courtesy Granville Island)

Larger crowds, more buskers due to June-like temperatures in March

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – If you take a stroll through Granville Island, it may seem much more crowded and more musical than it did a few weeks ago, thanks to the welcomed sunshine.

Lisa Ono with the tourist spot says as you might guess, the number of people wandering around the area goes up with the temperatures. “Generally, thinking we will get anywhere from 20,000 to 30,000 people a day, as the weather improves and the peak season approaches.”

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More buskers also perform with these June-like temperatures.

“We have some international buskers that will perform in other parts of the world during our winter and then come here and perform during our summer,” Ono said.

But don’t get out your swimwear quite yet! The water park is still closed.

“We open the waterpark on the May 24th weekend, regardless of the weather. Then depending on the temperatures and how warm it is, it’s open either daily or just on the weekends.”

We’re set to have temperatures in the teens until later this week.