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Granville Island

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Address: 1661 Duranleau Street | (Underneath the Granville Street Bridge), Vancouver, British Columbia V6H 3S3, Canada
Phone Number: +1 604-666-6655
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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Former industrial site has been transformed into an artsy, posh...

Former industrial site has been transformed into an artsy, posh neighborhood with quaint shops, cafes and bookstores.

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I thought I had seen the best of great public markets with Seattle's Pike Place, but Granville Island is a whole 'nother realm of such things. Unbelievable! It goes on forever and... read more

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Port Townsend, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I thought I had seen the best of great public markets with Seattle's Pike Place, but Granville Island is a whole 'nother realm of such things. Unbelievable! It goes on forever and the shops are just as various and impressive as the food purveyors. I want to spend a week here -- and I still won't have seen it all!

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Canmore, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

When I stay at the Sylvia Hotel I love the walk on the seawall to the Harbour boat busses, who take me to the exquisite Market. the crafts people, artisans work is unique and breath taking. One of the best liquor stores are here as well. All proprietors take pride in what they feature here at the island. the colours,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you're looking for something a little less active/ambitious, Granville Island is a good option for the day. I walked from Georgia/Howe, about 15 minutes to the ferry which just took about 3 minutes to cross over to the island. I started off by visiting the public market, which is what Granville Island is known for. If I wasn't staying... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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Lots to do for family, friends and couples . The market is huge and the food delicious . If you have time take in a play at the theater they are always amazing !

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We stopped by for a quick tour through the public market. Lots of people around so no sign of the rats on produce this trip as in past visits.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The market is a little bit commercialized and touristy but if you look beyond there is something for everyone to do from beer tasting, chocolate shop, fresh food market and the ferry ride. the Hallibut fish and chips from the public market food court is probably the best fish and chips i had so far using the most clean oil.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Amazing produce, breads, and foods of all kinds. Super friendly shop keepers, lots of good crafters and Canadian goods. Beautiful water front as well.

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Seattle, Washington
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Spent a wonderful afternoon browsing and eating at all the wonderful food stalls. Had an amazing lemon tart.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Sure, all tourists places are overwhelmed with T-shirts and baubles. If you look closely in Granville, you will find some real local craftsmanship going on. You could spend all day here.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Granville Island can be everything to everyone of all ages. It is the start f the pirateboat cruise or the beginning of your charter yacht vacation. It's crammed full of glass-blowing workshops, pottery shops, restaurants and dockside bistros, a world class art gallery, an art college, a number of live theatres, marinas, fishing boats, and even a hotel. But first... More 

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Granville Island & Fairview
One of the favoured neighbourhoods for a day out, Granville Island's packed theatres and art studios, hobby shops and book stores, restaurants and bars, all offer a plethora of activities and entertainment options, leaving no one bored. The highlight of the area is the Fisherman's Wharf, where the seagulls overhead and the smell of the sea invigorate its many visitors, some of who are there to shop the fresh wares at the public market, and others of whom have arrived to take in the eclectic atmosphere. A popular seafood destination, and Vancouver's leading spot for improv and amateur theatre, Granville Island is an indulgent, welcoming entertainment centre in any season or time of day.
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