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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
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+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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Full Day Best of Vancouver Private City Tour and Wine Tasting
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Granville Island Ferry Hop-On Hop-Off Day Pass

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Public market and fun shops make this a great stop!

I loved going through the public market and seeing produce, seafood and other goods for sale - fascinating! And there are lots of fun shops to explore. It is crowded to drive in... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Sue W
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Redmond
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Redmond
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I loved going through the public market and seeing produce, seafood and other goods for sale - fascinating! And there are lots of fun shops to explore. It is crowded to drive in and out of, but once parked there is no problem getting around. The Island has a very relaxed, easygoing vibe that you carry with you when you... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A perfect spot to slowly walk around. About anything can be found at the market. The brewery is a cool place and other nice restaurants around to try a good fish and chips. Ideally go there by walk or cab...traffic gets busy around noon.

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ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Best advice...park and walk. So much to see and do. Wonderful variety of food. "Kids Market" had a huge play area. Different levels and slides. Did not expect to pay nearly $9 per child. It was for an all-day pass, but still pricey. Check out the waterfront, beautiful with the lights at night. Could be a romantic area...w/o the kids... More 

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Pickering, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Some vendors selling food, arts/crafts and fresh produce. I didn't think there was anything unique here that I couldn't find anywhere else in Vancouver.

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Lagos, Portugal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The market offers such a variety of foods from all over the world. Good eats, fresh produce, baked goods, artisans, entertainment around every corner. If you're looking for something special check out the art galleries, pottery stores, clothing and don't miss the hand made brooms created on site. Go hungry there's food for all desired tastes, then take home amazing... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I walked from downtown over the bridge to visit Granville Island and it was an amazing day. You get a beautiful view of the city and the ocean and seagulls as big as eagles (maybe a little exaggerated) will steal your ice cream cones. It has such a sweet old charm and speaking of sweet, there was a cute sweets... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Had the crepes and they were so good! We enjoyed looking at the different vendors and noting unique finds.

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Boston, MA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I reviewed the Vancouver Fish House. The bakery here is lovely and I always stop by for fresh fruit for my hotel room

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Regina, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you want to eat it, it can be found at the market! Prices seemed to be high, though. We were here in November, spouse's cell phone died, and Granville Island has no pay phones. We finally had to ask a stranger if we could send our son a text on where to find us.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

There is a huge array of things to do on Granville Island...searching for breweries, places to eat, shops and boutiques and haunts of artisans. Going for a stroll and people watching can be an exciting way to enjoy your visit.

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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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