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Granville Island

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Granville Island & Fairview
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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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Full Day Best of Vancouver Private City Tour and Alpine Adventure
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Granville Island Ferry Hop-On Hop-Off Day Pass

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Tourist trap alert...still cool though!

Yeah...I know. It's a tourist trap. It's basically Fantasy Island for the nature loving, tree hugging, socks and sandals wearing, over caffeinated local or ME...a tourist! I... read more

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Portland, Oregon
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Granville Island was on our list to visit for sure. Overall very nice walk around space with a park and market. However, couple things it lacks - not enough kids stores. Maybe more kids toy store, indoor play area, park didnt have enough play structure. The stores on the island are spread out so if there are more kids clothing... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
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Yeah...I know. It's a tourist trap. It's basically Fantasy Island for the nature loving, tree hugging, socks and sandals wearing, over caffeinated local or ME...a tourist! I thought Granville Island was going to be a 3D experience...Dark, Dirty, and Dangerous - you know...it's under a freaking bridge! Nothing good happens under a bridge in a big city! But hey!... This... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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I am local and live walking distance to Granville Island. Everything you want to do is here....except easy parking on a weekend - so DO NOT drive. Rent a bike, take transit, walk, park on the other side of 4th avenue, or take the little ferry boat from downtown. Fresh food, slightly over priced and worth every penny. Live theatre,... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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4 reviews
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Some road works are taking place. The market is good and different types of food and goods are found.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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Bought a thumb piano and had the best chai tea ever. A very eclectic place that has things to buy you will not find elsewhere.

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San Diego, California
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I love this place, they have a nice marina and a public Market with many vendors, offering food and souvenirs, the place is very clean and safe, excellent spot gor pictures and leisure!

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I compared it with the Farmers Market on 3rd in LA and Pikes Market in Seattle: both locals and visitors come here, both for different reasons. That's also the vibe I got from Granville Market. Some may say it's very touristic, but I don't mind. Seeing locals shop here for their groceries tells me it's way more than a touristic... More 

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Comber, United Kingdom
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We stopped by Granville Island a couple of times while in Vancouver. Enjoyed the brewery and the walk around the coast but went back a second time mainly for the market which was full of awesome produce and enthusiastic stall holders. The island is well served by aquabuses operating on False Creek - these cost a couple of dollars per... More 

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Diamond Bar, California
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

allow yourself good 2-3 hours of shopping and eating from variety of vendors. Prices are very reasonable and food taste quality is great... Went there twice two days in a row and loving it.. have fun!!

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Great public market, Art Galleries, Theatres and restaurants but more. It is a community of businesses, artists and tourists. Take in a live play and dinner and then either walk back to your hotel or take a sea ferry.

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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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