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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 and Gardens Tour
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Granville Island Ferry Hop-On Hop-Off Day Pass

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Nice way to spend a morning

We visited Vancouver and decided to spend a morning at Granville Island. It was a cold, crisp morning and we enjoyed the views of the water and mountains. Lots of shops with art... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Seattle, Washington
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Perhaps it was because we visited in October but Granville Island did not live up to our expectations. The island is quite small but get a map because it's like a maze made of shopping units and warehouses. There are food areas, craft areas and even non-touristy things like a college and factory. The food area is very interesting and... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited Vancouver and decided to spend a morning at Granville Island. It was a cold, crisp morning and we enjoyed the views of the water and mountains. Lots of shops with art and clothing. The Pubic Market offered lots of food and fresh produce options. It was definitely worth the cab ride from downtown.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I'm surprised this is listed as the #1 thing to do in Vancouver because it ain't all that! The best thing about it is the great view of downtown and the marina. Other than that, there's really not very much. Probably the best location is the market, but it's not that big and it's 90% food. So if you're not... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Not sure what to expect, but we loved the foot tour of Granville Island. The preservation of the original buildings creates a lovely ambiance. Many fun shops, art galleries and craft facilities provide variety and lots to see. The large market under one roof is comprised of dozens of vendors. You can spend a large portion of the day right... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed downtown and were looking for an interesting spot to spend a few hours. So we took mini ferry across false creek to Granville island for lunch and a bit of shopping. Glad we did. Lots to see. Good place to for a walk.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Even in the cold of winter, this was a wonderful place to walk near the water. There are some nice tourist-type shops and a variety of restaurants to choose from. I especially enjoyed touring through the Granville Market with stall after stall of fish, meat, produce and a variety of local specialties. This is a must-visit for all foodies.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Looking to find everything that is great about Vancouver crammed onto what was once a muddy spit head to Granville Island under the Granville Bridge. A hop and skip by small colorful passenger ferries from many points around False Creek the island is accessible by car via a causeway. It is home to a memorable market the Emily Carr University... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We took the ferry to Granville Island, a nice and different way of entering the island. The area is divided to different areas, market, crafts, cafes etc, and you can walk around easily. The quality of gifts and souvenirs are good, if you want nice ones. The market is good - if you love food, you can easily spend a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We got the aquabus from sunset beach in the west end. Lovely food stalls and nice to have a walk around. Bought coffee and cake and sat on the harbour watching the world go by. Great afternoon.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A go to destination whenever we visit Vancouver. Take the ferry taxis over or jump the bus. Quaint, unique, artsy gift shoppes and stores. The market and restaurants are fun. Nice place to sit and watch the boats.

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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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