Top Things to Do in Granville Island & Fairview

THE 10 BEST Things to Do in Granville Island & Fairview, Vancouver

Top Things to Do in Granville Island & Fairview

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  • Chris W
    45 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    What a great day!!! Fabulous food, fantastic artisan shops and everything you could want from a market absolutely loved the day despite the rain .
    Written May 27, 2024
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  • Danielle S
    8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Bob is a fun, knowledgeable, personable guide and the variety of samples and flavors was amazing! I would highly recommend the tour. Definitely worth the time and money!
    Written May 3, 2024
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  • Sarah C
    Ashtead, UK1,260 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fab way to cross the river, hop on and off, and marvel at the sights on both shores too. Very easy to use and other passengers are very helpful
    Written May 16, 2024
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  • Rachel S
    Auckland Central, New Zealand8 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We decided to sample some of the beers on offer. We chose the ten 5oz beer selection. This gave us the chance to try beers we would have been unlikely to otherwise order. It was a great little spot.
    Written April 27, 2023
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  • TrippyNH
    Bedford, NH18 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The staff was friendly, and the cocktails were very (very!) good for being a tasting room at a distillery.

    We enjoyed a whisky flight and a gin flight, and then tried one of the cocktails.

    The spirits were all good quality, and the staff was knowledgeable.

    They also provided recommendations for dining places, as well as other cocktail bars in the area.

    Definitely worth visiting, while you are touring the island.
    Written April 25, 2024
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  • breggie
    Asheville, NC923 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The St Roch ship there (from 1928-54) and it’s history pre WW2 and during, is quite well done and is the icon of the museum. It came here from Halifax to rest when the city bought it, they dry docked it here, then built the A frame museum over and around it. The museum is quite nice, smallish, and worth a visit. In the long run, it’s curating is a bit dated now compared to high end museums with big budgets. We walked from Granville Island, along the water and past the large Vancouver Museum building.
    Written September 21, 2023
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  • C man!
    Atlanta, GA17 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice museum, a little on the small side, but gives excellent insights about the history of the native Americans that used to live and currently do live in the Vancouver area as well as British Columbia as a whole
    Written January 3, 2024
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  • S F
    Ucluelet, Canada813 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Vanier Park, rooted in original First Nations territory, brings together elements of culture & nature.
    This public green space, located on the ocean, houses the Museum of Vancouver;The Maritime Museum; The Space Centre & The Public Archives, as well as a number of iconic public art pieces.
    In addition, it is where the small ferry picks up and drops off passengers traveling from the West End.
    That is some heavy lifting.
    Thus: People come to Vanier Park for myriad reasons — some to fly a kite.
    Posted by S Fuller
    Written January 15, 2023
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  • EE15
    Bolton499 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    The museum is okay for kids but it’s on the small side and is a little bit basic. Needs a bit of a refresh and some more going on for adults.
    Written October 2, 2022
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  • on_the_go_98765
    Tucson20,631 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    What you see is, well, what you get from the experience. There are actually 2 distinctly different perspectives. Up above, crossing the bridge with the mass of humanity (presumably trying to get to work) a closer look shares an historical perspective. We did not travel by car above as our perspective was more water-level oriented (via False Creek ferries).

    But did you know this 1932 era bridge (it has been updated so breathe easier as you transverse it) gives its "propers" (i.e. recognition due) to the brave BC soldiers who served the country and the world during WW II.

    If you cross the bridge (street level) then you will see the lighted braziers to remind us all of the heat and light the soldiers would have had as their mainstays at that time. Burn those braziers forever and never let us forget the sacrifice of your kin.

    However, from the underside of the bridge (think False Creek here), we see a different view of this 75+ year old beauty with many stories to share. Just as a reminder, the bridge has had attention paid to its infrastructure. Let it rest there. Believe it is whole and will endure. Don't think twice about it as you travel across the span.

    Captain Vancouver and Sir Henry Burrard-Neale are the "heavies" for which this span is so named. These were British officers/soldiers (no surprise there, this is Canada after all) and, surprisingly, they both died at about age 40.

    A discovery here and there amongst them, a recognition well deserved, and the end-game is Vancouver bears Captain Vancouver's name. And so be it. Winners get to write history.

    Fast-forward to today: the bridge is a beauty when viewed from water level (courtesy of the ferry system) and the Art Deco design on display is pure delight. Brush all the politics aside, enjoy the vista from the underside of the bridge as it welcomes the great sea into the False Creek waterway.
    Written August 27, 2021
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  • on_the_go_98765
    Tucson20,631 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Since our first visit here 2 years ago, not much (if anything) has changed. Although it wasn't all that crowded (Canada first opens its borders to Americans on Aug. 9th), with visitors/shoppers, everything seemed really packed tight, like sardines in a tin.

    I think we would have done some serious shopping if we could have waded through the excessive quantity of merchandise. Sometimes less is really best.
    Written August 29, 2021
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  • KiniGirl1
    Quincy, IL143 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We stopped here at the end of the Wok Around Granville food tour. Had a flight of sake. It was wonderful. So smooth. Nice chart that describes each sake. Highly recommend a stop here for some excellent sake.
    Written May 6, 2024
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  • Beckie D
    123 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This wad a destination gallery for us, in the touristy area of Granville island. The artwork was incredible with a wide range of media and knowledgeable staff. Well worth a visit.
    Written October 2, 2019
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  • jaybird135
    Los Angeles, CA47 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Benton is a great place if you love cheese. They have a decent variety that includes cheeses from all over the globe. The staff are knowledgeable and great with answering questions about differences among the cheeses. Definitely stop by this shop when visiting the Granville Island Public Market.
    Written January 6, 2023
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  • Mimiinthecity0407
    Richfield, MN462 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Imagine how fun it is to have a tap room in an unexpected location! The food was more gourmet than expected, too. Beer was very good and cold. We had the chicken wings and margarita pizza.
    Written August 16, 2019
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