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Review of Granville Island Public Market

Granville Island Public Market
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US$49.16*
and up
Small-Group Granville Island Market Tour
Ranked #12 of 338 things to do in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Merchants and vendors from all over the area bring their wares here.
Calgary, Canada
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142 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Love it!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2011

The market is a must visit each and every trip we make to Vancouver. I love it there. The flowers, the atmosphere, the view, the great coffee from several different places, the restaurants, the flowers, the entertainment, the flowers, the fresh produce and locally made soups, stocks and pies, the little passenger ferry system, the hustle and bustle, the flowers, the people watching. Did I mention the flowers? There are also many shops with wonderful local art in varous forms - paint, glass, wood, straw brooms (really!).

My only complaint is that now we visit the market as tourists and staying in hotels we can't take advantage of the wonderful purchases there - so we wander and oogle; this is maybe the biggest thing we miss about not living on the coast anymore. But I'll always buy flowers for the hotel room and then to bring them home!

I do have another complaint/caution - watch out for the seagulls if you are eating outside on the wharf! They are very agressive and a bit scary.

Don't miss it - it's better than Pike's Market in Seattle because it's more 'market' and less touristy trap stuff and closer to the water. (although there are no flying fish!)

Visited November 2011
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“No high tec but great choices”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2011

Being in Vancouver, don't miss Granville and its public market (even OK in rain). Enormous selection of food from all over the world, and locally grown. Must see (and smell).

Visited October 2011
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New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Great indoor marketplace”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2011

Lots of food and goods at a decent price. Reminded me a lot of the public markets in Philidelphia and Boston!

Visited May 2011
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Awesome Market!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2011

If you come to vancouver, you need to go to this market place beucase they have all sorts of meats, vegs, fruits, candies, and everything you can think of! I always go and get cheese and pate! The PATE is soooo good over there! Also there are places there where you can sit down and have lunch.

Visited October 2011
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New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Fun and Fresh - go hungry”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2011

On my second visit to Vancouver and Granville Island, I enjoyed this market even more because we stopped at Lee's Donuts for a large, fresh and delicious crepe. Their donuts looked just as good. Buy something to eat and sit outside on a bench watching the people and their dogs go by.

Visited September 2011
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