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Granville Island

Address: 1661 Duranleau Street | (Underneath the Granville Street Bridge), Vancouver, British Columbia V6H 3S3, Canada
Phone Number: 604 666 6655
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$36*
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$101*
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Vancouver City Sightseeing
88%
Ranked #13 of 149 Attractions in Vancouver
Type: Islands, Neighborhoods, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
Activities: Shopping, Dining, Arts and crafts, City walk sightseeing
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Former industrial site has been transformed into an artsy, posh neighborhood with quaint shops, cafes and bookstores.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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Montreal, Canada
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37 reviews 37 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014 NEW

You can access the island by the Granville Bridge, but you have to pass over the island and then come back at the end of the bridge. This is just annoying, they should built stairs from the bridge... Or you can take a boat that takes 2 to 5 minutes to get you there for 6 to 10 dollars (with... More

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

Fun place to visit, eat at the food quart. Lots of local artisans, fresh produce, and street entertainment. Definitely worth seeing when visiting Vancouver. Easy to get to from downtown. Just catch an aqua bus. It was 5.50 Canadian for RT ticket.

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Gig Harbor, Washington, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

The market on Granville Island is a food lovers paradise! From fresh produce to fish, imported cheeses to homemade artisan breads, the market has it all. Not only were we very impressed with the selection and quality but it is also one of the cleanest markets of it's kind we've ever seen. Go hungry as there are numerous food booths... More

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White Rock
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

Granville Island is a must see for all Vancouver visitors. Take the little ferries that will transport you across the water to avoid parking hassle on the island!

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Melbourne, Florida
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41 reviews 41 reviews
19 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

The traffic signs are confusing. Am I supposed to be driving this way? But eventually, as always, I find it, although, I am always puzzled as to how I found it and I would definitely be hard pressed to give someone directions. If you have a way of getting to the island that doesn't involve driving, jump on it! You... More

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Vancouver
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44 reviews 44 reviews
16 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

Open 7 days a week, Granville Island has something for everyone. Located under the Granville Street bridge, it offers wide variety of food options in market and restaurants, music, and entertainment in a unique waterfront location. Granville Island Public Market: Open 9:00 am - 7:00 pm Most other retail stores: Open 10:00 am - 7:00 pm Access: by foot, private... More

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New London, Connecticut
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

You can spend a day here looking around all the different shops, boutiques and other attractions, but I strongly recommend that you use the hop on/hop off trolley to get there and back.

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nyc
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

Just ok, market with small food eateries just felt like food court. Some small shops that are cute as well and some breweries as well. You can take the ferry for $3.50 from hornby street, take bikes on as well. If your biking Stanley park to the sea wall and to Granville, nice rest stop, otherwise, would probably skip it... More

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Izmir Province, Turkey
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405 helpful votes 405 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

We went over here on a late Sunday morning and spent several hours wandering around the public markets and shops. There were some great street performers and plenty of places to stop and have something to eat and drink. There are lots of handmade gifts and fresh food. Well worth the visit.

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Basildon, United Kingdom
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

this one really is a gem, the water taxis over to the island are fun and the bus links are good for getting back but DO NOT WALK over to it, there are some difficult routes. the island itself does look slightly industrial but the waterfront looks great and rustic. the shops in the market are great and sell some... More

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