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Granville Island

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Address: 1661 Duranleau Street | (Underneath the Granville Street Bridge), Vancouver, British Columbia V6H 3S3, Canada
Phone Number: 604 666 6655
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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Granville Island

Loved the public market. Great place to enjoy an afternoon. Great place to catch lunch and also pick up some fresh produce to take back to your hotel. Don't miss if you are in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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IMPERIAL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Loved the public market. Great place to enjoy an afternoon. Great place to catch lunch and also pick up some fresh produce to take back to your hotel. Don't miss if you are in Vancouver.

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Toronto
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62 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I would recommend all in the are to check out Granville Island! They have a very quaint market and a ton of shops. They have shops for kids as well! The Granville Island Brewery is a pretty cool tour to go on, and recommended to do the tasting! Do this on a nice day as there is plenty to do... More 

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Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We opted to take the passenger ferry over and walk back on a sunny day, which was well worth it. The area has a variety of shops and restaurants including the Granville Island brewery (tours available, but the menu is limited), as well as public art and a kids' market. The public market has a range of fresh foods and... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Small town, really close to downtown Vancouver. I walked there, took a good 35 minutes although you could also take public transit. Walked around checked out the brewery, the public market, the shops and overall just a great time there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The best way to describe Granville Island is that it has something for everyone. Fashion, coffee bars, bakeries, produce, hotel, entertainment, pubs, restaurants, crafts, goldsmiths, artists, candles, glass blowing, wood workers, kid's play zone and their own shopping centre - it's where you go to find and do something unique for the day. Have brunch, stroll the market and visit... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My husband and I visited Granville Island for a few hours while in Vancouver. The market is really cool! Lots to offer there. We did find someplace to eat but it was mediocre...it would be nice if there were a few more places to sit down and have a meal. Otherwise very fun and I would recommend spending a few... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I grew up visiting here every weekend as my family lived nearby. I used to ride my bike to the Kids Only market in the 80s here. Things haven't changed much except for maybe the traffic and hard to find parking. Wife enjoys coming here for the indoor farmers market once and awhile.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We drove into central Vancouver and parked close to the community gardens. We then cycled around the waterfront to end up on Granville Island. So much choice for lovely food - we went to our favourite, which is the soup kiosk that always has a beautiful seafood option (with some awesome chilli salt to spice it up!). There was also... More 

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Keowna, BC
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I want to give four stars, instead of three... But, this island is so expensive to get anything. Parking is ridiculous! There must be better way for transit to take us then I won't bother driving in. Arts are amazing and fun, though. If you are in Vancouver, check it out.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We saw the sunset there, it is really pretty and peculiar. Looks like a small village, with a big and famous public market, some small art shops and two main restaurants. We went to the Edible Canada to have drinks, it was really great. The public market closes at 7pm. Thins are no necessarily cheap, there, but it is worth... More 

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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.