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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
Fee: No
Activities: Shopping, Dining, City walk sightseeing, Arts and crafts
Description: 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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Interesting market type environment

Beautiful area with market type shops, coffee shops and restaurants. The shops do close early so don't go back for shopping in the evening.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Beautiful area with market type shops, coffee shops and restaurants. The shops do close early so don't go back for shopping in the evening.

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Orange County, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Spent the afternoon here, enjoying all the shops and businesses tucked under the bridge. Had lunch in one of the nice restaurants, then went to the market. What a feast for the eyes! Dozens and dozens of booths/vendors selling a vast assortment of fruits, veggies, meats, cheeses, olives, flowers...... So much to choose from. I was so sorry we had... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Spent an hour looking around and there are more shops & attractions than you can imagine. The funny part, is the cement factory in the middle of it all......all with a very paint job !

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Not what you would expect in the middle of a modern city. Something to interest any visitor. Here we found some "Canadian" shops not the run of the mill high street or designer brands. Plenty of coffee shops, bars, restaurants, and a theatre. Best part is the market on island. Please note this is not really an island. You can... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Take the water taxi across from downtown. Enjoy browsing in the little craft shops. Take a the micro-brewery tour and bring home some Granville Island Brewery souvenirs!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

great place, great markets, fantastic vibe. My favorite place in Vancouver hands down. Parking on weekend may be a problem

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Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Beads, wine, donuts...just a few of the wonderful things I bought while visiting. Also had Japanese and Indian dishes at the food court. The butter chicken is fantastic!

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Haifa, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Great for people and yacht watching, food and beer tasting, boutique shopping. It gets even better when they have festivals or public events there. Great street performers

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New Westminster, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Tasty food, nice view, art, live shows -what more could you want? The market itself offers a wide range of food, though often a bit pricy. It is a great place to get lunch and pick up some fruits and veggies. The best part is sitting outside by the water listening to the buskers while eating. Also, wander around and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

There is an array of different shops and a large selection of restaurants. It is a different type of place and a must see in Vancouver.

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