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Granville Island

1661 Duranleau Street | (Underneath the Granville Street Bridge), Vancouver, British Columbia V6H 3S3, Canada
604 666 6655
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As featured in 3 days in Vancouver and 1 other guide
Ranked #15 of 184 Attractions in Vancouver
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Type: Islands, Neighborhoods, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: Shopping, Dining, Arts and crafts, City walk sightseeing
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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Colwyn Bay, Wales, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Out of town but useful for shopping for eclectic items and souvenirs.mthis also gas a huge indoor market where you can try and buy local farm produce, sea food etc. Recommended.

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Bear, Delaware
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63 reviews 63 reviews
38 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Take the aqua bus or drive on over from the mainland and enjoy an island of special shops and arts. Homemade soaps, art studios, breweries, silk shop, pottery, upscale handcrafted items, large fresh food market, wine shops, restaurants .... its all there! I bought my Mom quilt fabric unique to this area for her enjoyment. We bought a large slab... More

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

We ate lunch at the outdoor dining room of the hotel. Food was delicious and service attentive. We also enjoyed the view of the marina along with aquataxi and other marine traffic. Visited the market with loads of fresh produce, meats, treats and assorted other stands. Ther were musicians performing in a park setting. The girls enjoyed ice cream. Spend... More

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Turin, Italy
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54 reviews 54 reviews
14 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

It is a must location to see when visiting Vancouver. The best way is to get there with the water taxi from Yaletown. It gives you fabulous views on the city skyline.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed a day on granville island, we got the aquabus over and we spent some time walking around the market and got an icecream from the stall outside which i must say was extremely good! We also visited the brewery which was a nice to try some local brews

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North Vancouver, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Granville Island is full of wonders and it is one of the places you must not miss while in Vancouver. It has lots of food with its Public Market, you will get hungry even if you don't want to! Lots of art, with its local artist and little studios, and lots more to see and enjoy! When planning to go... More

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Shanghai, China
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36 reviews 36 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

- Lots of gourmet food at the market - Lots of toys and other cool things for the little one at the Kids market - Beautiful sea view and city view - Artistic and historical

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Mooloolaba, Australia
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Loved the markets there, the variety of food was really good and had some interesting stores there as well. There are artists, stalls and atmosphere make it a cool place to visit.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

We had heard mixed reviews about Granville Island, so I wasn't sure what we would find. We had a trip out with Wild Whales, and they go out from Granville, so we got there early in the morning to go out to see the whales. Parking can be a challenge the first time you go on the island. The good... More

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Portland, Oregon
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

I usually go every trip, but didn't have time this trip. It's fun to take the aqua bus as parking there is kind of a nightmare and you can pretty much walk every where you need to get to. Last time I was there I really enjoyed an Indian place and ate a Butter Chicken sandwich which was excellent. The... More

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