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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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Ranked #10 of 183 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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Vancouver, Canada
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159 reviews 159 reviews
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96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Granville Island is definitely a fun place to visit....lots of neat little shops to browse through, especially if you make sure you wander all around the whole area and not just stay inside the main building. There are lots of restaurants, food booths and fresh baked goods to try, and it's a great place just to sit, have a latte... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Granville Island is up there with the great markets...Florence, Seattle, Queen Victoria (Melbourne). It's got amazing food both ready to eat and fresh. Within a block or two, crafts, jewelry, indigenous art, kayaks and theatre. Stop for fish and chips and watch the little ferries, or take one. Buses go there or, it's actually a lovely walk from downtown Vancouver,... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

The local flavours and sights are so unique that you could be in Paris, Italy or Vancouver. Such a unique and familiar experience that anyone visiting or living in the Vancouver area should experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Granville Island is home to many small theatres, artisan workshops and outlets, tasty food from fresh produce, artisan cheese and bread, to ice cream and coffee, a microbrewery, a Kids Only market, waterpark, seaside walks and seating. Parking is a pain, but just be patient and you'll find something. It's worth it. If you're a tourist in town, take a... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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19 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The parking is terrible but that is all that can be said negatively. I loved the ambience, the food, the shopping and the view. There are many great places to eat, I had a fruit smoothie in the market, it cost 5 bucks and tasted great. There are many, many artisan shops and a few mandatory tourist traps to purchase... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

it's called Granville Island MARKET.....but it's a lot more than that. An excellent boutique hotel, bookstores, a big pub, one of Vancouver's major live theatres, boatrides, high-end fashion shops....and on, and on. And of course, the market itself, a permanent market where you can buy a turnip or a delicate Belgian chocolate, a hot dog or an imported rack of... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I had read so much about this island and really looked forward to visiting it. It's really just a little shopping island, with lots of interesting shops and stalls. There's also an entire marquis with a food court serving all sorts of local produce. But that's about it! Nothing else really to see or do. The ferry ride is an... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Go for breakfast, and lunch at the market and take it out on the decks, watch local entertainers and boats sail by. Has really top class restaurants and bistros at reasonable prices for sunset dinners and wonderful lunches.. Also has a most unique theater with two stages for great shows. The Emily Carr school of art has very interesting exhibits,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Most people think of the Public Market when they think of Granville Island and it is an amazing place but there's way more to the Island than the Market. Fresh produce, great protein choices and amazing artistry and handcrafts make the Market a good starting place but.... There are several theatres on the Island, including two Arts Club stages, a... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Love to go here for breakfast every Saturday. I bike ride here as I live in Kitsilano so I love to east breakfast eat my food outside on the staircase and watch people do their performances sometimes singing, playing instruments and dancing. Lots of birds and a view of false creek the ocean. Lots of souvenir shops and you can... More

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