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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 #12 of 184 attractions in Vancouver
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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Gardnerville, Nevada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I've been wanting to visit here for sometime! There's plenty of shopping and food choices here, along with street entertainment. Love the location.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

They make the best fresh turkey sausages, great organic meats and lots of places to eat before I do all my food shopping. Love to go back for their organic wild blueberry pies and salmon chowder.

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edmonton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Whenever we go to Vancouver, we always make a point of visiting Granville Island. We love wandering through the market looking at the attractive food displays. As well, this market is surrounded by many boutique gift and art shops, well worth looking into.

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McKinney, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

When the light rain shower rolled into Vancouver for the day, we figured a change in plans was in order. The concierge at the Renaissance recommended Granville Island. What a perfect way to spend a drizzly afternoon in Vancouver. We took a city bus from near the hotel to just outside Granville and spent the day just strolling around from... More

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Alpharetta, Georgia
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

Instead I had two afternoons. Loved the food market--such variety and freshness! I wanted to buy one of everything. Settled for a few agonizing choices of souvenirs and gifts for family and the the pet sitter. The view of the water was so special. Don't miss this fabulous part of Vancouver!

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Valencia, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

Well served by water taxis from different pick up points. Easy vehicle access and parking. Good market with lots of genuine stalls. Fresh fruit and meats, some superb independent bakeries and many ethnic food stalls. Although crammed with tourists it doesn't seem to be a tourist market and many locals shop here. Excellent coffee stall run by a Brummie. One... More

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Norwalk, Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

One of my first visits when I get to Vancouver is Granville Island. This is a great urban renewal project. While the Public Market is not the only public farmer's market in town, it's the largest and most well-known. It is a mix of vendors and restaurants - tea, pastries, cheese, fruit and veggies, seafood, meats. The island is more... More

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Bellevue, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

I don't suggest buying anything here because its a total tourist trap and you will get suckered into paying way more than you should have for an item. I do suggest buying a broom magnet from the broom store (I can't remember the name of it) because they are unique and cant be found anywhere else. The food is pretty... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Great place to visit. It reminded me of borough market in London mixed with wonderful craft shops. Make sure you go early enough in the day because the shops tend to close early (6 or 7).

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We took the water taxi over from beach street on the south sea wall. It was a bit of a walk from Granville and Dunsmuir, but very worth it. It's beautiful down there. Water taxi cost $11 round trip for two people, not bad. The island itself is full of tacky little gift shops and eateries. Well laid out, reminiscent... More

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