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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 #11 of 185 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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Boston. MA
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

Well worth the visit. It was a fascinating re-use of an former industrial site. Some interesting galleries and restaurants. Easy bus access from downtown. A ferry in False Creek is also convenient but expensive.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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62 reviews 62 reviews
14 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

If you can make your way through and between all of the cement trucks and are looking for a rather unique scene, this is your place. Loved the Marketplace where you could get the most beautiful fruits and vegetables imaginable...cooked and uncooked. Residents can shop there, but more importantly, visitors can select to eat from a variety of vendors there.... More

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Kampenhout
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

You have to visit the Island. Take a Taxi Bus and enjoy all the shops. There is also Kids market. Several artist are showing their art. It can be very crowed.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
21 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

A great market area with allsorts of products and large selection of restaurants but it is very expensive and just appears to be a tourist trap! Worth checking out if you have nothing else to do but if your only in Vancouver for a short time its definitely something you can sacrifice not visiting! The shops at gastown are better... More

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Irving, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

Fun to walk around, interesting shops, and great food! Loved teh 'Whet" restaurant, the waitress was so wonderful!

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British Columbia, Canada
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182 reviews 182 reviews
51 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

This is a "high-brow" market. Wonderful produce, meats, fish, crafts. Not cheap though. Get some lunch, have a seat, watch the entertainment or the people there.

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Santa Rosa, California
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62 reviews 62 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

Fun place to visit…huge food market and many take out eateries along with some sit down rest. Many arts and crafts stores.

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Bozeman, Montana, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Take a hop on hop off transport or water ferry and enjoy a fun day with a little of everything. We grabbed a quick meal at the public market and ate on the pier while enjoying live music. Art, clothing, not lost dogs, gifts, food, and entertainment. Do not miss.

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Northeast
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43 reviews 43 reviews
12 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

The public market is one of the best. A broad selection of foods, some of which we'd never seen before. It's well attended, but not nearly as crowded as lesser places such as Pike Place Market in Seattle, which is a glorified tourist mecca. This one's the real thing. Enjoy it!

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torrance
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46 reviews 46 reviews
17 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Spent a nice afternoon here and had dinner at the large Market. Fun to just wander around, see the shops, and enjoy an afternoon beer.

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