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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 young children, Activities for older children
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Orlando, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

Friends drove up from Seattle, and suggested we go there. So glad they did! What a little gem. A variety of shops for everybody. Farmers market to die for! My husband was salivating at the variety of fresh produce, baked goods, fresh seafood, meats, etc. Ate lunch at The Bridges restaurant and had the calamari and fish tacos. Fresh and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Charming place. We all loved the seabus. We even brought the bikes! There is more than the market you first see. Small shops in walking distance and a kids market on the other side. We spent about half a day there. Our kids age is 11, 7 and 2. Maybe the place wasn't great for our 2 year old but... More

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Granville Island is very very pretty! The markets and little shops are fun to wander in and out of. A musician was playing and singing outside of the market restaurants in the courtyard area and was really very good. If you carry food into the courtyard, cover it up and hold on to it! We watched several people lose their... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

We spent an afternoon on Granville Island in late June. All of us (aged between 8 and 59) had a great time! Lots to see and do (street performers, beer tasting at the brewery, a big Kid's market), fun shopping for everyone, nice views of Vancouver! We had no problems finding parking space (although this might be different during peak... More

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vb
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

and we were lucky to hit it on a Thursday - enjoyed the farmer market very much! The regular market is also great for buying produce. Otherwise it's a lot of tourist shops and some art galleries. Worth a stroll if you have an easy way to get there. We walked from downtown. A long walk! Wish there was public... More

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Park City, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Must say this area has character. Maybe not for everyone but view on the Big Bus tour and then decide.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Something for everyone! Start by taking the water taxi over, then grab lunch from one of the many vendors and eat outside. Stroll around looking at art and other stores. But something great to make a picnic lunch. Take the kids to the splash park. Enjoy the buskers (and don't forget to tip them!) Don't drive over! It's easier to... More

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Bathurst, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Great place to taste the local fare, plan to go for lunch, it was a bit crowded on a Saturday but could still enjoy the atmosphere. The Hop on Hop off bus ticket includes ferry to Granville however the bus also goes here, recommend you try the ferry for at least one way to get a different view from on... More

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Kailua, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Big area. Lots to see but you have to be willing to walk to get there. If you're planning to see everything there and eat at the Marketplace, (3 or more hours) pay for an all day pass, you'll save some $$. Prices a bit high but, there is a lot of different things to see and a BIG children... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

The market was great, loved the artists and the old-town feel of the place. The food in some of the restaurants , however, lacked in quality. The fresh food, on the other hand, is awesome. They're very tasty and a nice touch to the Island. There is a small waterpark for the kids to take a break at, as well... More

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