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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 #10 of 181 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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Seattle, Washington
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Great coffee and so many great pastries to choose from. Go there early - about 10 AM and enjoyed wandering. It was sunny and lots of people were out and about. Look for the free parking (everywhere). No need to pay.

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Guadalajara, Mexico
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7 reviews 7 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

I absolutely loved visiting Granville, I got there by mistake and I can definitely say that it was the best mistake I've ever made. I loved the farmers market and I ate the best sandwich ever!

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New York City, New York
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75 reviews 75 reviews
14 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Granville Island is an absolute must if you are visiting Vancouver. There are so many little arts & crafts and food shops, as well as a farmer's market filled with delicious items. We ended up buying a bunch of food items which were unique and would be really hard to find anywhere else. If it is a nice day, you... More

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

I enjoy wandering around here leisurely poking in and out of stores. Each time we've left with a few special treasures and our belly full of delicious treats. Would definitely recommend.

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Vancouver, Canada
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89 reviews 89 reviews
9 attraction reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

This is one of the premier spots to visit when travelling to Vancouver. This spit of land is a crowded little spit of land that houses a market, restaurants, shops for all ages, and a micro-brewery. The city has walking and cycling seawalls that surround Granville Island, and a small commuter ferry carries passengers from the downtown core.

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Humble, Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

It's worth a visit and we had a great meal there but there are a lot of places I would go in Vancouver before going here.

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Santa Rosa, California
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42 reviews 42 reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

Great off the beaten path collection of eclectic shops, restaurants and craft breweries not to be missed on any trip to Vancouver. If you are staying downtown, consider taking the bus to one of the small ferries that take you across to the island for an interesting way to get there. The food stalls in the Public Market have a... More

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Penticton, Canada
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

There was nothing I didn't enjoy about Granville Island , so many things to see and do , everything has such artistic character. The Market is beyond what I imagined it to be. It just goes on for ever and there is something for everyone.

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Santiago, Chile
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

We had a nice day over there. The ferry is an absolute rip off though for a 2 minute trip. Markets are cool & heaps of restaurants to choose from.

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London, United Kingdom
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

The island is actually part of the mainland but round the other side of a cove so you get to it either over the bridge or on a seabus which takes a couple of minutes. The best attraction is the big indoor market which has heaps of fresh locally sourced produce and unique products. Lots of small boutique shops around... More

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