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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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Brockville, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

The place to go to find things that you would not find anywhere else. Granville Island is a shopper's paradise of little shops with unique merchandise. Lots of things for everyone to see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Granville island is the place to shop for local crafts, local foods, wines, produce, seafood, etc. I'm not into the street performers, but the foods and the views of the water are nice. Plus the local craters are really good and make high quality items. we bought a glass bead necklace.

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Victoria, British Columbia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Lots of interesting shops to look about in selling all sorts of different things. Great market, I would absolutely shop here if I lived close by. Good cafés and restaurants and the market does wonderful takeaway thing too. Granville Island Brewery was very popular with our young guests

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toronto
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75 reviews 75 reviews
43 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Nice place with a lot of interesting and unique shops to get souvenirs or just to window shop and get exposed to many unique crafts and items local to Vancouver/Canada. Nice photo opportunities too.

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Gatineau, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Went on business trip to Vancouver and my friend told me that it was a must to visit. Very nice place and there are plenty of restaurant and small store. if you look up, you will see the bridge which is fun. On our way back, we took those small boat ferry for like 3$.

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Nebraska
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Stopped here on the hop on hop off bus tour. Fantastic market...lots of things to eat and see. Lots of little shops.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

A must see in Vancouver. Great market, great restaurants, full of life, surrounded by the sea. One can take a ferry (small boat) to the other side/downtown. Fabulous atmosphere.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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48 reviews 48 reviews
20 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

This remains a highlight of Vancouver. Innumerable artists studios, unique shops, local wares, and then glorious fresh food from the market. Come with an empty stomach! Wonderful spot to gather ingredients for a Picnic or buy something already prepared for lunch. Can get very crowded, would be tricky to manoeuvre a stroller through food market. Always worth a visit. Allow... More

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Canberra, Australia
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14 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

This is an interesting place to spend some time, we had a lovely summer day and sat outside at one of the bars and watched the rent-a-boat and kayaks coming and going. It was colourful and scenic. The markets were a bit overpopulated. The little stores great for that last minute souvenir shop. Take it for what it is and... More

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Waitsburg, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Wow, if I lived hear, I would be at this market weekly for fresh produce, meats, pastries, honey, you name it. For a visitor, it was an eclectic experience with food treats, and a wonderful lunch and taste of this beautiful city.

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