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Granville Island

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Address: 1661 Duranleau Street | (Underneath the Granville Street Bridge), Vancouver, British Columbia V6H 3S3, Canada
Phone Number: 604 666 6655
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
Activities: Shopping, Dining, Arts and crafts, City walk sightseeing
Description: Former industrial site has been transformed into an artsy, posh...
Former industrial site has been transformed into an artsy, posh neighborhood with quaint shops, cafes and bookstores.
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Great early afternoon trip

We had a few hours to kill before flying back home, so we visited Granville Island. The local market had a wide variety of produce, meats and a lot of different dining options... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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Calgary, Canada
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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

We had a few hours to kill before flying back home, so we visited Granville Island. The local market had a wide variety of produce, meats and a lot of different dining options. Bring your cameras!

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San Jose
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

A fun little area. Loved the market. Lee's donuts a must, but only take cash or Canadian debit cards. Go early before it gets crowded. We took the ferry from Yaletown for 7.50 a person roundtrip

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Irving, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Granville Island Public Market is an indoor public market place where you find artisans, coffee shops, bakeries, produce, and other goods. It’s a great place to go to grocery shop, but unique goods, and do some sight-seeing. My Overall Rating – 4 ½ Stars (Atmosphere, Service, Facility, Return) Atmosphere – Only a few kilometers from downtown Vancouver, the Marketplace can... More 

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Claremont, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

We went to Granville Island on a little ferry boat from Vancouver. It was spectacular. So many things to see, eat and do. We certainly hope to go back one day. The market place is very fun with amazing stalls and everything you could imagine. It was a very easy walk from the little ferry.

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Hong Kong
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW via mobile

Except for the parking, love coming here when i am in town. Grab a slice of pizza, a donut and a coffee and sit by the waterfront watching the boats shuttling people across the water. And gazed at the Burrard Bridge. Finally took the boat ride up the water to Science world and dazzled at the highrise built along the... More 

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54 reviews 54 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

So as a group of four friends we spent a great Sunday here. Staying on commercial drive it was a number 20 bus to waterfront station, then directly outside the station entrance you can get the number 50 bus which drops you at the entrance to the market. The bus does announce when you get to Granville island. The market... More 

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Vancouver
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Can't go wrong visiting Granville island. So many delicious food options and deli and bakery shops! Could've eaten those pastries and sweets all day. Fresh flowers and bouquets to chose from. Spectacular views of the city and yachts!

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Victoria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Fascinating area of stores, galleries, restaurants, marinas and the market which are great to look at Easy to find things to buy. Spirit Gallery has some exceptional First Nations Art. Lots of good food to eat on Granville Island or take home. Walking to Granville along the foot path from Kitsillano is pleasant and makes parking easier.

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Calgary
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53 reviews 53 reviews
19 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

If only my hotel room had a fridge, I would have returned with shopping bags full of organic fruit, cheese, veggies and so on. Even though I could not purchase groceries for our short stay, the visit to the market was well worth the effort to get there. My senses are still reeling from all the vibrant sights, aromas and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Loved the variety of the markets. Wife and kids lasted 20 minutes and wanted to leave. So they left whilst I continued with the vast array of fresh produce. I bought lots of pure maple syrup and organic produce. Lots to eat and drink. There are outdoor entertainers and it has a good atmosphere. You can get lost and finding... More 

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