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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 #13 of 185 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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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

We went here primarily to go Whale Watching as the company operates off of here, this is the place to go for seaward activities, with whale watching, fishing and boat hiring plentiful here. But after the trip we spent the rest of the day here as it was just so good. The market is wonderful for foodies with rows of... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Easy to access by bus from sky rail and by mini-ferry from the city proper, an old waterfront site re-worked as arts and craft centre. My favourite, former film producer, now painter Jack Darcus in cute old original board 'cottage' (former industrial office?). Atmosphere of enjoyment and exploration -- on foot for the air-chair-bound traveller!

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

The trip across the river by taxi boat was good fun. The markets offered a large range of shops to cater for all tastes. The food market was an eye opener. The food available put what was available in our home town of Perth, Australia to shame. There were gift shops, restaurants etc which were all very interesting. The views... More

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Winchester, Virginia
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53 reviews 53 reviews
7 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

The island was an industrial zone, which was converted into a tourist destination. It cannot hide its industrial history: most of the shops and restaurants are in the original, ugly tin buildings and warehouses, with a cement factory in the middle still active (big cement trucks add to the traffic jam). Disregarding the grungy looks, we did have an excellent... More

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Muscat Governorate, Oman
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Lots to see and do its a very interesting place where they are a lot to do if you want to shop for food stuffs or trinkets or souvenirs Or just wondering around they are a lots of peoples and the scenery on the harbor side is amazing I enjoyed my day there

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Calgary, Alberta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

There is a lot to see here and purchase if one desires to spend some of that hard earned money that they have on hand. This is a very expensive place for those that are looking for something that is more reasonably priced.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Do not use the bridge to get across - long and unpleasant. Use the mini-water taxis instead for a much nicer approach. Good collection of fruit, sweets and other delights in the indoor market. Watch the performances outside the main market.

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Delray Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed stopping from the hop on hop off ferry at the Granville Island. It was a great place with a great feel. There were so many shops...with sales..that we gave out before the lovely shops. We enjoyed a snack in a relaxing setting. It is a must see area in Vancouver.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Minnesota has some terrific farmer's markets. But, the Granville Island shops and market made me never want to go to my local market again. it was our favorite area of Vancouver. The market was amazing. I only wish we had a kitchen to cook some of the food we saw there. I was so disappointed knowing all this amazing food... More

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various
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Bustling Granville Island attracts millions of visitors every year. Where heavy industries once belched noxious fumes, street entertainers now amuse passersby with music, comedy and magic. The GI Public Market offers an enchanting mix of edibles and collectibles. More than 200 shops scattered throughout the Island sell everything from custom-made jewelry to yachts. Granville Island Public Market is the centerpiece... More

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