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South Granville

Granville Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6H 3J3, Canada
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Ranked #76 of 184 attractions in Vancouver
Type: Neighborhoods
Most recent review
- Jun 8, 2014
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English first
Saipan/Bahamas
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148 reviews 148 reviews
26 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014 via mobile

I grew up and lived in Kits for over 20 years. Walking the south Granville area was atreat on a rainy weekend. There seemed to be stalwart resstaurants in the area -Normandie and Szazz's are long gone.

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Toronto, Canada
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342 reviews 342 reviews
90 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

But if you are looking for the big name American furniture stores, this is where you will find them. Lots of art galleries from local to Picasso limited editions. Restaurants and cafés, banks and book stores, cooking stuff stores, hair salons. Easy access by bus. Paid parking. Very walkable rain or shine. Enjoy!

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Vancouver, BC
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80 reviews 80 reviews
41 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

South Granville contains many retail stores and restaurants, but locally it's known primarily for the various art and antique stores. Sure, the proprietors may come across as pretentious and snobby, and treat you like dirt if you're not wearing the right kind of shoes/clothing, but that's part of what makes this a distinctive neighbourhood. So throw on some flip flops... More

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London
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112 reviews 112 reviews
50 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

We spent a morning wandering around South Granville and thoroughly enjoyed it. There are lots of great independent stores as well as a large Chapters Store and some other chains like Anthropologie and the US kitchen store Williams Sonoma. Easy to get to from Downtown - straight down Granville Street on the number 10. You'll need change for the bus...... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

A first class selection of stores including designer clothing and shoes, furniture and décor, glasses and books. Love walking along this 6 or 7 blocks, even just for window shopping.

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Richmond, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

Nice shopping area with many varieties of shops.Good eating places.Stanley theatre in the middle.A great palece to spend an afternoon

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Vancouver
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124 reviews 124 reviews
15 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

It has shops (boutique and expensive) a small library - some scattered coffee shops and a large grocery store - but a real mix-bag that could be found a bit more affordable in Kits or Commercial Drive or Main Street

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Vancouver, Canada
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44 reviews 44 reviews
22 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

For medium to high end, this "village" lacks a feel of a "village area". Just like any ordinary strip mall. A number of store assistance lack quality service experience, snobby and are more concerned in how much "money we were prepared to drop". Lack of class.

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Vancouver, Canada
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73 reviews 73 reviews
50 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

South Granville never comes to mind as a destination spot for visiting friends or family. It contains no tourist attractions, no box stores, no malls. Think of it more as a commercial strip containing small businesses, food markets, several banks and connivence stores. It's greatest claim is most people pass through it going to and from the Vancouver Airport.

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Mercer Island, WA
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42 reviews 42 reviews
15 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012

Most of the shops were not inspiring.Mixed in with the boring ones or the typical shops with branches in every city are some interesting unique shops.

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