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“Nice place” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Granville Island

Granville Island
1661 Duranleau Street | (Underneath the Granville Street Bridge), Vancouver, British Columbia V6H 3S3, Canada
604 666 6655
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Ranked #11 of 150 Attractions in Vancouver
Type: Islands, Neighborhoods, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
Activities: Shopping, Dining, Arts and crafts, City walk sightseeing
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Former industrial site has been transformed into an artsy, posh neighborhood with quaint shops, cafes and bookstores.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Cobble Hill, Canada
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“Nice place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

We spent a bit of time walking around the market as other stores not open early on Sunday. We had great crepe for breakfast and then visited a couple of gift shops and galleries. Interesting place to wander.

Visited January 2013
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Los Angeles, California
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“Food,Fun & funky art”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

GI is a fun place to bring visiting friends&family.Plenty of tourists and locals love it here.
Great public market with fresh local fare,fish,fruits,vegies. Yummy ready-to-eat foods-Chinese,Greek,baked goods,CANDY !
On the weekends they have live music and entertainers~magic shows,bands,dancers,monkeys...okay not monkeys but the other stuff.
The art galleries,wood,glass and craft workers on Granville Island are fantastic .So much talent here.It's the best place to find unique gifts . I have bought myself many gifts here.
You could spend the day here & even though a lot of stores/shops are indoors you still are out side quite a bit so
be prepared for wet weather .

Visited October 2012
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Lees Summit, Missouri, United States
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“Must Do for Foodies”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

Amazing variety of high quality food and shops. One of our group was a big foodie and he claimed he nearly wept with joy at the delightful number of intoxicating foods.

Visited January 2013
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Quebec City, Canada
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“Shopping nicnacs”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

I like to shop for hours there to find all the special nicnacs others don't have. Beautiful peace place, by the harbour. Good bear or wine.

Visited June 2012
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Buffalo, New York
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“Nice shops and good food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013 via mobile

My business colleague and I had some time to kill while in Vancouver and decide to spend some time on Granville Island. We lucked out since it was a nice clear day. This gave us a nice view of Vancouver and the mountains in the distance. The shops are nice if a bit expensive. There's also a very artsy feel to everything. It was a very nice way to spend a few hours.

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