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“Very touristy” 2 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
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“Very touristy”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

If you like crowds and very tourist-oriented stores, go here. We found a few gallerys that were distinctive. Otherwise not much of interest.

Visited August 2014
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San Carlos, California
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“urban renewal meet foodie”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

amazing farmers market...fruit stacked in colorful towers, watch the guy make the pasta and hand it to me warm so we get it without any chance of nut cross-contamination with the pesto at the shop, a dozen kinds of stock, six different pot pies, and on and on...not to mention other shops

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Austin, Texas
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“The Market Rocks”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

When we visited Granville Island on a Saturday afternoon, everyone seemed to be having a blast just hanging out in the sun eating, drinking, enjoying the live music and street performers. It's certainly a lively place, perhaps a bit too popular. We wanted to visit the brewery, but it was packed and we couldn't even get inside. Still, I was absolutely overwhelmed by the Granville Public Market; the market in itself was well worth the visit to this area of Vancouver. There was every conceivable variety of fresh and artisanal food - cheeses, charcuterie, chocolate, fresh produce and meat, fish, breads and pastries, all manner of prepared food, and much, much more. Beautiful and astonishing. It was also very crowded, so I would advise visiting sometime other than a Saturday afternoon. Also, it is not necessary to take the over-priced aquabus to Granville Island; it is accessible by bridge so you could walk or bike.

Visited August 2014
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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“fun for all”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We loved all the fruit and the amazing seafood. it was fun to take the sea taxi from Granville island to the science exhibit.

Visited July 2014
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Westlake Village, California
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“Granville Island A Must!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Our tour guide from Vancouver Private Tours took us to Grandville Island and it was one of the highlights of our trip! You can find anything you could ever want! What a fabulous market with lots to see and do! It's a 10 for sure!

Visited August 2014
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