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Granville Island

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Granville Island & Fairview
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Address: 1661 Duranleau Street | (Underneath the Granville Street Bridge), Vancouver, British Columbia V6H 3S3, Canada
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+1 604-666-6655
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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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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Lots to see & do

We went over for lunch and had a lovely time. Lots of great views and cool shops, plus the market is unreal. Do not miss this little gem

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Alberta, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went over for lunch and had a lovely time. Lots of great views and cool shops, plus the market is unreal. Do not miss this little gem

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Derby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We walked from our hotel at Canada Place and it took around 45 minutes, at first I was wondering if it was worth the walk but it definitely was. The public market is quite big and worth spending some time having a stroll around, it has local foods, crafts etc so it's nice to spend an hour or so just... More 

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Riverside, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Granville Island is a must see for the arts, the view of the water, and downtown, and t people watch. There are art galleries, many shops, of course, and food market, and many places to eat, for formal and informal dinning. The parking can be difficult if you go at busy hours. You can of course bike there, since Vancouver... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The Food court is absolutely amazing decident pastries, delicious soups , Shepards pie ,gourmet chicken and so much more !! The candied salmon is tasty .😋.Love the ambiance of lights at night too !

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Enjoyed sitting by the marina area and water. Great outdoor music by various street musicians, lots of great restaurants and shops. Great indoor market with very good quality food for taking home or eating while you are there. Love this area!

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I have visited Granville Island every time I came to Vancouver on holidays. Now a local I go every time we have friends or family drop in or if in town with some time. Public transport really easy to access parking is a little bit of a challenge however we have always got a park. Markets, are great and I... More 

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Yellowknife, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Fun shops to explore , lots of placed to eat. Overall a great time. Had great coffee and a cupcake. Listen to some music and bought some fun crafts. While worth the trip.

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Kelowna, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A must spot to visit in Vancouver, easy to reach from downtown, great dining, lots of shopping, the Arts Club, fresh fish, produce you might not find elsewhere. A walk around the Island hearkens back to old industrial Vancouver.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Another part of my tour day in the city. This little island is replete with artisan shops and a great food market. The absence of the usual chain stores made things much more attractive and interesting. Also enjoyed seeing the working boatyard, where one could see the little aquabus ferries at rest.

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Saskatoon, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A full day of walking, taking your time, enjoying the full exhibition of electic shops, taking a break at many of the eateries and definitely stop at the Granville Island Brewery for a taste testing event of their many beer offerings and selective food to go with. I only had about 4 hours to spend here but it is definitely... More 

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Granville Island & Fairview
One of the favoured neighbourhoods for a day out, Granville Island's packed theatres and art studios, hobby shops and book stores, restaurants and bars, all offer a plethora of activities and entertainment options, leaving no one bored. The highlight of the area is the Fisherman's Wharf, where the seagulls overhead and the smell of the sea invigorate its many visitors, some of who are there to shop the fresh wares at the public market, and others of whom have arrived to take in the eclectic atmosphere. A popular seafood destination, and Vancouver's leading spot for improv and amateur theatre, Granville Island is an indulgent, welcoming entertainment centre in any season or time of day.
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