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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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Full Day Best of Vancouver Private City Tour and Wine Tasting
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Full Day Best of Vancouver Private City and Gardens Tour
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Granville Island Ferry Hop-On Hop-Off Day Pass

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Twice been there, both for works.

Working there for a scouting and video shooting. Beautiful place with sea, artistic stores and nice people.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
joan12300211
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Richmond, Canada
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Richmond, Canada
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Working there for a scouting and video shooting. Beautiful place with sea, artistic stores and nice people.

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Visit Granville every time we visit Vancouver. We love it, but I find everything very over priced. Great selection of food, produce, hand made items. Definitely a must see if you haven't been.

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Bethesda, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Good experience on a rather rainy overcast day. People are very nice and welcoming. Food was very good.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Industrial area turned public market with lots of fresh foods and also great stores and restaurants.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It's a market with so much more. Speak up the Bohemian North West food philosophy and indulge in the many good and drink stalls. Proper restaurants flank the perimeter of the market with The Sandbar Restaurant as the crowning glory. Take a ferry across the sound to begin or finish. Perfect lazy day filled with food and nick-knacks.

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Cork, Ireland.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a great market - both for every day provisions and touristy things. Bustling, friendly, accessible and has everything for everyone. Get lost for a couple of hours at enjoy.

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

Merchandise there are generally pricy. I feel it's a bit like Pike Place Market but more natural and bigger. Granville Street Bridge is right behind you.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

They have a Japanese sake shop here and the owners grow their own sake rice in Canada. You can pick up the sake lees for cooking. Another favourite shop her for me is Maiwa (they have one shop for supplies and one shop for selling items). In the second shop they have beautiful natural materials like linen, silk, and wool,... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Was a bit let down by Granville island. Everyone said is was a must see however when we got there the market was average and didn't find many good food places, more worth your while staying in downtown Vancouver and exploring the streets there.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This area is just over the bridge from downtown Vancouver. It is several brick roads of shops, restaurants and bars. It is a great area to get out of the city and experience something slightly different. It is right on the water, which gives amazing views - including several very expensive boats. There is also a market here which is... 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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