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Granville Island

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Address: 1661 Duranleau Street | (Underneath the Granville Street Bridge), Vancouver, British Columbia V6H 3S3, Canada
Phone Number: 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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Nice place to spend a few hours

This is a great place to visit. Taking the water taxi there is fauna do inexpensive. There is a cross section of artist shops and a great public market. Both indoor and outdoor... read more

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a great place to visit. Taking the water taxi there is fauna do inexpensive. There is a cross section of artist shops and a great public market. Both indoor and outdoor venues can be found. This is a very casual place,but it can be crowded in some areas.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We took our bikes over on the ferry. Ya the public market is bustling and buskers perform but really I didn't find it amazing. Guess it just felt like the st Lawrence market in Toronto where I live and go to every week. Been there done that.

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Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

There are a few things you can do with your kids but keep in mind it's mostly a market. Lots of art, crafts, food for sale. Street performers, etc. Barely kept our kids from revolt.

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Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had a good time at the market. People watching and snacking. Small world even met a fellow from our area in NC. And found a very good seafood restaurant.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A delightful place, we walked around the whole island but most attractions are by the ferry pier. Recommend the brewery if you want a fun place for lunch.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Cute island that has lots of small shops, restaurants and a public market with many vendors. There was also an outdoor market outside the public market building when we were there. The entire island is small enough to be explored on foot. The shops are relatively touristy, but you can also find some more-unique gifts/art compared to the traditional tourist... More 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We took a cab to the island from Yaletown and it was a busy place for cars. I would agree with the reviews that discourage cars and parking. We walked the island and visited the unique artists' galleries and shops. We enjoyed the house boats (?) on the north side, which I later saw on an episode of DaVinci's Inquest.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I was here on a warm July day. The market was fun (It reminded me of Pikes Market in Seattle) as were the quaint little shops. We had lunch at a restaurant along the pier and watched the parade of boats going by. This is a fun place to spend a few hours.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We wandered around Granville Island before joining the free walking tour. Great guide with lots of background information and he took us to lots of places we wouldn't have otherwise known about. Tour leaves from the Hop-on Hop-off bus stop off the island

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Have lived in Vancouver for many many years and never get tired of Granville Island. Food is excellent, artisans varied, kids market fun and atmosphere is exhilarating. Parking can be a problem but we usually get lucky just by driving around and being patient. Don't go at lunchtime. we usually see turtles down near the kids market. Fun to take... 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.