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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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A must see !

A must see when visiting Vancouver, Terrific shops, gallery's and restaurants, It is a fun place to walk around, We took a water taxi over from Vancouver!

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A must see when visiting Vancouver, Terrific shops, gallery's and restaurants, It is a fun place to walk around, We took a water taxi over from Vancouver!

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Diamond Bar, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A nice place to stroll through shops, the giant marketplace, and the waterfront. We took the little narrated boat ride from the dock and got a feel for the city and its different areas.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I was in Vancouver on business and my afternoon meeting was cancelled. So. Water taxi to Granville Island for a delicious lunch, with a glass of my fave Okanagan Chardonnay. Walked around the market and the galleries and artisan shops for the rest of the afternoon. Awesome. Happiest afternoon in a long time for me. If you go to Vancouver... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Your eyes will be sore from seeing so many interesting and beautiful things! I just Loveee walking around in the market! This is a gem!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

You can catch an aquabus or blue tug boat from various locations in Vancouver to Granville Island. This is one of the best markets I have visited. It has every thing you can think of from fresh fruits and veggies, deli meats and cheeses, fresh meats, fresh baked goods, chocolates and people selling arts and crafts and unique hand made... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Granville Island has pretty little shops and one of the best food markets ever ! We took a Foodie Tour and so were able to sample some delicious examples of local meats (including elk & bison!) cheeses, fruits, teas and most memorably Mr Li's incredibly light doughnuts!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A complete change from downtown Vancouver and great fun. We booked a 'Foodie Tour' for a couple of hours and it really made it come alive with backgrounds on the stalls, food tastings and a nice group to talk with. We then explored forther, both the market and the Island spending most of a day there. Well worth a visit

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Granville was a very interesting place to visit. It has lots of local craft shops as lots of restaurant/food choices. I especially enjoyed walking through the Farmer's Market where we ate some delicious banana Nutella crepes.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were on the hop on/ hop off bus when we visited Granville Island!! There were loads of galleries, markets, shops, cafes etc but unfortunately we didn't have the time to explore them all! Should we be fortunate to be back in Vancouver we would make the extra effort to see all that Granville Island has to offer!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We were in town for roller derby playoffs. Hungry ladies for sure. After biking and walking around Stanley Park, Granville's open market was perfect! The choices!! I got wonderful fruit-sweet and delicious, creamy and dreamy aged cheeses, delicate pastries, yummy fudge. Options were endless! I didn't get to go to the other parts but it's at the top of my... 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.