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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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We went here twice

In two days we visited twice. It's good for eating, shopping, observing, listening to music. If I lived near there I would go there often. The public market is heavenly.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Florida City, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

In two days we visited twice. It's good for eating, shopping, observing, listening to music. If I lived near there I would go there often. The public market is heavenly.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

First, don't walk here from downtown Vancouver! Go hungry as there are terrific places to eat with good variety. There is some shopping but not much.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Go to look or to have lunch, shop, take a boat out or a harbour trip or just enjoy the scenery, plus the free music and performing artists We went by bus and it was quite easy whereas parking looked to be a bit of a nightmare Very busy with lots of people there especially in the market but it... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Travel here by bus from downtown Vancouver it's easy and the drivers are very helpful to tourists. Granville Island has a fantastic market which sells everything from colourful stalls. The food stalls are very interesting and the Clan Chowder is very tasty. But if you don't like that there is menus from across the world to sample.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Granville Island is a gem for visitors. I took the Seabus across or you can drive. It is a quaint area where you will find plenty of shops, boats for rental and great eats. I visited the Sandbar Restaurant with great food and views of Vancouver. The public market is a must to visit while on Granville Island. Here you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We got off here from a Hop On Hop Off Tour, not knowing what to expect. It was a very entertaining area with minimal traffic, lots of small shops, plenty of good restaurants, and an interesting and large public market where we bought small cheesecakes. We only had a short time, but you could spend hours here. The view of... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Former industrial site reinvented as a market and artisan centre. Fabulous variety of fresh foods and crafts. Can get a little water taxi here which is a great way to visit. Great way to spend half a day when visiting. Check out the paint work on the silos and concrete trucks.

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Each time I visit Vancouver I definitely have to spend time on Granville Island. Although you would think it was made for tourist there are plenty of locals. There are plenty of stores with BC artist displaying their art. Market is always busy with fresh fruit and fish. I would recommend a visit.

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Montevideo, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Had an rather expensive lunch out there on a rather cool day. It would be a great place for shopping for stuff for dinner. Huge Public Market with a lot of tourist shops to pock around it. The Aquabus boat ride out was fun but unless you are into shopping there isn't much else to do. But there are a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A must see on your list while visiting Vancouver. There are shops to look in as well has the fresh market. You can take fishing tours out of Granville,water taxis and much more. Visit and take time walking around the area.

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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.