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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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visit the food market

you can spend a long time perusing the food market, either buying ingredients (basic to exotic) or something to eat, cakes, hot food, pies, salads etc - even found gluten free... read more

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worcester
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

you can spend a long time perusing the food market, either buying ingredients (basic to exotic) or something to eat, cakes, hot food, pies, salads etc - even found gluten free cakes on a couple of stalls. Spend time walking around the island and discover the park on the other side

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Medford, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The boat ride over is so nice. The market is incredible. If I lived in Vancouver I would probably want to go there every weekend and buy my food for the week. The most beautiful fruits and veggies I've ever seen. The meat markets looked amazing. I wish I would have not eaten breakfast so I could have been really... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Plenty to do, see and purchase at the public market. Numerous artisans who sell a variety of goods, foods (both produce and ready to eat items). Note: If you are there aafter the market closes, there are not too many places to visit - i.e. after hours except the wide variety of restaurants - both seafood, American and Asian.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Spent 3.5 days in Vancouver and took a quick can ride to check out Granville Island. The market is fantastic! Filled to the brim with fresh produce and baked goods. It's a good idea to visit on an empty stomach. You'll find ways to fill up pretty quickly on savoury and sweet treats. I wish I had stayed to eat... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The public market was amazing. Spoilt for choice in terms of food. Nice open air area to enjoy lunch. Very easily accessible.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were brought here as part of our city tour and left here as what was to be a part of the attraction of the city . we felt the amount of time spent here was of little value and a total waste of time but others may find the market and the nick nacks intresting

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Pittsburgh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We recommend the public market area. We walked around inside, purchase some delicious fruit and cheese, then ate it outside on cafe tables, while enjoying music from local musicians, serenading the crowds. There's also a microbrewery, which we didn't visit, and a plethora of kichy shops. Quite enjoyable!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is an interesting neighborhood to visit. We found it best accessible by bus using a DayPass. Full of food stalls with many interesting options for a quick bite. Unique shops allow for laid-back window shopping. Overally, Granville Island might be a little too hyped, but certainly not a waste of time if you can manage a visit.

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Wicklow, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

You can either walk, drive or get a water taxi over to Granville Island. There are lots of small shops on the island plus a brewery where you can relax and enjoy a beer. There is a huge food market where you can buy almost anything. Outside they are always buskers playing so you can sit and listen to them,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

What a lovely surpise. There were warehouses full of everything. Some sold amazing fruit and vegetables. Others sold jewellery or clothes. Even saw fudge being made the old fashioned way and tasted it. Delightful and had to buy some to take home. Lovely lady picked and packed 3 pieces and did't pick the largest pieces. Got all 3 pieces roughly... 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.