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“Charming”
Review of Granville Island

Granville Island
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Whale Watching Tour from Granville Island in Vancouver
Ranked #5 of 356 things to do in Vancouver
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Former industrial site has been transformed into an artsy, posh neighborhood with quaint shops, cafes and bookstores.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Ontario
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176 reviews
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“Charming”
Reviewed December 2, 2012

Lovely part of town with an awesome enclosed public market and numerous shops and galleries. Can easily spend a half a day here. Lots of eateries at the public market.

Visited November 2012
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Vancouver, Canada
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“Dinner & a play - Fantastic night out”
Reviewed December 2, 2012

My wife & I spent the afternoon on Granville Island and the atmosphere was relaxed compared to the crowds shopping elsewhere. Despite the rain, it still retains a beautiful ambiance and a down to earth feel.
The market is a great place for a snack...try the date bars were excellent! the artisan breads and homemade soaps were delightful.

We had dinner at the Keg & were waited on with a conscientious skill! Be sure to sit upstairs for a warm and comfortable dining experience.

We then took in a classic play at the Arts Club. "It's a Wonderful Life" - was a fantastic classic done on a great set with some dedicated actors. Thanks you for that wonderful night!

Visited December 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
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“Great food market and interesting shops”
Reviewed December 2, 2012

Easy to spend a few hours here just wandering around the shops and the public market, can also visit the Granville Island brewery.

Visited November 2012
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Edmonton, Canada
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“you really need to go”
Reviewed December 2, 2012

it's a cornucopia of sights, smells, and sounds. The fresh produce amazes. The fresh flowers are inspiring. Food selection is also broad and usually quick. Buskers when weather permits

Visited November 2012
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San Francisco, California
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“Don't miss it”
Reviewed November 30, 2012

I was worried it would be tourist trap but my wife and I both really enjoyed it. We took a 10min city bus over and Aquabus back (which may be the best $5 you can spend in BC).

Visited November 2012
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