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“Must-see while in Vancouver.”
Review of Granville Island

Granville Island
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$70.56*
and up
Vancouver Hop-On Hop-Off, Lookout Tower, and...
Ranked #2 of 367 things to do in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence
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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
Reviewed August 24, 2013

I absolutely love this place. Food, vibe, people and galleries - everything is awesome. You can easily spend the entire day there. Go to Net Loft and visit Paper-Ya, they have some really awesome stationery and it is a great place if you are looking for a slightly quirky gift. Public Market is amazing and you will want to try everything there. You can have a fabulous lunch al fresco, but watch out for these evil seagulls, they will steal your lunch if you let them.

1  Thank Anna M
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"public market"
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"food market"
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"farmers market"
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"kids market"
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"craft shops"
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"great market"
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"fresh produce"
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"indoor market"
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"water taxi"
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"street performers"
in 222 reviews
"baked goods"
in 188 reviews
"art galleries"
in 248 reviews
"fun place to visit"
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"few hours"
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"a great place to spend"
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Reviewed August 24, 2013

Everyone goes to Granville Island so I expected it to be great. It is quite good but unbelieveably I did not see anything that I wanted to buy. I came back quite disappointed as I love shopping when I am on holiday.

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Reviewed August 24, 2013

We hired bikes and cycled there. It is a very small island but gets quiet busy, the market is a must see, amazing variety of stalls. It took us ages to choose what we were going to eat for lunch.

1  Thank Hockeylady
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Reviewed August 24, 2013

Had high expectations for this place and it was just too congested and I thought kind of tacky. Lots of places to waste your money.

Thank Deb trip advisor
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Reviewed August 24, 2013

A brief water taxi ride of a few hundred feet from the bank of a downtown commuter landing brings you to a shopping oasis of more shops than you can visit in a day. Row upon row of boutique shops and services abound. Bring a couple of credit cards.

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