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“Foodie heaven”
Review of Granville Island

Granville Island
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$164.51*
and up
Full Day Best of Vancouver Private City Tour and Wine Tasting
Ranked #4 of 352 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 older children, Activities for young children
Sydney, Australia
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150 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Foodie heaven”
Reviewed October 6, 2013

The public markets on Granville Island are an absolute must see for foodies. There are a large number of stalls selling fresh fruit and veggies, salmon, meat, breads, cheese, bagels, pasta etc etc.... Definitely plan your visit during a a meal break, or make sure you take some goodies home for a picnic. There are lots of places to take your snacks outside and dine alfresco listening to the buskers.

Granville Island also offers lots of opportunities to buy local craftwork and souvenirs.

Visited September 2013
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Maple Ridge, Canada
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928 reviews
461 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 454 helpful votes
“A good people place!”
Reviewed October 5, 2013

Baked goods, meats - fish, pork, beef, lamb, chocolates, hand crafts, and an assortment of restaurants and coffee shops draw the people. However, views of water activities, walks around the 'island', and some really interesting shops make Granville Island an unique place to spend some time. Sitting having a coffee (or a beer at the brewery but no view) watching watercraft, feeding the birds, listening to live music, or watching people make for an enjoyable time. Parking can be a challenge but worth the effort.

Visited July 2013
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Portland, Oregon
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193 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“Lots of Shopping”
Reviewed October 5, 2013

This is a fun place to shop and check out all the little shops for unique gifts or for yourself. The market has lots of food and deli products, real touristy but great fun.

Visited September 2013
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“interesting marketplace”
Reviewed October 5, 2013

if you like to stroll around markets then this is a good place to go. Friendly and helpful with lots of variety. Found a place that sells just Tea, packets and by the cup! The buildings around the market are just as engaging.

Visited September 2013
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Germantown, Tennessee
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235 reviews
79 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Must see!”
Reviewed October 4, 2013

Wonderful & huge public market! Artisan stores, model train museum, kids building & outdoor performers just to name a few. Lovely water views. I go every time I am in Vancouver.

Visited September 2013
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