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“Always a joy to be at Granville Island - Public Market a MUST!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Granville Island

Granville Island
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$161.65*
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Full Day Best of Vancouver Private City Tour and Wine Tasting
Ranked #4 of 347 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
Vancouver, Canada
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179 reviews
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“Always a joy to be at Granville Island - Public Market a MUST!”
Reviewed March 4, 2014

A favourite spot for just hanging around with family and friends, Granville Island is a place to enjoy by just looking around, and getting lost in the vicinity. The variety of activities for one and all is amazing. I personally love the public market, with all the different foods, produce, and artisan breads. Sitting out by the water is most enjoyable. This is a must for every visitor to Vancouver.

Visited March 2014
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Kitchener, Canada
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“Favourite Place To Visit”
Reviewed March 4, 2014

I love Granville Island. It has so many wonderful things to experience. The fresh food vendors have the best fruits and vegetables. My favourite stand sells Indian Candy ( Smoked Salmon ) that is delicious. It also has numerous shops with great artistic works. If you get to Vancouver don't miss this place.

Visited August 2013
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vancouver
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“Too small and crowded. Not enough seating. Filthy grounds.”
Reviewed March 3, 2014

Granville Island is very touristy. The food market has all the excellent selection you'd expect in a major tourist market, but the building is too small for the number of vendors. The result is constantly getting jostled, pushed, elbowed, stepped on, by rude tourists. I find the whole experience thoroughly unpleasant. There is just not enough seating for people to eat and the outside plaza and benches are covered with bird droppings. How hard is it to add more indoor seating??? Most of the non-food vendors at Granville Island just sell useless bric-a-brac - the type of stuff that collects dust in your storage room. Nothing really compelling to buy here except food. But you can go to Whole Foods without getting knocked aroud by ignorant clueless tourists. Arts Club has a stage here, and a couple other theatre companie put on shows as well.

Visited March 2014
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Olathe, Kansas
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“So much too look at”
Reviewed March 3, 2014

Now this is my type of place. I love open markets, fresh fruits and vegetables not to mention seafood, meats, sausages, everywhere. There are plenty of places to take in the views and grab a drink. We did some beer tasting at the Granville Island Brewery and had a great time.

Visited February 2014
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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“Nice afternoon”
Reviewed March 1, 2014

Went here, wandered through the shops and market. A nice afternoon for sure! Get into the brewery for a tour (spaces are limited so stop in as soon as you arrive to get a spot) and the sake bar is a fun stop too.

Visited January 2014
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