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“Great shopping nook - try the cheesecake” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Granville Island

Granville Island
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$162.96*
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Full Day Best of Vancouver Private City Tour and Wine Tasting
Ranked #4 of 345 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
Burnaby, Canada
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great shopping nook - try the cheesecake”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2014

I think my title says enough. I love the cheesecake, and I like shopping. This is great. A bit crowded at times but still very nice. and Free to attend!

Visited August 2014
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Richmond, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Shopping with a View!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2014 via mobile

All other public markets strive to copy the winning formula of Granville Island, but none can match this magical place in the heart of Vancouver.
There are plenty of unique shops and great restaurants amid stunning views and you'll need lots of time to wonder around the site. Thankfully there are many three-hour parking spots for visitors to use free of charge. And don't forget your camera!

Visited September 2014
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Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
“Great place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2014

This is one of my favorite places to go in Vancouver. I love walking through the market and looking at all the different types of fruit and vegetables. The smell of all the fresh produce is fantastic. There is a food court where food can be purchased.

On the exterior you will find a lot of stores selling anything from hammocks to handmade brooms. There are street performers who will entertain you and make you smile.

Overall a great escape for a few hours.

Cons
Parking is a pain and expensive.

Visited July 2014
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Dorking, United Kingdom
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“If you love food markets then you must visit!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2014

This was just an amazing experience. So much beautiful fresh produce that as a bit of a foodie I was just disappointed that I couldn't shop! From the mountains of glorious fruit to meat and fish counters, cheeses, breads, pastas, coffees, teas, deli products it was never ending and there are non food products as well! We came late in the afternoon (it's open till 7) and then ate at the Keg steak restaurant which was excellent. There are a few other restaurants on the island and some very interesting shops.
It's not picturesque but it's great fun and well worth the visit.

Visited July 2014
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Toronto
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“bustling market area”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2014

Prepare to spend a few hours checking out this area. Some nice artisans and great market. If you like shopping for local things this is the place.

Visited August 2014
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