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“First impressions of Vancouver”
Review of South Granville

South Granville
Ranked #143 of 356 things to do in Vancouver
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Reviewed February 5, 2012

Visited this area on my first day in Vancouver with my sister in law as she was attending an interview nearby and I went to change money at VBCE ( Vancouver Bullion and Currency Exchange ) which just happened to be on Granville Street near to where she was having her job interview, by coincidence.
VBCE had been recommended on the Vancouver Forum on TA as a good place to change money so I went there. There was a long queue to change money when I went around lunchtime but the cashier was quick and helpful when I finally got to the counter after 30 minutes and commission was minimal.
Opposite VBCE was Chapters Bookshop which is big with 2 floors and a great selection of books and stationery ( some good reductions too) and a Starbucks attached so I mooched round in there for a long time. Then I walked along Granville for a while to look at the shops: lots of good shops, small independent shops and larger names such as the UGG Shop and many others and lots of interesting " lifestyle" type shops as well as coffee shops, pastry shops and others, even the British store the Body Shop.
South Granville has a nice feel to it with some interesting shops: a mix of high fashion shops such as DKNY, jewellery stores and also art galleries and antique type shops and even a theatre which gives it a slightly Bohemian feel. I went into a drug store chain to buy some make up as a present for my daughter and found a famous English make up brand which is manufactured in the UK but much cheaper in Canada . Figure that one out!

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Reviewed February 1, 2012

Lots of shopping, Lots of variety, restaurants, coffee shops.

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Reviewed January 19, 2012

This part of town makes for great shopping and eating. Shops are the main attraction, but there are lots of other services and restaurants in the area too. It's fairly upscale, but not as much as Robson Street.

Thank ThreeFromVancouver
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Reviewed January 14, 2012

Great shopping with many varied shops. Check out Chapters on a stay inside day.
Selection of many clothing and restaurant stores

Thank food4u22
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Reviewed January 9, 2012

above Broadway Avenue, this is one of the most popular areas to live & shop in.

Thank luvtravl
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