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Granville Island

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Address: 1661 Duranleau Street | (Underneath the Granville Street Bridge), Vancouver, British Columbia V6H 3S3, Canada
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+1 604-666-6655
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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Former industrial site has been transformed into an artsy, posh...

Former industrial site has been transformed into an artsy, posh neighborhood with quaint shops, cafes and bookstores.

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One day in vancouver

Lovely market, especially if you love good quality food. Everything was so fresh and tasty and it was a delight to walk around and enjoy the sights. Loved it!!

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Lovely market, especially if you love good quality food. Everything was so fresh and tasty and it was a delight to walk around and enjoy the sights. Loved it!!

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Norfork, Arkansas
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Be prepared to walk, browse and take your time soaking in the sights, smells and vib of the bustling market place. Lovely shops, an abundance of food for snacking and shopping or just photo taking. Take the time to stop & people watch & listen to street performers. WONDERFUL!!!!

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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This area has a craft/food market along with brewery, distillery and lots of eating places. We visited on a damp day when it was fun to browse and wander about before retiring to the Keg for cocktails to ensure the rain didn't matter any more :-)

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Perth, WA
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Travelled by boat. Market has everything you could possibly want with respect to deli products etc. Nice afternoon

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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What a great, quirky little place to while away a couple of hours - especially when it's raining. It's a short hop from Vancouver waterfront in a cute little water taxi.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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We visited early on a Saturday morning. Parking is tough and we arrived at 8:15 and had no problems. The Public Market opens at 9am and is packed with great seafood, fresh fruits and vegetables and plenty of meats and cheeses. We bought a bag full for a great dinner. The area is pedestrian friendly and most of the shops... More 

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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The market here is unbelievable! So much fresh produce, sweets, cheeses, you name it. And it's all displayed beautifully. I was really impressed. We ate and drank at Granville Brewery which was awesome too! Definitely worth the quick boat ride over!

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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We took a water taxi to go to the island and this was fun in itself. The island is full of nice shops of all kinds, especially arts and crafts which are very interesting. The food market in itself is fantastic. there you can buy fruits, vegetables, fish, meat, etc and also you find lots of places to buy ready... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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Bring your appetite! Tons of great restaurants and a beautiful walk. You easily can (and should) spend hours here.

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It's an old industrial island that was transformed to meet the changing times. It's now a hippie place with chic restaurants and cool gadgets. Definitely worth a visit although the traffic can be maddening on the weekends.

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Granville Island & Fairview
One of the favoured neighbourhoods for a day out, Granville Island's packed theatres and art studios, hobby shops and book stores, restaurants and bars, all offer a plethora of activities and entertainment options, leaving no one bored. The highlight of the area is the Fisherman's Wharf, where the seagulls overhead and the smell of the sea invigorate its many visitors, some of who are there to shop the fresh wares at the public market, and others of whom have arrived to take in the eclectic atmosphere. A popular seafood destination, and Vancouver's leading spot for improv and amateur theatre, Granville Island is an indulgent, welcoming entertainment centre in any season or time of day.
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