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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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Full Day Best of Vancouver Private City Tour and Wine Tasting
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Full Day Best of Vancouver Private City and Gardens Tour
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Granville Island Ferry Hop-On Hop-Off Day Pass

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We Love Granville Island!

We took the 2-minute ferry in an Aquabus - a cute bath-tub toy boat - from False Creek's north shore to the island. The focal point of activity is Granville Island Market, a busy... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We took the 2-minute ferry in an Aquabus - a cute bath-tub toy boat - from False Creek's north shore to the island. The focal point of activity is Granville Island Market, a busy, bustling place and a great place to get coffee, a snack or full meal, plus there are countless stalls of gourmet foods, art, and souvenirs! After... More 

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Corte Madera, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

So glad we made it to Granville Island, only wish we hadn't had a big breakfast before arriving! In the Public Market is every sor tof artidanl food you can think of from organic produce, to fresh bread and pasteries, to incredible meat and seafood as well as tons of tohers delicacies! (cheese!) We loved the local art scene with... More 

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Waikino, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My favourite place on our trip. Lots of craft made locally and a wide range not just ". tourist " stuff.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great place to see view of downtown and have lunch. Lots of food/dessert options to choose from (I strongly recommend the individual pot pies).

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We went and enjoyed the market and had a wonderful dinner, there is just about every type of food on the island. The many shops are great and we went and saw a comedy show in the evening which has shows for all ages in the earlier show and adults only on the late shows, but very funny and worth... More 

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Newmarket, Ontario
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Went to Granville Island for the first time in December with four adults and two young children. We were interested in taking the children to the Play area but have to say it was disappointing. There was a charge for everything and, while older children might have made the admission fee to the play are worthwhile, children 6 and under... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I love this place, similiar to Pike Place in Seattle. Lots of food vendors, places to eat, grocery, and some of the best places to get cured meats and premium cheeses. Whole building devoted to kids with games, toy stores, and the beloved magic/trick store. If the offer you something be prepared for it to electrocute you or explode. Great... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Perhaps it was because we visited in October but Granville Island did not live up to our expectations. The island is quite small but get a map because it's like a maze made of shopping units and warehouses. There are food areas, craft areas and even non-touristy things like a college and factory. The food area is very interesting and... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We visited Vancouver and decided to spend a morning at Granville Island. It was a cold, crisp morning and we enjoyed the views of the water and mountains. Lots of shops with art and clothing. The Pubic Market offered lots of food and fresh produce options. It was definitely worth the cab ride from downtown.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I'm surprised this is listed as the #1 thing to do in Vancouver because it ain't all that! The best thing about it is the great view of downtown and the marina. Other than that, there's really not very much. Probably the best location is the market, but it's not that big and it's 90% food. So if you're not... More 

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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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