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Granville Island

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Granville Island & Fairview
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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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US$ 163.55*
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Full Day Best of Vancouver Private City Tour and Wine Tasting
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US$ 233.65*
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Full Day Best of Vancouver Private City and Gardens Tour
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US$ 11.51*
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Granville Island Ferry Hop-On Hop-Off Day Pass

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This area is just over the bridge from downtown Vancouver. It is several brick roads of shops, restaurants and bars. It is a great area to get out of the city and experience... read more

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Johnston, Iowa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This area is just over the bridge from downtown Vancouver. It is several brick roads of shops, restaurants and bars. It is a great area to get out of the city and experience something slightly different. It is right on the water, which gives amazing views - including several very expensive boats. There is also a market here which is... More 

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Somerset West, South Africa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A great selection of shops and restaurants, but generally overpriced.Visited in the pouring rain so the value of the waterfront could not be used. The brewery was a highlight.

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Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Lovely quirky stores. Market showcasing local produce. Delicious bagels, baked goods, fresh fruit and veggies, home made goods, boutique beer. Easy to get to via a little ferry boat from Vancouver very cheaply. What more could you ask for in an afternoon?

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Had a great time looking around the markets, tasting the food and purchasing the handicrafts. Highly recommend this as an attraction when in Vancouver.

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Warwick, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited this lovely piece of Vancouver during the time we were utilising our Hop On Hop Off Bus tickets. It was easy to take our time and just stroll the quiet but quaint streets checking out as many shops and markets as we could. We found it to be a great place to catch great savings on winter gear... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

With loads of places to eat and enjoy the local scene, this is a must do in Vancouver. I really do enjoy sitting down on the docks watching the boats and city go by. (watch out for the birds though!) I still enjoy "Kids Place Market" its a good place to start the tour of this small but thrilling place!

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

Lots of great places to eat. Came off the dock from a day of chartered fishing and had many options for supper and drinks. Great place for tourists like myself to take in some Vancouver ambiance. Matt

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What a great place. The toy store/kids place is amazing and was a real treat for our 11 year old. You can't go to Vancouver and not visit Granville Island!

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Granville Island is a quaint collection of shops, restaurants, Artisan Boutiques, Art Shops and marine service stores.......highlighted by the Granville Market at the center of it all. There are 2 educational institutions, Emily Carr and Arts Umbrella as well as a small hotel and a cement factory. There is a section along the pier where there are some houseboats docked... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a food market open to all with some wonderful stalls offering a wide range of fresh produce. The produce is meat, fish, fruit and vegetables. The pricing is generally less than shops and city retailers but the freshness and display needs to be seen- even if you don't need to buy! Take a bag with you. Parking is... 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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