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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
Phone Number: +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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Granville Island Ferry Hop-On Hop-Off Day Pass
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Granville Island Night Photography Tour
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English Bay Jet Ski Tour from Vancouver

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Nice outing with public market and lots of vendors and stores

This is a fun little outing with a covered public market, lots of interesting local vendors and stores of various products. If looking for a special gift, Granville Island may be... read more

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Olympia, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a fun little outing with a covered public market, lots of interesting local vendors and stores of various products. If looking for a special gift, Granville Island may be the place to go. Nice view of downtown across the water

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Take a walk, sit with a coffee... don't miss the floating houses... it's simply charming. Wear good walking shoes. Don't miss it!

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I was here about 15 years ago....and I loved revisiting...walking through the galleries, the public market where the food beckons to you....it was a truly delectable experience even though it was a miserable, grey December day!

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We spent most of the day here as there were so many shops to see as well as several great places to eat. Many of the shops display local crafts and art. The vibe of the place is electric and it is not just for tourists.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

With hop on hop off bus tickets which came with a free ferry ride, we had lunch at granville island. It's a great place to explore and there is some wonderful food. Unique, eclectic, fun. A great place to visit and eat at.

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Key Largo, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Take a miniature charming ferry to this island if you can! Visit the enormous food market with every kind of food you can imagine and enjoy it at the table provided...or have lunch by the water at one of the restaurants. Rent a paddle board or just sit and enjoy the beautiful views from this island.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We loved Granville Island. It's filled with quirky little shops and the food is amazing! So nice that it's a quick stop from wherever you're staying in Vancouver.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Superb food. Incredible produce. Real character. The best crafts I have ever seen in Canada, particularly ceramics and jewelry. Top class imports from across the world from Afghan carpets to Peruvian hats. Honestly, I can't think if anything it's missing - you even get there on the cutest little ferries! I love Granville Island.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Walking distance from Kits. Shop for the holidays in thoughtful, unique and quaint shops. The market has all sorts of fresh goods from fish to teas to paintings. Wandering around the shops you'll see fine indian fabrics, hand-printed artwork, children's toys and exotic olive oils. The best shops are hidden in the center- more touristy towards the seaside.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I always try to squeeze in a visit to the market, especially if I am in Vancouver more than a couple days. The food is my favorite part. It's so colorful! Once I'm there, I like walking around and seeing the shops, artists (both in the market and in the lofts), buskers and the other people. The best way to... 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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