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Address: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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A major congregation spot for all Vancouver's street performers, jewelry...

A major congregation spot for all Vancouver's street performers, jewelry vendors and off-beat personalities.

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Granville Street

A bit of a mixture of new and old here. A place for shopping, browsing and to eat in downtown Vancouver. Nice enough to explore in daytime, it can be a little sketchy in the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A bit of a mixture of new and old here. A place for shopping, browsing and to eat in downtown Vancouver. Nice enough to explore in daytime, it can be a little sketchy in the evening.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Granville Street is a long street. I am only going to talk about the downtown area. Downtown the street cars are banned. The mall area dates back to the 1980s. Its a bit of a mixed bag. There are some great restaurants pubs etc. There are some businesses with a shadier background such as pawn shops etc. There are a... More 

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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Reviewed 10 April 2017

Granville Street Mall/Granville Street is always evolving, improving itself. Between north end of Granville Street Bridge and Georgia Street, visitors can enjoy boutiques, eating establishments of every variety, food carts, department stores and street life. An underground mall is accessible from the Bay, Scotia Tower or Nordstrom. Easily accessible by public transit, this is a place to see how one... More 

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Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

A lot of Granville Street is seedy with old rundown buildings- there are some attractions but I'd avoid it unless going to a specific location on the street. Expect panhandlers

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Thank Philip D
Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 2 January 2017

I was impressed , variety , bargains galore , wall to wall people , bar s , restaurants , Best Buy , collectors store . Mc Donalds , pawn shops , light traffic , night clubs and more . For me , it s a happening place . Take a walk on the wild side , live life to the... More 

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Thank Jimmy R
Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 26 November 2016

This shopping mall is connected with the skytrain which takes you up into this iconic street. Granville traffic is limited to buses and people walking, it's nice for a change. This street connects you to many of the other shopping areas.

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Ottawa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 226 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2016

It is a nice street starting in south Vancouver and traversing the downtown The bridge is impressive going over Granville Island and into the downtown, here you can find a wide variety of stores and good restaurants. a few hotels and a lot of people taking a walk.

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Calgary, Canada
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Reviewed 24 October 2016

This is another old street in Vancouver. Various sections offer different sights and sounds. There are restaurants, shops, fast food places, buskers, street peddlars, and unfortunately homeless people sleeping on the sidewalks. Garbage was left in many places along the street. Not impressive.

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Fremont, California
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Reviewed 14 October 2016

We went shopping on Granville street Mall area while in British Columbia. There are variety of shops, food, galleries, and so forth. Its a fun area to shop at.

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Torquay, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 October 2016

You can get there by False creak ferries and aquabus. There was a wide range of food.... and bear tasting.

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