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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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A Must Visit Place in Vancouver

Great place to get lost in for the day. The Market itself is filled with amazing treats of all kinds. Lots of good restaurants, artisan shops, fresh seafood and on the waterfront... read more

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Vancouver, Canada
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great place to get lost in for the day. The Market itself is filled with amazing treats of all kinds. Lots of good restaurants, artisan shops, fresh seafood and on the waterfront this place is full of activity to keep you going for hours. My favorite part of the Island are the "street" performers sprinkled throughout that let you take... More 

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

First time someone took me there, we did not even go inside the market. It is si easy to miss it. The market place in Granville Island is amazing. You get organic food and tons and tons of wild atlantic Salmon and fish of all kinds. Million other things. You can splurge there. A must visit for anyone.

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

Great island to explore, especially for families. Nice restaurants tucked away, a carving area, and serene views of the inlet.

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Victoria, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

what a grate place just to walk a round see all the fun food and brits colours smell all the good foods being grilled its right on the water eat right on the dock lots of art food photo opps every where a must see

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Port Townsend, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I thought I had seen the best of great public markets with Seattle's Pike Place, but Granville Island is a whole 'nother realm of such things. Unbelievable! It goes on forever and the shops are just as various and impressive as the food purveyors. I want to spend a week here -- and I still won't have seen it all!

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Canmore, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

When I stay at the Sylvia Hotel I love the walk on the seawall to the Harbour boat busses, who take me to the exquisite Market. the crafts people, artisans work is unique and breath taking. One of the best liquor stores are here as well. All proprietors take pride in what they feature here at the island. the colours,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you're looking for something a little less active/ambitious, Granville Island is a good option for the day. I walked from Georgia/Howe, about 15 minutes to the ferry which just took about 3 minutes to cross over to the island. I started off by visiting the public market, which is what Granville Island is known for. If I wasn't staying... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Lots to do for family, friends and couples . The market is huge and the food delicious . If you have time take in a play at the theater they are always amazing !

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped by for a quick tour through the public market. Lots of people around so no sign of the rats on produce this trip as in past visits.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The market is a little bit commercialized and touristy but if you look beyond there is something for everyone to do from beer tasting, chocolate shop, fresh food market and the ferry ride. the Hallibut fish and chips from the public market food court is probably the best fish and chips i had so far using the most clean oil.... 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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