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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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USD 79.39*
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Granville Island Night Photography Tour
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English Bay Jet Ski Tour from Vancouver

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Wonderful day out

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... read more

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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Dundee, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday 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 yesterday 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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Thank Kim R
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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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North Lincolnshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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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Thank Hermitstar
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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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Tacoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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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It is a really lovely spot. If you want to do some shopping (little original shops and craft things), see some small art galleries and enjoy a meal at the Public Market (food there is so inviting), then it is the right place for you!

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Sherwood Park, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My 11 yr old dragged me back to the Kids Market to play at the arcade twice! She loved the atmosphere, the games were in good working order and lots of kids shops to poke around in. Granville Island is a great area to shop, walk, take in the views, have dinner. A must see while in Vancouver.

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Cloverdale, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great indoor public market, the vendors aren't pushy at all and love to chat. Yummy food booths and fun streets winding through island. Great breads too! We took ferry over, which seemed like way to go because parking looked crazy.

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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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