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“A feast for the senses!”
Review of Granville Island

Granville Island
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USD 11.88*
and up
Vancouver AquaBus Ferry Ticket
Ranked #2 of 382 things to do in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Former industrial site has been transformed into an artsy, posh neighborhood with quaint shops, cafes and bookstores.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Reviewed 6 April 2018

Go! Granville Island has a little bit of everything: incredible market, excellent food vendors, gorgeous shops, fun street talent and incredible views. Be sure to take a water bus!

Thank mpowell0727
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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

We stayed in downtown Vancouver (Four Seasons) for a week over Spring break. We heard about this place a decided to spend a few hours there. It’s about a $10 or $12 taxi ride from hotel and only takes about 10 minutes to get there.

There’s a Public Market there and all sorts of shops - some that are kitschy and some that are very cool with crafts from local artisans. There’s lots of places to grab quick food in the Public Market (fruits, vegetables, homemade doughnuts, desserts, cheese, etc.). If you want a good sit down meal, we were told by a few locals to go to either the Sandbar or the Dockside Restaurant in the Granville Island Hotel. We tried the latter and I would give 4 stars - great service and view of False Creek (really a small inlet bay with boat docks and kayaking).

Overall, definitely worth the trip (check weather and bring umbrella, as needed). I’ve included a map of the island pic provided by our concierge. Enjoy!

1  Thank Changeforapenny
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

There are many shops, restaurants, and galleries you can enjoy for a whole day :D
I sometimes go to Granville Island to see the port and enjoy some foods.
I definitely recommend you guys!!

Thank Sunny Y
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

I love going to the market. The food is amazing - both to eat and to buy to take home. There are all kinds of wonderful art galleries. I especially love Circle Craft. And there is nothing better than buying a tea and a pastry from Terra Breads and sitting outside watching the boats go by.

Thank Janemccall
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

Very nice food market with both prepared and raw food, fair prices and nice local crafts. Be sure to visit liberty distillery to grab a drink cool location and fair prices

1  Thank Mike S
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