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Granville Island

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Granville Island & Fairview
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Address: 1661 Duranleau Street | (Underneath the Granville Street Bridge), Vancouver, British Columbia V6H 3S3, Canada
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+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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Full Day Best of Vancouver Private City Tour and Wine Tasting
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Full Day Best of Vancouver Private City and Gardens Tour
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Granville Island Ferry Hop-On Hop-Off Day Pass

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Fabulous place.

This is a great market - both for every day provisions and touristy things. Bustling, friendly, accessible and has everything for everyone. Get lost for a couple of hours at... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Cork, Ireland.
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Cork, Ireland.
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a great market - both for every day provisions and touristy things. Bustling, friendly, accessible and has everything for everyone. Get lost for a couple of hours at enjoy.

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

Merchandise there are generally pricy. I feel it's a bit like Pike Place Market but more natural and bigger. Granville Street Bridge is right behind you.

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

They have a Japanese sake shop here and the owners grow their own sake rice in Canada. You can pick up the sake lees for cooking. Another favourite shop her for me is Maiwa (they have one shop for supplies and one shop for selling items). In the second shop they have beautiful natural materials like linen, silk, and wool,... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Was a bit let down by Granville island. Everyone said is was a must see however when we got there the market was average and didn't find many good food places, more worth your while staying in downtown Vancouver and exploring the streets there.

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Johnston, Iowa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This area is just over the bridge from downtown Vancouver. It is several brick roads of shops, restaurants and bars. It is a great area to get out of the city and experience something slightly different. It is right on the water, which gives amazing views - including several very expensive boats. There is also a market here which is... More 

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Somerset West, South Africa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A great selection of shops and restaurants, but generally overpriced.Visited in the pouring rain so the value of the waterfront could not be used. The brewery was a highlight.

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely quirky stores. Market showcasing local produce. Delicious bagels, baked goods, fresh fruit and veggies, home made goods, boutique beer. Easy to get to via a little ferry boat from Vancouver very cheaply. What more could you ask for in an afternoon?

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Had a great time looking around the markets, tasting the food and purchasing the handicrafts. Highly recommend this as an attraction when in Vancouver.

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Warwick, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We visited this lovely piece of Vancouver during the time we were utilising our Hop On Hop Off Bus tickets. It was easy to take our time and just stroll the quiet but quaint streets checking out as many shops and markets as we could. We found it to be a great place to catch great savings on winter gear... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

With loads of places to eat and enjoy the local scene, this is a must do in Vancouver. I really do enjoy sitting down on the docks watching the boats and city go by. (watch out for the birds though!) I still enjoy "Kids Place Market" its a good place to start the tour of this small but thrilling place!

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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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