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Granville Island Vancouver

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Granville Island
1661 Duranleau Street,?2nd Floor?
Vancouver
BC
V6H3S3
Tel: 604-666-5784

Where are we going today?

Imagine an island in the middle of a city. See? You're already curious. Now picture a place moulded by a fascinating history, buzzing with a colourful artistic community. A living, breathing urban oasis filled with fine waterfront restaurants, theatres, galleries, studios, unique shops, cafes and the most spectacular fresh food market you’ve ever seen. Add a vibrant and diverse mix of people and activities, and you have a destination so dynamic, no visit to the city is complete without spending at least a day here. Just think of Granville Island as Vancouver’s Town Square. Where locals and visitors come together to be inspired, to be entertained or simply to breathe in some of its unique atmosphere. We hope to see you soon.
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    We make the usual trek out from Langley and here are the usual places to hit up

    - Siegel's Bagels
    - Granville Island Brewing
    - Terra Breads
    - Stuarts Bakery
    - Dragonspace

    If you don't mind a short walk along false creek park at the Impark lot just off of Lameys Mill Road it'll save you a headache on the island on a busy weekend and parking here is a cheap $1 per hour

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    Granville Island doesn't have that much going for it to be honest. Most of the shops are artists displaying overpriced boring work. There isn't much to eat on the Island and the restaurants are all super packed.

    The Island closes way too early. As a tourist attraction, stores should be open until 10pm not 6pm. Also, this is like the perfect place if you want to get hit by a car. They shouldn't even allow cars in Granville Island because cars and people walking about don't mix. The entire island is super crowded in the summer with cars and families...Read More

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    With the exception of the public market and the brewery I don't visit anything else. The rest of the shops are more touristy but can fill up an afternoon when the folks are in town. Parking here isn't a problem if you are naturally patient but if not and you live in the west end then take the aquabus.

    In the summer it's super busy but in the winter is dead and finding a seat in the food court isn't an act of futility.

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    Granville Island is a magnet for tourists and locals alike. From fresh produce, to cafes, bars and art, right through to crafts and all those touristy bits you would expect. I love catching the little ferry across to Granville Island and wandering around. It's also a great walk from downtown across the Granville Street bridge.

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    More stores and restaurants than can be explored in a day. Our feet got tired long before we had seen it all. A great stop while on a vacation.

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by Jane Smith

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Granville Island doesn't have that much going for it to be honest. Most of the shops are artists displaying overpriced boring work. There isn't much to eat on the Island and the restaurants are all super packed.

The Island closes way too early. As a tourist attraction, stores should be open until 10pm not 6pm. Also, this is like the perfect place if you want to get hit by a car. They shouldn't even allow cars in Granville Island because cars and people walking about don't mix. The entire island is super crowded in the summer with cars and families and it's super stressful.

The only reason I go to Granville Island is for the Kids building and for the Boats. The kids building has tons of super cute kids toys and costumes. Also has a playground for them indoors and arcade upstairs. The boats by the harbor are really beautiful as well.

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