Granville Island, Vancouver

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Discover Vancouver's artsy side at Granville Island, once a grungy industrial area shunned by most locals. One of the city's main entertainment and tourism hubs, this pedestrian-friendly "island" is actually a peninsula with numerous walkways lined by artist studios, theaters, bars, shops, and fine art galleries. Get a feel for Vancouver's street life at the public market, where dozens of permanent retailers and day vendors offer everything from locally sourced fresh vegetables to handmade crafts. Check the website for a printable visitor's guide and a full listing of upcoming special events and performances. With our international travel planner, Vancouver attractions like Granville Island can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • My partner and I always stop by Granville Island when we are in Vancouver. The funky shops and local beer draw us in for a relaxing afternoon set amidst the hustle of travel.  more »
  • We spent a morning here and it was an overload of treats, eats, with a variety of fresh produce on display. Just be careful when sitting outside as the seagulls are cheeky little things and will grab....  more »
  • I thought we would be visiting a food market, but it is so much more. There are unique gift shops and restaurants. Will definitely return to fully appreciate everything that is available here.  more »

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