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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  • The market is always worth a visit to check out what the stalls are selling. I like the ones selling teas, whipped maple syrup, artisanal nuts and chocolates...there are too many to name. There is als...  more »
  • Great place for local food, chocolates and handmade products. Relatively easy to get to by car or foot ferry from Vancouver. Plenty of parking, including EV spots.  more »
  • one of the must visits place when in Vancouver. And good place to hide when the weather go nasty. Plenty of shops to shops, eat.  more »

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