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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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  • It's "nearly" an island, but more like a plump peninsula. And forward we go ... If possible, try to avoid driving. Parking is a 4-alarm dumpster fire. So why go through all that when the ferry...  more »
  • This is a must see while in Vancouver. The little shops and market was a neat thing to see. While there be sure to pick up a donut or six at Lee's Donuts (super yummy). Be sure to arrive early as...  more »
  • Always something inside to look and find on the island.🤩
  • Love the food market. Big and diverse, expensive.

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