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Granville Island

Island and Neighborhood
Granville St. (Cartwright St.), Vancouver BC V6H 3R9, Canada

Vancouver’s art and culture experience, Granville Island offers the very best in unique shopping, dining and entertainment.

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    "public market on Granville Island"(7 Tips)
    Marku M.
    "The craft sake shop is a must go to spot!"(2 Tips)
    Donna R.
    "patio and seafood"(5 Tips)
    Shannon G.
    "just beautiful views!!!"(2 Tips)
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  • public market
  • seafood
  • sake shop
  • scenic views
  • pastries
  • espresso
  • outdoor seating
  • playground
  • water parks
  • biking
  • kids park
  • live music
  • breweries
  • tours
  • food courts
  • jewelry
  • breakfast food
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  • arts
  • fresh food
  • Mary S.

    A must see place! Ride your bike in for ease.

    Mary S · 2 weeks ago
  • Shannon G.

    Love this place you have to visit if you are in Vancouver. Lots of art shops, the public market, seafood and just beautiful views!!!

    Shannon Grant · April 1
  • Nick S.

    A must visit for everyone who goes to vancouver

    Nick Serbedzija · February 8
  • @nathantwright

    The public market on Granville Island is full of amazing fresh seafood, baked goods, delicious smells and must be experienced. Assume an elbows-out posture as it will be crowded.

    @nathantwright · September 22, 2015
  • Marku M.

    The craft sake shop is a must go to spot!

    Marku Medrano · September 19, 2015
  • Rin O.

    Wonderful view

    Rin Os · January 14, 2015
  • Steve M.

    Ferry on over and hit the great shops and bars. Great local brews and tight bites.

    Steve McDaniel · September 18, 2014
  • Martin D. C.

    Artist village, giant food court, fresh produce, pastry shops, weaving studio, and artisan sake shop. No matter you are looking for, this is where you want to be. Great place to hangout on a sunny day

    Martin D. Ciao · August 17, 2014
  • Ting T.

    Seafood city

    Ting Tsai · August 8, 2014
  • Tyler Y.

    One of my favourite spots in Vancouver to hangout on a beautiful day. Watch live entertainment outdoors, feed the seagulls, get some espresso and a pastry from Terra Breads. Smell the sea water!

    Tyler Yang · August 7, 2014
  • Ting T.

    Skip the big meal and fill up on some small bites from stalls at the Public Market instead.

    Ting Tsai · August 7, 2014
  • CNN

    Stroll through the Public Market for fresh food, European delicacies & baked goods before hitting the shops: one-of-a-kind retailers that include jewelry, souvenirs, handcrafts & local artists'. Read more

    CNN · August 6, 2014
  • @JaumePrimero

    Take the little puddle jumper ferry boat over; insane how much they charge for the ride!

    @JaumePrimero · December 15, 2013
  • Nabil B.

    Very nice area on water. Visit the Public Market. Buy live lobster at Lobsterman

    Nabil Bazzari · September 26, 2013
  • Shathiyah K.

    Perfect way to spend 1/2 a day. Stop by the public market to get some delish food. Nice galleries and nice shops to pick up gifts.

    Shathiyah Kulandavelu · September 19, 2013
  • Darcy C.

    An awesome place to spend a day. Lots of crafts, sights, and an unreal food market. Absolute must see if you're in Vancouver.

    Darcy Cheerios · August 4, 2013
  • Jillian L.

    Make s sunny day of fun with the family going through both markets, catch a few live shows, and enjoy the water park!

    Jillian Lee · June 23, 2013
  • Cassandra A.

    Great place for dinner prep

    Cassandra Anderton · June 10, 2013
  • bill w.

    Sunday parking is an issue. $10.50 for 3hours.

    bill wang · June 6, 2013
  • Sam L.

    On a beautiful day. A wonderful place to visit and walk around. Stuff there is quite expensive though.

    Sam Lim · March 21, 2013
  • Semperviva Yoga

    Our Sea Studio is right in the heart of Granville Island!

    Semperviva Yoga · October 8, 2012
  • Matt C.

    Great playground at the Community Centre on the Island.

    Matt Collinge · October 7, 2012
  • Dan H.

    Tourist trap on the level of Navy Pier in Chicago and Pier 39 in San Francisco. Ugh. Save your time and go somewhere else!

    Dan Hendricks · October 6, 2012
  • Chintan A.

    Skip the restaurants for lunch. Head to the public market, which features food as diverse as Vancouver. Grab a table or bench on the dock and enjoy.

    Chintan Amin · August 27, 2012
  • Celeste M.

    The lemon sorbet is the best you'll ever taste.

    Celeste Moure · July 14, 2012
  • Celeste M.

    No matter how hot it may be, the water is still freezing. The kids don't seem to mind, though.

    Celeste Moure · July 14, 2012
  • Celeste M.

    Get here early to score a grassy patch by the fountains or playground

    Celeste Moure · July 14, 2012
  • Alexander (Man Ho) S.

    riding a water bike

    Alexander (Man Ho) So · May 25, 2012
  • Donna R.

    Whet is still fairly new - Used to be Sammy J Peppers - The patio and seafood make it a MUST do experience!

    Donna Rougeau · May 5, 2012
  • Granville Island

    Join us for Winterruption February 24th - 26th. A uniquely Vancouver Winter Festival! Read more

    Granville Island · February 21, 2012
  • The Province

    Winterruption runs Feb. 24-26 w/ outdoor performances and stilt walkers. Head to Performance Works for $15 shows w/ Michael Bernard Fitzgerald, Acres of Lions & Aidan Knight. Read more

    The Province · February 16, 2012
  • Justin R.

    Great place to have fun went their to work on friday night on the burrard queen and it was gorgeous their. I plan on going back soon.

    Justin Ruscheinski · February 13, 2012
  • Tristen

    It's a peninsula!

    Tristen · February 11, 2012
  • Amy W.

    Go to The Stock Market for the Best Soup.

    Amy Williams · October 24, 2011
  • Rogerio F.

    Pretty nice place!

    Rogerio Freire · September 17, 2011
  • David C.

    Best place to spend a saturday afternoon.!! try the granville island market, Whet, granville island brewing, The Keg and Bridges restaurants for dinner and the dockside restaurant for breakfast..

    David Cami · September 12, 2011
  • Granville Island

    Farmers Market every Thursday from 9-3pm June to October! Read more

    Granville Island · August 4, 2011
  • Paul L.

    The water is always cold! The lines for the water slide can be long - but hey it's free & fun

    Paul Le Comte · July 24, 2011
  • Tee H.

    Warning! No brunch served anywhere on Canada Day

    Tee Haynes · July 1, 2011
  • Matt C.

    The newly updates silver slide is causing some problems. Be careful.

    Matt Collinge · June 3, 2011
  • Eugene V.

    Check out the Dockside Restaurant in the Granville Island Hotel: Foursquare and twitter specials aplenty:

    Eugene Vassilev · November 25, 2010
  • @iamkhayyam

    The Island picks you, you don't pick the Island.

    @iamkhayyam · November 12, 2010
  • The Province

    Vancouver International Writers and Readers festival happening this weekend. More info at the link. Read more

    The Province · October 14, 2010
  • Daniel C.

    Lovely arty area with great shops and vibe!!

    Daniel Cheah · October 9, 2010
  • Sandy W.

    From the market, to the brewery, to the restaurants, and the kids park, a truly fantastic place. Take the water taxi to access from the east side of False Creek or Science World. Read more

    Sandy Wakeling · December 29, 2009
  • Lindsay G.

    A must. Love the market and also the arts neighbourhood. First-class singing buskers too.

    Lindsay Glynn · November 21, 2009
  • Lindsay G.

    A beautiful market. Busy on weekends; parking not the greates; but worth it. I always bring home some cheeses and fresh pastas, and make sure I have a JJBean latte on teh way out.

    Lindsay Glynn · November 21, 2009
  • Janet G.

    Go to the market and take pictures of all the yummy food that you would like to buy. It improves your photography skills with the different lights, etc and it's fun.

    Janet Gregory · October 5, 2009
  • kristy s.

    Curry 2 U... Garlic Naan and Rice Bowl.

    kristy strang · September 11, 2009
  • oixxo

    Много интересных аутентичных магазинчиков, но цены не низкие!

    oixxo · October 14, 2015

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