Granville Island
Granville Island
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About
This large sandbar and former industrial site is now a posh, artsy neighborhood filled with quaint shops, eateries, breweries, and year-round arts and cultural festivals. Located in False Creek, it's famous for the Granville Island Public Market where you can get fresh produce, gourmet food, and artisanal handicrafts. Visit during summer when the island is exceptionally bustling with outdoor entertainment acts, or during the holidays for twinkling festive lights. You can get to Granville Island by car by crossing the Granville Bridge. Otherwise, you can also take a scenic ferry ride, or a walking or bike tour of the waterfront. – Tripadvisor
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  • Louise Marie J
    7 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    An easy bus ride from Vancouver
    We took the Number 50 bus from Vancouver (just use your credit card to click on) to Granville Island. It is worth a visit. Make sure you have a walk around the outside, not just in the middle section. We had lunch at the Sandbar, which was excellent. Plenty of shops and things to see.
    Visited May 2023
    Written June 24, 2023
  • azra h
    Surfers Paradise, Australia440 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely position
    We walked across Burrard bridge to Granville island. Lots of eateries and specialty shops. Be prepared to pay a-lot more for everything in Vancouver, especially food. Fruit and veggies at Granville are more expensive then in the smaller shops. The place has great photo opportunities.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 25, 2023
  • Peggy C
    American Fork, Utah14 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fun and lively tourist location
    Went to the island two separate days for water excursions. Fun location with lots of energy. We were there week days and pretty much was closed up after dinner hour; but Market Place was fun to explore and reminiscent of European Markets with some craft vendors thrown in. Great dinning restaurants on the Island as well as within the marketplace.
    Visited June 2023
    Written June 26, 2023
  • Linda H
    Yeovil, United Kingdom2,373 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Busy market
    Pleasant enough place. Very busy at lunchtime. Outside tables were a bit grubby. Got there early and some things hadn’t opened. Worth a visit for a couple of hours. Plenty of little ferries or take the bus.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written June 29, 2023
  • Nigel P
    32 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Street foodies’ delight.
    Something for everyone to enjoy food wise in the indoor market from full meals to sweets ,teas, coffees cute and almost everything between. I had an excellent double smoked sausage hot dog with sauerkraut and onions - delicious. Other half had noodles with vegetables which was also very tasty.
    Visited June 2023
    Written July 2, 2023
  • Ellen M
    Aliso Viejo, California13 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Local culture and artists
    Interesting shops, and ate at The Sand Bar restaurant and it was terrific. The Cloth shop was fun if you sew or quilt. Shops with Beautiful art on display. I was impressed they are building an arts center for kids there. Could have spent much longer there than we had.
    Visited June 2023
    Written July 6, 2023
  • BellBoy53
    Brisbane, Australia609 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Busy Place
    The Public Market is a busy place for locals and tourists. Lots of fresh fruit and veges, meat, fish etc for self catering or snacks, meals, coffee. Opens about 9am when a bit quieter. Best way to get there from Downtown is cross creek ferry.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 7, 2023
  • Naomi S
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Perfect day visit
    What a quaint little area. Great little stores and a unique experience. Really good food (Tap&Barel Restaurant). Great service and excellent food. Well worth the money.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 7, 2023
  • Jim K
    Troy, New York5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fun place to spend half a day or more!
    Many unique shops, galleries, restaurants, breweries, etc. We loved the "Foodie Tour" of the Public Market! The Public Market has an amazing selection of fresh produce, cheese, sweets, charcuterie, drinks, meat and seafood. Granville Island is also the base for a number of tour boats, so it was easy to spend a few hours in the market and nearby shops and galleries and stroll over to the landing for our Zodiac Boat Tour with "Prince of Whales." Also highly recommended!
    Visited July 2023
    Written July 8, 2023
  • ADavis1977
    Roodepoort, South Africa206 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Do a walk through before you start buying!
    I arrived on an empty stomach and everything looked and smelled great! But, after I filled up at the first bakery, I saw many other stalls with more delectable items. So, my advice: walk through first, and then buy to eat!
    Visited July 2023
    Written July 9, 2023
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Freon X
Waalwijk, The Netherlands182 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Friends
Granville Island is a must see, if you are a food-lover. The public market offers you e variety of food; fish and seafood, meat en poultry, cheeses, spices, fruit and vegetable, spices and drinks from all over the world. You're tempted to buy it all. Also there are many shops that sell a kind of street-food or take way. On the Island you can also find a lot of boutiques and shops selling jewels, books, clothing and an artisan bakery.
Written June 24, 2024
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CruiseGirl2
Virginia Beach, VA394 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
Fun and tasty. This had it all - cool art, a fun food market, and great water views. We walked around the Public Market as well as the shops. We had a great time. A fun outing.
Written June 20, 2024
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Shane B
Te Awamutu, New Zealand812 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
We went here to separate days and spent several hours including two lunches here. This is our kind of place lots of interesting shops from the manic main market to craft and more touristy shops were able to buy some unique stuff here we hadn't seen elsewhere in our Canadian/Alaskan trip, could sit at several venues enjoy a drink or coffee and indulge in one of our favourite pass times people watching whether it be around the entertainers in the main square to over the river with a myriad of little boats scrambling around. Huge number of places to eat.

Recommend 4 - 6 hours to do it justice.
Written June 17, 2024
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Aileen M
Newry, UK17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
What a fun place to spend a few hours of food market was beautiful with lots of choice and the graph shops had some really interesting and unique products for sale. Sandbar restaurant was fabulous for dinner with great food and a really unique vibe.
Written June 17, 2024
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LPR9
Pittsburgh, PA134 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Friends
So many shops, bars, restaurants and things to see here. So many cities have these now but we love them. Each has its own flavor and Vancouver’s was great.
Written June 16, 2024
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Ali C
Wirral, UK11 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
Great place to mooch and meander around. Lots of shops and food places. Also, a nice walk around the outside passing the little floating village, lovely boats and a kids play park.
Written June 15, 2024
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Sue H
Bourne, MA167 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Friends
This is a fun place to spend an afternoon. Some typical tourist shops with prices higher than elsewhere. However, it’s the market that is the draw….beautiful fresh fruits and vegetables, beef, poultry, pork and other meats, cheeses and a huge selection of herbs and rubs. Lots of places to eat…sit down and takeaway.
Written June 9, 2024
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Samantha K
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
Beautiful place with a fantastic food hall, several shops and beautiful stalls carrying a variety of handmade products, so much to see and take in, can spend a few hours just taking it all in and then a bite to eat and drink to relax
Written June 8, 2024
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857jeanneg
Smithtown, NY5 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
Cute shops and restaurants - great place to pick up some items for a charcutier board. Fabulous breads, cheeses, fruits and vegetables. Plus caviar and fish if you are a more adventurous eater
Written June 3, 2024
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Jordan L
Vancouver, Canada1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
Granville Island is an ideal date spot! Enjoy Bread Affair's delicious sandwiches, fantastic live music, and a vibrant atmosphere. Perfect for a romantic day out!
Written June 3, 2024
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