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Granville Island

Public Market, 1689 Johnston St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3R9, Canada
| +1 604-666-6655
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Granville Island Vancouver  Canada
Best Way to See Vancouver's Harbour Vancouver  Canada
Granville Island Vancouver  Canada
Best Way to See Vancouver's Harbour Vancouver  Canada

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Granville Island

A former industrial backwater, Granville Island has changed a lot since the 1970s. Where once there were factories, now there are buskers, theaters, artisan studios, a marina, and a superb culinary scene, anchored by a public market. Jump on the Aquabus and explore the area on your own during the day, or take an evening tour with Vancouver Photowalks and capture the cityscape against twilight skies. Whenever you go, be sure to enjoy an espresso on the patio at Blue Parrot Coffee, visit the galleries of Railspur Alley, and check out the open-sided longhouse at Ocean Art Works. Kids—and the young at heart—will also love the island’s Water Park, the largest free attraction of its kind in North America.

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Best Way to See Vancouver's Harbour

The harbour is a favorite spot for kayakers and rowers, but the idea of potentially taking an unplanned dip in the chilly pacific water was too much of a deterrent for this tropical-loving gal. Short of chartering a yacht or sailboat the public transit ferry system is a good way to see the harbour (and a lot cheaper). The Granville Island Ferry can take you to the Maritime Museum near Kitsbeach, Sunset Beach across English Bay, up False Creek to David Lam Park, Yaletown and Science World - while you checkout the mega-yachts, the Gulf Islands in the distance and the beautiful West Coastline. Seals and otters love to play close to shore and will happily show off for visitors and I've seen orcas once, but are pretty rare in the bay.