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I wrote this a few years ago, you probably haven’t seen it. One from the archives that I think you’ll enjoy!

Granville Island

Granville Island in Vancouver, Canada is one of those places you can wander and get lost in all of the many unique shops that line the streets. I was in Vancouver visiting a friend of mine and I had seen a report about Granville Island and it looked like something I would like so when I asked my friend about it she said, “Oh sure. We never go there but it’s nice.”

I think Granville Island is one of those places that locals don’t often frequent, but it’s a hotspot for tourists. This is the same around the world, my friends in Paris never go to the Eiffel Tower, if you live in Los angeles you very rarely go to Rodeo Drive and If you are a New Yorker I don’t think you spend your nights in Times Square.

We ordered some food and took it outside to enjoy the sunshine. It was a lovely day and I will never turn down an opportunity to people watch.

Granville Island

You notice how colorful everything is? I can’t remember seeing pink bike stands before I thought they were really lovely.

Granville Island

And because there weren’t enough seats for everyone, people made themselves comfortable on the steps.

Granville Island

Granville Island, Vancouver

There were several children outside playing and riding their bikes. The kids could be as loud as they pleased since they were outside and no one seemed to be bothered. Can you see the person in the pic above on the left side of the picture? I didn’t realize I had snapped this as they were  just about to eat!

Granville Island, Vancouver

The next four pictures were taken inside the market, where you have a plethora of culinary options, as well as many different craft/jewelry kiosks to browse.

Granville Island, Vancouver

And not only can you buy food but you can get your fresh fruit and vegetables at Granville Island. Everything was reasonably priced and the quality seemed to be pretty good.

There is even a small playground where kids can swing as high as you will let them.

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The picture below is of something I have never done but would absolutely love to, it seems like such great exercise plus you get to be on the water! It’s called paddle boarding and it really helps build up the strength of your core.

Want to get from one side of the water to the other? No problem! Take a water taxi. 

Granville Island Water Taxi

If you decide to travel to Vancouver, I don’t think you will be disappointed if you put Granville Island on your list. It is rather crowded so you will probably have to deal with lots of people but there are so many things to see and do, I don’t think you will mind.

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Some people travel. Roni IS travel. For over 20 years she has been traveling the world and now shares her unique insight with her worldwide audience on her blog, Whether you have never gotten on a plane or are a seasoned traveler, the expertise and insider knowledge she shares on her blog will help you make your travels an adventure. No where else can you find the uniquely helpful ins and out given to you by someone who has lived overseas for 4 years, speaks fluent English, French and Spanish, and works for a major airline. And guess what? She’s also a licensed elementary teacher and has an MBA.


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