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Granville Island Market dining area
photo by: Joseph Hollick
Another fine location to visit for people-watching and shopping on the waterfront in a wide variety of specialty shops. Great place to sit and enjoy a drink while watching the ships and boats sail past. Catch a mini ferry from English Bay and find yourself in a little community of arts & craft stores, bookstores, studios, cafes and galleries. Stay and catch a show at one of the live theatres such as the Arts Club Theatre or have dinner in one of the restaurants on the waterfront. Located at the end of the Granville Street Bridge off 4th Avenue.
Robson Street is one of those strolls where you can have fun people-watching, window shopping, or actually purchasing goods that range from trashy tourist souvenirs to high-quality goods. While Robson Street is increasingly dominated by stores that one can find in any large urban centre, such as Banana Republic, Zara, and Swatch, the few independent stores and restaurants mixed into the neighbourhood are worth seeking out. For those individuals seeking out relief from Robson Street, a visit to Robson Square and the adjoining Vancouver Art Gallery are worth a trip. Most more..
Second only to San Francisco's Chinatown, Vancouver's has everything from Chinese bakeries, produce markets and butcher shops to Dim Sum restaurants and herbal medicine shops. Visit the Dr. Sun Yat Sen Classical Gardens on Carrall Street(first Ming Dynasty garden built outside China) or shop along Pender and Main Street.
About 200 stores inside the mall featuring Holt Renfrew, the Gap, Eddie Bauer, Eaton's and the Bay. Located between Robson and Dunsmuir along Granville Street.