In the Steps of The Bachelorette: A walking tour to Granville Island

As Bachelorette fans know, Vancouver's Granville Island neighborhood is a hub of waterfront shops and restaurants.

As Bachelorette fans know, Vancouver's Granville Island neighborhood is a hub of waterfront shops and restaurants.

Don’t let the name fool you.  Vancouver’s Granville Island isn’t really an island at all.  It’s a downtown peninsula packed with shops, restaurants and markets.  And, though The Bachelorette’s Jillian Harris chose to get there by kayak on last week’s episode, one of the best ways to get to Granville is on foot.

Now, I know walking tours aren’t for everyone.  I can only amble down so many quaint cobblestone streets before I get hungry and start dreaming of lunch.  But Vancouver is different.  Even in the heart of downtown, you can wander past old growth forests and sections of rugged coastline.  Think of it as adventure strolling.

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In the Steps of The Bachelorette: A walking tour to Granville Island