Hidden History

Canada Chain and Forge occupied a number of buildings on Granville Island and their sign can still be seen on Anderson Street above the parkade entrance. Granville Island employees discovered a massive chain link left behind by the company in 2009, which can still be found inside the parkade today.

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Why False Creek is “False”

George Henry Richards named False Creek during his survey of the coast in the mid-19th century....

Big Red Barn

Granville Island’s Red Barn started out as a warehouse for National Machinery Company Ltd. Inside the barn, the company manufactured important machinery for local industry....

Industrial Land

Granville Island was initially named Industrial Island, but “Granville”, named after the bridge that runs directly overhead, was the name that stuck.