Need for Green

Granville Island didn’t have any green space until the 1970s. The “Mound” in Ron Basford Park was actually a large pile of fill and concrete that was cleaned up from the rest of the Island during redevelopment. The area was then covered with topsoil and grass, resulting in the green oasis we know today.

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It Started with a Mud Flat

Granville Island was completed in 1916 using material dredged from False Creek....

The Public Market

The six buildings that make up the Public Market once housed companies that manufactured and sold equipment for the logging, mining and shipping industries.

Ron Basford Park

Ron Basford Park occupies the southeastern corner of Granville Island, between Performance Works and the Granville Island Hotel....