Industrial Boom

The industrial boom of the 20th century required Vancouver to make room for the forest, mining, construction and shipping industries. Once the second Granville Street Bridge was complete, the Vancouver Harbour Commission approved a 35-acre reclamation project, which would ultimately result in the creation of Granville Island.

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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....

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.