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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It Started with a Mud Flat

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

Public Market Courtyard

A plaza surrounded by the Public Market on three sides, with ample seating, and frequent performances by buskers.

Open for Business

Granville Island’s first business opened in 1917. BC Equipment Ltd repaired and assembled equipment for the mining and forestry industries....