Island No More

Granville Island ceased being an island in the 1950s. The city intended to make room for more industrial space by filling in False Creek. They started by filling in the Granville Island back-channel and created the area that Sutcliffe Park and the Waterpark now occupy.

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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....

Need for Green

Granville Island didn’t have any green space until the 1970s....

Open for Business

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