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.
Island No More
The six buildings that make up the Public Market once housed companies that manufactured and sold equipment for the logging, mining and shipping industries.
George Henry Richards named False Creek during his survey of the coast in the mid-19th century....
Sutcliffe Park joins Granville Island to the South False Creek Seawall, and features a duck pond, the Granville Island Water Park, and a wharf for kayaks, canoes and other small craft.