It Started with a Mud Flat

Granville Island was completed in 1916 using material dredged from False Creek. Once a mud flat, the man-made island became home to the warehouses, mills, factories and shops that serviced local industries.

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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....

The Kids Market

The Kids Market’s 25 shops, services and activities are located next to the pond at the entrance to Granville Island....

Open for Business

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