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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Hidden History

Canada Chain and Forge occupied a number of buildings on Granville Island and their sign can still be seen on Anderson Street above the parkade entrance....

Big Red Barn

Granville Island’s Red Barn started out as a warehouse for National Machinery Company Ltd. Inside the barn, the company manufactured important machinery for local industry....

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....