Need for Green

Granville Island didn’t have any green space until the 1970s. The “Mound” in Ron Basford Park was actually a large pile of fill and concrete that was cleaned up from the rest of the Island during redevelopment. The area was then covered with topsoil and grass, resulting in the green oasis we know today.

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It Started with a Mud Flat

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

The Kids Market

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

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....