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. The Red Barn is now part of the Granville Island Maritime Market and Boatyard.
Big Red Barn
Granville Island ceased being an island in the 1950s. The city intended to make room for more industrial space by filling in False Creek....
Granville Island was initially named Industrial Island, but “Granville”, named after the bridge that runs directly overhead, was the name that stuck.
The six buildings that make up the Public Market once housed companies that manufactured and sold equipment for the logging, mining and shipping industries.