Industrial Land

Granville Island was initially named Industrial Island, but “Granville”, named after the bridge that runs directly overhead, was the name that stuck.

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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....

It Started with a Mud Flat

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

Why False Creek is “False”

George Henry Richards named False Creek during his survey of the coast in the mid-19th century....