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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Need for Green

Granville Island didn’t have any green space until the 1970s....

Why False Creek is “False”

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

Industrial Boom

The industrial boom of the 20th century required Vancouver to make room for the forest, mining, construction and shipping industries....