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....

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....

The Public Market

The six buildings that make up the Public Market once housed companies that manufactured and sold equipment for the logging, mining and shipping industries.