Granville Island

GRANVILLE ISLAND is a 17-ha island in FALSE CRK in VANCOUVER, beneath the Granville St Bridge. Originally a large sandbar used by the SQUAMISH Nation for fishing, the island was created in 1916 when dredges cleared the shipping channel and greatly expanded the size of the sandbar. It was already joined to the south shore by a narrow bridge (erected in 1889) and it quickly attracted a variety of large industries. By the mid-1920s the island, owned by the government of Canada, was one of the...

If you are already registered on KnowBC, login now to get access to the full article.

You may already have access to KnowBC through your school, university or library.

If you do not already have access to KnowBC, you can subscribe.