Granville Island isn’t an island. It’s a peninsula. But this minor detail is of little interest to those who live, work and play there.
Another little known fact is that the City of Vancouver used to be named Granville until it was renamed in 1886. A bridge, a street and the peninsula keep the name alive.
What was once an industrial area in the early 1900s is now home to theaters, shops, a public market, restaurants and the Emily Carr University of Art and Design – a dazzling place for all ages.