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WHO WE ARE

In the early 1970s, with public input, Granville Island was designated by the Government of Canada as a cultural multi-use “people’s place” or “urban park”, new terms that were coined specifically for the use of this 42-acre piece of land. For most of its history, Granville Island  was a sandbar used by the the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Tsleil-Waututh, and the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) peoples as a ‘gathering place’. It ended the 1970s as a rusted and mostly-abandoned industrial centre in desperate need of repair.  

A PEOPLE'S PLACE

In the early 1970s, with public input, Granville Island was designated by the Government of Canada as a cultural multi-use “people’s place” or “urban park”, new terms that were coined specifically for the use of this 42-acre piece of land. For most of its history, Granville Island  was a sandbar used by the the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Tsleil-Waututh, and the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) peoples as a ‘gathering place’. It ended the 1970s as a rusted and mostly-abandoned industrial centre in desperate need of repair.  

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