Granville Island and False Creek: Explore the Transformation by Boat

Explore the history of False Creek from the water

Sunday, October 7th
2pm – 3:30pm

*Please note this event is currently at capacity. To be added to the waitlist please email or phone 604-264-9642.


False Creek was once an industrial hub with railyards, shipbuilding and manufacturing supporting the region’s resource industries. By the 1960s, its role was declining and the area was heavily polluted. The transformation of False Creek began in the 1970s with the rethinking of Granville Island, now a top tourist destination and the heart of a popular residential and commercial district. Historic buildings, industrial artefacts, and old and new uses are all ingredients in the success of the area.

Join Architect Joost Bakker aboard a False Creek Ferry boat to explore the history and transformation of False Creek from the water. Joost and fellow Architect Norman Hotson led the award-winning adaptive reuse of Granville Island as well as other projects around the shores of the inlet, and together were recognized in 2017 with an Architectural Institute of BC lifetime achievement award.