Heritage Advocacy Award

The District of North Vancouver’s Annual Community Heritage Commission Awards program, selected the book Where Mountains Meet the Sea as the 2016 recipient of the Heritage Advocacy award.  Author Dan Francis worked with the support of NVMA staff to honour the District of North Vancouver’s 125th anniversary. More

Cartoons for Kids!

The NVMA has worked with the animation company ‘Kidoons’ to create two educational programs for youngsters. The shows feature the cartoon character Buster Bear on  quests around Vancouver harbour. ‘Life is a Highway!’ sees Buster Bear discovering Burrard Inlet’s past while ‘We Can Bear-ly Contain It!’ reveals modern port operations. Sponsored by the Port of Vancouver. More.

Hooray! A NEW Museum!

It’s official – a new North Vancouver Museum is coming to Lower Lonsdale. Thank you to the North Vancouver City Council, the Government of Canada, and to the hundreds of supporters who have worked so hard to make this project a reality. Find out more.


Imagine….A New Museum on the North Shore

Don’t take our word for it…

What people say about a New Museum on the North Shore!

Eric Jamieson

I have had a love affair with museums all my life; you can imagine my excitement at the prospect of a new museum.  Visible and vital, it will showcase our past and inform our future.

Eric JamiesonAuthor, "Tragedy at Second Narrows"
Dan Miscisco

Appealing to people of all ages, the new museum will showcase significant North Vancouver City and District events in an innovative, interactive and inspiring way. I am especially looking forward to presentations, exhibits, and stories that record the history of North Vancouver schools as well as team and individual sports accomplishments. What a fabulous project!

Dan MisciscoEducator, Coach, All-Star Sports Camp Director, Author
Sharon Fortney

The North Shore really needs family oriented, educational venues like this museum.  Accessible to everyone and showcasing our stories; it is exciting that we will soon have a facility that will truly bring North Shore history to life.

Sharon FortneyGrouse District Commissioner, Girl Guides of Canada
Daniel Francis

Museums are places where communities discover themselves: their history, their diversity, their identity. I am very excited about the possibilities for discovery that a new museum will bring.

Daniel FrancisNorth Vancouver writer/historian

Preserving North Vancouver’s History