Archives Hours Change in July

Have you heard? Beginning the first week of July, the Archives’ reference service will be open Thursdays & Fridays from noon to 5pm; and Saturdays from 10am to 5pm. Appointments may be made for Tuesdays & Wednesdays by contacting the archivist at 604.990.3700 ex. 8011. The “Elmer the Safety Elephant” float was in the 1952 Dominion Day parade (photo above). The Archives is closed Canada Day. More

Celebrate Canada Day!

Above: Dominion Day celebrations one hundred years ago on Esplanade Avenue, North Vancouver! This year, the NVMA will join the community’s festivities at the annual Canada Day parade and at Waterfront Park. Look for the historic Harbottle Dairy Truck, The Shipyard Pals  and hands-on displays and activities. Join us as we mark the 150th year of Confederation! More

Chief Dan George: Actor and Activist

Featuring the life and legacy of Tsleil-Waututh Chief Dan George (1899- 1981), this exhibit explores Dan George’s influence as an Indigenous peoples advocate as well as his acting career. This exhibit was organized in collaboration with the George family. Closed Canada Day. 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