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.  Along with thousands more photos, it is in the Archives collection. More

Success at the Heritage Fair!

This St. Pius X Elementary School student researched the Battle of Vimy Ridge and shared his learning with fellow students and visitors at the Rivers to Sea Regional Heritage Fair.  Instructed by teacher John O’Flynn and using the tips and coaching provided by NVMA staff and volunteers, he and his classmates created projects of quality.  St. Pius X took five Heritage Fair awards for projects on Capilano Suspension Bridge, HBC: The Blanket, Chinese Immigration, and The Stewarts of Britannia. Congratulations to all!

Chief Dan George: Actor and Activist

Opens June 22, 2017

Featuring the life and legacy of Tsleil-Waututh Chief Dan George (1899- 1981), this exhibit explore Dan Georges’ influence as a First Nations rights advocate as well as his career as an actor. 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