NVMA to Receive Federal Funding!

The Government of Canada has announced a $3 million contribution towards a new North Vancouver Museum. The announcement was made by MPs Jonathan Wilkinson and Terry Beech on behalf of the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage. Wilkinson shared the good news in person with Mayor Mussatto and NVMA Director Nancy Kirkpatrick. News Release

Draycott’s Great War Chronicle

As Remembrance Day approaches, it is timely to explore Lynn Valley pioneer Walter Draycott’s record of his involvement in the Great War. A confirmed diarist prior to going overseas, Draycott used his writing and map making skills to chronicle wartime events. Follow Draycott through WWI in NVMA’s commemorative website. More

The Water’s Edge

Burrard Inlet’s north shore has been the site of First Nations activities, the home to many  artists as well as to our industrial heritage. In this innovative exhibit, an in-gallery touch screen, video and magnetic wall reveal some surprising and little known stories.  ‘The Water’s Edge” is featured at Presentation House Arts Centre.  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