City of North Vancouver: 110 Years Old!

Celebrate your City’s birthday. The City of North Vancouver, (a.k.a. ‘the Ambitious City’) was incorporated on May 13, 1907.  Its founding fathers (pictured above along with Dominion Day guests) envisioned a community that would be a major player globally.  More  North Vancouver History Highlights.

Four New Virtual Exhibits!

Unlocking North Vancouver History features four topics from North Vancouver’s past. Artifacts, maps, and archival photographs are analyzed as we explore the great outdoors, wartime shipbuilding, the construction of Lions Gate Bridge and the early mill at Moodyville. More

WATCH: We Can Bear-ly Contain It!

In this episode Kidoons’ cartoon character Ethan Eagle flies Buster Bear over the Port of Vancouver’s North Shore. Buster gets a bird’s-eye “bear-spective” on Burrard Inlet, and all the amazing things that move through the port each year. 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