Unlocking North Vancouver History

Use four key questions (who, what, when, where) to uncover stories hidden in the objects and documents from our collections while discovering more about North Vancouver. The story of wartime shipbuilding, the wilderness that surrounds our urban setting, how Lions Gate Bridge was built, and the early village and mill of Moodyville are featured. More

Kidoons: Life is a Highway! Buster Bear Travels to Burrard Inlet’s North Shore.

Designed for youngsters, this video features the cartoon character Buster Bear exploring North Vancouver and its harbour.  Buster has a blast learning about Moodyville, our early stevedores and port operations past and present. Buster Bear joins forces with Ethan the Eagle in We Can Bear-ly Contain It! and gets a bird’s eye view of container ships, products and Burrard Inlet terminals. More

Walter Draycott’s Great War Chronicle

As the 100th anniversaries of various events of WWI occur, visit NVMA’s blog, Great War Chronicle , to discover where Lynn Valley pioneer Walter Draycott was, and what he was doing during the conflict.  Often in the thick of the action, he served as a sniper and military topographer. On this site we are posting, one hundred years to the day for 4 ½ years , each of Walter’s diary entries. Experience, with Walter, his day-to-day life in the trenches, as a soldier in World War I.

Voices and Views

CDNV_DISTRICT_HALL-#2587969-v1-Item1179-Two_teen_boys_putting_on_roller_skates_at_the_Stardust_-_cropped_and_resized_for_web_(108_x_100)Voices & Views is an online exhibit that highlights the experience of living and working in this dynamic place. Hear what a group of local teens and seniors have to say about life in North Vancouver. More

The Great Cut

great_cutView the NVMA archives’ unique collection of photos depicting the early days of logging in our community. Timber transformed the landscape, drove the economy, and shaped the North Shore we know today.

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Mountain Light: Photos from the BCMC Collection

collections8-1Climb to British Columbia’s highest peaks and view stunning landscapes captured by some of the BC Mountaineering Club’s greatest photographers. From snapshots to hand-painted glass slides, Mountain Light displays a century of mountaineering artistry.
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Climbing to the Clouds: A People’s History of BC Mountaineering

index_cttcIn partnership with the Virtual Museum of Canada.

Ramble through more than one hundred years of mountain adventure in southwest British Columbia. Soar above the mountains, tour the times, rummage through the climber’s kit, watch original videos, and hear remarkable stories of personal feats, historic events, and outdoor adventures.

English version | French version