In addition to the links below, teachers and parents should be aware of the North Van History Highlights pages that provide an easy overview of major events and achievers.  These pages are updated frequently with new photos and highlights added. Teachers and homeschool parents will be interested to learn that we have posted lesson plans and guides for participation on Pinterest.

Teachers also are invited to review the video (to the right) of author and historian Dan Francis’ presentation to the Vancouver Historical Society in January 2018.  That was based upon his book Where Mountains Meet the Sea and provides an excellent overview of the community’s story.


Unlocking North Vancouver History invites you to discover, see, experience and learn about North Vancouver history through these four shows:

Exploring Native Newcomer Relations. Secondary level students will critically analyze both archival and contemporary newspaper articles relating to aboriginal rights and title in British Columbia. This program is based upon the exhibition Entwined Histories, which presents the story of native activism in the mid-twentieth century through the lens of one individual (Maisie Hurley, 1887-1962), founder of the Native Voice newspaper.

Climbing to the Clouds: A People’s History of BC Mountaineering School Program. For Intermediate and Secondary Level students who will investigate the subject of mountaineering and its history from a variety of perspectives including art, science and technology. This program is based on the virtual exhibit of the same name.

Upcoming public programs are listed on the Calendar page.