July 2 to August 25th

The Shipyard Pals Return


July and August (To August 25th)
Saturdays and Sundays
11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

Experience the sights and sounds of The Shipyards as they used to be. Join Shipyard Pals Sal and Sam on an entertaining story-filled walk of North Vancouver’s historic Burrard Dry Dock. Meet the Pals on in at the foot of Lonsdale Avenue at Victory Ship Way.

To book your group call 604.990.3700 ext. 8007.  Group tours may happen most weekday mornings.

Look for our Pop-up theatre tent

July and August (To August 25th)
Wednesdays – 2 to 4 pm at Lynn Canyon Park (near the Café)
Fridays – 1 to 3 pm at North Vancouver’s Civic Plaza (across from City Library)
Friday – 5 to 7 pm at the Shipyards (at the foot of Lonsdale between the Tap and Barrel and the Polygon Gallery)
Saturdays and Sundays – 3 to 4 pm at the Shipyards (at the foot of Lonsdale between the Tap and Barrel and the Polygon Gallery)

Also look for our Pop-up theatre tent in various outdoor locations across the north shore.


What kind of housing do you live in? It just is not easy to find a place to live. Commuting is not easy either.  Do you wonder what it was like ‘way back when’? In our Pop-Up Theatre you will hear how many early North Vancouverites faced these challenges.  You may also hear of some very risky mountain adventures on the north shore. Our stories are guaranteed to entertain and provoke … perfect for a summer’s day outing.

Photo above and cover page by Javid Rabanifar.

Funding for The Shipyard Pals and The Pop-Up Theatre has been made possible in part through a contribution from the Young Canada Works in Heritage Organizations program, Department of Canadian Heritage. The Canadian Museum Association administers the museum component of the YCW program on behalf of the Department of Canadian Heritage.


NVMA’s Virtual Exhibits

The Museum & Archives has a great menu of virtual exhibits.  Sit back and enjoy a host of topics!

Unlocking History features the story of Burrard Drydock, Moodyville, the Wilderness in Our Backyard, and the Lions Gate Bridge.  More

Climbing to the Clouds showcases BC’s mountaineering stories.  Hear first hand from some of our climbers and skiing enthusiasts. More

Voices and Views is unique.  Meet some of your neighbours and hear their stories.  More

There are many more exhibits about mountain photography, logging, and Lynn Valley’s Walter Draycott’s experiences overseas during World War I. Look for the full menu here.

NVMA’s Social Media Program

The Museum & Archives is active on a host of social media platforms. Each platform features different information. To learn about what is happening with the NVMA or to explore a few North Van stories check Facebook. It is great to read how long time North Vancouverites react to those posts. Look to Instagram for photos of what is happening and for unique archival images related to community interests and topic. On Twitter you will find short news feeds from this community and in the arts. Our Pinterest account provides educators with updates on our programs for schools.