Saturday, September 28, 10 to 11 a.m.

Shaketown Walk

Community History Centre, Lynn Valley

On this illustrated walk you will have the chance to hear little known stories of Lynn Valley’s past. Beginning with the first mills and moving to the small bustling community of the 1950’s to one that now boasts high rise condominiums, you will witness the transformation that has taken place in the shadow of the North Shore’s mountains.

Learn of the adventures (here and overseas) of the crusty chronicler Walter Draycott, of lumber entrepreneur Julius Fromme (and the buildings that still carry his name). Find out why there is water trough outside the TD Canada Trust building, and what the streetcar line did for the community. Join the curator as you discover how today’s landscape and landmarks do tell this area’s stories.

This event is FREE. Please call 604 990 3700 x 8016 to pre-register.

Saturday, September 28, 3 to 5 pm

Hot Topics: Living with Wild Fires

Community History Centre, Lynn Valley

Panel Presentation and Discussion

Climate change is creating hotter, longer wildfire seasons in many parts of the world, including British Columbia.
Wildfire is an essential process in forest ecosystems, however, we are witnessing bigger, hotter and more dangerous wildfires with serious implications for wildlife and human health.

Are there any long term solutions and how can we play our part in keeping our communities safe?

Join us for a lively presentation and round table discussion with our local B.C. experts, Dr. Lori Daniels, Professor in Forest and Conservation Sciences at UBC, Bruce Blackwell, Professional Forester and Biologist, and the First Nations Emergency Services Society. Moderated by Tricia Edgar, Education Coordinator at Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre, this event will include an audience Q&A session.

Space is limited; registration required (Event Brite)  Note: if Event Brite is full, call 604 990 3700 x 8016 for further registration.

Sunday, September 29, 2 to 4 pm

Finn and the Magic Backpack

Community History Centre, Lynn Valley

Author Julie Flynn will take us along on young Finn’s adventure in the North Shore’s mountains. This young boy dreams of becoming an adventurer and one day, a magical gift from his Granny makes that dream come true. In ‘Finn and the Magic Backpack’, readers can join a child on his first hiking journey, accompanied by the ultimate travel buddy, ‘BP’ the magic backpack. Experience Finn’s excitement and awe as he learns how to use the Ten Essentials to stay safe and have fun in the backcountry.

Written by Julie Flynn, Illustrated by Jazmin Welch

Value added: the Museum’s vintage backpacks and traditional contents will be explored and Lynn Canyon Ecology staff will get ‘hands-on’ with nature. All participants will have a chance to join in!

Space is limited; registration required (Event Brite) Note: if Event Brite is full, call 604 990 3700 x 8016 for further registration.


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.