A 2020 twist on our popular walking tour, this self-guided tour begins and ends at the Archives of North Vancouver (3203 Institute Road) and will take you past several historical buildings and sculptures in the process. With skill-testing questions at each location, it is certain to be an educational and entertaining experience.


Our original Geocaching Adventure, finds Shipyard Workers Sam and Sal at key locations around the historic Burrard Dry Dock Shipyard site, a.k.a The Shipyards, to discover pieces of North Vancouver’s shipbuilding heritage. Read The Inlet post .

Start by downloading the Geocaching Adventure Lab app to your smartphone. Designed for kids of all ages, the Geocaching Adventure Lab is a new app that allows you to create, play and share location-based experiences and games. The Geocaching Adventure Lab app guides players through the process of finding clues, solving puzzles, and completing Adventures one location at a time. If you’re already a Geocaching member, these caches count towards your geocaching statistics and total finds.

These Geocaching events are part of BC Culture Days.


Home Movie Day in North Vancouver

October 17, 2020

For the first time, the North Vancouver Museum and Archives (NVMA) will be participating in Home Movie Day (virtual edition) on October 17, 2020!

Our virtual program includes a screening of a selection of local home movies from our archives and a mini home movie preservation clinic with a local moving image archivist. Check back here on October 17 to see the NVMA movies. CHECK HERE ON OCTOBER 17

Home Movie Day is a worldwide celebration of amateur films and filmmaking designed to bring awareness to film and moving image preservation and an opportunity to watch some pretty cool home movies! It was conceived as a community event in 2002 by a group of film archivists concerned about the future of all the home movies shot on film during the 20th Century.

Home Movie Day in North Vancouver is part of BC Culture Days.


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.