Buglight Workshop

Saturday, December 15, from 7:30 to 9 pm
Carol Ships Shoreside Celebration at Panorama Park, Deep Cove

Presented at North Vancouver’s annual winter festivals, the Buglight workshop is one that enjoyed by kids of all ages. An inexpensive version of the flashlight this light is made from a stump of candle inserted into a tin can. Haywire is attached for a handle. Holes punched in the back of the can usually identify the light’s owner.

‘Bugs’ have lit hikers’ trails to mountain tops, shoppers’ treks home through Moodyville and even paths to outhouses! The 1930s were the heyday of cabin culture on Mount Seymour. People walking in the intense mountain darkness have used ‘bugs’ or ‘bug lights’ — to light their way. Some ‘bugs’ were kept in a tree and borrowed on an honour system.  Join us and make your own light … you never know when it will come in handy!


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.

Walter Draycott’s Great War Chronicle

ex-draycottTo commemorate the 100th anniversary of the WWI Battle at Vimy Ridge, NVMA has launched a blog, where we are posting, one hundred years to the day for 4 ½ years , each of Walter Draycott’s diary entries. Join us  at Draycott’s Great War Chronicle


The Shipyard and Mountaineering Pals

Every summer in North Vancouver characters from the past make an appearance.  Shipyard Sal and Sam may be seen roving the City of North Vancouver’s Shipyard plaza while Max and Molly the mountaineers will be found at Lynn Canyon Park entertaining visitors with stories of mountain explorations and discovery.  Check above to learn more about this summer program.

Funding for The Shipyard and Mountaineering Pals 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.