July 2 to August 25th

The Shipyard Pals Return

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. Also look for our Pop-Up theatre events around the North Shore this summer.

Meet the Pals on Saturdays and Sundays in July and August at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. for Free event.  You will find them at the foot of Lonsdale Avenue at Victory Ship Way.

For more information or to book your group call call 604.990.3700 ext. 8007.

Ongoing

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.

Annual

The Shipyard 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 and in 2019, we expect they will make appearances at a number of community venues.  Details will be released in June.

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.