Burrard Dry Dock was, for most of the twentieth century, the largest shipyard in Western Canada. Over 450 ships were launched from this site including famously the WW II Victory ships. The war years were a busy time with around the clock production and a greatly expanded work force, which for the first time included women! Shipyard Pals Sal and Sam will perform stories of this exciting time while walking visitors through North Vancouver’s historic Burrard Dry Dock. Saturday and Sundays July 7th to August 26th, 11am and 1:30 pm., at The Shipyards. Free for all ages!
Walk in the old forest in Lynn Canyon Park. Here mountaineering enthusiasts Max and Molly will entertain with tales of daring adventure and rescue in the early days of North Shore mountaineering. On this walk the audience will be introduced to some of the North Shore’s most adventurous residents – mountaineers, rescue team members, skiers and climbers. Wednesdays and Thursdays from July 5th to August 23th, 11am and 1:30 pm., at Lynn Canyon Park. Free for all ages!
Book group tours or performances: Call 604.990.3700 ext. 8007.
The NVMA and the Friends Society will be at these upcoming community events:
- Lynn Valley Day (June 16)
- Canada Day Parade and Celebration (July 1)
- ‘Shipped’ Waterfront Festival (August 11)
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
To 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.