North Vancouver Museum & Archives

North Vancouver is fortunate to have a rich and storied past, an engaging present and promising future. Reflecting ancient cultures, resource-based and innovative industries, creative and energetic residents, as well as diverse ethnic communities, this community provides a rich tapestry of experiences for showcasing its story. It is the role of the Museum & Archives as the ‘sole custodian of the City and District cultural, archival and museum collections’ to collect and preserve the artifacts, documents and photographs, that reflect the rich story. The NVMA preserves historically valuable community records and artifacts; it makes them meaningful and accessible to the public by organizing exhibitions, delivering educational programs, caring for collections, and providing access to archival information.

Through the collections, the North Vancouver Museum & Archives encourages residents and visitors to explore North Vancouver‘s fascinating history, to share reminiscences and stories, to research our players, characters and neighbourhoods, and experience programs that advance understanding of local people, cultures, and history. Our website provides a comprehensive overview of Museum & Archives activities.  The NVMA works closely with a number of groups and actively encourages their participation in building our collections, exhibits and programs.  In recent years, we have worked with our Iranian residents to produce an exhibition, to record oral histories and to collect artifacts reflecting their stories.  We have established a Living History Committee that assists with this work.  Working with NSIIP, we will build our connections and bring the NVMA forward as an institution that is very much building community  for today’s residents, new and established. As we look to opening a new museum, we are also looking to serve our immigrant in and meaningful ways.   

Active Members

  • Carol Ballard (Education Programmer)
  • Pamela Roberts (Public Programs Planner)

NSIIP is grateful to hold its activities on the traditional, ancestral, unceded, and occupied territories of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and Səlilwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Peoples.

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