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North Vancouver Museum and Archives offers Story Walks

North Vancouver Museum and Archives’ popular summer program is back for another year with free, drop-in or pre-booked, story-filled walks at The Shipyards and in Lynn Canyon Park.

Learn about North Vancouver’s fascinating history at two important historic sites — Burrard Dry Dock and Lynn Canyon Park.

Burrard Dry Dock opened in 1906 and was, for most of the twentieth century, the largest shipyard in Western Canada. Over 450 ships were launched from this site, most famously the WW II Victory ships. The war years were a busy time at the Shipyards when, for the first time, the work force included women! Come and listen to Shipyard Pals Sal and Su sing songs and tell you stories about both war time heroics and the everyday lives of shipyard workers.

In the old forest in Lynn Canyon Park outdoor enthusiasts Max and Molly will entertain you with tales of North Shore mountaineering adventures. Named after Royal British Engineer and North Vancouver resident John Linn, Lynn Canyon Park has welcomed and wowed visitors for over a hundred years. On this walk you will be introduced to some of the North Shore’s most adventurous residents — mountaineers, rescue team members, skiers and climbers.

To book a free group walk email the Museum at nvmaprograms@dnv.org or call 604.990.3700 ext. 8007

Free drop-in walks at The Shipyards are offered Saturdays and Sundays at 11 am and 1:30 pm from July 7 to August 26. Meet at Lonsdale Ave. and Victory Ship Way.

Free drop-in walks in Lynn Canyon Park are offered Wednesdays and Thursdays from July 5 to August 23 at 11 am and 1:30 pm. Meet across from the Lynn Canyon Café.

Portraying the Mountaineer Pals and Shipyard Pals this year are theatre students Liz Singer from Capilano University and Katie Voravong from Studio 58, Langara College.