MONOVA is committed to creating interactive and engaging experiences with thought-provoking speakers and events that spark discussions and get to the heart of important issues.


Scrapbooking with Tsawaysia Spukwus

Create memories for generations to come during this scrapbooking drop-in program with Indigenous Cultural Programmer Tsawaysia Spukwus.

Relax, trigger your creative ideas, listen to music, chat with staff, and enjoy tea and refreshments while you scrapbook your personal photographs and memorabilia. Bring your pictures and creativity. All art supplies included.

Thursday, February 2, 2023
6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Included with admission

Dates in 2023: March 2, April 6, May 4

Coast Salish programming is generously sponsored by BMO Financial Group.


Black History Matters

Suitable for children and families, Black History Matters by Giselle Clarke-Trenaman explores Canadian Black history in a fun and engaging way.

Evoking the Sankofa bird and its meaning, we look to the past to inform our future.

Saturday, February 4, 2023
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Included with admission

Presented in partnership with Presentation House Theatre.


Sensory Friendly Sundays

Sensory Friendly Sundays offer neurodiverse individuals, their families and caregivers the ability to visit the museum on the first Sunday of every month. Visitors will enjoy a calm, relaxed and safe atmosphere.

On Sensory Friendly Sundays, adaptations will be made to the exhibits, such as lowered lighting and sound adjustments for a more relaxed visit. A quiet space will also be available for visitors who need a break. As part of your visit you will have the use of a Discovery Pack.

Sunday, February 5, 2023
10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Included with admission

2023 dates: March 5, April 2, May 7, June 4


Family Day Event:
Coast Salish Wool Weaving

Wrap up your Family Day with a special virtual family workshop. Learn to weave a wool bracelet, live online, in the Coast Salish style with Tsawaysia Spukwus (Alice Guss) of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Nation.

As this is a hands-on workshop, supplies will be provided for participants to pick up in advance from the Museum of North Vancouver (115 West Esplanade) or Archives of North Vancouver (3203 Institute Road, by appointment).

Monday, February 20, 2023
6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Coast Salish programming is generously sponsored by BMO Financial Group.


Connections Speaker Series:
North Vancouver’s Iranian Diaspora

The North Shore hosts one of the largest clusters of Iranian Canadian communities with 22,290 Canadians of Iranian and Persian origin according to the 2021 census.

Join us for a panel discussion with Golmehr Kazari, Nazmi Kamal and AR Rezamand on North Vancouver’s Iranian diaspora.

We’ll explore North Vancouver’s Iranian diaspora through demographics, cuisine and historic objects through a community show and tell. Snack and light refreshments will be provided.

Wednesday, February 22, 2023
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm (Doors open at 6:30 pm)
Tickets: $12-$20

The Connections Speaker Series is generously sponsored by the Port of Vancouver.


Friends Leadership Circle, Annual Pass Holder, Indigenous
General Admission - North Vancouver’s Iranian Diaspora


MuseumFlix: North Shore Cinema Series

FREE movie nights…with popcorn, a cash bar, trivia, prizes and more!

View North Vancouver through the lens with this monthly series of feature films and local works filmed all or mostly in North Vancouver! Created for young adults ages 19 to 35 in mind but open to all adults.

Mark your calendar for the last Thursday of every month from January to May 2023 with our MuseumFlix: North Shore Cinema Series.

Thursday, February 23, 2023
Movie: Tron: Legacy (2h 5m, PG)
Doors at 6:30 pm, movies from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm



Coming Soon: MONOVA will be displaying a Salish wooly dog weaving for a limited time.

Before colonial contact, Salish Woolly Dogs were highly regarded throughout the Salish territories. People raised them for their fur and cared for them as beloved companions in the home, typically feeding them the same food the family ate. Weavers mixed the dog hair with mountain goat hair, with varying proportions depending on the availability of materials, to create treasured textiles such as the ceremonial blankets.

Dates and Times: Details to be announce in early 2023

Supported by Indigenous Cultural Programmer Senaqwila Wyss.



This 20 minute one-person show, Riding with Change, is ideal for groups of youth and adults who would enjoy a theatrical program.

Through this exciting and thoughtful show, explore MONOVA’s centrepiece installation, Streetcar #153. Hear from the riders, and learn about the pivotal role the streetcar played on the North Shore.

After the play, the actor-interpreter will engage in post-show dialogue and share some archival images. Duration: 30 mins (20 min performance with a 10 min post-show dialogue).

Available: Group Booking (minimum 10 people per group; age 10+)



We invite you to take a moment to listen and experience the power of personal storytelling. Join in the laughter and open your heart to the sorrow, because we are learning that we are all in this together.

#NorthVanStories Living History video series is a part of Mayor Linda Buchanan’s Healthiest Small City Social Resiliency Collective.


Shipyard Pals Scavenger Hunt

Get outside and explore North Vancouver with our Shipyard Pals Scavenger Hunt!

Use the Geocaching Adventure Lab app on your smartphone to start exploring The Shipyards in North Vancouver’s Lower Lonsdale district. A great activity for youth and families.

Curious to learn more? All you need to do is download (click on logo below) the Geocaching Adventure Lab app on your smartphone and look for the “Shipyard Pals Scavenger Hunt” in the Lower Lonsdale area. Read More



Geocache Adventure of Shaketown

MONOVA is proud to present the GeoCache Adventure of Shaketown, a digital spin on the BC Culture Days walking tour we’ve done in previous years.

This self-guided tour begins and ends at the Archives of North Vancouver (3203 Institute Road) and will take you past several historical buildings and sculptures with skill-testing questions at each location.

Curious to learn more? All you need to do is download (click on logo below) the Geocaching Adventure Lab app on your smartphone and look for the “Shaketown” in the Lynn Valley area.