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.

The Shipyard

Bug Light Making with MONOVA

Brighten your night with your very own bug light! Made from a tin can, candle and a wire, bug lamps were used to light the way of past mountaineers on the North Shore.

Please join us for this fun and festive do-it-yourself workshop that’s sure to add a little sparkle to your holidays. Happening during The Shipyard’s Spirit of the Season Celebration night.

All supplies provided.

December 4
4.00pm – 7.00 pm
Location: The Shipyards



Home Movies From North Vancouver

Experience a World War 2 war bond rally at The Shipyards, climb mountains with Neal Carter, take a ride on a North Vancouver street car, and learn how to digitize your home movies with Kendra Tubbs from the North Vancouver City Library.

This event is part of Culture Days



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.


Pulling With My Ancestors: Səl̓ílwətaɬ and Sḵwx̱wú7mesh War Canoe Racing

A rare insight into the history and continued practice of canoe racing and its spiritual significance for the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ílwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) First Nations.

Canoe culture has been a part of the Indigenous Coast Salish Peoples’ ways since time immemorial. Canoe racing is more than a sport – it’s a way of life. When you are on the water you are one with the ancestors, every stroke, every time you put your paddle in the water, it is a prayer, a connection to the ancestors.

This film was researched and curated by Young Canada Works intern Meghan Ormandy.

Coast Salish programming is generously supported by BMO Financial Group.


Recollections of Lynn Valley School

Part of the oral history program available at the Archives of North Vancouver, “Recollections of Lynn Valley School” is a Historypin project that uses online mapping and personal recollections to engage audiences in the power of storytelling. The topics discussed and the memories shared reveal the impact the building has had on the lives and education of Lynn Valley residents.


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



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.