MONOVA is committed to creating interactive and engaging experiences designed to bring stories to life. This includes thought-provoking speakers and events to spark discussions that get to the heart of important issues. Challenging content will be shared by today’s thought leaders, compelling speakers, and community change-makers.


Pulling with Our Ancestors: Learning from Coast Salish Canoe Culture

Join us for an outdoor projected photo experience at the Wallace Shipyards Stage. Celebrating Indigenous History Month, the photo experience will be projected every night:

June 21 – 27, 2021, 9:00 – 11:00 PM.

In a collage of archival and contemporary images, “Pulling with Our Ancestors: Learning from Coast Salish Canoe Culture” is a celebration of local Coast Salish history and contemporary culture. From canoe carving to canoe racing, the projected images highlight the central role of canoe culture to the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations both in the past and in the present.

Developed with MONOVA’s Indigenous Voices Advisory Committee, including members of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh and səlilwətaɬ Nations. Presented by the City of North Vancouver, The Shipyards District, BMO Financial Group, Seaspan, and Showkraft Entertainment.


Wool Weaving Workshop with Senaqwila Wyss

Learn about Coast Salish weaving, make your own woven wool bracelets, and contribute to the opening of MONOVA: Museum of North Vancouver.

From this workshop you will also learn the cultural importance of giving! In Sḵwx̱wú7mesh culture, the first item made of any art form is to be given away. During this workshop you will make two bracelets, the first will be given away as part of the upcoming opening of the new MONOVA: Museum of North Vancouver (planned for later in 2021) and the second is yours to keep.

FREE – Supplies will be provided and available to pick up.

Wed, June 23, 2021
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM



Through a series of short videos released over the coming months, we will use storytelling to create meaningful connections between individuals and communities throughout North Vancouver.

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.


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.


Home Movies From North Vancouver

Enjoy a screening of selected home movies from the Archives of North Vancouver and a mini home-movie preservation clinic with local moving image archivist, Colin Preston! Read More

This event was part of Culture Days


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.