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"Finn and the Magic Backpack" with children's author Julie Flynn

Kids Museum Nature & outdoors Storytelling
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Community History Centre (Archives)

North Vancouver, BC

Directions: From the intersection of Mountain Highway & Lynn Valley Road, head one block north to Institute Road. The Community History Centre is next to Lynn Valley Elementary School.



Offered in English.

Wheelchair accessible.


Join us on a magical journey across the North Shore Mountains with author Julie Flynn as she reads from her inspiring children’s book, "Finn and the Magic Backpack". Finn is a young boy who dreams of becoming an adventurer. Experience Finn’s excitement and awe as he hikes to Deep Cove and discovers the ten essentials needed to stay safe in the backcountry. This book was Canadian Book Club Awards - 2018 Finalist. Illustrations by Jazmin Welch.

• Explore our heritage backpacks to discover what explorers used to carry in the mountains

• Get ‘hands on with nature’ with Lynn Valley Ecology Centre staff.

This event is most suitable for children aged 3 – 8. Places are limited; call 604 990 3700 x8016 to pre-register.



North Vancouver Museum & Archives

North Vancouver is fortunate to have a rich and storied past, an engaging present and promising future. 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 these materials and makes them meaningful and accessible to the public by organizing exhibitions, delivering educational programs, caring for collections, and providing access to archival information.

The Archives is houses in a modern purpose-built facility (the Community History Centre). A modern new Museum will be located at 115 West Esplanade, and is scheduled to open in the Fall 2020.

The website provides a comprehensive overview of Museum & Archives activities.


Carol Ballard

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