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Shaketown Walk

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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.


A guided walk with NVMA curator Karen Dearlove around Lynn Valley's historic Shaketown. History, community stories and archival photographs will reveal how Lynn Valley grew out of the forest to become a small settlement of workers' bunkhouses and cabins, once known as 'Shaketown'. For many years, only a plank road connected the village to the outside world. That road is now Mountain Highway and serves hundreds of residents daily. Learn more of Lynn Valley's legend on this easy one hour walk. All ages welcome; please dress for the weather. Pre-registration recommended; call 604 990 3700 x8016.



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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