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Longshoremen were a big part of this North Vancouver neighbourhood's early history

Longshoremen were a big part of this North Vancouver neighbourhood's early history

This image from 1889 shows a group portrait of stevedores (or, longshoremen) on the dock at Moodyville.
North Vancouver residents used to live in tents when building their houses

North Vancouver residents used to live in tents when building their houses

In 1911, about one-third of the single-family dwelling building permits in North Vancouver were issued for temporary housing!
Here's the story of how Prince George's mascot was once kidnapped

Here's the story of how Prince George's mascot was once kidnapped

This is a weird one
Journey back in time with these incredible vintage images of Science World (Photos)

Journey back in time with these incredible vintage images of Science World (Photos)

Science World first opened its doors on May 6, 1989
North Vancouver museum wants you to Zoom back in time with archival backgrounds

North Vancouver museum wants you to Zoom back in time with archival backgrounds

The backgrounds they’ve selected range from historical postcards and photographs – such as an early image of Lonsdale Avenue and North Van’s former Streetcar No. 153 – to contemporary images of the Community History Centre in North Vancouver.
You can download colouring sheets of Vancouver house design styles

You can download colouring sheets of Vancouver house design styles

Sharpen your pencil crayons and fire up the printer!
North Vancouver residents used to love owning goats

North Vancouver residents used to love owning goats

Did you know that about 100 years ago, there were some 400 goats in the North Shore?
How Port Coquitlam became B.C.’s ground zero in history's deadliest outbreak

How Port Coquitlam became B.C.’s ground zero in history's deadliest outbreak

As we grapple amidst our generation's most devastating pandemic, we look back 102 years ago, when a troop train arrived in Port Coquitlam carrying the deadliest virus in human history. Here’s how it spread.
This educational organization offers free e-learning resources for all things Canadian history

This educational organization offers free e-learning resources for all things Canadian history

Historica Canada is committed to supporting teachers and students in facilitating virtual education, along with life-long learners wanting to expand their knowledge of Canadian history, with free e-learning offerings.
Take a road trip to the last remaining Brownies fried chicken restaurants in B.C.

Take a road trip to the last remaining Brownies fried chicken restaurants in B.C.

45 minutes from downtown Vancouver