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Time Traveller: Hanging out atop a North Vancouver mountain in 1923

Snapping a photo on a North Shore mountain peak was as cool 100 years ago as it is today

Taking a celebratory photo after summiting of one of the many peaks that make up the North Shore Mountains is a common practice for hikers today. But did you know that a century ago they were doing the exact same thing?

Pictured here are 12 members of the Vancouver Section of the Alpine Club of Canada in September 1923 atop the Camel Head, a sub-summit of Crown Mountain.

The picture comes from an album of photographs taken by Beverly Cochrane Cayley, an amateur photographer and member of the club. Mount Cayley is named in his honour.

Visit the MONOVA website for more information about the history of the North Shore and to plan your visit to MONOVA: Museum of North Vancouver, now open at 115 West Esplanade in The Shipyards.

Currently, MONOVA: Archives of North Vancouver, at 3203 Institute Road in Lynn Valley, is open by appointment only. Contact: [email protected]

Navigate culture on the North Shore by using the North Shore Culture Compass.