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Time Traveller: Interactive tool lets you map the slopes of Mount Seymour

The Mount Seymour History Project tells a unique story of winter recreation on the North Shore.
Mount Seymour Cabin

The Archives of North Vancouver’s new online exhibition “Skis upon Seymour’s Slopes: Mapping Mt. Seymour,” explores Mount Seymour’s extensive winter history through stories, photographs and film. Through Historypin, you can wander around a map of Mount Seymour and take a tour through time.

Created by archives and community engagement intern Alec Postlethwaite, the exhibition expands upon Alex Douglas’ Mount Seymour History Project, which he created intending to preserve the deep history of winter recreation on Mount Seymour.

This photo from the exhibit shows Joyce Coates sitting on the frame of the cabin she and her husband George were building on Mount Seymour in the summer of 1953. It was on a lot leased from the provincial government for $10 per year.

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: archives@monova.ca

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