Imagining North Vancouver: Edward Mahon and His Legacy
Community History Centre
This exhibit highlights the successes and failures of one man, Edward Mahon, to create a beautiful and healthy town site. From a shattered dream in Castlegar to success in North Vancouver, he also invested in new enterprises like a suspension bridge attraction that operates today, and a telescope on Grouse Mountain, a dream that remains as distant as the stars. His efforts to create and invest were not always successful, but the plans of North Vancouver today are built upon the foundation he helped lay. A driving force behind today’s ring of parks that surrounds North Vancouver’s core, it is well worth reflecting on what his influence means to residents today.
The Green Necklace: The Vision Quest of Edward Mahon
Newly released book! By Walter O. Volovsek
The story of how British immigrant Edward Mahon, principal of the North Vancouver Land & Improvement Company, influenced the development of the North Shore as well as other regions of B.C. More
NVMA at the Library
Our Favourite Things
North Vancouver City Library, 3rd Floor
Be sure to check out the Museum & Archives' changing displays on the third floor of the library. These feature some some real gems including a unique piece of copper said to have been taken from the hull of Admiral Nelson's H.M.S. Victory! Also shown are North Vancouver pennants of the type collected during trips across the country when automobile travel was at its peak.
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The North Vancouver Story
Museum in Presentation House - (Open by Appointment Only)
In one of the world’s most spectacular settings, human activity has shaped the environment and has been shaped by it. Learn the story of North Vancouver’s rise from an isolated logging town to today’s dynamic urban community. The permanent exhibition gallery encapsulates 150 years of history, from pre-contact times to the present, using artifacts and photographs in themed displays to tell the unique story of the community and its people.