GEOweb, the District of North Vancouver’s GIS website is fascinating to explore. It provides access to mapping, census, land, environmental, zoning, building, and other geographic information. The site has a separate History application that overlays historical information and photographs on District maps. There is also a timeline slider that navigates through 130 years of significant events across historical basemaps.
Demolition Mama is a blog written by NVMA volunteer Suzanne Wilson who spent a decade (2000 to 2010) photographing North Vancouver houses slated for demolition. The blog, written in 2010, features one house per day for 365 days. Each entry features photographs and engrossing histories of each house and the people who lived in them. A hard copy of the contents and photos are available in the Archives. Wilson received a 2010 District of North Vancouver Heritage Advocacy Award for her work.
North Shortie This Facebook page is where former and longtime North Shore reisdents may connect with each other and share memories of their neighbourhoods, people they knew, trends they followed and places they met. If you too are a North Shortie or just looking for answers about North Vancouver, visit this site. To join this group, a Facebook account is required.
North & West Vancouver Heritage is a large Flickr photo set created by a local photographer interested in heritage buildings. This site contains excellent photos of dozens of North Shore heritage buildings coupled with information from the Canada’s Historic Places website (www.historicplaces.ca).
Representation of the Hero in WWI: Walter MacKay Draycott focuses on the military career of North Vancouver's Lynn Valley centenarian Draycott (1883 - 1985) who survived four gruelling years (1914-1917) at the Western Front. Diaries, topographic sketches, notebooks, and photos he created throughout this life are held in the Archives.
Keys to History invites you to discover, see, experience and learn about Canadian history through a website developed with the McCord Museum of Canadian History. North Vancouver shows include:
Every House Has a Story Award – winning writer and author, Eve Lazarus, has a passion for history and heritage houses. Her stories of local people and places include homes designed by architect Fred Hollingsworth, the area where track stars Valerie and Harry Jerome lived, as well as the Commercial Block at East 8th and St. Andrews.
The Mount Seymour History Project is dedicated to preserving the written and physical history of Mount Seymour, and to sharing that history through displays, special events, multimedia and education programs in the community of the North Shore and greater Vancouver.
Preserving my Heritage This site is aimed at helping you care for your treasures. It also provides information about about heritage conservation and the activities of the Canadian Conservation Institute.