The Shipyard and Mountaineer Pals

Bond rallies, variety shows, and tug-of-war competitions are just a few of the ways Burrard Dry Dock (BDD) employees fundraised for the war effort. Shipyard Sal and Sam will regale you with stories, songs and poetry, as they describe first-hand, what it was like to build 10,000 tonne Victory Ships for war. Listen to songs, participate in rivet-toss demonstrations, and giggle at quick costume changes!

Drop-in for a walking tour:
Starting July 1
Wednesdays and Thursdays at 1:30pm and

Fridays and Saturdays at 1:30pm and 3 pm.

Meet Shipyard Sal and Sam for your tour near the foot of Lonsdale at Victory Ship Way.

Book a group tour:
Call 604.990.3700 ex. 8008 or email  All programs are FREE!

At the Market:

Look for Sal and Sam at the Friday Night Markets, Shipbuilders' Square.

Down at The Shipyards
Enjoy this North Shore Tourism video about all of the activities that may be enjoyed down on the waterfront on summer evenings. Be entertained by the Shipyard Pals, purchase local produce, and taste foods from around the world.




Max and Molly, Mountaineer Pals

Climbing achievements and logging history are just two of the themes that our Mountaineer Pals will explore with visitors to Lynn Canyon Park on most rain-free Sundayafternoons through July and August. Stationed across from the Park's Rangers Station and the cafe, their displays and equipment are a great bonus to all Park visitors.


Two women dressed as World War II shipyard workers leading a tour on the Pier.

Funding for this project has been made possible in part through a contribution from the Young Canada Works in Heritage Organizations program, Department of Canadian Heritage.

The New Shipyard Sal and Sam program was produced with the support and in association with Presentation House Theatre.

The Canadian Museums Association administers the museum component of the YCW program on behalf of the Department of Canadian Heritage.

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