Offered during the summer months, this animated and informative program is geared toward the general public, both tourists and locals.
Join a walking tour of the former Burrard Dry Dock site led by Shipyard Sal, a charismatic guide dressed as a WWII shipyard worker. Learn about North Vancouver’s maritime history, “Victory” ships, colourful characters, and local lore. Explore the sights and sounds of Lower Lonsdale, where past and future come together. More of this story may be heard at A Riveted Community: North Vancouver's Wartime Shipbuilding.
Stay tuned for booking details and times for summer 2013.
Shipyard Tour for Translation Group
This spring, Shipyard Sal presented a historical walking tour for the International Teaching Assistants Interpretation and Translation Program at the Lifelong Learning Continuing Studies Department, SFU. The aim was to help future translators interpret English language tours and facilitate effective cross-cultural communication. This group came prepared with some amazing questions about the historical development of the shipyard and the impact it had on the community of North Vancouver. Each student took a turn asking a question in English and translating Shipyard Sal's response into Mandarin. It was a very engaging and positive experience for everyone involved, including Sal!
To learn more about these and all of our programs, please call 604. 990.3700 ex.8008 OR email firstname.lastname@example.org
Alternatively, visit Lynn Canyon Park and meet Molly the Mountaineer. Discover how the North Shore drew young explorers to climb and investigate local and interior mountains. Hear how the mountains were accessed before there were roads, waterproof clothing, and GPS to lead the way!
For more on the history of mountaineering, visit our virtual exhibit Climbing to the Clouds: A People's History of BC Mountaineering.
This program is funded through Young Canada Works and the Department of Canadian Heritage with support from the City of North Vancouver.