NVMA’s story-filled walks entertain with tales of war time deeds and daring mountaineering adventures.
North Vancouver, BC – This July and August the North Vancouver Museum and Archives will present free, drop-in, story-filled walks at the Burrard Dry Dock site and in Lynn Canyon Park.
Burrard Dry Dock opened in 1906 and was, for most of the twentieth century, the largest shipyard in Western Canada. Over 450 ships were launched from this site including innovative self – dumping log barges, coastal ferries, icebreakers and most famously the WW II Victory ships. The war years were a busy time with around the clock production and a greatly expanded work force, which for the first time included women! Shipyard Pals Sal and Sam will perform stories of this exciting time while walking visitors through North Vancouver’s historic Burrard Dry Dock.
Live In Lynn Valley Village Concert Series Rocks Into Lynn Valley Friday July 10th 2015
#NorthVan365 Day 23!
This fantastic music series returns Friday July 10th in the heart of the Lynn Valley Village plaza and continues each Friday night from 7-9 pm throughout the Summer. The final Friday performance will be on August 28th. Anyone within the Lynn Valley vicinity is sure to have heard the music in the air, which seems to carry all the way up to Upper Lynn Valley! This year will be a great mix of Jazz, Blues, Country, Rock, Classic Motown, 50’s Rock and even some Funk! If you haven’t yet caught the series, take a stroll down to the Village with your family and make an evening of it.
Make sure to get there early for some Sushi Rolls (at Valley Sushi) before some Rock n’ Roll at the main stage, or grab a coffee at Delany’s and some sweet treats for the kids at Sugar and Co. This is quickly becoming another Lynn Valley favourite, so come out early and support this great event.
When: Fridays 7-9 pm in July 10th to August 28th, 2015. Where: Lynn Valley Village – 1277 Lynn Valley Road, North Vancouver, BC.
#NorthVan365 Day 22
If you’re looking for a flavourful and refreshing glass of craft beer, look no further. The Green Leaf Brewing Co. located inside the Lonsdale Quay Market is another North Vancouver hidden gem, now boasting a new outdoor patio.
Pushing the boundaries of craft beer, Green Leaf produces some innovative new brews along with a wide selection of classic brews for the traditionalists in the house. Their friendly service shines and the environment of Green Leaf is a very enjoyable place to spend an afternoon in North Vancouver. So come on down to fill up your growler or enjoy a flight of their latest brews. If they’re not too busy serving they also offer brewery tours.
If you’re crossing over from downtown Vancouver on the Seabus, head straight to the market entrance near the water and you’ll find Green Leaf. Keep your eyes peeled for several locals enjoying a pint on the outdoor patio, you can’t miss it!
If you arrive at the street entrance, head straight to the far Southwest corner on the ground floor to find Green Leaf.
Don’t miss out on the most delicious beer North Vancouver has to offer.
#NorthVan365 Day 21
Some may say this hike is easy, but when you’re hiking an elevation of 150 metres on an alpine of loose rocks in only 3km… it’s not that easy. It’s worth it though, especially on a crystal clear North Vancouver day. If the clouds are low you may find yourself hiking through the fog.
Take the scenic drive to the top of Mount Seymour and park at the main parking lot. It’s free! The hike to Mystery Lake is pretty straight forward, you hike straight up the alpine switchbacks. Keep to the right near the top of the trail and you’ll find the lake. If you’re unsure of where to go, just follow the trail signs or ask another hiker nearby. There’s usually a steady flow of hikers going to Mystery Lake.
When you reach the lake there is a small trail that takes you around it where you’ll find some large rocks near the water to sit on. On a hot day the lake is usually quite crowded so get there early if you plan to stay a while. It’s always recommended to pack light but you will see some carry their favorite floatation device up the mountain to relax on in the lake. Just make sure you bring lots of water, drinking the lake water is not recommended.
The descent back to the parking lot can be fun and it goes a lot faster than the hike up. Just watch your step as the alpine trail has very loose rocks and slippery patches. If this short hike wasn’t quite enough, Mount Seymour has several other trails to choose from but make sure you’re well equipped for a full day of hiking!
Day 18 of #NorthVan365
If you’re hoping to find a peaceful spot to relax under a tree on a grassy field or lie on the beach to catch some rays, Cate’s Park is the place for you! You’ll find the park entrance located around the 200 block of Dollarton Highway on route to Deep Cove. A beautiful garden bed maintained by the District of North Vancouver greets you as you turn off the main road to access the park. This really sets the mood for the District’s largest and most scenic coastal park.
There is a strong Native presence in the park with various totem poles and sculptures spread throughout. It’s ancestral name is Whey-ah-Wichen, a Tsleil-Waututh meaning “faces the wind”. You will also find a lovely network of trails that follows the coastline around the bend towards Deep Cove and a public boat launch if you feel like drifting a little further up the inlet.
Cate’s Park is the perfect spot for a family gathering as there is lots of space on both the grass field and beach. There are several picnic tables and a large playground for the kids! There is also a concession open during the Summer months and public washrooms.
During the Summer there are various public events at Cates Park including the Cates Park Concert Series with several live bands to enjoy. Stay informed with local event info at deepcovebc.com.