MONOVA (Museum of North Vancouver) will open in the heart of North Vancouver’s Lower Lonsdale Shipyards District in the Fall of 2021. The museum will transform the way the community experiences North Vancouver’s stories. Stories are the threads that weave us together and form the fabric of the community. At MONOVA, you’ll find yourself drawn into landscapes you knew nothing about, meeting people from different eras, and contemplating what it all means for the present as we move towards our collective future.
When the new Museum of North Vancouver opens in Lower Lonsdale in 2021, you can expect powerful stories of North Vancouver through high-quality exhibitions in the Permanent and Feature Galleries, exhibits at the Archives of North Vancouver in Lynn Valley, and mobile exhibits with partnering organizations. The Permanent Gallery will focus on the themes of Passion for Place, Connections, and Industry and Enterprise. The exhibits will incorporate all of the senses and blend physical artifacts with digital content. The Feature Gallery will offer temporary and travelling exhibits. There will also be educational programs for K-12 students, and public programs for general audiences – on and off-site.
MONOVA will be well-situated adjacent to Lonsdale Quay, the Polygon Gallery, the new Shipyards complex and the SeaBus Terminal. In addition to being the new home of the restored Streetcar 153 and a stunning new cedar carving of Sch’ich’iyuy (The Two Sisters) by Sḵw wú7mesh (Squamish) carver Wade Baker, the new purpose-built facility will be full of interactive multimedia exhibits, innovative programming and public gatherings.
MONOVA also currently has various online exhibits showcasing pieces of North Vancouver history. See remarkable historical photos and read stories from local archives.