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Culture Compass Treasure Hunts

Culture Compass Treasure Hunts!

Celebrate Craft Beer Week with this treasure hunt brewed by the North Shore Culture Compass and Vancouver’s North Shore Tourism.

Did you know that Canada’s first ever microbrewery opened here on Vancouver’s North Shore in 1982? It was only in 2013 that breweries were permitted to operate tasting rooms and since then craft breweries have hopped boldly into North Shore culture. Clues are located online and in person and can be found in any order!

And did we mention prizes? Follow the clues, find the code and enter the draw below before November 30th! Past this date, the prize is the satisfaction of exploring local culture…and beer.

DOWNLOAD AND PRINT THE TREASURE HUNT HERE

or collect a hard copy at CityScape Community ArtSpace, participating breweries or at select hotels across the North Shore.

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 THE GRAND PRIZE INCLUDES: 

One $100 Gift Certificate to Park Royal; 

One $25 Gift Certificate to any one Brewery on Vancouver’s North Shore;

Two tickets to Grouse Mountain Skyride; 

Two tickets to Capilano Suspension Bridge; 

Vancouver‘s North Shore Craft Beer Week swag

A You Are Here 2023 Calendar

If you have completed the treasure hunt before November 30th, 2022, be sure to enter your code HERE for your chance to win the Grand Prize!

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YOUR TASK:

1) Follow the clues to uncover a letter at each of the 11 locations. Note the letters as you find them. Use the treasure map to guide you.

Seven of the clues can only be found in person. Check brewery opening times before embarking on the hunt. In-person clues are in walking distance of each other.

Some clues can be found either in person or on the online culture map – northshoreculturecompass.ca.

2) Once you’ve found all the clues, unscramble the letters to find the code.

This treasure hunt is designed for adults of legal drinking age and is most fun completed as a group, or even in teams. Remember to drink responsibly and pace yourself. These clues do not have to be found all in one go. Take your time and enjoy the unique atmosphere that each brewery has to offer.

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Many thanks to our sponsor Vancouver’s North Shore Tourism for making this treasure hunt possible!

This treasure hunt is part of Craft Beer Week 2022. A series of special events at 11 participating North Shore Breweries will take place between November 3rd and 14th, featuring music, limited edition beers, food pop-ups, games, giveaways, and more.

Visit: vancouversnorthshore.com/signatureevent/craft-beer-week/

This treasure hunt is not to be confused with Vancouver Ale Trail’s Tasting Passport.

To find out more about the history of craft beer in the province, visit bcaletrail.ca

Contest Terms and Conditions
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No purchase is necessary. By entering the contest you agree to the below Terms and Conditionsand Contest Rules: 

CONTEST PERIOD: Contest opens November 3, 2022 at 12:00AM PST and closes November 30, 2022 at 11:59 PM PST.

ELIGIBILITY: This contest is only open for legal residents of British Columbia, Canada who are 19+ and have completed a the Brewing North Shore Culture Treasure Hunt and obtained a correct code word. The contest is not open to employees of North Van Arts or Vancouver’s North Shore Tourism. Maximum one (1) contest entry, per treasure hunt, per person. Not adhering to the Terms and Conditionsand Contest Rules may lead to disqualification at any time. 

GRAND PRIZE WINNER: One (1) grand prize winner will be randomly chosen by North Van Arts. The winner will be contacted via the email address they provided when submitting the code word to enter the contest and must respond within 72 hours to claim their prize. Winner will be redrawn if no response is received within 72 hours. The Grand Prize has no cash value and is non-transferrable. 

EMAIL COMMUNICATION: By entering the contest, you agree to receive one (1) email communication from North Van Arts. You will not be subscribed to the email subscriber base unless you have opted in using the check box. 

Find out how to participate in all the Craft Beer Week events here.

In partnership with Vancouver’s North Shore.

Craft Beer Week                         Vancouver's North Shore

About the Culture Compass Treasure Hunts

Culture is all around us and is a great way of connecting to a place and nourishing the mind and spirit! From public art and galleries, to heritage buildings and theatres, explore cultural gems across the North Shore, picking up clues along the way! 

Choose your themed treasure hunt and print out the cluesheet.

Follow the clues and collect your letters. Depending on which treasure hunt theme you pick, clues can be found in person and sometimes online via the northshoreculturecompass.ca, and sometimes both!

Once you’ve found all the clues, unscramble the letters to find your code word and complete the treasure hunt!

All of the Treasure Hunts can be completed any time and can be found on the North Shore Culture Compass or through the links below.  We sometimes will launch a new treasure hunt to be completed within a certain timeframe with prizes (aka treasure) involved! We will post details here on this webpage.

Who are they for?

The questions and clues included in the Treasure Hunts require the ability to read in English.  The activities are appropriate for all age levels, and are most fun in groups of family and friends. Get your Treasure Hunt group ready and go!

How do they work?

Culture is all around us and is a great way of connecting to a place and nourishing the mind and spirit! From public art and galleries, to heritage buildings and theatres, explore cultural gems across the North Shore, picking up clues along the way! 

Choose your themed treasure hunt and print out the cluesheet.

Follow the clues and collect your letters. Depending on which treasure hunt theme you pick, clues can be found in person and sometimes online via the northshoreculturecompass.ca, and sometimes both!

Once you’ve found all the clues, unscramble the letters to find your code word and complete the treasure hunt!

All of the Treasure Hunts can be completed any time and can be found on the North Shore Culture Compass or through the links below.  We sometimes will launch a new treasure hunt to be completed within a certain timeframe with prizes (aka treasure) involved! We will post details here on this webpage. 

Who are they for?

The questions and clues included in the Treasure Hunts require the ability to read in English.  The activities are appropriate for all age levels, and are most fun in groups of family and friends. Get your Treasure Hunt group ready and go! 

WHERE LAND MEETS SEA

This section of the spirit trail where land meets sea is full of clues to the past, stories about the present, and looking to the future – industry, transportation, leisure, art, immigration, and first nations. Once you’ve completed the hunt, head to the North Shore Culture Compass online to discover more about this fascinating area.

SINCE TIME IMMEMORIAL

Note: This treasure hunt is designed to be completed by bike, transit or car, or walking within sections (not a walkable route in one day).

What is today called the North Shore represents a small part of Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh territory, but can reveal a lot, if you know where to look. Consider the thousands of years the Coast Salish people have inhabited and stewarded this land, their deep connections to this place, and their dynamic culture. We invite you to bike, or drive across the North Shore to learn more about the people who have lived here since time immemorial, the Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) and səl̓ilwətaɁɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) people.

Additional resources:

Nature walks & plant scavenger hunts with Cease Wyss  

 – Self-guided tour map 

FOREST FRIENDS

Let’s celebrate that we live in a city that has urban forest and trails! We have recently added a selection of trails with cultural significance to the northshoreculturecompass.ca. Explore one of these trails located at the heart of the City of North Vancouver, Mahon Park. Discover the history, public art, forest friends and conservation and rehabilitation initiatives that this green oasis has to offer.

Additional resources:

T’uy’t’tanat Cease Wyss’ Walking Garden Tour Vignette

City Park Stewards (City Parks Rehabilitation Project) StoryMap

ART AROUND TOWN

Art is all around us! From public art, to galleries, to opportunities to get creative yourself, explore Art Around Town in the Ambleside neighbourhood.

Additional resources:

West Vancouver Art Museum

Silk Purse – Community Art

SALMON & STREAMS – COHO TREASURE HUNT

This Treasure Hunt takes place in Ambleside, West Vancouver and online on the northshoreculturecompass.ca

Over four decades, the Coho Society of the North Shore has worked on many exciting salmon conservation and habitat protection and enhancement projects, all with the aim of protecting salmon for future generations. Salmon have an important role in the local ecosystem. The Squamish name, Tem Cháyilhen (tum chai-yay-lhen) can be broken down into ‘schay’ (meaning ‘to fast/sacrifice’) and ‘ilhen’ (‘to eat’) so the word means ‘the salmon are sacrificing themselves for us to eat in September’. The Salmon & Streams Treasure Hunt was created in September 2021 as a new addition to the Coho Festival.

Thank you to our partners:

Vancouver's North Shore          North Vancouver District Public Library