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About cultural events

Community cultural events help bridge cultures and build strong communities through the arts, featuring visual and performing arts, and encouraging public engagement.

Culture Compass Treasure Hunts
Culture Compass Treasure Hunts!

your task:

  1. Choose which themed treasure hunt you’d like to complete! You have from May to September to complete as many as you’d like.
  2. Using the clues and map, find a letter at each of the listed locations.
  3. Once you’ve found them all, unscramble to find your code word.
  4. Claim your piece of treasure from CityScape Community Artspace during opening hours OR enter your details and the code word HERE for your chance to win the Grand Prize (a 2022 You Are Here Calendar and a set of 12 Art Cards, valued at $70). The winner will be announced in October 2021!

Each treasure hunt is designed to take 1 – 2 hours. Good luck!

NORTH SHORE CULTURE COMPASS TREASURE HUNT

WHERE LAND MEETS SEA

Launched May 2021

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.

NORTH SHORE CULTURE COMPASS TREASURE HUNT

SINCE TIME IMMEMORIAL

Launched June 2021

Note: This treasure hunt isn’t designed to be walkable and could be completed across a number of days.

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 

Chief Dan George Actor & Activist exhibit (until 29 Aug) 

NORTH SHORE CULTURE COMPASS TREASURE HUNT

 FOREST FRIENDS

Launched July 2021

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

Adult Summer Reading Challenge, NVDPL

To further explore the themes of the Treasure Hunts, we invite you to participate in the Adult Summer Reading Challenge, organized by the North Vancouver District Public Library.

Library staff have put together some great lists of books, audio books, and films related to the themes of the Culture Compass Treasure Hunts! If you participate in the library’s Adult Summer Reading Program, you will have yet more opportunities to expand your knowledge and win prizes!

Learn more and Register to participate

Thank you to our partners:

Vancouver's North Shore          North Vancouver District Public Library