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Culture Compass Treasure Hunts!

FEBRUARY 15 – MARCH 15, 2021


After the success of the Culture Days Treasure Hunts which took place in Fall 2020, the Culture Compass Treasure Hunts are back – this time, to celebrate the launch of Heritage Week on February 15, 2021.

Where do you find Heritage?

Interesting stories are all around you!  Pick up clues while discovering natural & cultural heritage along North Vancouver’s Green Necklace or go online and explore the entire North Shore.

You have a until March 15th to complete one or both hunts and enter to win the Grand Prize – the ultimate North Shore Staycation. Follow the clues to find letters and uncover the code word! 

Grand Prize – Ultimate vancouver’s North Shore Staycation:

The amazing prize package has been put together with the support of our sponsor Vancouver’s North Shore Tourism and the following local North Shore organizations and includes:

  • 1 night stay with breakfast for 4 at Lonsdale Quay Hotel
  • $100 Gift Card to Park Royal
  • Tickets to Grouse Mountain Admission
  • Tickets to Capilano Suspension Bridge
  • E-bike rentals with Reckless Shipyards eBikes & More
  • Vancouver’s North Shore Tourism and North Shore Culture Compass Swag


enter to win the grand prize:

Once you’ve completed the online hunt, enter your details and the code word via the online form at the end of the hunt.

Once you’ve completed the in-person hunt, you can either:

– visit CityScape Community ArtSpace during open hours to submit your details and code word, or

– enter using the ‘submit in-person code word’ link below

If you do both hunts and submit both code words, it counts as two entries! Only 1 entry per person per hunt, for a maximum of 2 entries per person for both online and in-person. 

 Tips for completing the In-person (outdoor) treasure hunt:

  • All clues can be seen from the outside of each location so you can find them at any time during February 15th – March 15th. 
  • It will take around 1 hr to complete on foot but you do not need to follow the order of the map. It is a cyclable route too as it’s along an urban greenway!  
  • The full urban greenway is a 7.5km loop so if you are cycling/want a longer walk, continue beyond clue 6 and circle back to end at clue 7.
  • This is a great family-friendly or socially-distanced activity to do with a friend! 
  • Don’t to forget to snap a selfie with the hashtag #HuntForHeritage !