Support the North Shore Culture Compass! This online culture map is a treasure trove of stories, history, events and more. For the community, by the community.

North Shore Culture Compass

North Shore Culture Compass

StoryMap gallery

Inspired by content on the North Shore Culture Compass, we have created StoryMaps that invite you to explore stories about this place.

Shipyards Then & Now MONOVA

Developed in partnership with MONOVA, this interactive StoryMap accompanies the exhibition You Are Here @ The Shipyards. This feature exhibition (opened December 2022) explores the evolution of The Shipyards – on the site of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish Nation) village of Eslhá7an – and its role through history as a thriving waterfront community.
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Visions of the North Shore StoryMap

Visions was a tri-municipal millennium project in partnership with the Canada Millennium Partnership Program and British Columbia Community Spirit Program, embracing the passing of time through a heritage and visual arts collaboration of 12 significant sites from Horseshoe Bay to Deep Cove.
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Diving In StoryMap2022

Diving In: The Art of Cleaning Lakes and Oceans  is an environmental art campaign to raise awareness of the waste in our lakes and oceans by transforming collected trash into art. A collaboration by the Sea to Sky Arts Council Alliance (Pemberton Arts Council, Arts Whistler, the Squamish Arts Council, Lions Bay Arts, The Hearth Arts on Bowen), West Vancouver Arts Council, and North Van Arts.

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Coho Interpretive Zones StoryMap

The Virtual Edition Coho Festival 2021 inaugurated an online showcase of salmon conservation initiatives on the North Shore. The Coho Society partnered with the North Shore Culture Compass to present four ‘Interpretive Walks’ with a salmon conservation theme.

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Coho Interpretive Zones StoryMap

Curious about what the North Shore Culture Compass is, and what you can do with it?  Take a guided tour, created by the Culture Compass team.

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Heritage Week Treasure Hunt by North Shore Culture Compass

In celebration of Heritage Week 2021, we created this Treasure Hunt to encourage people to see heritage all over the North Shore! You might be surprised to find heritage hiding in plain sight.

This online treasure hunt includes 12 letters  hidden at heritage spots all over the North Shore!

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North Shore Cultural Treasures
From public art to historic buildings, explore cultural treasures across Vancouver’s North Shore. There are 13 letters to be found and you can use each clue to help you locate them on the map. Clicking on the correct point on the map will reveal a code letter, and the code letters make up a password!

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The You Are Here calendar presents 12 North Shore Scenes by local artists, as a fundraiser for the North Shore Culture Compass.

StoryMaps show the places that inspired the art, and share information about the talented artists who each interpret and present the scenes through their own unique style.

You Are Here 2024 calendar

Featuring 12 North Shore scenes created by North Shore artists, the 2024 You Are Here Calendar includes work by: Biljana Jones, Ian Cunliffe, Terri Connelly, Akemi Ito, Rick Cuff, Natasha Dash, Alfonso Tejada, Dilys Huang, Mara Dias, Sahar Bani Soltan, Stella Kent, Riitta Peirone.

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You Are Here 2023 Calendar

Featuring 12 North Shore scenes created by North Shore artists, the 2023 You Are Here calendar includes work by: Tim Bennison, Joanne Frewer, Sue Johnson, Danyne Johnston,Lorena Krause, Robbie Hosegood, Shelley McDonald, Katie Rodgers, Kim Rosin, Elham Shiri, Erin Halla Shakespeare, Arabella Young.

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You Are Here 2022 calendar StoryMap cover

Featuring 12 North Shore scenes created by North Shore artists, the 2022 You Are Here calendar included work by: Enda Bardell, Rick Herdman, Ishrat Khan, Theresa Wimbles, Natalia Coronado, Olivia George, Dominique Walker, Yifei Zhang, Sahar Banisoltan, Lyza Del Mar Gustin, Chris Dalton, Tara Devine.

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Kiss the Sky by Kathleen Ainscough

Featuring 12 North Shore scenes created by North Shore artists, the 2021 You Are Here calendar included work by: Kathleen Ainscough, Tim Bennison, Lorena Krause, Miles Brook, Chris Dalton, Lyza Del Martin, Diana Zoe Coop, Ishrat Khan, Tatjana Mirkov-Popovicki, Enda Bardell, Danyne Johnston.

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Rice Lake by Victoria Eftimova

Featuring 12 North Shore scenes created by North Shore artists, the 2020 You Are Here calendar included work by: Martin Henry, Geoffrey Feng, Shelley McDonald, Lucas Kratochwil, Miles Brook, Jenn Ashton, Tim Bennison, Danyne Johnston, Kim Rosin, Victoria Eftimova, Sahar Banisoltan.

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