Summer may be winding down, but there’s still plenty of time to join Museum of North Vancouver (MONOVA) for free theatrical walking tours with The Shipyard Pals.
Here are the details:
Thursdays and Sundays until September 25
Tours run twice per day, at 11 am and 1 pm
Meet at the foot of Lonsdale and Victory Ship Way.
Group bookings are available. To book a free group walking tour, please call 604-990-3700 (ext. 8008).
Shipyard Sal and Shipyard Sam (occasionally it has been Shipyard Sue) are long standing theatrical characters who have been developed and created by the MONOVA team from bits and pieces of anecdotal history from the North Shore.
The Shipyard Pals are immersive storytellers. In character, they lead participants through The Shipyards and bring the history, people, and stories of the area to life through the context of the shipbuilding operations which took place during World War Two at Burrard Dry Dock.
“My favourite part of being one of the Pals is the physicality and expressiveness of telling these stories. This includes sharing knowledge about this area’s history and helping folks make connections to their own lives through the stories I am able to share,” said Kelsey Ranshaw.