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Vancouver Historical Society presents Daniel Francis

January 25 | 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Where Mountains Meet the Sea by Daniel Francis (Harbour Publishing)

Originally part of the territories of the Tsleil-Waututh and Squamish Nations, the community of North Vancouver predates Vancouver as the earliest European settlement on Burrard Inlet. For several years Moodyville was the “capital” of Burrard Inlet. Boosters even thought that the North Shore might become the terminus for the transcontinental railway. Instead North Vancouver had a more measured history, characterized by industrial development along its waterfront, residential development up its mountain slopes, and recreational development in its backcountry.

In this well-illustrated talk based on his book Where Mountains Meet the Sea commemorating the 125th anniversary of North Vancouver District, historian Daniel Francis describes how the community evolved from a frontier sawmill village into a modern urban centre marked by its location midway between the mountain wilderness and the third largest city in Canada.

Membership required for attendance.


January 25
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
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