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British Columbia Encyclopedia
Books about North Vancouver
The Ambitious City by
Call Number: 971.1 SOM
North Vancouver is one of the most historic areas of BC's Lower Mainland, with a district population of more than 120,000 people, and more than 45,000 living in the City of North Vancouver itself. How did this thriving multicultural city develop from a hodgepodge of wood frame buildings and muddy trails in just 100 years? The Ambitious City details the story of North Vancouver, from the migration of the Squamish people to Burrard Inlet, to the settlement of Moodyville in the 1800s through to the city's incorporation in 1907. The development of the area's shipbuilding industry and the economic and cultural revitalization of Lonsdale Avenue is also covered. Published in honour of the City of North Vancouver's 2007 centennial, The Ambitious City includes first-person accounts as well as archival photos and illustrations. Sommer connects the community's history with that of the province, covering ethnic relations, colonialism, labour history and politics.
Reflections 100 Years: A Celebration of the District of North Vancouver's Centennial
by Chuck Davis
Echoes Across the Inlet
by Dawn Sparks and Martha Border
Early Days in Lynn Valley
by Walter MacKay Draycott
North Vancouver Museum and Archives
Integrated database of archival holdings includes descriptions and scanned images from the 45,000 historic photographs of North Vancouver and area preserved in the Archives Collection.