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Like a Local

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To North Shore, Like a Local means to Learn, Like a Local. To learn like a local means to respect all cultures that reside here and to acknowledge that we are on the unceded traditional territories of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh and səlilwətaɬ Nations, who have been here since time immemorial.

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səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh Nation)

Learn about the səlilwətaɬ.

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Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish)

Learn about the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh.

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Indigenous Language

You’ll often notice Indigenous names and writing on North Shore signage. The North Shore Culture Compass is a free online map showcasing the region’s art, heritage and stories. Check out the First Nations Category which was developed in partnership with the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish Nation) and səl̓ilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh Nation) who have been here since time immemorial. Find out how to pronounce local placenames and learn about the stories, art and animals that have shaped Vancouver’s North Shore.

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Indigenous Tourism BC

Learn about all BC has to offer visitors through resources, trip guides and educational resources highlighting and supporting Indigenous culture and experiences across the province.

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Monova

Explore North Vancouver through photographs, artifacts and stories of the people who have called these lands their home since time immemorial. Check out the museum’s permanent and new exhibits in the link below!

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North Van Arts Council

North Van Arts, founded in 1969 as The North Vancouver Community Arts Council, is a grassroots, non-profit, charitable cultural organization dedicated to maximizing the intrinsic value of the arts in all media.

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I Pledge to

I will commit to keeping myself and others safe by preparing adequately before going on any nature outings and knowing the safety protocols of the activities I take part in.
I pledge to respect all cultures that reside here and to acknowledge that we are on the unceded traditional territories of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.
I pledge to respect the land, water and wildlife here and leave the natural environment just as I found it.