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Welcome to the North Vancouver City Library’s new digital mural space! Join our explorer on an outdoor adventure and see what you find: HOVER over different illustrations to find the ones that come to life. CLICK to discover more about our region and natural environment!

Welcome to the North Vancouver City Library’s new digital mural space! Join our explorer on an outdoor adventure and see what you find: TOUCH the different illustrations to find the ones that come to life and to discover more about our region and natural environment!

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Arbutus menziesii is native to the western coastal areas of North America. Learn about the traditional uses of this beautiful tree! Luschiim's Plants A Hul'q'umi'num (Cowichan) Ethnobotany

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B.C. is home to grizzly, black and spirit bears. Borrow The Salmon Bears: Giants of the Great Bear Rainforest, and learn how to be Bear aware...

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SQUAWK! I am a great blue heron. Did you know you can watch herons live on the Vancouver Heron Cam

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The Pacific Dogwood is B.C.’s official floral emblem. Learn more about its traditional uses in Plant Technology of First People’s in British Columbia!

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"Nice to see you, Mr Oak!" ... "Please, call me Garry." Learn more about the importance of garry oak ecosystems!

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Ch’ich’iyúy Elxwíkn’ are the twin peaks overlooking the North Shore. Read a story about the Two Sisters

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Look for Amanita muscaria on your forest walks but don’t eat them! Borrow this guide to be safe: How to forage for mushrooms without dying!

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I’m black with white spots, but I don’t go “moo!” What am I? An orca whale! Learn more about me in Spirits of the coast: orcas in science, art, and history

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This digital mural was designed by our friends at Phil Phil Studio!

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Do you know Raven's importance to local Indigenous peoples? Here are some stories: How Raven Freed the MoonHow Raven Steals the Light 

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“We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails.” — Dolly Parton

Learn to sail, quick! Fast Track to Sailing

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Did you know the salmon and the forest need each other? Learn more in the illustrated children's book Salmon Forest!

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What's going on under the surface of the ocean? Explore my world in The Seal Garden!

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Read, watch, listen

Specially curated selections from our librarians

Regularly updated lists of books, magazines and movies organized by theme. These include physical items you can borrow from the library and digital items you can enjoy on your devices at home or on the go. Click on a book to learn more or choose your preferred format.

Your next reads

Are you wondering what to read next? You’ve come to the right place! Get inspired on our Your next reads page!

Video book reviews

Need inspiration? Check out our ever growing collection of video book reviews by our amazing librarians. Go to YouTube.

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Honouring Indigenous perspectives


City Library is committed to reconciliation and decolonization. We do that in part through growing our collections and programming to help our community learn and reflect together. Listening, learning and following the lead of Indigenous communities are essential for building relationships of trust and respect. You can read more about our commitment in our 2022/23 refreshed strategic priorities.

Reconciliation begins with each and every one of us.

— Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada

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