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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!
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
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...
Be prepared for your next camping trip with these great books: Sleeping bags to s’mores: camping basics, The happy camper: an essential guide to life outdoors!
Woof! I love going for looong walks... Take me on one of these great dog friendly North Shore hikes!
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!
"Nice to see you, Mr Oak!" ... "Please, call me Garry." Learn more about the importance of garry oak ecosystems!
Discover some awesome hikes in our region: Easy Hiking Around Vancouver - An All-Season Guide & 103 Hikes in Southwestern British Columbia!
Kelp! What is it good for? Absolutely everything! See for yourselves: The science and spirit of seaweed: discovering food, medicine and purpose in the kelp forests of the Pacific Northwest
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
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.
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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.