North Shore residents and visitors alike are invited to experience public art located in town centres, parks, along trails and pathways, and outside civic and commercial buildings throughout North Vancouver. Whether you're walking, hiking, cycling or wheeling, there's lots of public art to discover here on the north shore. The North Vancouver Public Art Guide & Map is available at local community centres, libraries and arts venues.
Join us in celebrating North Vancouver's newly installed 2020 public artworks in a socially distanced way. Using the attached printable sheet or by visiting the Art Collection page, we encourage you go and visit one (or more) of the recent additions to North Vancouver's Public Art Collection. While enjoying the sights, take a moment to share a photo of your visit with us.
1) Choose an artwork to visit from the New Artwork List or from here here.
2) Take a snapshot featuring you or a friend (or even Fido) visiting the public artwork.
3) Post the image to your social media and include the hashtag #VisitPublicArt in your message.
We will be on the lookout for your posts and will share your photos and messages with the artists who missed the opportunity for an official unveiling due to Covid-19 restrictions.
The new Public Art Map & Guide includes over 150 artworks located in the City and District of North Vancouver. Public artworks can be found along nature trails and public walkways, in parks, plazas and civic buildings throughout North Vancouver.
Free and easy to use, make your next walk or cycle a public art discover tour. Pick up a copy of the from the Public Art Office in the Harry Jerome Rec Centre, or at any of the following locations: Visitor Info Centre at Lonsdale Quay, North Vancouver community centres, City of North Vancouver Municipal Hall, District of North Vancouver Municipal Hall, West Vancouver Silk Purse and north shore libraries.
Organized by neighbourhood, the Guide contains 12 self-guided tours for easy exploration:
Lynn Creek Town Centre
A hide and seek outdoor adventure activity that utilizes GPS coordinates to find Public Art in North Vancouver. Find hidden caches at twelve North Vancouver Public Art sites.
Geocaching is an entertaining outdoor adventure activity for GPS enthusiasts of all ages. It’s about finding interesting places to explore and learning new things. In accordance with the rules of the game, individuals and organizations are invited to hide caches (a type of treasure box) in specific locations anywhere in the world. Once hidden the GPS coordinates of the caches are posted on an official geocaching website. Anyone with a GPS unit can use the posted coordinates to seek out the hidden cache. The cache box usually contains a visitor log book and an eclectic mix of favorite trinkets. Whoever finds the cache box is asked to sign the log book and encouraged to exchange a trinket from the box with something equally interesting.
Start Your Adventure Today!
Go to geocaching.com
Read game rules and FAQ
To find GPS coordinates for the North Vancouver Public Art caches use this link Public Art List.
Or, use this postal code V7M 3H6 in the FIND search box, on geocach.com website.
Whether you live on the North Shore or if you are a visitor, discover the wide array of public art in the Lower Lonsdale neighborhood. Start at the Seabus terminal, visit the Lonsdale Quay Market and take a stroll on the seawall as part of your Lower Lonsdale Public Art tour.