Our boat cruises were once again a great success!

We were thrilled to have our very special guest, author and Mayor of Belcarra, Ralph Drew on board for both dates.

Ralph Drew has recently authored two comprehensive books relevant to the tour – Forest & Fjord: The History of Belcarra and Ferries & Fjord: The History of Indian Arm. These books are available for purchase from the Deep Cove Heritage office along with our own two books Echoes Across the Inlet and Echoes Across Seymour. Terrific summer reading all around. (Note – book sales are by cash or cheque only.)



Soon getting our archival photos online!

Deep Cove Heritage Society is excited to announce that it plans to have the first 800 photos from its archives online before summer. Member Hope Morris has been working for months to put our digital images into a museum software program so that we can share these memories online.

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At left -Hope Morris with image of a school class from Burrard View School.



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Last of the old “squatters’ shacks” moved

The North Shore News has reported that the little blue cabin is on the move, it was the last of the old squatters’ cabins at Cates Park.  Nancy Kirkpatrick, Director of North Vancouver Museum and Archives put together a history of the cabin and has given us permission to include it on our Stories page. Click on the Stories tab at top of page.



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At our meeting on Thursday, June 4th at 10:30am in the meeting room, Bernie Geiss and Warren Campbell spoke on the power of leaving legacies; followed by a slide show featuring many photos of Deep Cove’s May Days.

As well, we introduced a new Summer Heritage Chat Group, it began on June 11, in our Pat Morrice Deep Cove Heritage Garden. In case of rain we will meet at the Pomegranate Restaurant across the street. The Heritage Chats will be held every Thursday from 11:30am until 2pm until August 20. Come on down!

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We hope to see you there!








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Lorna Anderson, Janet Pavlik and Gail Hanlon with Heritage Award

Lorna Anderson, Janet Pavlik and Gail Hanlon with Heritage Award — photo by Paul McGrath, North Shore News — January 2014



Girls show off Christmas dolls and dolls' clothes

Girls show off Christmas dolls and dolls’ clothes




Christmas Day in the Neighbourhood Deep Cove, 1952

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Building Andy’s Range: constructing the Blair Rifle Range. The unknown story of the Blair Rifle Range and its place in Canadian History.

Blueridge resident Donna Sacuta,  pictured at left, presented her fascinating research paper and photos at the Deep Cove Heritage meeting on November 6. If you missed it, her research paper can be viewed here. Click on STORIES at the top of this page; then click on the blue text BUILDING ANDY’S RANGE; and on the next page that opens click on the blue text BLAIR RIFLE RANGE DONNA SACUTA 2014.






Gail Hanlon, far left and Pat Morrice celebrate Culture Days, September 26 to 28, 2014.




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Janet Pavlik and Harriet Newman welcomed Deep Cove Daze visitors on Sunday, August 24, 2014



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Brian Wilson, kept the office open on Sundays 2013 & 2014, filled in as Co-ordinator over the summer months. Brian will be working with our archival projects.

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Deep Cove Heritage Society was a proud recipient of a Community Gaming Grant. Pictured left to right are DCHS members Lynne Harvey, Co-ordinator Gail Hanlon, MLA North Vancouver-Seymour Jane Thornthwaite and DCHS Treasurer Louise Hart.


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Brian Wilson led a group along the Baden Powell Trail from Deep Cove to Quarry Rock, 2014


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This annual event always sells out fast. Members can purchase tickets for $25 each effective August 1st, 2014. Any unsold seats will be available to the public after August 10th.

We hope you will be able to join us!



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Our neighbour from across the inlet, Belcarra Mayor Ralph Drew, paid us a visit recently and shared some of the stories from his book Forest & Fjord: The History of Belcarra. Ralph’s book was selected by the judges of the BC Historical Federation as the winner of the first prize in the book competition and also the Lieutenant-Governor’s medal. His book, shown below, is available for purchase from the Deep Cove Heritage office, or directly from the author –

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Ralph Drew, author of Forest & Fjords, a History of Belcarra met with the group and shared his stories of the pictographs on Indian Arm. He is pictured second from left along with authors of Echoes Across Seymour, Eileen Smith, Janet Pavlik and Desmond Smith.







Other News:


The Newsletters are now online – click on Resources Tab at top and choose Newsletters. Complete newsletters can be viewed or downloaded from that page.

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Note: To view the 1981 Cove related Vancouver Sun page click on Stories at top of screen.










WINTER HOURS OPEN: Tues & Thurs 10am-4pm; Wed, Fri, Sat & Sun 1pm-4pm; Closed Mondays 1pm-4pm Other times when volunteers available Please phone to confirm hours before driving out
- Alex Douglas – President
- Tom Kirk – Vice President
- Louise Hart – Treasurer/Secretary
- Marilyn Myers – Director
- Eileen Smith - Director
- Vickie Boughen - Director
- Liz Bollman - Director

- Jim Slight - Co-ordinator
- Mechtild Morin
- Liz Jenkins Bollmann

- Hope Morris
- Vickie Boughen
- Wendy Bullen Stephenson
- Lynda Noel