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History unfolds in Lynn Canyon through story-filled walks this summer

(Source: facebook.com/NorthVancouverMuseumArchives)

NORTH VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – School is now over for most kids in Metro Vancouver, which means you may be looking for activities for yours over the next couple months.

Here’s a suggestion: a free, story-filled walk in North Vancouver, which combines fun with a local history lesson!

You’ve got a choice of two walks presented by the North Vancouver Museum and Archives.

Kelsey Ranshaw is a graduate of the UBC acting program and stars in “Mountaineer Pals,” a show that takes place in the forest trails of Lynn Canyon Park and shares tales of adventure and rescue.

“I am ‘Mountaineer Molly.’ I’m having the time of my life. It’s a beautiful city to be working in and to be experiencing.”

“It actually was inspired, as I understand it, by the North Shore Rescue 50th anniversary, which was last year. It’s so topical and relevant to some of the dangerous activities that go on in the park, even today,” she adds.

The second walk, “Shipyard Pals,” takes place at the historic Burrard Dry Dock.

“[It’s a] dramatic interpretation of the hey day of the Burrard Dry Docks and what went on during the war,” says Ranshaw.

Over 450 ships were launched from the site, including warships, ferries, and icebreakers.

Click here for more information about the history walks, which begin next week.