Presentation House in North Vancouver
Presentation House is a unique arts and culture facility which has been sharing history, art, live theatre and musical performance with the Vancouver community since the mid-1970s.
Presentation House Theatre is located on the first floor of the building. At the box office, you can purchase tickets for a diverse array of Canadian performances from theatre productions to musical concerts.
The second floor houses the North Vancouver Museum and Archives permanent and changing exhibit spaces. Visitors can explore contemporary media and photography exhibitions on the third floor in the Presentation House Gallery.
Located close to Lonsdale Quay in North Vancouver, this heritage house is a living monument of local history. In 1902, it was a school house for elementary and secondary level students, and in 1915 it became the temporary site of North Vancouver's city hall.
Finally, it was used as a justice building and police station, before becoming the Presentation House we see today. In the museum offices, you can still see prisoners' initials carved into the window frames.
Presentation House Must-Sees:
› Theatre on the 1st floor: Presentation House Theatre is the only professional theatre company in North Vancouver. Visitors can see a diversity of Canadian theatrical and musical talent.
› Permanent museum exhibit on the 2nd floor: This space showcases the history of North Vancouver. Highlights include the stories of local inhabitants brought to life through artefacts, archival film footage, and historic photographs. Topics include transportation, electricity, the logging and ship building industries, the rich culture of Coast Salish communities, and North Vancouver outdoor activities. Visitors can discover the rich wilderness and beautiful north shore mountains where locals and tourists come to hike, ski, and mountain bike.
› The North Vancouver Museum and Archives also showcases temporary exhibits on the second floor of Presentation House.
› Gallery space and bookstore on the 3rd floor: Visitors can experience local and travelling contemporary photography and media art exhibitions. The bookstore showcases publications on photography, film and video.
Hours & Rates:
Presentation House Gallery and Museum Exhibits have no entrance fees, but encourage donations.
Presentation House Theatre: Theatre show times and ticket prices vary.
Presentation House Museum Exhibits: Tuesday-Sunday, 12 to 5pm.
Presentation House Gallery: Wednesday to Sunday, 12 to 5 pm
Directions & Map:
From downtown (Burrard and Robson street), head southwest on Burrard Street towards Melville Street. Take the second right onto West Georgia Street and continue onto the Stanley Park Causeway Road. Go across the Lions Gate Bridge. Once across the bridge, stay on Highway 1A and exit onto Marine Drive. From here, continue onto 3rd Street West. Turn left at Chesterfield Avenue to find Presentation House.
By public transport:
If you are downtown, take the seabus at Waterfront Station across to Lonsdale Quay in North Vancouver. From Lonsdale Quay, walk 3 blocks up the hill to arrive at the corner of 3rd and Chesterfield.
Presentation House - 333 Chesterfield Avenue - North Vancouver, BC