Proposal for Navvy Jack Nature Centre

Aug 8, 2019

Navvy Jack House is located at 1768 Argyle Avenue and was home to families for 143 years. Navvy Jack played a key role in West Vancouver’s pioneer history and is an ancestor to many Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh and Musqueam families. 

The District owns this house and is considering a proposal to acknowledge this significant heritage asset by repurposing it as a nature centre.

A nature centre would support education and awareness of West Vancouver's rich cultural heritage and natural environment. It could be a space to both honour the past and encourage stewardship of our natural assets for future generations.

The District is seeking your feedback on a proposal for a nature centre and stream rehabilitation at this site.

Share your input

The District wants to know:

  • Does the community support the concept of a West Vancouver nature centre?
  • Does the community support locating a nature centre on the waterfront?
  • Does the community support restoring the heritage house known as Navvy Jack House for the nature centre, or building a new facility?
  • Does the community support using Community Amenity Contribution funds to create a nature centre?

We invite you to learn more about the proposal and then take the survey to share your input.

The survey is open until Monday, September 30 at 4 p.m.

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