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Time Traveller: A gentlemanly 1913 snowball fight in North Van

Lynn Valley Road was the site of some jolly good fun after a snowfall more than 100 years ago
Time Traveller, North Vancouver District staff throwing snow balls on Lynn Valley Road in 1913. NVMA 113

Snow can be a headache to drive in and a nuisance to shovel. When there is a fresh blanket of snow on the ground, however, it can be hard to avoid the desire to pick up a handful, pack it into a ball and give it a throw!

That’s exactly what these gentlemen decided to do on a snowy day in January of 1913. Here we see municipal engineering staff on Lynn Valley Road throwing snowballs on their lunch break.

Snowballs, making snow people, building a snow fort, and tobogganing down snowy hills are all winter activities many of us enjoyed as kids and still do as adults!

Visit the MONOVA website for more information about the history of the North Shore and to plan your visit to MONOVA: Museum of North Vancouver, now open at 115 West Esplanade in The Shipyards.

Currently, MONOVA: Archives of North Vancouver, at 3203 Institute Road in Lynn Valley, is open by appointment only. Contact: [email protected]

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