West Vancouver Fire Museum
Here at the museum some of the regular volunteers have decided to self isolate and stay away from the museum temporarily; while some are coming on certain days when it's quiet. There is usually someone here on a Monday, socially distancing and wearing masks. The phone number at the museum is 604 913 1836
WE ASK THAT YOU NOT VISIT AT THIS TIME.
Our newly acquired 1954 Thibault pumper tuck arrived on 3 June.
Now the work begins - we need to bring the truck back to how it looked when it served West Van in the 1960's & 70's.We need your help, if you can spare a few hours or a few dollars please join us.
Special thank you to QUIRING TOWING Aldergrove BC
Our Truck 'old 31' has arrived at our museum from Prince George
Plan your trip to our museum building
Not Open to the Public at This Time
Monday - 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Visits can be arranged at other times by contacting us in advance.
We can accommodate groups (schoolchildren, seniors etc) with a few days notice.
The museum is staffed by volunteers, we are happy to help you.
We gratefully acknowledge the support of the District of West Vancouver through their Community Grant Programs.
West Vancouver B.C.
West Vancouver is nestled on the lush south-facing slopes of the Coast Mountains on the North Shore of Burrard Inlet. in British Columbia.
The purpose of the society is to acquire and protect fire fighting equipment and archival material, especially equipment used within West Vancouver.The Municipality spans 89 square kilometres and is bordered by Howe Sound to the west, the Capilano River to the east, the Coast mountains to the north.
Our picturesque community is known for its sandy beaches, and seaside walks, marinas, hiking trails, ski area, and distinctive residential neighbourhoods.
West Vancouver combines small-town charm with cosmopolitan amenities in several unique village business areas.
The natural setting and proximity to downtown Vancouver completes our desirable setting.
We have tried to save all documents that are to do with West Vancouver Fire that came our way, from Fire Department fire reports to newspaper clippings. We also inform and educate the public about the historic aspects of fire fighting.
We feel strongly that the achievements of those who started the West Vancouver Fire Department, that the early Volunteers and the equipment they had to use, should be saved.
We have three antique Fire Trucks, hose reels and other miscellaneous equipment; plus archive material that has been given to our care since the Society was formed in 1986.
The museum is always looking for volunteers, people who want to help maintain and restore the fire equipment; or people who would like to help out at events, parades, community day etc. Everyone is welcome.
We are a 100 percent volunteer society, and a registered charity in Canada