tə sʔa:nɬ syəθəs (Our History)

Welcome to the Musqueam Place Names Web Mapping Portal! Here you will find information on Musqueam Place Names, hear audio of our hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ language from Musqueam elders past and present, view historical photographs and see where they are located.  You will also be able to read and hear audio of the children's place names book and follow the route of the story on the map.

The Language and Culture Department and the Title and Rights Department have collaborated together with support from community members, to improve documentation of Musqueam’s Oral History collection, develop a children’s place names book, and utilize archival materials to create this multimedia interactive map highlighting hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ place names throughout Musqueam’s Traditional Territory.

Please contact us at [email protected] with your name and contact information if you have questions, comments or requests.

How to use this map: Download the walk through guide with the features of the map here


Launch Map


**This web map is currently under review and should not be considered final.

**This web map is best viewed on the following browsers: Chrome, Firefox, IE9 (and above) & Safari.


We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage Aboriginal Languages Initiative.

Nous reconnaissons l’appui financier du gouvernement du Canada par l’entremise du ministère du Patrimoine canadien initiative des langues autochtones.