June 24, 2015
North Vancouver is comprised of 4 zones (Capilano, Lonsdale, Lynn Valley, and Deep Cove) offering the city with a variety of lifestyle choices to take part in!
Located in the area referred to as the “North Shore”, North Vancouver is a friendly neighbour to West Vancouver. The city lies on the south-facing side of the coastal mountains bordering the Burrard Inlet. To the south of the city, you can easily navigate to Vancouver and Burnaby, primarily via the Second Narrows Bridge or the Lions Gate Bridge.
To the east of North Vancouver, you will find yourself surrounded in a picturesque setting nestled between Bowen Island and the North Shore mountains on the scenic Sea to Sky highway.
These geographical features not only make North Vancouver an aesthetically pleasing environment, but also affords residents the opportunity to explore the outdoors in their very own backyard! Whether it is biking along Mt. Fromme’s Dempsey Trail, skiing or hiking on Grouse Mountain, or taking a walk in Lonsdale Quay before hopping on the TransLink SeaBus, it is all within reach.
Summer time in North Vancouver is an exciting time for outdoor festivals and events. With over three hundred events set to take place this summer, it is evident North Vancouver is dedicated to building a strong sense of community. Enjoy the Shipyards Night Market each weekend and groove to their Summer Sessions series at Shipbuilders Square!
Not only are music events plentiful, but so are cultural events! This year, North Vancouver’s Waterfront Park will be showcasing its 27th Annual Caribbean Days Festival. Here you will find a friendly environment surrounded by food, dancing, parades, and entertainment for all ages to enjoy!
(Photo: Caribbean Days)
If you love the ocean, why not head down to Deep Cove’s Canoe and Kayak Centre. Here you can rent a kayak or paddleboard and cast off onto the water to gain a new perspective of the popular hiking viewpoint Quarry Rock or capture a photo of Jug Island!
For those of you who love mountain biking, head into the forest to experience the many networked trails North Vancouver has to offer. Pack your backpack and whisk away into a forest full of Pacific Dogwood, Douglas fir and Arbutus trees!
After your outdoor activities, you will have built up quite the appetite! Be surrounded by unique Aboriginal art and the oldest family-run eatery in Vancouver at the Tomahawk Restaurant, grab a quick coffee at Two Daughters Bakery, or enjoy dinner at Lower Lonsdale’s District Brasserie.
North Vancouver is a vibrant city with endless opportunities…get out there and explore!
TOP HIKING AND BIKING TRAILS ON THE NORTH SHORE