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Test your skills on our new Mountain Ropes Adventureâ„˘, experience the World-famous Lumberjack Show, visit our two resident Grizzly bears or feel the wind on your face on the Skyride Surf Adventureâ„˘. The best of BC awaits at Grouse Mountain.
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Contents 05 Attractions 08 Outdoor Activities
21 Maps Capilano/Lonsdale 21 North Vancouver 22-23
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West Vancouver 24
12 Safety Tips 12 General Info 13 Shopping Villages Lower Lonsdale 13 Edgemont Village 18 Park & Tilford 18 Deep Cove 19 Lynn Valley 20 Park Royal 25 Ambleside 26 Dundarave 26 Caulfeild 27 Horseshoe Bay 27
28 Arts & Culture 30 Accommodations 31 Accessibility 36 Food & Drink
Welcome to the North Shore
40 Events Calendar
The North Shore is more than just a spectacular backdrop for one of the world’s most scenic cities. It’s teeming with life, wild and urban, and the possibilities of what to do with your time here are endless. Home to many summer and winter activities, including the 2010 Olympic Winter Games, the mountains of the North Shore are an all-season playground, and add breathtaking vistas to the views in Canada’s most scenic community. Alpine trails and ski runs are just some of the places to meet like-minded locals and visitors.
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If you’re a water lover, just head downhill and you’ll hit the ocean. The coves and islands on the coastline make for perfect paddling trips and some of the best diving in the world. All that vibrant Coast Mountain rainforest makes North and West Vancouver’s trails a mecca for all levels of hikers and mountain bikers alike.
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After exploring the great outdoors, it’s time to hit the eateries and shops. Vancouver’s North Shore shopping has everything you’re looking for, from designer brands to one of a kind local shops in the many community shopping districts. Don’t forget to check out the local galleries, craft breweries, and eateries that range from quaint to classy. If you’re hungry you’ll ﬁnd everything from market food trucks at the summer Shipyards Night Market to ﬁve star restaurants with world class views of the city skyline and harbour! Italian, Japanese, Chinese, Greek, Persian, Indian... there’s something to satisfy every craving and every budget.
The only thing in short supply is time to take in all the North Shore has to oﬀer.
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From snowy peaks to the water’s edge, Vancouver’s North Shore offers a myriad of ways to relax and rejuvenate. Sway across the famous Capilano Suspension Bridge to the natural splendour of winding rainforest trails; explore the shops and restaurants of Lonsdale Quay Market; or take a ride up North America’s largest aerial tramway to the top of Grouse Mountain, where skiing, hiking, dining, and other activities can easily fill a day — all just minutes from the city. BUS ROUTES ARE LISTED BASED ON DEPARTURE FROM LONSDALE QUAY
Capilano Salmon Hatchery 4500 Capilano Rd., North Van | 604-666-1790 A working fish hatchery on the Capilano River in the Capilano River Regional Park. Glass walls allow you to see the salmon jumping up the ladder during spawning season (roughly July to November). Within the park, there are many hiking trails and a picnic area at the Cleveland Dam. Free. BUS: 236
Capilano Suspension Bridge Park www.capbridge.com | 3735 Capilano Rd., North Van | 604-985-7474 An awesome 70 meters above the Capilano River, the 137-meter-long suspension bridge has been a tradition for more than a century.
TREETOPS ADVENTURE A thrilling West Coast rainforest experience, Treetops Adventure is the first venue of its kind in North America. Treetops offers visitors a squirrel’s eye view of a thriving coastal forest, as they venture from one magnificent Douglas fir tree to another via a series of elevated suspension bridges, some reaching as high as 30 meters above the forest floor. Capilano Suspension Bridge Park’s Cliffwalk allows visitors to explore a cliff-side ecosystem from a series of narrow walkways and glass platforms high above the rumbling Capilano River — possibly the most pulse pounding nature walk in North America. BUS: 236
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CAPILANO SUSPENSION BRIDGE PARK
Cleveland Dam and Capilano Lake (Capilano River Regional Park)
5077 Capilano Rd., North Van View an impressive spillway nearing 300 feet, holding back the 670-acre man-made Capilano Lake, which provides the wonderful, pure drinking water for much of the Greater Vancouver region. Capilano-Pacific Trail runs 5 miles (8 km) north from Ambleside Park to Capilano Lake. BUS: 236
Deep Cove Kayak www.deepcovekayak.com | 2156 Banbury Rd., North Van | 604-929-2268 Located in Deep Cove on Indian Arm, which is famous for calm waters and stunning scenery. Rentals include single, double and triple kayaks, surf skis, canoes, dragon boats and stand-up paddle boards. Lessons and guided BUS: 239+212 or 211 tours also available.
Grouse Mountain @MARISSA_DELUCA
www.grousemountain.com | 6400 Nancy Greene Way, North Van 604-980-9311 Take in majestic views of Vancouver and the North Shore mountains from the Super Skyride as you travel to this vast mountaintop playground. The Peak of Vancouver offers a variety of activities including the world famous Lumberjack Show, captivating Birds in Motion demonstration, 360-degree views in the Eye of the Wind, visits with our two resident Grizzly bears, thrilling zipline adventures, dining, shoppingâ€Ś and much more. BUS: 236
Lighthouse Park www.lighthousepark.ca | 4902 Beacon Ln., West Van | 604-925-7200 See the largest uncut coastal-elevation trees in Metro Vancouver surrounding a powerful lighthouse beacon built in 1888. Includes many walking trails and natural picnic spots along the rocky ocean coast of West BUS: 239 + 250 Vancouver. Within a 10-minute walk of the parking lot.
Lonsdale Quay Market www.lonsdalequay.com | 123 Carrie Cates Ct., North Van | 604-985-6261 With more than 80 shops and restaurants, the market offers fresh produce, seafood, baked goods, flower stalls, gift stores and unique boutiques in an indoor-outdoor market setting. Watch harbour activity from the balconies or waterfront plaza.
Lynn Canyon Park and Ecology Centre
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www.dnv.org/ecology | 3663 Park Rd., North Van | 604-990-3755 Nature programs for all ages, an interpretive centre and wildlife videos. Admission by donation. The ecology centre is open 10 am to 5 pm on weekdays from June to September, and noon to 4 pm on weekends from October to May. Enjoy the natural beauty of a West Coast rainforest as you hike the trails in Lynn Canyon Park. The suspension bridge hangs 50 metres above Lynn Creek offering spectacular views of Lynn Canyon below. BUS: 227 or 228
Maplewood Farm www.maplewoodfarm.bc.ca | 405 Seymour River Pl., North Van 604-929-5610 A family destination since 1975, featuring birds, farm animals, pony rides (special events only), hands-on exhibits, daily cow milking demos and more. BUS: 239+212 or 214
Maplewood Wild Bird Sanctuary
Park and Tilford Gardens
Maplewood Flats, 2645 Dollarton Hwy., North Van | 604-929-2379
www.parkandtilford.com | 333 Brooksbank Ave., North Van | 604-984-8200
See native birds on a self-guided tour. Free interpretive “theme walks” 1.5 hours. Guided walk held at 10 am on the second Saturday of each month, rain or shine. Visit our Facebook page @MaplewoodFlats for more event information. BUS: 239+212 or C15
Popular Japanese-style public display garden. Free to the public. Open 9:30 am until dusk. BUS: 239
Sewell’s Marina www.sewellsmarina.com | 6409 Bay St., West Van | 604-921-3474 Located in Horseshoe Bay, rent a boat, go on a fishing charter, or book a Sea Safari wildlife eco tour. Operating for over 75 years, come discover the spectacular waters off the West Coast of BC. BUS: 239+257 or 250
Polygon Gallery www.thepolygongallery.com| 101 Carrie Cates Ct., North Van 604-986-1351
Known as Presentation House Gallery for nearly four decades, The Polygon Gallery is a non-collecting Canadian public art gallery with a focus on photography and media-based art.
Located on the waterfront of Lower Lonsdale in North Vancouver, this purpose-built facility was designed by world-renowned firm Patkau Architects. Closed on Mondays.
BUS ROUTES ARE LISTED BASED ON DEPARTURE FROM LONSDALE QUAY
LONSDALE QUAY MARKET A NORTH SHORE FAVOURITE!
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5 minute drive from Downtown Vancouver! MAPLEWOOD FARM 405 Seymour River Place, North Vancouver JUST OFF OLD DOLLARTON RD. 604-929-5610 www.maplewoodfarm.bc.ca OPERATED BY THE PARKS DEPT. OF THE DISTRICT OF NORTH VANCOUVER
With over 80 unique vendors to explore, discover why Lonsdale Quay Market is a local favourite. Explore our artisan products, food hall, restaurants and retail shops, while taking in the best waterfront view of the City. www.lonsdalequay.com 604.985.6261 Located just steps away from the| SeaBus station in North Vancouver.
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Ambleside Beach is the largest sandy beach on the North Shore and offers great views of Stanley Park and the Lions Gate Bridge at the mouth of Burrard Inlet. Enjoy a stroll on the Seawalk, hang out on the beach, enjoy the skatepark, playground, fields, tennis courts, Par 3 putting course and fuel up at the concession. Between Ambleside Beach and Dundrave Beach is John Lawson Park, featuring a splash park and playground.
Dundarave Beach, a small, community-oriented beach in West Vancouver that is great for families. The beach is located at the west end of the West Vancouver Seawalk.
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If outdoor recreation is part of your vacation plan, the North Shore is the place to find it. Take a stroll along the waterfront or urban trails; hike or bike gorgeous mountain tracks; try your luck with a rod and reel at one of the area’s fresh or saltwater fishing destinations; windsurf at Ambleside; scuba dive off Whytecliff Park; paddle tranquil Indian Arm; or hit the links on one of the community’s golf courses.
Panorama Park, home to the annual Deep Cove Daze and Penguin
Plunge, is a waterfront park that offers wide open grass spaces, a beach, a kids play area, a BBQ area and lots of places to sit and enjoy the stunning scenery.
Cates Park (Whey-Ah-Wichen), is North Vancouver’s largest seaside
park. Enjoy 6 kilometres of waterfront trails, tennis courts, playgrounds, sandy beaches, picnic shelter, concession stand, native totem pole and canoe display.
neighbourhood, the original name of which was White Cliff City, which opened in 1909. Whytecliff Park is one of the first Marine Protected Areas in Canada where you’re bound to catch a glimpse of sea lions sunbathing on the beach during summer. The park is perfect for family barbecues with ample space and public washrooms. The park also offers great hiking, swimming and is a popular location for underwater diving.
Frisbee/Disc Golf Eastview Park 1200-1234 Cedar Village Close, North Van
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This is a short course in a heavily wooded park. The course starts at the Cedar Village Close end and the first tee is very near the entrance there. Three baskets (1,2 and 9) are in the forest on the west side. Holes No. 3 and 4 are on the grassy area heading south. Holes No. 5,6,7 and 8 are in the forest on the east side.
Grouse Mountain www.grousemountain.com/disc-golf 6400 Nancy Greene Way, North Van | 604-980-9311 The 18-hole course at Grouse Mountain is located atop The Cut, taking advantage of the mountain terrain.
Whytecliff Park is located near West Vancouver’s Horseshoe Bay
Murdo Frazer Par 3 Golf Course www.murdofrazer.com | 604-980-8410
Northlands Golf Course www.golfnorthlands.com | 604-924-2950
Seymour Creek Golf Centre www.seymourcreekgolf.com | 604-987-7767
Seymour Golf & Country Club www.seymourgolf.com | 604-929-2611
Takaya Golf Centre www.twnation.ca | 604-929-6672
Event Room Rental
Gleneagles Golf Course www.westvancouver.ca | 604-921-7353
Pull Cart Rental
Power Cart Rental
Access (Public / Private)
Ambleside Pitch & Putt www.westvancouver.ca | 604-922-3818
Discover some of the most beautiful public courses in the Greater Vancouver area on Vancouver’s North Shore. Whether you’re looking for a family-friendly pitch and putt, or a challenging, world-class 18-hole course, you’ll find the perfect golf destination here on the North Shore.
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NORTHLANDS GOLF COURSE
*Public tee times available on Mondays (holiday Mondays not included)
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Mountain Biking The North Shore has a well-deserved reputation for world-class mountain bike riding. The steep slopes are woven with trails that offer everything from easy cross-country to extreme downhill. Many of these trails contain technical trail features like ladder bridges, rock rolls, and jumps. Some of the most popular bike trails include Good Sir Martin, John Deer, CBC and Bridal Path.
If you’re seeking a challenge, it’s best to check in with any of the North Shore’s bike shops. Pick up a trail map and chat with staff about what kind of trail you’re looking to ride. Novice riders will love the paved, 10-kilometre, vehicle-free Seymour Valley Trailway through the Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve.
Hiking Vancouver’s North Shore is rated one of the best places to go hiking in the world due to the variety of trails available for all skill levels including seaside walks, urban wilderness trails and backcountry trekking. The North Shore mountains are composed of seven peaks: Black, Strachan, Hollyburn, Grouse, Fromme, Seymour Mountains, and Lynn Peak, which offer perfect terrain to get a healthy dose of the great outdoors. One of the most popular hikes is the Baden-Powell Trail, offering a 48km (30-mile) route from West Vancouver’s Horseshoe Bay all the way to Deep Cove. The trail can be done in sections by accessing it at a number of different locations. One of the east segments will lead you to Quarry Rock, which offers a stunning view of Deep Cove and Indian Arm. Rainy day? This is the perfect time to go hiking as the Douglas firs and Western cedars offer a natural cover to get out of the rain while enjoying the freshest forest smell. Adventures include picturesque waterfalls, deep canyons, old growth forests, meandering creeks and rocky outcrops where you can view sail boats, seaplanes and cruise ships moving around the active port of Vancouver.
For specific trail locations see www.trailforks.com For information about mountain biking on the North Shore see www.nsmba.ca
Endless Biking www.endlessbiking.com l 604-985-2519 At Endless Biking, mountain biking is more than exercise, it’s a way of life. Rentals, lessons and guided tours are available year round!
Water Sports Deep Cove Kayak www.deepcovekayak.com | 2156 Banbury Rd., North Van | 604-929-2268 Rentals include single, double and triple kayaks, surf skis, canoes, dragon boats and stand-up paddle boards. Lessons and guided tours also available.
Deep Cove Marina www.deepcovemarina.com | 2890 Panorama Dr., North Van 604-929-1251 Boat rentals, gas, diesel, marine supplies and moorage.
Sea Dragon Charters www.seadragoncharters.com l 6373 Bruce St., West Van l 604-329-3486
The brand-new Seymour Bridge is a 73-metre long suspension bridge enjoyed by hikers, cyclists, dog walkers and even horse riders. The bridge can be reached by hiking the Twin Bridge Trail from the Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve parking lot at the top of Lillooet Road, or by Fisherman’s Trail at the top of Riverside Drive.
Enjoy scuba diving, shore diving, kayaking or snorkeling tours, sunset cruises or private charters…or simply come see us to rent your gear and fill your tanks.
If you are looking for an easy stroll with ocean views, the Seawalk in West Vancouver can be accessed at Ambleside. The North Shore Spirit Trail is fully accessible and extends from Park & Tilford Shopping Centre all the way to Dundarave in West Vancouver.
www.sewellsmarina.com | 6409 Bay St., West Van | 604-921-3474
Sewell’s Marina Experience a Sea Safari, rent a speed boat or take a chartered fishing tour.
North Shore Spirit Trail info: www.cnv.org/spirittrail
For help to find trails visit: www.vancouvertrails.com or drop into the North Vancouver Visitor Centre (see map on pages 22&23). 10 North Shore Visitors Guide www.vancouversnorthshore.com
Some other hikes to explore are: Cypress Falls, Capilano Canyon, Dog Mountain, Eagle Bluffs, Goldie Lake, Lynn Canyon Park, Norvan Falls, Rice Lake and the Green Necklace.
Mount Seymour www.mountseymour.com | 1700 Mt. Seymour Rd., North Van 604-986-2261
If you are looking for a place to ski or board near Vancouver, B.C., look no further than Vancouver’s North Shore mountains.
Mount Seymour is a favourite with families. In addition to skiing and snowboarding trails, Seymour offers special hills for tobogganers and snowtubers. Snowshoeing is also popular at Seymour. Equipment rentals are available.
The North Shore mountains are a mecca for snow sport enthusiasts during the winter months. Whether you want to ski, snowboard, cross-country ski or go tubing, Cypress Mountain, Grouse Mountain and Mt. Seymour all offer options for all levels. Our local mountains are all open late for night skiing and riding under the lights.
www.cypressmountain.com | 6000 Cypress Bowl Rd., West Van 604-926-5612
An idyllic destination in the middle of Howe Sound, Bowen Island is just a short 20-minute ferry ride from Horseshoe Bay in West Vancouver. There is no hustle and bustle here…come mingle with the locals, and enjoy the peaceful calm of this natural setting. Shop for gifts, souvenirs and more… enjoy a delicious meal at one of the cafes or restaurants, visit a local farm, rent a kayak, take a tour… so many possibilities to fill your day! Visit www.tourismbowenisland.com for more information.
Cypress offers 52 runs for skiers, boarders and snowshoers of all abilities as well as 16 kilometres of groomed and track-set trails for fans of Nordic skiing. Equipment rentals are available.
Grouse Mountain www.grousemountain.com | 6400 Nancy Greene Way, North Van 604-980-9311
Deep Cove Kayak
Discover a snowy wonderland renowned for the views of the city while enjoying the following activities: skiing and snowboarding, sleigh riding, snowshoeing, Sliding Zone, Light Walk or ice-skating on an outdoor rink.
www.deepcovekayak.com | 2156 Banbury Rd., North Van | 604-929-2268 Guided trips with duration ranging from just a few hours to multi-day expeditions.
Landsea Tours & Adventures www.vancouvertours.com | 604-255-7272 Guided tours to some of Vancouver’s North Shore major attractions.
Sea to Sky Gondola www.seatoskygondola.com | 36800 BC-99, Squamish | 604-892-2550
Dramatic gondola over Howe Sound, plus cafes, hiking trails, lodges and a suspension bridge. Try Via Ferrata, a new vertical adventure that allows visitors ages eight and up to easily ascend Squamish’s famous granite. No climbing experience required.
Takaya Cultural Tours www.takayatours.com | 604-904-7410 Enjoy canoe tours with members of local First Nations as guides, who tell traditional stories and point out interesting historic sites.
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British Columbia is bear country, and the North Shore mountains are prime black bear habitat. There are a few easy rules to remember to keep yourself and the bear safe if you do cross paths. you should never feed a bear, but leaving food garbage lying around can do just that. Hike in groups if possible and make some noise by attaching bear bells to your pack — bears will avoid you if they know you’re coming.
BC Ferries www.bcferries.com
If you run into a bear, stay calm and back away, speaking to the bear in a low voice. If the bear approaches you, don’t run and don’t play dead. Stand your ground and speak firmly. If you have pepper spray, this is the time to reach for it.
BC Road Reports www.drivebc.com
Police (non emergency)
Report bear sightings to 604-990-2327 (BEAR).
■ Know your route.
Make sure your hiking or biking trail is right for your ability. Darkness falls quickly in the woods, so allow for extra time for your return.
■ Never hike or bike alone.
Let another person know (or leave a note on your car’s dash) where you’re going and when you should be back.
■ Plan for problems.
Bring sturdy shoes, a waterproof jacket and always carry water. The weather can change quickly. A smart hiker also carries a light, a whistle, matches, a knife, some extra clothes, food and a first aid kit. A small pack can prevent big problems.
■ Bring a cellphone.
If you do get into trouble, a cellphone can be a huge help for rescuers.
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The North Shore is made up of several distinct neighbourhoods, each with its own small-town spirit, civic pride and unique characteristics. From Horseshoe Bay in West Vancouver all the way to Deep Cove in North Vancouver, we invite you to explore all of North Shore’s charming communities and find your favourite. See the maps on pages 21-24 to locate these neighbourhoods.
Lower Lonsdale North Vancouver’s past and present meet up on Lonsdale Avenue. At the foot of this busy street you’ll find shipbuilding and where the working tugboats live. The Shipyards is a unique venue located at the foot of Lonsdale Avenue, and is anchored by the 213-meter-long Burrard Dry Dock Pier and smaller floating St. Roch Dock. Walk the length of the pier and be treated to spectacular 360-degree views of the North Shore and Vancouver skylines. The Shipyards is home to the very popular Friday Night Market, which runs Friday nights between May – October, and Summer Sessions, which runs Saturday nights in July and August, starting July 6.
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THE SHIPYARDS DISTRICT LOWER LONSDALE This is a neighbourhood like no other. Ideally situated on North Vancouver’s vibrant waterfront with views of Vancouver’s stunning skyline to the south and the soaring North Shore mountains to the north, Lower Lonsdale, one of North Vancouver’s oldest and fastest-growing urban neighbourhoods, is rich with shipbuilding history and bursting with life! Past and present meet at the waterfront at the historic shipyards, an area still home to busy tugboats and a working shipbuilding operation, but now also a social gathering space, full of fun and year-round entertainment. Friendly smiles welcome you to a neighbourhood that has evolved into a modern hub of independent shops, restaurants, cafes and pubs, specialty food stores, boutiques, salons and spas run by North Shore creatives. Snag a restaurant window or patio seat to watch the world go by or pick up some take-out for the many picture-perfect picnic spots. The commercial district extends four blocks up Lonsdale Avenue to 4th Street and a couple of blocks east and west. If you’re driving, park
your car and put on your walking shoes to explore a district full of people strolling the streets, parks, boardwalks, piers, and wide open public spaces. Access the Pacific Spirit Trail for walking and cycling and if you follow the pathway to the west, you’ll find the kid-friendly Waterfront Park and playground.
No car? No problem. Jump on the Seabus from downtown Vancouver and enjoy the 360-degree views as you travel on a 12-minute harbour cruise right to Lonsdale Quay and Lower Lonsdale. Coming this summer, the dramatic transformation of The Shipyards featuring a vibrant mix of new restaurants, cafĂŠs, retail shops, services, and events, along with a wa-
ter play area in summer and outdoor skating in winter. This unparalleled historic waterfront space is already home to the popular Shipyards Friday Night Market from May to October featuring a beer garden, live entertainment, artisan market, and dozens of food trucks. Be sure to visit the renowned Lonsdale Quay Market which offers more than 80 unique shops and services as well as the lively Saturday Morning Farmerâ€™s Market. Here, you will also find the transit terminal forbusses busesto to terminal for other attractions such as Grouse Mountain Resort and Capilano Suspension Bridge or Horseshoe Bay ferry terminal.
Interested in the arts? Pop into The Polygon Gallery, a stunning facility that exhibits photography and media art, while the work of emerging and established artists is featured at CityScape Art Space. Stay with us. The area has two boutique hotels, Pinnacle Hotel at the Pier and Lonsdale Quay Hotel, both offering spectacular seaside views. Come explore this vibrant urban waterfront neighbourhood! w w w. l o w e r l o n s d a l e b i a . c a
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Nature enthusiast meets urban explorer. Set in the trendy Lower Lonsdale community, the SeaSide Hotel presents a lifestyle of wellness paired with unparalleled views and the quintessential North Vancouver ambiance.
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Healthy food conveniently. Vegetarian, local and organic. Watch for our healthy eating vending machine, coming soon to the Lonsdale Quay in advance of our store opening! @larrysmarkets www.larrysmarket.ca
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For those interested in the arts, the Presentation House Theatre on Chesterfield Avenue is one of Lower Lonsdale’s best-kept secrets. In November 2017, the Presentation House Gallery moved out of the Chesterfield location, and re-opened at the foot of Lonsdale (in between the Shipyards and the Lonsdale Quay Market) as the brand new Polygon Gallery. Known as Presentation House Gallery for nearly four decades, The Polygon Gallery is a non-collecting Canadian public art gallery with a focus on photography and media-based art. Designed by world-renowned firm Patkau Architects, The Polygon Gallery is a stunning addition to the waterfront and worth a visit. See pages 28-29 for more arts and culture information.
EXPLORE YOUR CORNER STORE
IN HIST HISTORICAL ORICAL L LOWER O WER L LONSDALE ONSD ALE Mo’s General Store proudly serves locally roasted organic Moja coffee. Enjoy browsing a selection of hand picked locally crafted foods and wares with a coffee or baked good in hand.
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Pick up your household essentials and search for your next perfect gift at Mo’s, Lolo’s corner store.
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BIA LOWER LONSDALE
Lower Lonsdale is North Vancouver’s oldest neighbourhood and is rich in history. Walk up Lonsdale and you’ll find a 29-block, steep avenue lined with shops, restaurants, cafés and pubs that truly capture the unique spirit of the city. Not feeling like a vertical walk? Take the 229 bus to the top and walk down. The area has two hotels, both with views of the working harbour, and extends four blocks up and two blocks east and west, but its heart is at Lonsdale Quay (see page 6 for more information). Walk along the pathway to the west and you’ll find Waterfront Park, along with access to the Spirit Trail/ Trans Canada Trail.
During July and August, you can catch the Summer Live concert series on Friday evenings. Even if you have only a few minutes before a visit to the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, the Capilano Salmon Hatchery or after hiking up the Grouse Grind, Edgemont Village is worth a quick visit.
Here’s a spot that invites you to park your car and wander. The pretty village of Edgemont is only a few blocks long, but it’s home to almost 100 familyowned shops, services and restaurants. Only a few minutes from Highway 1 (take exit 14 and head north) and down the road from Grouse Mountain, this village feels like a mountain resort town. The relaxed ambience lures visitors from all over the North Shore and beyond. Its cosy coffee shops beckon you to sit down and enjoy a freshly baked treat with your coffee or tea, and its restaurants offer delicious, heartier fare to fuel you for all your North Shore adventures.
Park & Tilford Just west of the Second Narrows Bridge and just north of Main Street is Park & Tilford Shopping Centre and Gardens. Grab a coffee and a treat from one of the coffee shops and enter the Park and Tilford Gardens, a Europeanstyle garden with eight themed areas on 2.8 acres of land. Bridges, hanging baskets and a Japanese garden make this one of North Vancouver’s most tranquil corners. Admission is free, and the gardens are open from 9:30 a.m. to dusk daily. If you visit during the month of December, the Christmas light display is a must-see; entrance is by donation with all proceeds going to charity. The entire garden is transformed into a festive wonderland lit by over 150,000 Christmas lights. Opening night features hot chocolate, live entertainment and a Light Up countdown to be enjoyed by all.
In the Park & Tilford Shopping Centre, you will find shops, restaurants and a movie theatre to help you fill your day. Just north of the shopping centre is North Shore Film Studios where filming takes place for TV, movies, and online streaming. Popular titles include X-Files – Revival and Deadpool (20th Century Fox Television), the Fifty Shades trilogy (Universal Pictures), Overboard (MGM), Zoo (CBS), Death Note (Netflix), The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn (Summit) and many more. Just east of the shopping centre is Lynn Creek, featuring a trail system that leads visitors south to Harbourview Park and then the waterfront for sweeping views of Burrard Inlet, the Second Narrows Bridge and Vancouver. If you head north on the trail, you will encounter a beautiful community green space, Bridgman Park. A great opportunity to stretch your legs after catching a matinee showing at the theatre!
Edgemont Village is a perfect place to visit!
Located minutes away from Capilano Suspension Bridge and Grouse Mountain. www.edgemontvillage.ca
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Deep Cove One trip to Deep Cove and youâ€™ll want to go back. A drive down Gallant Avenue gives way to the sheltered, calm harbour vista that is the areaâ€™s signature view. you can paddle out of the cove and into Indian Arm on a kayak or paddle board, or simply sit on the beach and gaze at the stunning vista. If you want to venture out onto the water, but without exerting too much energy, Deep Cove Marina offers pontoon boat rentals â€“ a perfect way for your group of 10 or less to explore the Indian Arm in comfort â€“ or outboard rentals for groups of four or less. See page 10 for information on kayak, paddle board and boat rentals in Deep Cove.
Deep Cove is largely residential, but its commercial core is the two-block stretch of Gallant Avenue, where galleries and a local theatre vie for attention alongside unique boutiques and quaint bistros. A little west of the Cove itself, evidence of waterfront industry can be seen from Cates Park (also called Whey-Ah-Wichen, the Tsleil-Waututh word that means â€œfaces the windâ€?). Cates Park has both a beach and a heavily wooded trail, as well as playground area and vast expanses of green space to sprawl out and soak up the sun.
Feeling like a sweet treat? Why not try a melt-in-your-mouth doughnut from Honey Doughnuts & Goodies. Titanic star and Oscar-winner Kate Winslet first raved about these doughnuts back in September 2016 while at the Toronto International Film Festival. She then went back to Deep Cove in December 2017 for another â€œHoneyâ€™s fixâ€? and now the secret is definitely out!
Parking is extremely limited in Deep Cove, especially during the peak summer months and on weekends. It is strongly recommended that you try parking at Panorama Park or Myrtle Park (just outside the cove) or take transit. To Deep Cove from Lonsdale Quay: Take bus #239 to Phibbs Exchange and transfer to bus #211 or #212 which will take you into the heart of Deep Cove.
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Lynn Headwaters Regional Park, connected to the Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve, has fishing at peaceful Rice Lake and trails that link up with this section of the North Shore spiderweb of walkways called the Baden-Powell Trail. Near the entrance of the park is End of the Line General Store, full of historic photos of the area and local souvenirs and original art. It’s a charming place to grab a coffee and a bite to eat before your outdoor activities in one of the nearby parks. Lynn Valley is home to Lynn Valley Day…one of the most popular community events on the North Shore happening in mid-June. Kicked off by a ticketed gala dinner and dance on a Friday night, Saturday morning starts with a pancake breakfast then a parade, followed by fair rides, food, games and entertainment all day long in Lynn Valley Park. See the Events Calendar on pages 40-43 for more information.
Originally known as “Shaketown,” this lumber town was eventually called “Lynn Valley” after the pioneering Linn family who homesteaded in the area. Tucked between mountains, Lynn Valley is a lush, pretty neighbourhood that is bordered by the same parks and forests that drew people to the area a hundred years ago.
Make sure you include a visit to Lynn Valley Village. Anchored by the beautiful public library, this pedestrian-only village has a diverse selection of shops and services. It is also home to the popular Live in Lynn Valley summer concert series on Friday nights throughout July and August, and numerous community events throughout the year.
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And right next door to the village is Lynn Valley Centre – a shopping centre offering convenient shops and services to help you enjoy your stay. To learn more about the history of Lynn Valley, be sure to visit the Community History Centre, at 3203 Institute Road in Lynn Valley and operated by North Vancouver Museum and Archives. Parking is limited at Lynn Canyon Park and Lynn Headwaters Regional Park especially during the peak summer months and on weekends. It is strongly recommended that you arrive by car early in the morning or take transit. To Lynn Canyon Park from Lonsdale Quay: Take bus #228 to PLynn Valley Road at Burrill Avenue and then walk about 10 minutes.
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To get to Lynn Headwaters Regional Park from Lonsdale Quay: Take bus #228 to the corner of Lynn Valley Road and Dempsey Road. You will then have to walk approximately 15 minutes along the side of the road to get to the park entrance.
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Park Royal Park Royal is ideally located at the north end of the scenic Lions Gate Bridge, just minutes from the mountains and steps from the beach. An easy journey from downtown Vancouver, Grouse Mountain or Capilano Suspension Bridge, and a perfect stop on the way to Whistler. Be sure to make time to walk or bike the Spirit Trail that will take you to Ambleside Beach and Dundarave Pier.
Park Royal is home to more than 200 shops, restaurants, cafes, services and more in a charming yet modern indoor and outdoor setting. Stroll the quaint village with a coffee while admiring the North Shore mountain views. Then, find your perfect keepsake within our freshly redesigned interior centre. Shop a mix of international and local brands from kate spade new york and Michael Kors to Canadian gems such as BC’s only Simons department store - home to brands like Canada Goose and Herschel. Enjoy local Vancouver brands like lululemon, Aritzia, RYU, Plenty, Oak & Fort, Zing Paperie, Hill’s Dry Goods & Purdys Chocolatier. Famished from shopping? Grab a quick bite at one of the many restaurants in the food court, dine at one of seven full-service restaurants or relax for a coffee at one of our many cafés and eateries. Enjoy eating outdoors? We have 11 patios, some with outdoor fireplaces and one with an outdoor pool table. Be entertained at our brand new Cineplex VIP Cinemas, now playing the newest releases. Keep the kids entertained at Castle Royale indoor play park located in Park Royal South, Level 2.
Visitors may find up to 20 per cent off from select stores and restaurants in our visitor brochure: shopparkroyal.com/visit-us Open daily* Monday & Tuesday 10am-7pm, Wednesday to Friday 10am-9pm, Saturday 9:30am-7pm & Sunday 11am-6pm. *Restaurants & Cinemas open later.
Local art can be found throughout our property. Featuring many original First Nations and Canadian pieces, find and download our self-guided art walk brochure: shopparkroyal.com/visit-us
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Ambleside Beach One of West Vancouver’s oldest neighbourhoods, Ambleside has many pleasures and its long strip of beach is ideal for family picnics, sporting activities, swimming and just plain lounging around. Stretching between Ambleside and Dundarave is the Seawalk, favoured by walkers and joggers. Both Ambleside and Dundarave are ideal for diners who like to look out at the water, with a variety of restaurants and patios to choose from. The Harmony Arts Festival has been a signature summer event in Ambleside. Don’t miss this year’s festival happening August 2-11. At night, the Lions Gate Bridge is distinguished by its elegant strings of white lights. You might also get to see a cruise ship head out to sea. The perfect place to shop, dine and stroll, Ambleside Beach is home to a variety of independent businesses including specialty boutiques, restaurants, coffee shops, professional services and more. It’s easy to spend the day here!
Dundarave Village Nestled between the mountains and the open ocean is the lovely seaside village of Dundarave in West Vancouver. With its old-fashioned lamps, beautifully tailored boulevard and hanging flower baskets, it is one of the North Shore’s most picturesque communities. Take a walk to the waterfront to find a scenic beach and a playground for children. Walk out to the end of the pier, which marks the site of the original ferry boat landing once used by loggers and weekend adventurers. Enjoy the prospect of Lions Gate Bridge on your left and the ships coming into the port from your right.
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Known as West Vancouver’s dining destination, this quaint and welcoming village is the perfect place to enjoy a fantastic meal before exploring the local shops offering unique gifts, crafts, clothing and so much more. Come escape to the walkable seaside community of Dundarave Village.
Many houses in the area are centered around Caulfeild Cove, which used to go by the name Skunk Cove. In early times, ships entering and leaving the harbour needed a local boat pilot to help guide them away from the rugged coastline from Cypress Creek to Lighthouse Park. These pilot boats used to wait in Skunk Cove to escort these ships safely in and out of the harbour. Due to a population boom in the mid-1970s, the community of Lower Caulfeild expanded north and new subdivisions were created. The continued population growth led to the opening of the Caulfeild Village Shopping Centre in 1987, which provides a local retail and commercial services for residents, and a convenient stop-in for those travelling to or from the Horseshoe Bay ferry terminal and beyond.
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Lighthouse Park is one of the community’s most appealing destinations. its forest trails lead to enormous boulders that tumble down to the Pacific ocean and offer one of West Vancouver’s most spectacular views. The park also contains the Point Atkinson Lighthouse, which has an interesting history dating back to the spring of 1874. Point Atkinson, named by Captain Vancouver for a particular friend when he sailed past this rocky point in 1792, was officially designated a National Historic Site in 1994.
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Horseshoe Bay Horseshoe Bay is the western bookend of the North Shore and the gateway to Howe Sound. It’s here that you can board a BC Ferry for a 20-minute ride to beautiful Bowen Island to explore to your heart’s content – by foot, bicycle or vehicle. But many come to Horseshoe Bay just for the view, as well as other familyfun activities. In addition to the ferries chugging in and out, there are boats here at Sewell’s Marina, which has been owned by the same family for three generations. Why not rent a boat yourself? Try your hand at fishing or just enjoy the magnificent surroundings while bouncing along the waves. For more information on boat rentals and tours, see page 10.
There’s also a nice playground for kids and benches and grassy areas for sitting and relaxing. one favourite activity is getting fish and chips or an oyster burger from one of the takeout restaurants and eating it in the park overlooking the water or down on the small beach. Another is buying an ice cream cone and wandering along the pier. Throughout the village are many charming boutiques and eateries to visit and enjoy. Just west of Horseshoe Bay is Whytecliff Park, a natural marine sanctuary and popular scuba-diving spot where harbour seals and other marine life can be spotted. You’ll also find a playground, a few short trails, picnic spots, a swimming beach, café and tennis courts in this 15+ hectare park. North Shore Visitors Guide www.vancouversnorthshore.com 27
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Defying the usual English spelling guidelines, Caulfeild does indeed put its “e” before its “i.” We can blame the aberration on Sir Francis William Caulfeild, who established the community of Caulfeild Cove in 1898. His penchant for following natural landscape contours rather than straight lines is most likely why the neighbourhood has such a curvy maze of streets. Before he died in 1934, Caulfeild donated 25 hectares of land for park use as well as a site for St. Francis-in-the-Wood Anglican Church..
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Arts & Culture
Ferry Building Gallery www.ferrybuildinggallery.com | 1414 Argyle Ave., West Van | 604-925-7290
The North Shore boasts an array of destinations and events that celebrate local and indigenous culture and creativity. Join in the neighbourhood fun with popular outdoor summer concerts in Dundarave, Deep Cove, Lynn Valley and Edgemont Village. Experience local aboriginal customs at the Squamish Nation’s annual Pow Wow, or at the Whey-ah-Wichen Canoe Festival, hosted by the Tsleil-Waututh Nation. along the way, look for unique items of artistry at the many diverse small shops and galleries sprinkled across the North Shore, which showcase a variety of homegrown and visiting talent. North Vancouver and West Vancouver are home to over 200 public works of art spread across the North Shore. This art can be found in libraries, on beaches and street corners, along nature trails and public walkways, in parks and shopping plazas. There are many self-guided public art tours available for you to enjoy – visit www.vancouversnorthshore.com/things-to-do/arts-culture/public-art/.
Gordon Smith Gallery of Canadian Art www.gordonsmithgallery.ca | 2121 Lonsdale Ave., North Van | 604-903-3798
The Polygon Gallery www.thepolygongallery.com | 101 Carrie Cates Ct., North Van 604-986-1351
Seymour Art Gallery www.seymourartgallery.com | 4360 Gallant Ave., North Van | 604-924-1378
Silk Purse Arts Centre www.silkpurse.ca | 1570 Argyle Ave., West Van | 604-925-7291
híwus First Nations Cultural Program
CityScape Community Art Space
a variety of educational programming is offered in an authentic Coast Salish Longhouse atop Grouse Mountain. Advanced booking is required. Hiwus Feasthouse is available for private bookings and educational programs.
www.nvartscouncil.ca | 335 Lonsdale Ave., North Van | 604-988-6844
Takaya Tours www.takayatours.com | 604-904-7410 a First Nation-owned eco-tourism venture offering a range of activities that mix outdoor adventure with an authentic interpretation of Coast Salish culture, rainforest walks as well as canoe and kayak tours.
Whey-ah-Wichen www.dnv.org once a summer village site for the Tsleil-Waututh Nation, Cates Park/ Whey-ah-Wichen holds a great deal of history. The ancestral name means “Faces the Wind,” and it’s appropriate for the seaside park that features a six-kilometre waterfront trail that winds past sandy beaches and through a mixed forest of douglas fir and big leaf maple trees.
Spark your curiosity at The Polygon Gallery, an inspiring public art gallery located in Lower Lonsdale, North Vancouver.
Admission is always by donation Open Tuesday - Sunday 10am – 5pm
The Polygon Gallery thepolygon.ca #ThePolygon
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Deep Cove Shaw Theatre www.deepcovestage.com 4360 Gallant Ave., North Van | 604-929-9456 or 604-929-3200
North Vancouver Recreation + Culture
A 130 seat air-conditioned studio theatre.
www.northvanrec.com/arts-culture| 604-983-6467 A bi-municipal organization that delivers arts, culture and recreation programs and services.
BUS: 239+211 or 212
Hendry Hall Theatre www.northvanplayers.ca 815 East 11th St., North Van | 604-983-2633
See Events Calendar pages 40-43.
Built in 1942, this historical building is now home to air-conditioned live entertainment. BUS: 228
Kay Meek Performance Arts Centre www.kaymeekcentre.com | 1700 Mathers Ave., West Van | 604-981-6335 Concerts, live theatre, and cultural performances.
BUS: 239 + 251
Presentation House Theatre www.phtheatre.org | 333 Chesterfield Ave., North Van | 604-990-3474
Producing and presenting professional theatre, music and dance for all ages and all interests. BUS: 239 BUS ROUTES ARE LISTED BASED ON DEPARTURE FROM LONSDALE QUAY
Museums North Vancouver Archives
www.northvanmuseum.ca | 3203 Institute Rd., North Van 604-990-3700 (ext. 8016) Located in the Community History Centre. View photos, archival information, and small exhibits. Free public access. BUS: 228 or 229
WV Museum and Archives www.westvancouvermuseum.ca | 680 17th St., West Van | 604-925-7295 Exhibits, archival information and historic walking tours through West Vancouverâ€™s local communities. Open Tuesday to Saturday 11am to 5pm. BUS: 239+251 or 252 or 253
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BlueShore Financial Centre for the Performing Arts
May 8 to August 31, 2019
Theatre, concerts and choral performances all take place at the university. BUS: 239
Centennial Theatre www.centennialtheatre.com 2300 Lonsdale Ave., North Van | 604-984-4484 Concerts, live theatre, seminars and cultural events.
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www.capilanou.ca/blueshorefinancialcentre 2055 Purcell Way, North Van | 604-990-7810
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Lonsdale Quay Hotel lonsdalequayhotel.com | 1-800-836-6111 604-986-6111
North Vancouver Hotel northvancouverhotel.ca | 1-800-663-4055 604-987-4461
Pinnacle Hotel at the Pier pinnaclepierhotel.com | 1-877-986-7437 604-986-7437
Seaside Hotel Vancouver (opening late 2019) seasidehotelvancouver.com
SureStay Hotel by Best Western bestwesterncapilano.com | 1-800-644-4227 604-987-8185
Travelodge Vancouver Lionsgate lionsgatetravelodge.com | 1-800-578-7878 604-985-5311 FB = Full Breakfast CB = Continental Breakfast R = Restaurant on Site
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hinorthvancouver.com | 1-877-985-3111 604-985-3111
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Bed & Breakfasts Crystal’s View Bed & Breakfast www.bc-bedandbreakfast.com 604-987-3952
For people with limited mobility, getting around in a new location can be a big concern. Visitors who use wheelchairs or walking aids are able to enjoy the natural attractions of the North Shore. All buses throughout the Lower Mainland feature ramps and designated wheelchair-seating areas. Schedules can be found at www.translink.ca.
Mountain Bed and Breakfast www.mountainbb.com 604-987-2725
Disabled visitors shouldn’t be shy about heading up to the mountains either, as Seymour, Cypress and Grouse mountains are all equipped with ramps, accessible trails and washrooms. The mountains’ restaurant facilities provide wheelchair accessible table heights. Over in West Vancouver, the Seawalk and John Lawson Park have ramps and wheelchair-accessible washrooms with automatic door openers. all community centres on the North Shore are wheelchair accessible, and those with pools are all equipped with lifts.
Ocean Breeze Executive B&B www.oceanbreezevancouver.com 604-988-0546 Toll-free # 1-800-567-5171
Sue’s Guest Cottage 604-985-1523 Toll-free # 1-800-776-1811
Willows Inn Bed & Breakfast www.willows.ca 604-980-6502
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Hi and welcome to Bowen Island. Cross our “moat,” the Salish Sea, arrive in another world. Bowen Island is a haven, where visitors can rest, relax and enjoy nature. But don’t be fooled by the peaceful atmosphere, there’s always a new experience around the corner.
Meander through the lush rainforest, breath in the cedar scents. Hike to the top of Mt. Gardner to peak over all of Howe Sound. Or grab a mountain bike, kayak, paddleboard, swimsuit, or scuba gear for an unforgettable afternoon, a mere 20 minutes from Horseshoe Bay. Come picnic, golf or even horseback ride on this idyllic refuge. Bowen also hosts outdoor concerts and events nearly every weekend during the summer. But you don’t need to break a sweat to enjoy Bowen. The island has art galleries, museums, restaurants, cafes, shopping, yoga, dance, gyms, spas and wellness experts. Many Bowen services and businesses are owneroperated, ensuring unique
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style and selection. From locally-produced, high fashion cashmere knitwear to islanddesigned yoga clothing – there’s something for everyone on Bowen.
“Every trip to Bowen is respite from the city, rejuvenating for my soul and gets me back in touch with myself.” And with options such as Spanish Tapas, French pastries, organic chocolate, hearty pub burgers or artisanal stoneoven pizzas, you won’t leave the island hungry. Bowen also has the tastiest West Coast fine dining this side of Vancouver, award-winning locally-roasted
coffee and our own soup shop. Oh, and did we mention we have artisanal toast and ice cream on the pier. Come by boat, by car or on foot. Visitors can drive onto the Queen of Capilano or walk on and use our bus system. Come for a day, a week or longer, Bowen has accommodations for you. Many Bowen Islanders readily welcome visitors to their guest suites and cottages across the island. Settle close to the Cove, our island hub, or watch the sun set over the Strait of Georgia on the west side. Find secluded nooks, secret gardens tucked away on quiet roads, or stay in the heart of all the activity. Luxurious, simple or rustic, the choice is yours - but book early, accommodations here are in high demand!
There’s no bridge, but there’s a ferry and a water taxi to choose from. The Queen of Capilano, the Bowen Island ferry, leaves Horseshoe Bay between the hours of 5:50 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. The crossing time is 20 minutes. Horseshoe Bay can be reached by public transportation. The West Vancouver Blue Bus numbers 250 and 257 leave from downtown Vancouver, and West Vancouver, at regular intervals to Horseshoe Bay. Please call 604-985-7777 or visit bcferries.com for current schedules to plan your trip. Cormorant Marine Water Taxis: 604-250-2630 or 604-947-2243 cormorantwatertaxi.com
Come to your newest happy place. Come to Bowen Island. For more information visit tourismbowenisland.com.
Tuscany Restaurant, a bustling Italian Trattoria doing stone oven pizza and seasonal Italian dishes. Come dine on our beautiful patio under the wisteria or dine inside our heritage building and watch our artisans make your pizza by hand. For reservations call us at 604.947.0550 tuscanypizza.com
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BEERE BREWING CO. Beere Brewing is a family-run business and the passion of father and son, Craig and Matt Beere. Our focus is on quality ingredients, experimentation, and especially on our craft. Our sunny and bright tasting room and patio are cozy places to enjoy our ever-changing tap list and second-to-none service. 312 Esplanade E, North Vancouver | 604.983.2163 | www.beerebrewing.com
BLACK KETTLE BREWING Open since 2014, Black Kettle Brewing Company is proud to be a part of the vibrant brewing scene on the North Shore. The greatest ideas and the best friendships are formed over beer, and with that in mind, we are dedicated to brewing small batches of quality beer for our valued customers. 106â€“720 Copping St, North Vancouver | 604.987.9989 | www.blackkettlebrewing.com
The B.C. craft beer renaissance has taken hold in North Vancouver. If you love tasting new craft beers, visit Vancouver’s North Shore where you will ﬁnd the following nanobreweries and microbreweries oﬀering unique and delicious craft beers. Mark your calendars! Vancouver’s North Shore Craft Beer Week is October 4-11, 2019
BRIDGE BREWING COMPANY Since opening 2012, beer lovers have discovered Bridge Brewing’s great tasting, high quality craft beer. We purchase our top quality, fresh grains and hops in small quantities to ensure a constant product that meets our high standards. We are proudly 99 per cent waste-free. Try our Bourbon Blood Orange and PrimeTime low cal/low carb beer. 1448 Charlotte Rd, North Vancouver | 604.770.2739 | www.bridgebrewing.com
DEEP COVE BREWERS AND DISTILLERS Deep Cove Brewers and Distillers is driven by our active community, and we are proud to call ourselves ‘craft-certiﬁed’ using sustainable BC ingredients. Our beers and spirits each have their own unique story, so come visit our tasting lounge for a pint or a bite – we have a ﬂavour for everyone. 170-2270 DollartonHwy, North Vancouver | 604.770.1136 | www.deepcovecraft.com
HEARTHSTONE BREWERY Hearthstone strives to brew the beers they love and take pride in bringing something special to the North Vancouver Craft scene. Come and visit Hearthstone’s cosy taproom, where they create incredible pizzas in their beautiful wood ﬁred oven and have a diverse food and beer menu for all tastes. 1015 Marine Dr., North Vancouver | 604.984.1842 | www.hearthstonebrewery.ca
HOUSE OF FUNK BREWING Leaning into the funkier side of life... every beer served up at the House of Funk must either spend time in oak or be brewed with a mixed culture of wild yeast and bacteria. In addition to our unique beer oﬀerings, HOF will also be roasting our own coﬀee on site. 101-350 Esplanade E, North Vancouver | www.houseoﬀunkbrewing.com
STREETCAR BREWING Just two blocks up from the seabus, in a trendy black lane, is a new brewery specializing in rotating small batch beers. Come visit our tasting room and make sure to check out the barrel aged sours. 123A 1st St E, North Vancouver | www.streetcarbrewing.ca
WILDEYE BREWING Opening in May 2019, the owners – who are family and friends, North Shore born and raised – can’t wait to welcome you to their North Shore-inspired, interactive brewery. Watch the brewmaster in action from the brewers lab, try the 20+ creations, including Tap 51 – a weekly rotating specialty beer. Cider, craft sodas and ginger beers available. 1385 Main St, North Vancouver | 604-988-1900 | www.wildeyebrewing.ca
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Old world charm featuring alpine cuisine from Austria, Germany, Switzerland and South Tyrol/Northern italy, with an extensive import beer selection.
@bjornbarbakery www.bjornbarbakery.com | 102-3053 Edgemont Blvd, North Van | 604-986-6886 BjornBar is a sophisticated bakery and café specializing in classic desserts bars with 30+ flavours to choose from. Breakfast, lunch and drink offerings and shelves of take-home gift items…all in one cozy cafe located in Edgemont Village. With endless options, we promise it will be an experience you will not want to miss.
The North Shore’s jewel of Alpine Europe.
Call for a reservation: 604-980-4316
71 Lonsdale Ave, North Vancouver
www.cheshirecheeserestaurant.com | 2nd floor, Lonsdale Quay Market, North Van | 604-987-3322 Excellent seafood and British dishes on the waterfront. Weekly features include: Thursday pot roast, Friday and Saturday prime rib dinner, Sunday turkey dinner. Our weekend and holiday feature is our acclaimed eggs Benny. Open for lunch or dinner, seven days a week.
CAFÉ/BISTRO Be Fresh
www.befresh.ca | 3183 Edgemont Blvd, North Van | 604-770-3335 At Be Fresh, we focus on creating healthy meals with local and organic ingredients to bring you delicious, nourishing food. Stop by for a kombucha, fresh salad or pick up a pre-made dinner for you and your family. Be fun, be full, be fresh.
www.lepetitecafe.ca | 3711 Delbrook Ave (in the Delbrook Plaza), North Van | 604-971-6661 Come to our charming neighbourhood café to gather, connect, and be inspired. Enjoy homemade food, weekly features and organic local coffee by Moja. Feel your spirits lift while dining inside our cozy café or outside on our serene patio. We are open seven days a week and fur babies are welcome.
Lynn Canyon Café
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PROUD RECIPIENT OF GOLDEN PLATE AWARDS, READERS CHOICE AWARDS, AND VOTED ONE OF THE TOP RESTAURANTS ON TRIPADVISOR.
The Cheshire Cheese Restaurant + Bar
Le Petit Café
Our new expanded menu showcases the delicious regional specialities one finds in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and South Tyrol. Live music nights (see our 125 year old piano, old guitar jazz and traditional accordion and guitar music). Live music on most Friday and Saturday nights
Christopher, Kassandra and the Jägerhof staff
a favourite breakfast and lunch hangout on the North Shore. Quaint and locally-owned, serving unpretentious and tasty food in a friendly and welcoming ambiance, filled with great staff and fantastic guests. open for breakfast and lunch Monday to Saturday (except on statutory holidays) – serving breakfast all day long.
www.jagerhof.ca | 71 Lonsdale Ave, North Van | 604-980-4316
www.daisysandwiches.com | 1089 Roosevelt Cres, North Van | 604-982-0883
www.butlerdiditcatering.com/lynn-canyon-cafe/ | 3663 Park Rd, North Van | 604-984-9311
Explore Vancouver’s North Shore craft breweries; part of the BC Ale Trail that showcases our province’s vibrant craft beer scene offering touring itineraries and experiences. Arrive thirsty, leave inspired. Visit BCAleTrail.ca for info. #ExploreBC #BCAleTrail
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Nestled in beautiful lynn Canyon Park, the lynn Canyon Café is a hiker’s haven serving burgers, beers, local specialty coffee, healthy hiking snacks, sandwiches, greasy spoon breakfasts, ice cream, and stunning views. The Mountain Climber Burger and Salt Spring cold brew coffee are the local favourites.
Temper Chocolate + Pastry
www.temperpastry.com | 2409 Marine Dr, West Van | 604-281-1152 Temper Pastry specializes in European pastries, cakes and chocolates. Savoury items are handmade in-house daily using the highest quality ingredients sourced locally and seasonally. Temper also offers sandwiches, a full espresso bar and wine selection. Owned and operated by accomplished pastry chef Steven Hodge, Temper has been recognized for excellence in pastry and chocolate making.
The Corner Stone Bistro
www.cornerstone-bistro.com | 1096 West 22nd St, North Van | 604-990-3602 Located in Pemberton Heights, The Corner Stone Bistro is your home away from home. From lattes & cold beer to penny candy and three course meals… we have it all. organic coffee/espresso service, baked goods, fresh-made soups, sandwiches, ‘take & bake’ pizzas on Wednesday, full brunch service Saturday and Sunday, and dinners on Friday and Saturday.
tommyscafenorthshore.com | 1308 Ross Road, North Van | 604-988-0174
Voted favorite French restaurant on the North Shore! For 40 years, Chez Michel has offered a broad menu of authentic French fare at reasonable prices, both at lunch and dinner. We offer daily specials, seasonal specials, and a three-course table d’hote in the evenings for $40.
GREEK Anatoli Souvlaki www.thegreekbyanatoli.com | 51 Lonsdale Ave, North Van | 604-985-9853 Anatoli is able to deliver the time honoured tradition of friends, family and food. Benefiting from years of experience in Canada and Greece, anatoli combines the core value of home-cooked meals and have mastered the perfect concoction of taste and style. Serving the North Shore for over 30 years. Eat in, take out and delivery.
Located in the heart of Lynn Valley with access to world-class mountain bike and hiking trails, and of course the Lynn Valley Suspension Bridge. Start your day with a hearty breakfast, or come for lunch and enjoy our delicious and diverse menu. Support small businesses - eat & shop local!
www.andreasonline.net | 153 West 16th St, North Van | 604 985 0414
Golden Pearl Restaurant
www.goldenpearlrestaurant.com | #128 – 333 Brooksbank Ave, North Van | 604-986-3733 We are a Chinese restaurant serving a variety of authentic and delicious Guangdong and Szechuan-style cuisine. Easily accessible with lots of parking available. Open seven days a week, 11:30 am to 10:30 pm on weekdays, 3:30 pm to 10:30 pm on Saturdays, and 3:30 pm to 9:30 pm on Sundays.
One More Szechuan Chinese Cuisine
www.onemoreszechuan.ca | 1262 Marine Dr, North Van (Pemberton Village) | 604-929-3000 one More Szechuan Cuisine brings asian infusion to North Vancouver. With our unique twist on Chinese food, you’re sure to find a dish that you’ll love. We start with only the freshest ingredients to stir fry delicious melodies of tastes and colors that are sure to delight the senses...you’ll return again and again.
DESSERT Earnest Ice Cream
www.earnesticecream.com | 127 West 1st St, North Van | 604-770-4136 Earnest Ice Cream was born from friendship and a love of ice cream. Since our launch in 2012, our goal has been to create ice cream that expresses our passion for flavour and a business that embodies our values. We craft small batches of rotating flavours featuring local ingredients as well as the classics.
FiNE diNiNG The Observatory
www.observatoryrestaurant.ca | Grouse Mountain, 6400 Nancy Greene Way, North Van | 604-998-5045 Exceptional cuisine and unparalleled views of Vancouver and the shimmering Burrard Inlet. Skyride admission included with advanced reservations.
FrENCH Chez Michel www.chezmichelvancouver.com | 1373 Marine Dr, West Van | 604-926-4913
andreas’ has been offering authentic Greek cuisine – created from traditional family recipes - since 1984. The famous Greek platter, the calamari, and the lamb kleftiko are only a few mouth-watering dishes. Come enjoy high quality, savoury flavours, large portions and very reasonable prices. andreas’ is ideal for families, friends and large groups. Bring this listing to the restaurant and receive a free hand-crafted desert per couple!
Kypriaki Mediterranean Grill
www.kypriaki.ca | 106-1346 Marine Dr, North Van | 604-985-7955 Kypriaki Mediterranean Grill is modern Mediterranean at its best. Owner and chef David Edward invites you to feast on good food, drink to good times in his casual, vibrant restaurant and lounge, featuring flavours from countries on the Mediterranean Sea. Well-priced menu, made from-scratch recipes, seasonal specials, and a charming atmosphere.
Mythos Greek Taverna
www.mythostaverna.ca | 132 West 3rd St, North Van | 604-984-7411 Mythos Greek Taverna has offered authentic and delicious food to clients for over 26 years, including our best-selling roast lamb and lamp chop dishes. Enjoy a warm and cozy ambiance and attentive service for a memorable dining experience. Year after year, Mythos is proud to exemplify the very best in Greek hospitality.
iNdiaN Handi Cuisine of India
www.handicuisineofindia.ca | 1579 Marine Dr, West Van | 604-925-5262 4544 Hastings St, Burnaby | 604-298-4464 a North Shore News readers Choice 2006 winner offering authentic indian cuisine, you will be enchanted by the Handi dining experience. Located on Bellevue Avenue across from Ambleside Beach. Open for lunch and dinner, seven days a week. Enjoy our weekend buffet and free delivery.
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www.palkirestaurant.com | 116 East 15th St, North Van | 604-986-7555
in winter, and the best patio and garden as soon as the weather allows. Welcome to our cityscape hideaway, where time stops to give place to fun and dolce vita!
Palki has been rated as one of the finest Indian Restaurants in North Vancouver with its unique décor, high quality dine-in experience, and reliable and tasty take out Indian food delivery service.
www.tamarindhill.ca | 1440 Lonsdale Ave, North Van | 604-990-0111
www.swadindiankitchen.ca | 1734 Marine Dr, West Van l 604-281-4411 Readers Choice winner 2017/2018 for favourite Indian restaurant on the North Shore! Experience a truly unique culinary experience with traditional and fusion-infused creations that will guarantee your return visits. With over 36 years of experience, we confidently create extraordinary authentic highend delicacies and specialties that will awe your family, friends and business colleagues.
www.andreasonline.net | 153 West 16th St, North Van | 604-985-0414 Andreas Restaurant has achieved iconic status as a local authentic neighbourhood place, family-owned and operated by Andreas himself since 1984. Choose from an extensive list of pizzas, pastas or treat yourself to the steak and pasta combo. Andreas’ is ideal for families, friends and large groups. Bring this listing to the restaurant and receive a free hand-crafted desert per couple!
www.lacucinarestaurant.net | 1509 Marine Dr, North Van | 604-986-1334 For 39 years La Cucina has been serving delicious and authentic northern Italian cuisine. Dinner specialties featured Monday to Saturday include veal chop, lasagna, veal scallopine and tiramisu. Join us for lunch on Fridays only. Patio dining available when the weather permits.
Orto Artisan Pasta
www.ortoartisanpasta.com | 1600 Mackay Rd, North Van | 604-929-0203 Orto introduces a casual Italian restaurant where local and fresh ingredients are prepared with amazing home-made pasta. Cozy and warm atmosphere
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Vina Vietnamese V Cuisine
2508 Marine Drive, West Vancouver • 604-926-6001
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A taste originating from Malaysia, rich in flavors and colors. At Tamarind Hill, our all-time favorites like rotis and satays, green papaya and mango salad, Hainanese chicken, rendeng beef, kari lamb, soft shell crab with Indian black peppercorn and garlic butter and many other dishes are simply second to none.
Vietnamese Cuisi uisinne
www.buddha-full.ca | 102-2120 Dollarton Hwy, North Van (Northwoods Village) | 604-770-1032 101-106 West 1st St, North Van | 604-973-0231 Known for being North Vancouver’s original plant-based café, Buddha-Full offers wholesome food that nourishes the body. Each item is made with love, from the hearty Buddha-Bowls, to the hot drink healers, and a smoothie for all types, Buddha-Full strives to connect the body to food, and cultivate a culture that allows all beings to thrive!
Two Rivers Meats
www.tworiversmeats.ca | 180 Donaghy Ave, North Van | 604-990-5288 Two Rivers Meats Butcher Shop and Eatery showcases the best of BC’s locally and sustainably-raised meats. Our family-style eatery serves up menu items such as the 60-day dry-aged burger and rotisserie chicken, daily charcuterie boards and more. A full retail butcher shop shares the same roof where you can source your meat like the pros.
PIZZA Andreas’ Restaurant
www.andreasonline.net | 153 West 16th St North Van | 604 985 0414 Andreas Restaurant is the North Shore’s “GO TO” pizza place. What is your fancy? Ten Rich Toppings? Spicy Hawaiian? The Tuscan? The Mediterranean? If you can’t choose, then create your own pizza. Andreas’ is ideal for families, friends and large groups. Bring this listing to the restaurant and receive a free hand-crafted desert per couple!
Bowen Island Pizza Company
| 123 Carrie Cates Ct, North Van www.bowenpizza.com | (inside Lonsdale Quay Market) | 604-770-3660 We make delicious thin crust pizza with organic flour. Located in Lonsdale Quay Market, we offer pizza with a view! You can get a nice big slice, order a whole pizza or order delivery via Skip the Dishes. Check out our current menu at www.bowenpizza.com, see you soon!
PUBS The Black Bear Neighbourhood Pub
www.blackbearpub.com | 1177 Lynn Valley Rd., North Van | 604-990-8880
Voted North Vancouver’s favourite patio, Tap & Barrel Shipyards is located in Lower Lonsdale, directly beside the city’s new water feature and Polygon Art Gallery. Enjoy a large selection of local craft beer and premium wine on tap, honest feel-good food, and unbeatable views of downtown Vancouver.
Pier 7 Restaurant + Bar
Voted North Shore’s favourite neighbourhood pub the last 22 years in a row! We’re a beautiful cozy Craftsman-style pub nestled in the heart of Lynn Valley with ample free parking. We offer a wide selection of craft beers with 26 taps plus an extensive menu and appy hour specials. Open daily at 11am.
SaNdWiCHES & SoUPS La Galleria Fine Foods
Featuring 180° sweeping waterfront views of the Vancouver city scape, no other restaurant in North Vancouver gets you this close to the water. open daily for lunch, dinner & happy hour, plus a go-to for weekend brunch, Pier 7’s West Coast inspired boat-to-table choices bring a unique experience with exquisite taste.
www.lagalleriafinefoods.ca | 3055 Highland Blvd, North Van | 604-990-9162
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Located in Edgemont Village, La Galleria Fine Foods serves award-winning sandwiches and specializes in fresh soups, salads and a selection of deli products. Voted North Shore’s favourite sandwich bar in 2018 and 2019.
www.cactusclubcafe.com | 855 Main St, West Van | 604-922-1707
Cactus Club Cafe Park Royal
www.fishworks.ca | 91 Lonsdale Ave, North Van | 778-340-3449 Fishworks offers the best seafood dining experience with high quality sustainable dishes and stunning yet inviting decor. Award-winning year in and year out, and recently voted winner for Favourite Seafood Restaurant - 2018 and 2019 Readers Choice Awards, Fishworks continues to be the most talked about restaurant in the area.
Montgomery’s Fish & Chips
www.pierseven.ca | 25 Wallace Mews (Waterfront), North Van | 604-929-7437
| International Food Court, Lonsdale Quay Market 123 Carrie Cates Ct, North Van | 604-929-8416
In the heart of West Vancouver’s Park Royal Mall, Cactus Club Cafe leads through innovation while remaining true to its Vancouver roots. Committed to delivering a unique experience, Cactus blends the worlds of fine and casual dining through inventive design, unparalleled food quality and a personalized approach to service.
Cactus Club Cafe North Vancouver
www.cactusclubcafe.com | 1598 Pemberton Ave, North Van | 604-986-5776 Where it all began -- our very first restaurant. Proud of our North Shore roots, guests have enjoyed casual fine dining at our original location for 31 years. laid back and approachable with a menu that offers the best in global cuisine, using local, fresh ingredients, this classic Cactus is the perfect North Shore hang out.
Enjoy fish & chips with city views!
The Lobby Restaurant + Lounge
www.lobbyrestaurant.ca | 138 Victory Ship Way, North Van (inside the Pinnacle at the Pier Hotel) | 604-973-8000
Vina Vietnamese Restaurant
www.vinarestaurant.com | 2508 Marine Dr, West Van | 604-926-6001 Vina Vietnamese Restaurant, a diverse native Vietnamese cookery with characteristic French savoir-faire – a fusing of woks and flames, Vina has been serving superb fine dining experiences for Vancouverites for more than two decades.
WaTErFroNT diNiNG Olive & Anchor
www.oliveandanchor.com | 6418 Bay St, West Van (Horseshoe Bay) | 604-921-8848 overlooking the waters of Horseshoe Bay, olive & anchor offers casual, greatvalue dining for breakfast, lunch, and dinner served in a relaxed atmosphere by friendly and professional staff. our menu is all about simple, home-made, un-fussy and delicious food using fresh produce.
Tap & Barrel • Shipyards www.tapandbarrel.com | 8 Lonsdale Ave, North Van | 604-638-2339
Meet you in the Lobby, where our culinary team utilizes local, sustainable products with BC’s natural abundance of seafood and fresh ingredients to bring the full flavours of the North Shore to life. Whether its breakfast, lunch, dinner or drinks, this welcoming spot is a favourite any time of day.
The Truffle House & Cafe
www.trufflehousecafe.com | 2452 Marine Dr, West Van | 604-922-4222 We are very proud to be part of the Dundarave community and want to share our special Truffle-brand of cuisine with everyone. Join us for breakfast, lunch or dinner…come tantalize your taste buds with our excellent food at reasonable prices. We take reservations through our website or by phone.
www.villagetaphouse.com | 900 Main St, West Van (Village at Park Royal) | 604-922-8882 Simply one of the best hangouts on the North Shore. live music, daily specials, and weekend brunch, The Village Taphouse takes everything that’s good about a pub, leaves out what’s not, then adds a lot more good. With over 20 ice cold brews on tap, damn good food, and friendly service, why not stop by? North Shore Visitors Guide www.vancouversnorthshore.com 39
April 2019 April 5 | 8pm Ambleside Orchestra’s Mainstage Concert www.amblesideorchestra.ca St. Stephen’s Anglican Church, 885 22nd Street, West Vancouver
April 6 | 1-2pm Capture Photography Festival’s “Altered States: Slow Art Day Session” www.capturephotofest.com Have you ever wondered how long you should look at a work of art? We will spend 10 minutes looking at 4 works of art within the exhibition, Jim Breukelman: Altered States, followed by a discussion about what we saw. West Vancouver Art Museum, 680 17 Street, West Vancouver
April 6 Slush Cup
May 26 | 12-7pm 3rd Annual Turkic World Spring Festival Shipyards, North Van | www.turkicfestival.com Bring family and friends to enjoy Turkic cultural displays, food, arts and crafts, dances and live entertainment.
May 31 | 8pm Ambleside Orchestra’s Mainstage Concert www.amblesideorchestra.ca St. Stephen’s Anglican Church, 885 22nd Street, West Vancouver
May 31 | 4-9:30pm & June 1 | 11-9:30pm Bridge Festival Ambleside Park, West Vancouver Bridge Festival is a free two day event held in Ambleside Park. Come discover and share the tastes, sights and sounds of West Vancouver’s diverse population and enjoy culture pavilions, live concerts, kids entertainment and more. Where people love to be together.
Grouse Mountain, North Van
June 8 Tim Jones Memorial Rotary Ride for Rescue
Join us as competitors, attired in their most ridiculous costume, attempt to cross a pool of slush on their skis or board.
April 27 l 7-9:30pm North Shore Celtic Ensemble Spring Ceili Dance
June 8 l 10am-4pm Burrard Yacht Club Classic Boat & Car Show
Highlands United Church, North Van
Check out some of the most beautiful vintage wooden boats and classic automobiles on the BC coast!
Live music, Irish dancers, Ceili dancing for everyone, refreshments, silent auction and raffle prizes. $5 admission at the door; kids 5 and under free.
April 27-28 l 11am-5pm Fall for Local Spring Market Pipe Shop at the Shipyards, North Van | www.fallforlocal.com Fall For Local™returns to North Vancouver for their annual Spring Market! Fall For Local™ is a one-of-kind shop local event, that prides itself on curating high quality modern pop-up ft. independent brands. Tickets $3 in advance (online); $5 at the door; kids under 12 free.
Cypress Mountain Hill Climb benefitting North Shore Rescue
10 Gostick Place, North Van | www.burrardyachtclub.com
June 8-9 | 10am-6pm Philippine Days Festival Waterfront Park, North Van | www.philippinedaysfestival.com Come experience family fun & fellowship, traditional Filipino cuisine and entertainment.
June 15 | 10am-12pm North Vancouver Save Our Shores Society’s Discovery Waterfront Walk Cates Park, North Van | www.nv-saveourshores.ca
May 2019 May 4 CityFest City Skate Park, North Van | www.cnv.org The largest Youth Week event in the Lower Mainland, this daylong festival includes live local youth music and dance showcase (by audition), skateboard competition, longboard race, art show, BBQ and food booths, prizes and games.
May 25 - 26 | 12-5pm Art in the Garden Tour www.nvartscouncil.ca Self-guided tour of North Shore gardens.
May 26 | 10am-4pm Sheep Shearing Festival Maplewood Farm | www.maplewoodfarm.bc.ca Come watch shearing, duck herding, kid-friendly activities and more. Special admission rates apply. 40 North Shore Visitors Guide www.vancouversnorthshore.com
A two hour, five-kilometer guided educational tour to Deep Cove, then free boat ride back to Cates Park.
June 16 | 10am-1pm 12th Annual Dundarave Porsche Show and Ride for Cystic Fibrosis Dundarave Village | www.pca-cwr.org Since Father’s Day 2006, participants display in the 2400 block on Marine Drive from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m., at which time cars depart for a drive up Cypress Mountain for a photo session.
June 21-22 Lynn Valley Day www.lynnvalleyday.ca Lynn Valley Day kicks off with a formal-dress gala on Friday evening followed by the community parade and carnival with rides, games, food and entertainment on Saturday.
June 23-30 North Shore Jazz Series www.capilanou.ca/centre (In partnership with the Vancouver International Jazz Festival) a variety of jazz, blues and unique music at various North Shore locations.
June 22 | 10:30am-2pm 14th Annual Teddy Bear Picnic St Andrew’s Park, North Van | www.st-andrews-united.ca Bring your teddy bears and enjoy music, children’s entertainment, face painting, cookie decorating, arts and crafts and more!
June 28 - August 30 SummerFest at Lonsdale Quay Market www.lonsdalequay.com Enjoy live music, food, fitness and fun all summer long on lonsdale Quay Market’s Waterfront Plaza. Outdoor movies July 20, as well as The Green Leaf Beer Garden every Sunday & holiday Monday. Every Wednesday will feature a different North Shore fitness studio hosting outdoor active fun.
July 2019 July 1 Canada Day Celebrations
Outdoor Markets January 5 - October 26, Saturdays (& some Sundays) 10am-3pm Lonsdale Artisan Farmers’ Markets East Plaza, 123 Carrie Cates Court, North Van www.artisanmarkets.ca
May 3 - September 27, Fridays | 5pm-10pm Shipyards Night Market Shipyard Plaza, Victory Ship Way & Wallace Mews Rd., North Van www.northshoregreenmarkets.com
May 5 - October 27, Sundays | 10am-3pm Ambleside Artisan Farmers’ Markets Located in Ambleside Park at 13th Street, West Van www.artisanmarkets.ca
www.canadadaynorthshore.org North Van | 10am-12pm
July - August (exact dates and times TBA) Mountaineering Pals
The day starts with a pancake breakfast at Grand Boulevard Park. Parade route: 13th & Grand Blvd. West to Lonsdale, north to 17th, west on 17th to Jones Ave., ending at Mahon Park.
Marvel at the beauty of your surroundings while Mountaineering Pals Max and Molly share tales of adventures and rescue on a story-filled walk in lynn Canyon Park. Meet across from the lynn Canyon Café. Please note that this walk includes steep stairs. To book a free tour, call 604-990-3700 ext. 8007.
www.northvancanadaday.com Waterfront Park, North Van | 12-4pm Live entertainment and activities for the whole family, including an Artisan Craft Fair hosted by NV Community arts Council. www.westvancouver.ca John Lawson Park, West Van | 4:30-10:30pm Bring a picnic, or enjoy a selection from food vendors, while watching live entertainment. Fireworks begin at 10:30pm.
July - August (exact dates and times TBA) Shipyard Pals Foot of Lonsdale Avenue & Victory Ship Way | www.nvma.ca
Lynn Canyon Park, North Vancouver | www.nvma.ca
(Date TBA) Tsleil-Waututh Canoe Races Cates Park, North Vancouver | www.twnation.ca First Nation paddling teams will compete in traditional war canoe races on Burrard Inlet along the foreshore of Whey-Ah-Wichen/Cates Park.
July 6 l 11am-6pm Minicomi Art Market Pipe Shop at the Shipyards, North Van Annual, free-to-attend art market that promotes local artists and their creations: comics, prints, accessories, plushies and clay creations.
Experience the sights and sounds of The Shipyards as they used to be. Join Shipyard Pals Sal and Sam on an entertaining story-filled walk of North Vancouver’s historic Burrard Dry Docks. To book a free tour, call 604-9903700 ext. 8007.
July 23 | 8am-3pm 18th Annual German Car Festival Waterfront Park | www.bcstars.ca
July - August (Dates TBA) Live & Local Concert & Culture Series Various locations, North Van | www.nvrc.ca/liveandlocal live & local Concert & Culture Series offers performances, hands-on creative workshops, and interactive arts activities, outdoors, mid-week in the early evening in July and August at Civic Plaza, Lynn Valley Village and Parkgate Plaza. On Fridays, enjoy great music during the evening concerts held outdoors in Panorama Park, Lynn Valley Village, and Edgemont Village.
CANADA DAY CELEBRATIONS
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Annual German Car Festival hosted by the premium German auto clubs in the region. BMW, Mercedes and Porsche clubs will be in attendance to celebrate fine automobiles while also raising money for the Harvest Project.
August 24-25 Cruise the Shore
FUN CITY FESTIVAL
www.lghfoundation.com/community_events/cruise-the-shore-2019/ On Saturday August 24, a parade of cars will cruise across the shore – registration is required. Then head to Edgemont Village in North Vancouver on Sunday August 25 for a car show & party including food trucks, live entertainment and children’s activities.
August 25 Deep Cove Daze Panorama Park, North Van | www.musart.ca Live music, entertainment, beer garden, art displays and midway.
August 25 | 10am-3pm All Japanese Classic Waterfront Park, North Van | www.alljapaneseclassic.com
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Join the West Coast Datsun Car Club for this all Japanese classic car show with an assortment of Japanese cars.
July 13-14 Fun City Festival www.cnv.org A popular 1,000 foot long water slide turns Lower Lonsdale into a pedestrian and slider zone filled with vendors, food trucks, live music, dJs & entertainment.
July 27-28 Caribbean Days Festival Waterfront Park, North Van | www.caribbeandays.ca Presented by the Trinidad & Tobago Cultural Society of BC, it’s a weekend of parading, dining and dancing in the sunshine.
July 30 (TBC) Pride on the Pier Pipe Shop at the Shipyards, North Van This all-ages event brings together the lGBTQ2+ community to enjoy live entertainment, dancing, food trucks and the opportunity to connect with support organizations and resources on the North Shore.
September 2019 September 8 Polish Festival Vancouver Pipe Shop, North Van | www.belweder.org The 6th annual festival is an opportunity to enjoy Polish culture and cuisine.
September 8 | 9am-6pm Coho Festival Ambleside, West Van | www.cohosociety.com live music, 14-km Coho run, Coho Swim, kids activities, First Nations Village, and a famous salmon BBQ.
September 15 | 10am-2pm BMW Concours & Heritage Celebration Waterfront Park, North Van | www.bmwccbc.org The BMW Car Club of BC Concours and Heritage Celebration is an annual event to celebrate the cars of members and the BMW marque.
September 27-29 North Shore Culture Days Various Locations | www.culturedays.ca This annual three-day national celebration invites everyone to participate in free, interactive and “behind the scenes” activities to discover their cultural spirit and passion.
HARMONY ARTS FESTIVAL
August 2–11 Harmony Arts Festival Ambleside, West Van | www.harmonyarts.ca
August 11 (TBC) | 12-4pm Lower Mainland Vega Club 29th Annual Show & Shine Waterfront Park, North Van Join the Vega Club, a car club made up of all H-body vehicles from GM, for their 30th Annual Show & Shine. 42 North Shore Visitors Guide www.vancouversnorthshore.com
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The North Shore’s annual 10 day celebration of community and art. a harmonious balance of visual, culinary, literary and performing arts on the spectacular West Vancouver waterfront.
October 2019 October 4-11 Vancouver’s North Shore Craft Beer Week North Shore Breweries | www.vancouversnorthshore.com/craftbeerweek Toast the North Shore’s legendary past in microbrewing and bright future with a week of celebrations at our local breweries. Help start the festivities at the Craft Beer Week launch at the Pipe Shop on October 4.
October 6 l 10am-3pm PumpkinFest West Vancouver Community Centre | www.westvanpumpkinfest.ca 8th annual fall fair with activities, from pie contests to pony rides, food, entertainment and interactive exhibits galore.
March (exact date TBA) North Shore Mountain Bike Association Season Opener and Film Festival The Raven Pub, North Vancouver | www.nsmba.ca Come and celebrate the start of the new biking season and watch the top three entries for our annual Film Festival.
March 17 St. Patrick’s Day at the Market Lonsdale Quay Market, North Van Visit lonsdale Quay Market for some St. Patrick’s day luck! Enjoy the Eire Born irish dance performance, kids’ crafts and face painting, North Shore Celtic Ensemble and a visit from Lucky Leprechaun.
March 27–29 (TBC) 51st Annual Southern Straits Classic
November 2019 November 11 Remembrance Day Services North Van: Service starts at 10:30am; Parade from cenotaph at 11:30am Victoria Park Cenotaph, North Vancouver North Van | 10:30am: Water service offshore; Cates Park, North Vancouver West Van: Parade starts at 10:45am; Service starts at 10:55am Marine Drive at 20th, West Vancouver
Opening late November thru December Anonymous Art Show www.nvartscouncil.ca 8” x 8” canvas or wood panels created by local artists are displayed and for sale anonymously for $100 each.
November 23–24 North Shore Artist Guild Winter Art Sale Pipe Shop at the Shipyards, North Van | nsartists.ca
Dundarave, West Van | www.southernstraits.ca Classic yacht race hosted by the West Vancouver Yacht Club. On March 30 at 9:30am, join the pre-race festivities and watch the start of the race from Dundarave Pier.
Christmas Events November 30 Christmas Festival Pipe Shop at the Shipyards, North Van | www.cnv.org Come enjoy holiday festivities while shopping for unique gifts from local artisans – hosted by the City of North Vancouver.
Capilano Suspension Bridge Park Canyon Lights www.capbridge.com Over 250,000 sparkling lights adorn the bridge and surrounding rainforest.
Christmas Carol Ship Festival Panorama Park | www.carolships.org
January 2020 January 1 | 12:30-3pm Penguin Plunge Panorama Park, North Van | penguinplunge.ca Music, costumes and more. Plunge is at 2pm.
Watch the lit up boats parade through the harbour.
Holiday Hi-Light Festival Park & Tilford Shops & Gardens | www.parkandtilford.ca Gardens lit by thousands of lights.
Dundarave Festival of Lights
February 2020 February (TBA) Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival www.vimff.org Nine day event with live presentations, unique outdoor and mountaineering films, photography and live music.
Dundarave Beach, West Van | www.dundaravefestival.com A forest of trees festively decorated by the community.
Peak of Christmas Grouse Mountain | www.grousemountain.com Visit Santa’s Workshop, meet reindeer, skate on the outdoor rink, snowshoe hike, take a sleigh ride through our mystical alpine forest and visit the Gingerbread Village, showcasing gingerbread houses constructed by talented bakery and pastry artists.
December 14-15 (TBC) Shipyards Christmas Market
March 7-8 (TBC) North Shore Art Crawl
Pipe Shop at the Shipyards, North Van | www.northshoregreenmarkets.com
The Shipyard is transformed into a winter wonderland with a German-style Christmas Market in the Pipe Shop building. Outside in Shipbuilders’ Square the excitement continues with food trucks, light display, and live music!
View the original works by 280+ artists at 79 locations throughout the North Shore. Demonstrations and activities scheduled throughout the weekend.
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