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Contents 15 Maps West Vancouver 19
08 Outdoor Activities
North Vancouver 20-21 Capilano/Lonsdale 22
12 Safety Tips 12 General Info 13 Village Charm Lonsdale 13 Edgemont Village 17 Lynn Valley 18 Park & Tilford 23 Deep Cove 24 Ambleside 25 Dundarave 25 Caulfeild 26 Horseshoe Bay 26
27 Arts & Culture
Executive Director, Vancouver’s North Shore Tourism Association
Welcome to the North Shore
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 plenty.
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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 locals and visitors. 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.
Cover Photo: Capilano Suspension Bridge Park Photos Courtesy of: ADBIA, Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, City of North Vancouver, Dreamstime.com, Grouse Mountain, iStockphoto.com, North Shore News, North Shore Studios, and Vancouver’s North Shore Tourism Association.
After exploring the great outdoors, it’s time to hit the 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 quaint to classy too. If you’re hungry you’ll find everything from market food trucks 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.
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 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 230 feet above the Capilano River, the 450-foot-long suspension bridge has been a tradition for more than a century.
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 100 feet 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
THE NORTH SHORE’S WATERFRONT MARKET & SHOPS
Lonsdale Quay Market is located just steps away from the SeaBus station in North Vancouver. www.lonsdalequay.com | 604.985.6261
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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.
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&#x20AC;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 www.dnv.org/ecology | 3663 Park Rd., North Van | 604-990-3755
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Nature programs for all ages, an interpretive centre and wildlife videos. Admission by donation. 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 | 604-922-1550
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. 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 MAPLEWOOD FARM
www.sewellsmarina.com | 6409 Bay St., West Van | 604-921-3474 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 NEW 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, the new purpose-built facility is designed by world-renowned firm Patkau Architects. The Polygon is now open and looks forward to welcoming you to our new home. BUS ROUTES ARE LISTED BASED ON DEPARTURE FROM LONSDALE QUAY
Educate and entertain kids aged 1-110!
Located mins from downtown Vancouver • Find out what potbelly • Feed the ducks & geese pigs love to eat • Cuddle with the bunnies
• Watch a Jersey cow milking demonstration daily at 1:15pm
• Play with the goat kids • Ride a Pony & their moms
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 NORTHVANCOUVER
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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.
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 new 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. 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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Description: 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.
Clubhouse / Restaurant
*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. Some of these trails contain numerous natural challenges like fallen logs, giant boulders to drop from, ravines to jump across, etc. Natural old-growth red cedar planks are used to create obstacles like bridges, ladders, and teeter-totters to ride on. 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.
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.
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. For more trail info see www.nsmba.ca.
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
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.
www.deepcovemarina.com | 2890 Panorama Dr., North Van 604-929-1251
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. 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 has a segment that is wheelchair accessible. It begins at Waterfront Park and travels through to the Mosquito Creek Marina. North Shore Spirit Trail info: www.cnv.org/spirittrail Starting in the Spring of 2018 the Spirit Trail will be open and extended from Park and Tilford Shopping Centre all the way to Dundarave in West Vancouver. 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. For help to find trails visit: www.vancouvertrails.com or drop into the North Vancouver Visitor Centre (see map on pages 20&21). 10 North Shore Visitors Guide www.vancouversnorthshore.com
Boat rentals, gas, diesel, marine supplies and moorage.
www.sewellsmarina.com | 6409 Bay St., West Van | 604-921-3474 Experience a Sea Safari, rent a speed boat or take a chartered fishing tour.
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
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Dramatic gondola over Howe Sound, plus cafes, hiking trails, lodges & a suspension bridge.
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.
Ecology Centre In Lynn Canyon Park hands-on nature displays wildlife videos nature programs for all ages kids exploratorium admission by donation suspension bridge nearby gift shop
Open: 10am to 5pm daily Information: 604-990-3755 Operated by the District of North Vancouver Parks Deptartment
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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 is a huge help for rescuers.
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Weather Reports www.weather.gc.ca
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NV District Library Capilano 3045 Highland Blvd.
NV District Library Lynn Valley 1277 Lynn Valley Rd.
NV District Library Parkgate 3675 Banff Court
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The North Shore is made up of several 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 19-22 to locate these neighbourhoods.
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 700-foot-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 14.
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Saturday, July 21 and Sunday, July 22
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FREE SUMMER CONCERTS SERIES
July 14, 21 and 28 and every Saturday in August at The Shipyards. Music, dancing, food trucks, local artisans and a beverage garden. cnv.org
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LOWER LONSDALE THE SHIPYARDS DISTRICT 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 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 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. We’re known for throwing great parties so join us for annual festivals, parades, and the world’s longest city street waterslide, Slide the City. The Shipyards is home to
the very popular Friday Night Market from May to October with a beer garden, live entertainment, artisan market and dozens of food trucks. And the Summer Saturday Entertainment at Shipbuilder’s Square is not-to-be-missed. 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 Farmer’s Market. Here, you’ll also find the transit terminal for busses to 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 new 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 at the foot of the North Shore Mountains.
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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.
FUN CITY FESTIVAL 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 new addition to the waterfront and worth a visit. See pages 27-29 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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POLYGON GALLERY GIFT SHOP
Pick up your household essentials and search for your next perfect gift at Mo’s, Lolo’s corner store.
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. 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 huffing and puffing up the Grouse Grind, Edgemont Village is worth a quick visit.
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LOCATED IN NORTH VANCOUVER JUST MINUTES AWAY FROM CAPILANO SUSPENSION BRIDGE AND ON YOUR WAY TO GROUSE MOUNTAIN. ZIG ZAG Zig Zag in Edgemont Village has the best shoes as well as the largest FLY LONDON collection, clothing for today’s woman, accessories and great service. We’ve got you covered head to toe. 104-3065 EDGEMONT BLVD, N.V. 604.986.4893
PIZAZZ GIFTS At Pizazz Gifts we carry every style and colour option of Secrid wallets. Keep your information safe! Made in Holland with great care for quality, people and the environment. All sizes and colours.
3131 EDGEMONT BLVD, N.V. 778.340.7660
32 BOOKS & GALLERY 32 Books & Gallery is an independent shop dedicated to offering customers excellent service, a wonderful selection of books for all ages, greeting cards & gifts and locally made art & jewelry. You’ll be happily greeted by our bookstore dog, Jem.
3185 EDGEMONT BLVD, N.V. 604.980.9032
BE FRESH EDGEMONT Opening in Spring 2018! A new location for you to grab some fresh wraps, salads, and smoothies so you can enjoy nutritious meals on the go. Healthy food doesn’t have to be time-consuming. Try our best selling Asian Edamame Salad with grilled tofu. 3183 EDGEMONT BLVD, N.V. BEFRESH.CA North Shore Visitors Guide www.vancouversnorthshore.com 17
Lynn Valley 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. 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 36-39 for more information.
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. 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.
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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.
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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 Vancouverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most tranquil corners. Admission is free, and the gardens are open from 9:30 a.m. to dusk daily.
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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.
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 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 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!
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In the Park & Tilford Shopping Centre, you will find shops, restaurants and a movie theatre to help you fill your day.
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Deep Cove One trip to Deep Cove and youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll want to go back. A drive down Gallant Avenue gives way to the sheltered, calm harbour vista that is the areaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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.
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If you want to venture out onto the water, but without exerting too much energy, Deep Cove Marina offers pontoon boat rentals â&#x20AC;&#x201C; a perfect way for your group of 10 or less to explore the Indian Arm in comfort â&#x20AC;&#x201C; or outboard rentals for groups of four or less. See page 11 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&#x20AC;&#x153;faces the windâ&#x20AC;?). 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&#x20AC;&#x153;Honeyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fixâ&#x20AC;? and now the secret is definitely out! Parking can be a challenge in this seaside neighbourhood, especially during the busy summer months and on weekends. Therefore try parking at Panorama Park or Myrtle Park, both of which are just outside of the Cove.
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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 3-12. 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-fashion 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.
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.
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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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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 church.
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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.
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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.
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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.
Arts & Culture
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/.
Art Galleries CityScape Community Art Space www.nvartscouncil.ca | 335 Lonsdale Ave., North Van | 604-988-6844
Ferry Building Gallery www.ferrybuildinggallery.com | 1414 Argyle Ave., West Van | 604-925-7290
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
NOW OPEN! One of Canada’s most internationally acclaimed photography and media art galleries in a stunning new waterfront location. Open Tuesday - Sunday 10am – 5pm Located next to Lonsdale Quay Market 101 Carrie Cates Court, North Vancouver 604.986.1351 thepolygon.ca Programs and exclusive artist content available for download on The Polygon App.
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First Nations híwus First Nations Cultural Program www.grousemountain.com 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.
Takaya Tours www.takayatours.com | 604-904-7410
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Events North Vancouver Recreation + Culture www.northvanrec.com/arts-culture| 604-983-6467 A bi-municipal organization that delivers arts, culture and recreation programs and services. See Events Calendar pages 36-39.
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.
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13 Ways to Summon Ghosts May 16 – Sept 1, 2018
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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
NVMA Museum - Presentation House www.northvanmuseum.ca | 209 West 4th St., North Van | 604-987-5612 Open Thursday to Sunday noon to 5pm. Free. Check nvma.ca for program and walking tour information. BUS: 239
WV Museum and Archives www.westvancouvermuseum.ca | 680 17th St., West Van | 604-925-7295 Exhibits, archival information and historic walking tours through West Vancouver’s local communities. Open Tuesday to Saturday 11am to 5pm. BUS: 239+251 or 252 or 253
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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.
Theatres Capilano University Performing Arts Theatre
www.capilanou.ca/blueshorefinancialcentre 2055 Purcell Way, North Van | 604-990-7810 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.
Deep Cove Shaw Theatre
A 130 seat air-conditioned studio theatre.
www.deepcovestage.com 4360 Gallant Ave., North Van | 604-929-9456 or 604-929-3200 BUS: 239+211 or 212
Hendry Hall Theatre
KAY MEEK PERFORMANCE ARTS CENTRE
www.northvanplayers.ca 815 East 11th St., North Van | 604-983-2633 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.
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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
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Holiday Inn and Suites North Vancouver hinorthvancouver.com | 1-877-985-3111 604-985-3111
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
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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Grouse Inn grouseinn.com | 1-800-779-7888 604-988-7101
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Comfort Inn & Suites vancouvercomfort.com | 1-888-988-3181 604-988-3181
Best Western Capilano Inn and Suites bestwesterncapilano.com | 1-800-644-4227 604-987-8185
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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 www.suesguestcottage.ca 604-985-1523 Toll-free # 1-800-776-1811
ThistleDown House www.thistle-down.com 604-986-7173
Willows Inn Bed & Breakfast www.willows.ca 604-980-6502
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www.cornerstone-bistro.com | 1096 West 22nd St., North Van | 604-990-3602
Austrian Jägerhof Restaurant www.jagerhof.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 classy bakery specializing in classic desserts bars. The bakery features 30+ flavours of bars to choose from; breakfast, lunch and drink offerings and shelves of take home gifting items all in one cozy cafe located in Edgemont Village, North Vancouver. Our concept is home style baking with a sophisticated edge. With the options being this endless we promise it will be an experience you will not want to miss.
The North Shore’s jewel of Alpine Europe.
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Excellent seafood and British dishes on the waterfront. Thursdays Pot Roast, Friday & Saturday Prime Rib Dinner. Sunday Turkey Dinner. Weekends and holidays our acclaimed Eggs Benny. Open for lunch or dinner, 7 days a week.
Chinese Ginger & Soy Restaurant www.gingerandsoy.ca |
| 1487 Marine Dr., West Van | 778-279-8862
Using only the freshest ingredients, Ginger & Soy serves authentic Szechuan and Cantonese cuisine in an upscale chic and contemporary setting. With signature cocktails, artfully handcrafted desserts and a style unlike any other, it’s the North Shore’s most unique Chinese dining experience.
www.onemoreszechuan.ca | 1262 Marine Dr., North Van, Next to Save-On-Foods | 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. We have a unique taste that must be experienced; you’ll return again and again and find something new with every visit.
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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 f Brunch on Sundays frfrom 10:30-2pm Open for
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British www.cheshirecheeserestaurant.com | 2nd Floor, Lonsdale Quay Market, North Van | 604-987-3322
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Located in Pemberton Heights, the Corner Stone Bistro is your home away from home. A place to bring your family, meet up with friends & say hi to your neighbours. From lattes & cold beer to penny candy & three course meals… we have it all; organic coffee/espresso service & baked goods; fresh made soups, sandwiches & lunch items; ‘take & bake’ pizzas on wednesday; full brunch service on Saturday & Sunday; and set dinners on Friday and Saturday evening.
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Bakery/Bistro BjornBar Bakery
www.observatoryrestaurant.ca | Grouse Mountain, 6400 Nancy Greene Way, North Van | 604-998-5045
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Exceptional cuisine and unparalleled views of Vancouver & the shimmering Burrard Inlet. Skyride admission included with advanced reservations.
French Chez Michel
www.chezmichelvancouver.com | 1373 Marine Dr., West Van | 604-926-4913 Voted Favorite French Restaurant on the North Shore! For 34 years, Chez Michel has offered a broad menu of authentic French fare at reasonable prices, both at lunch and dinner. Daily specials along with seasonal specials such as Cassoulet.
Greek Mythos Taverna
www.mythostaverna.ca | 132 West 3rd St., North Van | 604-980-0331 Pasparos offers quality Greek features such as the best-selling roast lamb and lamb chop dishes. Enjoy a warm & cozy ambiance for a great dining experience and consistent good service. Year after year, Pasparos continues to honour the high reputation of Greek hospitality.
Indian Handi Cuisine of India
www.handicuisineofindia.ca | 1579 Bellevue Ave., West Van | 604-925-5262 4544 Hastings St., Burnaby | 604-298-4464 A North Shore News Reader’s Choice 2006 Winner, offering Authentic Indian Cuisine. Located on Bellevue near Ambleside beach. Open for lunch and dinner, 7 days a week. Weekend buffet, free delivery.
www.swadindiankitchen.ca | 1734 Marine Dr., West Van | 604-281-4411 Reader’s Choice winner 2017/2018 for Favourite Indian Restaurant on the North Shore! Located in the heart of West Vancouver is Swad Indian Kitchen. Experience a truly unique culinary experience with traditional and fusion infused creations that will guarantee your return visits. With over 35 years of experience we confidently create extraordinary authentic high end delicacies and specialties that will awe your family, friends and business colleagues.
Italian La Cucina Restaurant
www.lacucinarestaurant.net | 1509 Marine Dr., North Van | 604-986-1334 For 38 years La Cucina has been serving delicious authentic northern Italian cuisine. Dinner specialties featured Monday – Saturday include veal chop, lasagna, veal scallopine and tiramisu. Join us for lunch on Fridays only. Patio dining available when the weather permits.
Yohachi Sushi www.yohachi.ca | 604-984-6886
$$ | 161-171 West Esplanade, North Van
Yohachi Sushi is owned and operated by Takuya Iwaki who was formally trained as a chef in Japan and worked at a number of high-end Japanese restaurants in Tokyo and Vancouver. Established in 1996, Yohachi Sushi aims to provide the best quality in their food and a spectacular dining experience for all of its patrons. No MSG is added to the food, we don’t use farmed salmon and all crab is real. Rated by local critics as “chic… interesting menu… excellent food… top quality… artistic presentation…”, Yohachi Sushi has a full sushi bar offering fresh and delicate sashimi and sushi with a variety of options and specialty items not available at many local sushi restaurants.
Malaysian Tamarind Hill
www.tamarindhill.ca | 1440 Lonsdale Ave., North Van | 604-990-0111 A taste originating from Malaysia, rich in flavors and colors. At Tamarind Hill, our all-time favorites like Rotis & Satays, Green Papaya & Mango Salad, Hainanese Chicken, Rendeng Beef, Kari Lamb, Soft Shell Crab with Indian Black Peppercorn & Garlic Butter and many other dishes are simply second to none.
www.bluhousecafe.com | 4342 Gallant Ave., North Van | 778-340-6667 New location: #101-173 Forester St., North Van | 778-340-0944 Bluhouse Market and Cafe offers a delicious, local, organic menu plus a thoughtful selection of organic produce and superfoods to fuel your adventures in Deep Cove. We feature vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options specializing in crepes, smoothies, bowls, homemade soups and fresh juices. Check out our website for our full menu and events at bluhousecafe.com.
www.buddha-full.ca | @buddhafullprovisions 102-2120 Dollarton Hwy., Northwoods Village, North Van | 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. With a menu that caters to all cravings, each item is carefully made with love. From the hearty BuddhaBowls, 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!
Café by Tao
www.taoorganics.com | 210-150 Esplanade West, North Van | 604-971-5108 Enjoy all organic, vegan, gluten friendly food in our cozy café, with a view and patio. We are a mother-daughter team passionate about providing delicious and healthy plant cuisine with all the feeling of a family-owned European café. Eat in, take out, grocery, local beers, wines, ciders and liqueurs. We look forward to welcoming you and yours! North Shore Visitors Guide www.vancouversnorthshore.com 33
www.seymourspub.com | #210-720 Old Lillooet Rd., North Van | 604-904-8778 A premium pub with a cozy atmosphere, but with the ability to host a lot of guests and provide a fun nightlife alternative to going downtown. Our focus is on top quality food, ambience and service and a commitment to support our community. The layout of our pub has allowed us to host numerous parties and get-togethers while remaining a popular choice for weekend dancing.
Seafood Deepwater Micro Eatery
www.deepwatermicroeatery.ca | deepwatermicroeatery 4369 Gallant Ave., North Van | 604-770-0280 Offering healthy beach classics using fresh quality ingredients, this is the place for a fast casual meal or a take-away to the beach, home, paddling or a hike up Quarry Rock. Located on Deep Cove’s main strip, this modest eatery offers hand-dipped beer battered fish & chips, hearty house-made soup, tacos, made-to-order burritos and even shaved ice with organic syrups in the summertime. Honest handcrafted food. Open for lunch and dinner everyday.
Fishworks 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, alongside daily Charcuterie Boards, Butcher Features and, of course, hand-cut French fries cooked in beef tallow. A full retail butcher shop shares the same roof where you can source your meat like the pros: purchase house-made sausages, salumi and hand-tooled cuts, including those you may have sampled in the Eatery.
www.fishworks.ca | 91 Lonsdale Ave., North Van | 778-340-3449 Offers the best in a seafood dining experience with high quality sustainable dishes and stunning yet inviting decor. Award-winning year in and year out and recently voted the best seafood restaurant on the North Shore, Fishworks continues to be the most talked about restaurant in the area. Winner for Favourite Seafood Restaurant - 2018 Readers Choice Awards.
Montgomery’s Fish & Chips
Thai Thai Pudpong
www.rebellioustomato.com | 2951 Lonsdale Ave., North Van | 604-985-2244 Our pizzas represent great taste and good nutrition. That’s why we have been voted “Best Pizza” in Vancouver and the North Shore again and again! Give us a call tonight and enjoy a delicious meal with the whole family!
www.blackbearpub.com | 1177 Lynn Valley Rd., North Van| 604-990-8880
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1474 Marine Dr., West Van | 604-921-1069
Authentic Food with a French Savoir-Faire!
Voted North Shore’s favourite neighbourhood pub for the last 21 years in a row! We are a beautiful cozy Craftsman-style pub nestled in the very heart of Lynn Valley with ample parking. With 26 taps, we offer a wide selection of craft beers along with an extensive “newly revamped” food menu that will sure to please! We are open daily at 11am and offer “family service” times Mon-Fri 11am -2pm and 11am-4pm on weekends and holidays. Lastly, do not miss out on our weekend & holiday Brunch Service served 11am till 2pm as well. Come on down and try out the best little pub on the North Shore!
Thai Pudpong is “elegant and cozy.” The food and atmosphere is authentic to Thailand. Using only the freshest, richest flavours from lemon grass to chilies.
Pubs The Black Bear Neighbourhood Pub
montysfishandchips | International Food Court, Lonsdale Quay Market, North Van | 604-929-8416 Enjoy fish & chips with city views!
Pizza Rebellious Tomato
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Vietnamese Cuisi uisinne
Vina Vietnamese V Cuisine
2508 Marine Drive, West Vancouver • 604-926-6001
The food will leave your taste buds wanting more and the friendly atmosphere will make Thai Pudpong a favorite gathering place for family and friends
Vietnamese 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 | 604-921-8848 Overlooking the waters of Horseshoe Bay, Olive & Anchor offers casual, great value 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.
Pier 7 Restaurant + Bar www.pierseven.ca | 604-929-7437
$$$$ | 25 Wallace Mews, North Van
With 180 degree views of Vancouver, no other restaurant in North Vancouver gets you this close to the water. Open 7 days a week for brunch, lunch and dinner.
October 19-26, 2018 Join us again for the second annual Vancouver’s North Shore Craft Beer Week!
West Coast Dining The Lobby
www.lobbyrestaurant.ca | | 138 Victory Ship Way, Located in the Pinnacle Hotel at the Pier, North Van | 604-973-8000 Settle in seaside for a fresh perspective on West Coast dining with dishes inspired by B.C.’s abundance of sustainable seafood and fresh local ingredients. Voted Best West Coast Dining by North Shore readers. Weekends feature scrumptious brunches and Prime Rib Sundays.
Truffle House Dundarave
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. Our food is excellent and our prices are right so “come tantalize your taste buds.” We take reservations throughout our website www.trufflehousecafe.com or simply call us 604-922-4222.
The Village Table
Toast the North Shore’s legendary past in microbrewing and our bright future with a week of celebrations at our local breweries. vancouversnorthshore.com/craftbeerweek
www.villagetable.ca | villagetable 437 N Dollarton Hwy., North Van | 604-770-1077 Deep Cove’s local eatery offers made-to-order menu items that include locally farmed product, Ocean Wise seafood, organic, and gluten-free options. A west coast style restaurant, serving craft beer and wines in a warm & friendly atmosphere. Join us for weekend brunch! North Shore Visitors Guide www.vancouversnorthshore.com 35
April 2018 April 6 | 8pm Ambleside Orchestra’s Mainstage Concert
May 27 l 9am-3pm Greater Vancouver Mustang Association Spring Car Show Harbourside Place (foot of Fell Rd.), North Van | www.gvma.org Come see Mustangs - both stock and modified - from 1964 to 2018. Free to public. $25 to register your Mustang for the show.
May 26 - July 26 Jazz Waves Festival
Highlands United Church, 3255 Edgemont Blvd.
Full line-up & tickets at: www.westvanartscouncil.ca/jazz
April 8-15 Pipe Shop at the Shipyards, North Vancouver
The West Van Community Arts Council presents some truly amazing music including R&B, swing, free jazz, gospel, Dixieland and more!
www.capturephotofest.com Capture Photography Festival’s “I Was a Teenager Skateboarder in the ‘90s” exhibit featuring curated photos that examine the culture of skateboarding in Canada in the 1990s. Opening reception is April 7 from 6-10pm; April 8-15 gallery hours: Mon-Fri 12-6 / Sat&Sun 11-6.
April 21 l 7-9:30pm North Shore Celtic Ensemble Spring Ceili Dance Highlands United Church, North Van 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 28-29 l 11am-5pm Fall for Local Spring Market Pipe Shop at the Shipyards, North Van | www.fallforlocal.com Shop from a very carefully curated, high quality array of independent brands, enjoy DIY workshops, indulge your appetite at the food trucks and more. Tickets $3 in advance (online); $5 at the door; kids under 12 free.
April 29 l 10am-5pm Spring Art Sale West Vancouver Community Centre | www.nsartists.ca
May 26-27 | 12-5pm Art in the Garden Tour www.nvartscouncil.ca Self-guided tour of North Shore gardens.
May 27 | 9:30am-12pm Westie Walk www.westierescueofcanada.com Bring your West Highland White Terrier to Lighthouse Park for a morning of fun & games. Entry by donation – proceeds support Westie Rescue of Canada. Pre-registration required.
May 27 | 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.
June 2018 June 1 | 8pm Ambleside Orchestra’s Mainstage Concert
Come view 425 original paintings from over 100 North Shore artists at this annual show.
amblesideorchestra.ca | Highlands United Church, 3255 Edgemont Blvd.
May 5 CityFest
11am - Community-wide party from John Lawson Park to Ambleside Park, music & dance stages, food vendors, a kid’s zone and a community day lounge.
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 6 l 2-6pm BC Cider Festival Pipe Shop at the Shipyards, North Van | www.bcciderfest.ca Vancouver’s most comprehensive gathering of cider producers from BC and beyond. Pace yourself at this tasting event so you can experience the breadth of cider in BC.
June 2 District of West Vancouver Community Day 9:30am - Parade in Ambleside
June 2 West Van Run Summer 5K & Ambleside Mile Ambleside Park, West Van West Van’s annual summertime 5 KM & 1 Mile in conjunction with West Vancouver’s Community Day.
June 9 Tim Jones Memorial Rotary Ride for Rescue www.rotaryrideforrescue.org Cypress Mountain Hill Climb benefitting North Shore Rescue
May 19-24 Crafted Interiors
June 9 l 10am-4pm Burrard Yacht Club Classic Boat & Car Show
Pipe Shop at the Shipyards, North Van | www.craftedvancouver.com
10 Gostick Place, North Van | www.burrardyachtclub.com
An exhibition designed to inspire and promote beautiful handcrafted work and furniture for everyday use in the home.
Check out some of the most beautiful vintage wooden boats and classic automobiles on the BC coast!
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June 9-10 | 10am-6pm Philippine Days Festival Waterfront Park, North Van | www.philippinedaysfestival.com Come experience family fun & fellowship, traditional Filipino cuisine and entertainment.
June 15-16 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 16 l 6-10pm Beer By The Pier Pipe Shop at the Shipyards, North Van www.ilovefamilyservices.com/beer-by-the-pier In support of Family Services of the North Shore, the 4th annual Beer By The Pier will feature local craft beer tasting, live music, delicious food and silent auction.
June 17 | 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 22 - July 1 North Shore Jazz Series
(In partnership with the Vancouver International Jazz Festival) www.capilanou.ca/centre A variety of jazz, blues and unique music at various North Shore locations.
June 23 | 10:30am-2pm 13th 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 23 | 8am-3pm 16th Annual German Car Festival
Outdoor Markets January 6 - October 27, Saturdays (& some Sundays) 10am-3pm Lonsdale Artisan Farmers’ Markets East Plaza, 123 Carrie Cates Court, North Van www.artisanmarkets.ca
May 4 - September 28, Fridays | 5pm-10pm Shipyards Night Market Shipyard Plaza, Victory Ship Way & Wallace Mews Rd., North Van www.northshoregreenmarkets.com
May 6 - October 28, Sundays | 10am-3pm Ambleside Artisan Farmers’ Markets 1500 Block of Bellevue Street in Ambleside, West Van www.artisanmarkets.ca
July 2018 July 1 Canada Day Celebrations www.canadadaynorthshore.org North Van | 10am-12pm 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. 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
Waterfront Park | www.bcstars.ca
Bring a picnic, or enjoy a selection from food vendors, while watching live entertainment. Fireworks begin at 10:30pm.
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.
July 7 - August 26, Saturdays & Sundays | 11am & 1:30pm Shipyard Pals
June 24 - September 4 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 2 & September 3, 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.
June 24 | 10am-12pm North Vancouver Save Our Shores Society’s Discovery Waterfront Walk Cates Park, North Van | www.nv-saveourshores.ca A two hour, five-kilometer guided educational tour to Deep Cove, then free boat ride back to Cates Park.
Foot of Lonsdale Avenue & Victory Ship Way | www.nvma.ca 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 - 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.
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July 4 - August 23, Wednesdays & Thursdays | 11am & 1:30pm Mountaineering Pals
August 19 | 10am-2pm 21st Annual BMW Concours & Heritage Celebration
Lynn Canyon Park, North Vancouver | www.nvma.ca
Waterfront Park, North Van | www.bmwccbc.org
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.
The BMW Car Club of BC Concours and Heritage Celebration is an annual event to celebrate the cars of members and the BMW marque.
(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 20-21 Cruise the Shore On Friday July 20, a parade of cars will cruise across the shore – registration is $25 per car. Then head to Ambleside Beach in West Vancouver on Saturday July 21 for a car show & party including food trucks, live entertainment and children’s activities.
July 21 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.
July 21-22 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 28-29 Caribbean Days Festival
August 25-26 Vancouver Modern Quilt Guild Modern Quilt Showcase Pipe Shop, North Van Come view the many modern quilts created by the guild members.
August 26 Deep Cove Daze Panorama Park, North Van | www.musart.ca Live music, entertainment, beer garden, art displays and midway.
August 26 | 10am-3pm All Japanese Classic Waterfront Park, North Van | www.alljapaneseclassic.com Join the West Coast Datsun Car Club for this all Japanese classic car show with an assortment of Japanese cars.
August 26 | 11am-3pm Harbourside Show & Shine Fell Avenue @ Harbourside Drive | www.harboursideshowandshine.com The ultimate presentation of antique, collector, special service, sport & race cars, hot rods & custom car show.
September 2018 September 9 Polish Festival Vancouver Pipe Shop, North Van | www.belweder.org The 6th annual festival is an opportunity to enjoy Polish culture and cuisine.
Waterfront Park, North Van | www.caribbeandays.ca
September 9 | 9am-6pm Coho Festival
Presented by the Trinidad & Tobago Cultural Society of BC, it’s a weekend of parading, dining and dancing in the sunshine.
Ambleside, West Van | www.cohosociety.com
July 31 Prance on the Pier
Live music, 14-km Coho Run, Coho Swim, kids activities, First Nations Village, and a famous salmon BBQ.
Pipe Shop at the Shipyards, North Van
September 28-30 North Shore Culture Days
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.
Various Locations | www.culturedays.ca
August 2018 August 3-12 Harmony Arts Festival Ambleside, West Van | www.harmonyarts.ca 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.
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.
September 30 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.
August 12 | 12-4pm Lower Mainland Vega Club 29th Annual Show & Shine
October 19-26 Vancouver’s North Shore Craft Beer Week
Waterfront Park, North Van
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 19.
Join the Vega Club, a car club made up of all H-body vehicles from GM, for their 29th Annual Show & Shine. 38 North Shore Visitors Guide www.vancouversnorthshore.com
North Shore Breweries | www.vancouversnorthshore.com/craftbeerweek
Christmas Events December 1 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 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 Dundarave Beach, West Van | www.dundaravefestival.com
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
November 22 – December 20 Anonymous Art Show www.nvartscouncil.ca Opening night is Thursday, November 22 and the show runs until December 20. 8” x 8” canvas or wood panels created by local artists are displayed and for sale anonymously for $100 each.
November 24–25 North Shore Artist Guild Winter Art Sale Pipe Shop at the Shipyards, North Van | nsartists.ca
January 2019 January 1 | 12:30-3pm Penguin Plunge Panorama Park, North Van | penguinplunge.ca Music, costumes and more. Plunge is at 2pm.
A forest of trees festively decorated by the community.
February (TBA) Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival
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 15-16 Shipyards Christmas Market 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!
Nine day event with live presentations, unique outdoor and mountaineering films, photography and live music.
March 2019 March 9-10 (TBC) North Shore Art Crawl www.nvartscouncil.ca/nsac View the original works by 280+ artists at 79 locations throughout the North Shore. Demonstrations and activities scheduled throughout the weekend.
March (exact date TBA) North Shore Mountain Bike Association Season Opener and Film Festival The Raven Pub, North Vancouver | www.nsmba.ca
October 20 Fall for Local Fall Market Pipe Shop at the Shipyards, North Van | www.fallforlocal.com Shop from a very carefully curated, high quality array of independent brands. Purchase tickets in advance (online) or at the door.
October 27 l 4-10:30pm Carved 2: Circus Carnival Pipe Shop at the Shipyards, North Van | www.vancouvercircusschool.ca The event gets scarier as the day goes on! Enjoy trick-or-treating, food carts, aerial silk and trampoline lessons, bouncy castle, face painting and much more. Tickets: $10-$20.
November 2018 November 11 Remembrance Day Services North Van: Service starts at 10:30am; Parade from cenotaph at 11:30am Victoria Park Cenotaph, North Vancouver
Come and celebrate the start of the new biking season and watch the top three entries for our annual Film Festival.
March 16-17 Shipyards Celtic Fest Pipe Shop at the Shipyards, North Van | www.northshoregreenmarkets.com
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 29–31 (TBC) 51st Annual Southern Straits Classic 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. North Shore Visitors Guide www.vancouversnorthshore.com 39
Come for a wild ride on the mountain side of Vancouver. Zipline, hike, mountain bike, kayak or cliff walk. Then unwind in one of our authentically local hotels or check out our craft beer scene and colourful local culture. vancouversnorthshore.com