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TREETOPS ADVENTURE. CLIFFWALK. THE LEGENDARY SUSPENSION BRIDGE. You came all this way, now go beyond at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park. Drive, take transit or the FREE SHUTTLE from Canada Place. 604.985.7474 CAPBRIDGE.COM

Prepare For Lift Off. Make summer soar as you explore the magic and majesty of flight at Grouse Mountain.

Birds of Prey • Ziplines • Skyride Surf Adventure Paraglide • Heli-tours • Peak Chair • Owl Sessions


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.

Attractions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-6 Outdoor Activities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-10 Safety Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 General Info . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Map of North Shore . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-13 Arts & Culture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-15 Accessibility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Village Charm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16-17 Accommodations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18-19 Restaurants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19-21 Events Calendar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21-23

PUBLISHED ON BEHALF OF: Vancouver’s North Shore 3rd Floor, Lonsdale Quay Hotel 123 Carrie Cates Court North Vancouver, BC V7M 3K7

Jennifer Belak

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. Marketing Director Vancouver’s North Shore Tourism

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. 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 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.

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ATTRACTIONS 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.

Capilano Salmon Hatchery 604-666-1790 4500 Capilano Rd., North Van 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 604-985-7474 3735 Capilano Rd., North Van 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 newest attraction, 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

Cleveland Dam and Capilano Lake Capilano Rd., North Van View an impressive spillway nearing 300 feet, holding back the 670acre 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 Canoe & Kayak Centre 604-929-2268 2156 Banbury Rd., North Van Located in Deep Cove on Indian Arm 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 tours also available. BUS: 239+212 or 211

Capilano Salmon Hatchery


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ATTRACTIONS Grouse Mountain 604-984-0661

Within a 10-minute walk of the parking lot. BUS: 239 + 250

Explore B.C.’s breathtaking oldgrowth forests with eco-hikes, helicopter tours, and paragliding. Enjoy 360° mountaintop views, with dining and outdoor recreation 365 days a year. Take a thrilling ride on the ziplines that offer a unique sightseeing perspective with speeds of 50 km/h. Take a trip to the top of the Eye of the Wind, a windmill turbine that produces a quarter of the resort’s energy needs. BUS: 236

Lonsdale Quay Market 604-985-6261

Lighthouse Park 604-925-7200

ZipTrek at Grouse Mountain

See the largest uncut coastalelevation 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 Vancouver.

With more than 80 shops and restaurants, the Quay 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.

Maplewood Wild Bird Sanctuary 604-922-1550 Maplewood Flats 2645 Dollarton Hwy.

Lynn Canyon Park and Ecology Centre 604-990-3755

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.

Nature programs for all ages, an interpretive centre and wildlife videos. Admission by donation. Open 10 am to 5 pm daily. 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 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


PROVIDING QUALITY FARM LIFE EXPERIENCES SINCE 1975 Located only 15 mins from downtown Vancouver, this 5 acre farm educates while entertains kids aged 0-110! Meet all who live in the barns, find out what Petunia & Peggy the potbelly pigs love to eat, cuddle with the bunnies, play with the goat kids & their moms, feed the ducks & geese and watch a Jersey cow milking demonstration daily at 1:15 pm. Custom Pony rides are available seasonally.

405 Seymour River Place, North Vancouver JUST OFF OLD DOLLARTON RD. 604-929-5610 • OPERATED BY THE PARKS DEPT. OF THE DISTRICT OF NORTH VANCOUVER 6 North Shore Visitors Guide

Maplewood Farm

Lighthouse Park

BUS: 239+212 or C15

Park and Tilford Gardens 604-984-8200 Popular Japanese style public display garden. Free to the public. Open 9:30 am until dusk. BUS: 239

Sewell’s Marina 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 BUS ROUTES ARE LISTED BASED ON DEPARTURE FROM LONSDALE QUAY

OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES 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, the largest sandy beach on the North Shore, a common place to come for a walk or to hang out on the beach. It has a great view of Stanley Park and the Lions Gate Bridge. 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 Seawall walk. Panorama Park, a beach in Deep Cove, with grassy picnic areas and playground. Cates Park, nice sandy beach, grassy picnic area and playground.

Day Trips Deep Cove Canoe & Kayak 604-929-2268 Guided trips with duration ranging from just a few hours to multi-day expeditions. Landsea Tours & Adventures 604-255-7272 Guided tours to some of Vancouver’s North Shore major attractions. Rocky Mountaineer 1-877-460-3200 Enjoy a breathtaking three-hour rail excursion between North

Cates Park Vancouver and Whistler during May-Sept. Takaya Tours 604-904-7410 Enjoy canoe tours with members of local First Nations as guides, who tell traditional stories and point out interesting historic sites.

Van Top Tours 604-984-0008 Tour specialists in small friendly groups, in English, Spanish or Portuguese.

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OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES Golf Ambleside Pitch and Putt 604-922-3818 Furry Creek Golf & Country Club 604-896-2224 Gleneagles Golf Course 604-921-7353 Murdo Frazer Par 3 Golf Course 604-980-8410 Northlands Golf Course 604-924-2950 Seymour Creek Driving Range Golf Centre 604-987-7767 Seymour Golf & Country Club 604-929-5491 (Open to the public Mon & Fri only)

Takaya Golf Driving Range Centre 604-929-6672

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 six peaks: Black, Strachan, Hollyburn, Grouse, Fromme, and Seymour Mountains, 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 48-km (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.

Northlands Golf Course 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 Seawall 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.

Baden-Powell Trail

North Shore Spirit Trail info:

Some other hikes to explore are: Cypress Falls, Capilano Canyon, Dog Mountain, Eagle Bluffs, Goldie Lake, Lynn Canyon Park, Norvan Falls and Rice Lake. For help to find trails visit: or drop into the North Shore Visitor Centre (see map on pages 12 & 13).

Mountain Biking The North Shore has a welldeserved reputation for world-class mountain bike riding. The steep slopes are woven with trails that offer everything from easy crosscountry 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 teetertotters to ride on. One of the most

Family-friendly Summer Fun in the City SUMMER SESSIONS Free outdoor concerts every Saturday night all July and August at The Shipyards. Music, dancing, food and fun on the waterfront.

North Shore Spirit Trail

popular of these trails is CBC. Old Buck, Mushroom and Bridal Path trails are excellent routes for intermediate riders. 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. See map on pages 12 & 13 for locations. For more trail info see

CAR FREE DAY & SLIDE THE CITY August 13th & 14th Two full days of familyfriendly activities on Lonsdale Ave. Fun for all ages, food, vendors kid’s zone, market and a 1,000 ft. waterslide. Join our community celebration in Lower Lonsdale.

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OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES Water Sports Deep Cove Canoe and Kayak Centre 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 604-929-1251 Boat rentals, gas, diesel, marine supplies and moorage.

Sewell’s Marina 604-921-3474 Experience a Sea Safari, rent a speed boat or take a chartered fishing tour.

Winter Fun Cypress Mountain 604-926-5612 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.

Cypress Mountain Mount Seymour 604-986-2261 Mount Seymour is a favourite with families. In addition to skiing and snowboarding trails, Seymour offers special hills for tobogganers and snow-tubers. Snowshoeing is also popular at Seymour. Equipment rentals are available.

Grouse Mountain 604-980-9311 Discover a snowy wonderland renowned for the views of the city while skiing and snowboarding, sleigh riding, snowshoeing or iceskating on an outdoor rink.

Deep Cove

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.





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.

POLICE (NON EMERGENCY) North Vancouver West Vancouver

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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.

Report bear sightings to 604-990-2327 (BEAR). ■

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.



604-985-1311 604-925-7300




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LIBRARIES NV City Library 120 W. 14th St.


NV District Library Capilano 3045 Highland Blvd.


NV District Library Lynn Valley 1277 Lynn Valley Rd. 604-984-0286 NV District Library Parkgate 3675 Banff Court


WV Memorial Library 1950 Marine Dr.


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.


1. Flashlight or headlamp 2. Whistle 3. Waterproof matches or lighter 4. Fire-starter or candle 5. Pocket-knife

6. Large orange plastic bag (to crawl into for warmth and protection; the colour is highly visible) 7. Water and food 8. Extra clothes 9. First aid kit 10. Compass and map

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Lonsdale Quay Market Lynn Canyon Park and Ecology Centre Maplewood Farm Maplewood Wild Bird Sanctuary Park and Tilford Gardens Sewell’s Marina

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Gleneagles Golf Course Ambleside Pitch & Putt Capilano Golf & Country Club Murdo Fraser Pitch & Putt Northlands Golf Course Seymour Golf and Country Club

HOTELS 1 Best Western Capilano

Inn and Suites 2 Comfort Inn & Suites 3 Grouse Inn 4 Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites North Vancouver

BED & BREAKFASTS 5 6 7 8 9

Horseshoe Bay Motel Lonsdale Quay Hotel North Vancouver Hotel Pinnacle Hotel at the Pier Travelodge Vancouver Lionsgate

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Beachview Retreat Crystal’s View Bed and Breakfast Mountain Bed and Breakfast Ocean Breeze Executive B&B Sue’s Guest Cottage ThistleDown House

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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.

Art Galleries CityScape Community Art Space 604-988-6844 335 Lonsdale Ave., North Van

Ferry Building Gallery 604-925-7290 1414 Argyle Ave., West Van

Gordon Smith Gallery of Canadian Art 604-903-3798 2121 Lonsdale Ave., North Van

Presentation House Gallery 604-986-1351 333 Chesterfield Ave., North Van

Seymour Art Gallery 604-924-1378 4360 Gallant Ave., North Van

Silk Purse Arts Centre 604-925-7291 1570 Argyle Ave., West Van

First Nations HĂ­wus First Nations Cultural Program A variety of educational programming is offered in an authentic Coast Salish Longhouse atop Grouse Mountain. Advanced booking is required.

Khot-la-cha Art Gallery 604-987-3339 270 Whonoak St., North Van Authentic handmade First Nations Art - perfect for gifts.

Takaya Tours 604-904-7410 A First Nation-owned ecotourism venture offering a range of activities that mix outdoor

First Nations culture

adventure with an authentic interpretation of Coast Salish culture, rainforest walks as well as canoe and kayak tours.

Whey-ah-wichen 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.

Events North Vancouver Recreation + Culture arts-culture 604-983-6467 A bi-municipal organization that delivers arts, culture and recreation programs and services. See Events Calendar pages 21-23.


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Explore an authentic Cultural experience with Takaya Tours-First Nation Canoe & Kayak Adventure Tours include: Interpretive canoe & kayak tours, Traditional flora and fauna tours, Cultural Boat excursions up Indian Arm, and more

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North Vancouver Archives 604-990-3700 (ext. 8016) 3203 Institute Rd., North Van

Capilano University Performing Arts Theatre blueshorefinancialcentre 604-990-7810 2055 Purcell Way, North Van

Located in the Community History Centre. View photos, archival information, and small exhibits. Free public access. BUS: 228 or 229

North Vancouver Museum 604-990-3700 (ext. 8016) 209 West 4th St., North Van All visits by appointment only. Group bookings available Thursday & Friday afternoons. Free. Check for program and walking tour information. BUS: 239

WV Museum and Archives 604-925-7295 680 17th St., West Van Exhibits, archival information and historic walking tours through West Vancouver’s lovely local communities. BUS: 239+251 or 252 or 253

Theatre, concerts and choral performances all take place at the university. BUS: 239

Centennial Theatre 604-984-4484 2300 Lonsdale Ave., North Van Concerts, live theatre, seminars and cultural events. BUS: 230 or 229

Deep Cove Shaw Theatre 604-929-3200 or 604-929-9456 4360 Gallant Ave, North Van A 130 seat air-conditioned studio theatre. BUS: 239+211 or 212

Hendry Hall Theatre 604-983-2633 815 East 11th St., North Van Built in 1942, this historical building is now home to air-conditioned live entertainment. BUS: 228

Kay Meek Performance Arts Centre 604-981-6335 1700 Mathers Ave., West Van

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 community centres on the North Shore are wheelchair accessible, and those with pools are all equipped with lifts.

All buses throughout the Lower Mainland feature ramps and designated wheelchair-seating areas. Schedules can be found at 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 Seawall and John Lawson Park have ramps and wheelchairaccessible washrooms with automatic door openers.

VISIT WEST VANCOUVER enjoy nature & culture galleries, performing arts, events & festivals

Concerts, live theatre, and cultural performances. BUS: 239 + 251

Presentation House Theatre 604-990-3474 333 Chesterfield Ave., North Van 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

Gordon Smith Gallery of Canadian Art

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VILLAGE CHARM The North Shore is made up of several communities, each with its own small-town spirit, civic pride and unique characteristics. See the map on the centrefold to locate these main-street marketplaces.

Deep Cove One trip to Deep Cove and you’ll want to go back. A drive down Gallant Avenue gives way to the sheltered, calm harbour vista that is the area’s signature view. You can paddle out of the cove and into Indian Arm, or simply sit on the beach and gaze.

bordered by forest. Lynn Canyon Park is home to a spectacular rainforest and offers a range of trails, a free suspension bridge that hangs high above Lynn Creek and an ecology centre.

The Pier The Pier is a unique venue located on the city’s historic Versatile Shipyards site. Anchored by the 700-foot long Burrard Dry Dock Pier and smaller floating St. Roch Dock, the Pier offers spectacular 360-degree views of the North Shore and Vancouver skylines.

Deep Cove is largely residential, but its commercial core is the twoblock 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, which has both a beach and a heavily wooded trail.

Lynn Valley 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. 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.

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 or 230 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. For those interested in the arts, the Presentation House Arts Centre on Chesterfield Avenue is an art gallery, a museum, a playhouse

It is also home to the popular Live in Lynn Valley summer concert series and numerous community events.

Deep Cove

Lonsdale Lynn Valley Tucked between mountains in North Vancouver, Lynn Valley is a lush, pretty neighbourhood

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.

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Edgemont Village

and one of Lower Lonsdale’s bestkept secrets.

Park & Tilford Just north of Main Street in North Vancouver is Park & Tilford Shopping Mall and Gardens. This public garden contains 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. Adjacent to the mall is North Shore Film Studios where filming takes place for TV and movies.

Edgemont Village 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 its relaxed ambience lures visitors from all over the North Shore. Its cosy coffee shops and restaurants beckon you to sit down and enjoy a freshly made piece of pie or a warm cinnamon bun.

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.

just plain lounging around. Stretching between Ambleside and Dundarave is the popular Seawall, 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. 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.



Ambleside 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

Nestled between the mountains and the open ocean is the lovely seaside village of Dundarave in West Vancouver. With its oldfashioned 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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Caulfeild 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. Lighthouse Park is one of the community’s most appealing destinations. Its forest trails lead to enormous boulders that tumble down to the Pacific and offer one of West Vancouver’s most splendid views. The park also contains the Point Atkinson Lighthouse.

burger from one of the takeout restaurants and eating it in the park overlooking the water. Another is buying an ice cream cone and wandering along the pier. Canada’s Finest Artists

Horseshoe Bay Horseshoe Bay is the western bookend of the North Shore and the site of the BC Ferries terminal. But many come to Horseshoe Bay just for the view. 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. There’s also a nice playground for kids. One favourite activity is getting fish and chips or an oyster

Wednesday to Saturday 12:00 to 5:00pm 2121 Lonsdale Avenue North Vancouver

For tours & public programs call 604-998-8563 Admission by Donation Children & Students Free

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# Units/ Rooms

Smoking Restaurant Rooms Available

Lounge/ Pub

Kitchenette/ Suites



Summer Rates

Winter Rates

Best Western Capilano Inn and Suites 1-800-644-4227 604-987-8185


























Dogs only















1-877-986-7437 604-986-7437







Travelodge Vancouver Lionsgate 1-800-578-7878 604-985-5311





Comfort Inn & Suites 1-888-988-3181 604-988-3181

Grouse Inn 1-800-779-7888 604-988-7101

Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites North Vancouver 1-877-985-3111 604-985-3111

Lonsdale Quay Hotel 1-800-836-6111 604-986-6111

North Vancouver Hotel 1-800-663-4055 604-987-4461

Pinnacle Hotel at the Pier

FB = Full Breakfast CB = Continental Breakfast R = Restaurant on Site



The Experience...Redefined

123 Carrie Cates Court, North Vancouver • (604) 986-6111 • 1 (800) 836-6111 •

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RESTAURANTS Bed & Breakfasts Beachview Retreat

North Shore B&B Association


Crystal’s View Bed & Breakfast 604-987-3952

Mountain Bed and Breakfast 604-987-2725

Ocean Breeze Executive B&B

$ Bargain Fare $$ Inexpensive

Jägerhof Restaurant

Sue’s Guest Cottage

The Cheshire Cheese Restaurant & Bar

604-986-7173 Toll-free # 1-888-633-7173



Old World Charm - Featuring Alpine Cuisine from Austria, Germany, Switzerland and South Tirol/Northern Italy with an extensive import beer selection. 71 Lonsdale Avenue North Vancouver, 604-980-4316


ThistleDown House

$$$ Moderate $$$$ Fine Dining


604-988-0546 Toll-free # 1-800-567-5171

(604) 985-1523 Toll-free # 1-800-776-1811

$5-$8 $9-$12

$13-$15 $16-$25

Family owned and operated in the community for over 19 years. Come today and enjoy – Eat-in, Take-Out or Delivery. 1352 Lonsdale Avenue North Vancouver, 604-988-9885

Comfort Food Daisy...Sandwiches and Such Breakfast and Lunch Cafe $$


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. 2nd Floor, Lonsdale Quay Market North Vancouver, 604-987-3322

A favourite breakfast and lunch hangout on the North Shore. Small, locally owned, serving simple and tasty food in a friendly and welcoming ambience, filled with great staff and fantastic guests. Open for breakfast and lunch Monday to Saturday (except on statutory holidays). Serving breakfast all day. Follow us on Instagram @ daisysandwiches or Facebook. 1089 Roosevelt Crescent (corner of Lloyd and 15th) 604 982-0883

Chinese Neighbourhood Noodle House


We offer healthy self-prepared cuisine made with the freshest ingredients with NO MSG added. Proudly being the ONLY restaurant on the North Shore serving Chinese, Japanese and Vietnamese cuisine at a very affordable price.

Fine Dining The Observatory


An epicurean experience 3700’ above the twinkling lights of Vancouver. Grouse Mountain 6400 Nancy Greene Way North Vancouver, 604-998-5045


to the Tomahawk Serving hungry families for 90 years! H y B  kf   • G  B g  • P d   spc l • Chl­  ’ M 

MarinaSide Grill

BREAKFAST, LUNCH & DINNER At Lynnwood Marina under Ironworkers Memorial Bridge 604.988.0038 | F R E E PA R K I N G

Featured on: diners, drive-ins & dives YOU GOTTA EAT HERE


1550 Philip Ave., North Vancouver (Behind Mercedes Benz Dealer) North Shore Visitors Guide 19

Restaurants RESTAURANTS $ Bargain Fare $$ Inexpensive

$5-$8 $9-$12

$$$ Moderate $$$$ Fine Dining


Tamarind Hill $$$

A West Vancouver Favorite for 34 years! Chez Michel offers a broad menu of authentic French fare at reasonable prices, both at lunch and dinner. Daily specials along with seasonal specials such as Cassoulet. 1373 Marine Drive West Vancouver, 604-926-4913

Indian Handi Cuisine of India


Palki has been rated as one of the finest Indian Restaurants in North Vancouver with its unique decor, high quality dine-in experience, and reliable and tasty take out Indian food delivery service. 116 East 15th Street North Vancouver, 604-986-7555

Pubs The Black Bear Neighbourhood Pub


Authentic Northern Italian Cuisine 35 years in business Lunch Monday-Friday Dinner Monday-Saturday Specialties include lamb sirloin, lasagna, veal scallopine, & tiramisu. Patio weather permitting. 1509 Marine Drive North Vancouver, 604-986-1334


Voted North Shore’s favourite neighbourhood pub once again! A beautiful, cozy Craftsman style pub in the heart of Lynn Valley, close to the popular Lynn Canyon and world class hiking and biking trails. With 20+ taps of draught beer and an extensive food menu we’re sure you’ll find something to your liking. Open 11am until midnight everyday and Brunch (with Family Service) served on weekend and holidays from 11am until 2pm. Come on down – you will not be disappointed! 1177 Lynn Valley Road North Vancouver, 604-990-8880

Sailor Hagar’s Neighbourhood Pub

Italian La Cucina Restaurant


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. 1440 Lonsdale Avenue North Vancouver, 604-990-0111


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. 1579 Bellevue Avenue West Vancouver, 604-925-5262 4544 Hastings Street Burnaby, 604-298-4464

Palki Restaurant

Enjoy Fish & Chips with city views! International Food Court Lonsdale Quay Market North Vancouver, 604-929-8416



Chez Michel

Montgomery’s Fish & Chips $$

$13-$15 $16-$25


Spectacular view of Vancouver harbour & city, enjoy great food in a Brew Pub atmosphere. 18 beers on tap including our own 6 craftbrews. Happy Hour Specials Every Day 11 am – 6 pm! Satellite sports, pool table, darts & heated patio. 86 Semisch Avenue North Vancouver, 604-984-3087

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Waterfront Dining MarinaSide Grill

Seymours Pub


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. #210-720 Old Lillooet Road North Vancouver, 604-904-8778

Seafood C-Lovers


The best fish & chips on the North Shore! Only minutes away from the Lions Gate Bridge. All you can eat for only $13.99! Marine Drive @ Pemberton North Vancouver, 604-980-9993 6640 Royal Avenue, Horseshoe Bay West Vancouver, 604-913-0994

Fishworks and Canoe Oyster Bar


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. 91 Lonsdale Avenue North Vancouver, 778-340-3449


Experience casual West Coast waterfront dining at Lynnwood Marina. Open for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. Brunch Saturday/ Sunday/Holidays. Join us for daily drink specials on our HUGE patio or catch the game in our Sports Lounge. Fish & Chips, Prime Rib, Lobster, Eggs Benedict, homemade burgers and an assortment of other delicious items. Free parking. 1653 Columbia Street North Vancouver, 604-988-0038

Pier 7 Restaurant + Bar


With 180° 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. 25 Wallace Mews North Vancouver, 604-929-7437

West Coast Dining Canyon


Influenced by the community roots of Edgemont Village, you’ll find exceptional food in a relaxed, service-attentive and comfortable, homey environment, where the food is approachable yet focused. Our menus are simple, have strong local components and daily elements. Canyon’s wine list is global with strong California and pacific northwest content, and has a robust wines by the glass program. “Vancouver Magazine Award finalist 2014 & 2015” as well as “voted by Vancouver Sun top ten new restaurants in Vancouver” 3135 Edgemont Boulevard North Vancouver, 604-987-8812



The Portly Chef is serving up some of the best contemporary culinary fare on the North Shore. Led by Executive Chef Jeffrey Batt, this family run Bistro promises a relaxed atmosphere, attentive service and mouth-watering consistency on every plate. Serving lunch, dinner and weekend brunch, reservations are always recommended. 1211 Lonsdale Avenue North Vancouver, 604-971-4377

Deepwater Micro Eatery


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. 4369 Gallant Avenue North Vancouver, 604-770-0280 deepwatermicroeatery

The Lobby


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 138 Victory Ship Way Located in the Pinnacle Hotel at the Pier North Vancouver, 604-973-8000

The Village Table


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! 437 N Dollarton Highway North Vancouver, 604-770-1077

The North Shore’s jewel of Alpine Europe. Our new expanded menu showcases the delicious regional specialities one finds in Germany, Austria,Switzerland and South Tyrol. Live music nights (come see our 125 year old piano, old guitar jazz and traditional accordion and guitar music).

Dankeschön, darling, Dankeschön Christopher, Kassandra and the Jägerhof staff

May 2016

June 2016

On now – July 23 Jazz Waves Festival

June 4 District of West Vancouver Community Day

The West Van Community Arts Council presents some truly amazing music including R&B, swing, free jazz, gospel, Dixieland and more!

May 26 | 6:30pm-11pm Barn Burner – A Night of Legendary Music Pipe Shop at the Shipyards Plaza The District of North Vancouver Firefighters Charitable Society is hosting Barn Burner, a night of legendary music featuring Barney Bentall & The Legendary Hearts, Odds, Tom Taylor and special guests. All proceeds to benefit the Youth Mental Health Unit at Lions Gate Hospital.

May 27 | 8pm Ambleside Orchestra’s Mainstage Concert Highlands United Church, 3255 Edgemont Blvd.

May 28 | 11am–5pm MEC Bikefest North Shore Try out gear, test ride a new bike, browse exhibitors’ booths, score deals at the MEC Bikeswap, or learn skills at a bike clinic. There will also be bike races, performers, entertainment, food vendors and kids’ activities.

May 28 - 29 | 12pm-5pm Art in the Garden Tour Self-guided tour of North Shore gardens.


Call for a reservation: 604-980-4316

Come watch shearing and enjoy crafts, face painting and more. Special admission rates apply. Maplewood Farm

9:30am - Ambleside Mile running race along the Community Day parade route. 10am - Parade in Ambleside 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.

June 4 Spartan Race: Vancouver Sprint 3 - 5 Mile Sprint packed with more than 20 Signature Spartan Obstacles Mount Seymour

June 11 Tim Jones Memorial Rotary Ride for Rescue Cypress Mountain Hill Climb benefitting North Shore Rescue.

June 11 | 3pm-6pm Horseshoe Bay Craft Beer Festival 6695 Nelson Avenue, Horseshoe Bay 3rd annual craft beer event on the floating Breakwater at Sewell’s Marina beer-festival/

June 11 Burrard Yacht Club Classic Boat & Car Show

June 11 – 12 | 10am-6pm Philippine Days Festival Come experience family fun & fellowship, traditional Filipino cuisine and entertainment at Waterfront Park.

71 Lonsdale Ave, North Vancouver North Shore Visitors Guide 21


June 17 – 18 Lynn Valley Days Lynn Valley Days 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 18 Beer By The Pier Pipe Shop at the Shipyards Plaza In support of Family Services of the North Shore. Join us for an evening of local craft beer tasting, live music, a great BBQ and more.

June 19 | 9:30am-11am North Vancouver Save Our Shores Society’s Discovery Waterfront Walk A two hour, five-kilometer guided educational tour.

Outdoor Summer Markets May 6 - September 30 Fridays | 5pm-10pm Shipyards Night Market Shipyard Plaza, Victory Ship Way & Wallace Mews Rd

May 7 - October 29 Saturdays | 10am-3pm Lonsdale Artisan Farmers’ Markets East Plaza, 123 Carrie Cates Court

May 8 - October 30 Sundays | 10am-4pm Ambleside Artisan Farmers’ Markets 1500 block of Bellevue Avenue, West Vancouver between 15th and 16th Street

June 19 | 10am-2pm The French/Italian Father’s Day Car Show Waterfront Park Annual tradition in Waterfront Park since 1988. Approximately 3,0005,000 visitors stop by the park to get a close up view of 120 to 200 classic Italian and French cars.

June 24 – July 3 North Shore Jazz Festival A variety of jazz and blues genres and unique music at various North Shore locations. north_shore_jazz

June 26 | 10am-3pm 15th Annual German Car Festival Waterfront Park Annual German Car Festival hosted by the premium German auto clubs in the region. BMW, Mercedes and Porche clubs will be in attendance to celebrate fine automobiles while also raising money for the Harvest Project.

June 26 | 11am-4pm Horseshoe Bay Annual Artwalk Admire the work of local artists displayed at various locations around the community of Horseshoe Bay. Enjoy the route on foot (45 min) or catch our FREE shuttle bus from the Gleneagles Community Centre parking lot every half hour starting at 11 a.m. Free admission.

July 2016 July 1 Canada Day Celebrations North Vancouver | 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.

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North Vancouver | 12pm-4pm Waterfront Park Live entertainment and activities for the whole family, including an Artisan Craft Fair hosted by NV Community Arts Council.

West Vancouver | 4:30pm-10:30pm John Lawson Park Bring a picnic, or enjoy a selection from food vendors, while watching live entertainment. Fireworks begin at 10:30pm.

July 6 – 13 BC Bike Race The seven day race makes a stop in North Vancouver on July 11 as riders make their way on a tour of British Columbia’s West Coast, ending in Whistler.

July 7 – August 25 Thursdays | 6pm-8pm Salsa By the Sea Ambleside Landing Join the drop-in salsa class or bring a picnic and watch the dancers.

July 8 – August 26 | 7pm-9pm Live & Local Concert Series Enjoy great music during these Friday night outdoor concerts held in Panorama Park, Lynn Valley Village, and Edgemont Village.

July 9 – 10 | 10am Tsleil-Waututh Canoe Races Cates Park First Nation paddling teams will compete in traditional war canoe races on Burrard Inlet along the foreshore of Whey-Ah-Wichen/ Cates Park.

July 16 – August 27 | 4pm-7pm Cates Park Concert Series Free outdoor concerts showcasing three local bands each Saturday night. Bring your blanket and a

lawn chair and enjoy great local up and coming talent.

July 23 – 24 Caribbean Days Festival Waterfront Park Presented by the Trinidad & Tobago Cultural Society of BC, it’s a weekend of parading, dining and dancing in the sunshine.

July 27 – August 7 Harmony Arts Festival The North Shore’s annual 10 day celebration of community and art. Experience the sights, sounds and sensations of this awardwinning festival along the beautiful waterfront in West Vancouver.

August 2016 August 13 - 14 Slide the City & Car Free Day Slide the City comes to Lower Lonsdale along with merchants and food vendors, live music stages, kids’ games, and performance art. Bring the family and enjoy a 1,000 foot waterslide on Lonsdale Avenue.

August 14 | 12pm–4pm Lower Mainland Vega Club 27th Annual Show & Shine Waterfront Park Join the Vega Club for their 27th Annual Show & Shine and see some classic cars.

August 20 | 10am–4pm Heritage Classic Field Meet Waterfront Park In its 47th year, this car show will give everyone an opportunity to see classic MGs, classic and modern Jaguars, plus other British classic cars.

August 21 | 10am–3pm 19th Annual BMW Concours & Heritage Celebration Waterfront Park Join the BMW Car Club of BC in celebrating 60 years of BMW history.

August 21 Deep Cove Daze Panorama Park, Deep Cove Live music, entertainment, beer garden, art displays and midway.

August 28 | 10am–3pm All Japanese Classic Waterfront Park. Join the West Coast Datsun Car Club for this all Japanese classic car show with an assortment of Japanese cars.

August 28 | 11am–3pm Harbourside Show & Shine Fell Avenue @ Harbourside Drive The ultimate presentation of Antique, Collector, Special Service, Sport & Race Cars, Hot Rods & Custom Car Show

September 2016 September 4–5 Polish Festival Vancouver Lynn Valley Village This 4th annual festival is an opportunity to enjoy Polish culture and cuisine.

September 5 | 12pm-5pm Music in the Park Capilano River Regional Park Music, art demos, children activities.

September 11 | 9am-6pm Coho Festival Ambleside, West Vancouver Live music, 14-km Coho Run, Coho Walk, Coho Swim, kids activities,

First Nations Village, and a famous salmon BBQ.

September 18 Terry Fox Run

A weekend celebrating Oktoberfest including many different breweries, distilleries and wineries sampling products along with Food Trucks and other food vendors.

North Vancouver: Inter River Park West Vancouver: Ambleside Park

November 2016

September 29 – October 3 | 10am-9pm Artists for Conservation Festival Grouse Mountain World’s top conservation-themed exhibit of original nature and wildlife art, art workshops, live painting demonstrations, films and guest lecturers. Weekend activities will include live music, performances.

November 5 - 6 | 10am-4pm West Vancouver Craft Market West Vancouver Community Centre, 2121 Marine Drive & West Vancouver Seniors’ Activity Centre, 695 21st Street. One-stop-shop opportunity to find hand-made items for everyone on your Christmas list.

November 11 Remembrance Day Services North Vancouver | 10:30am

September 30 – October 2 North Shore Culture Days

Parade and Service Victoria Park Cenotaph, North Van

Various Locations Free, hands-on, interactive activities that invite the public to participate “behind-the-scenes,” to discover the world of artists and creative offerings on the North Shore.

North Vancouver | 11am

October 2016 October 2 | starts 7:30am Spirit of the Shore Half Marathon The BlueShore Financial Spirit of the Shore Half Marathon is the premier running event on the beautiful North Shore.

October 2 | 12pm-5pm Trolley Dances Entertaining trolley ride event highlighting significant cultural, historical and natural features music and dance performances.

October 21 – 22 North Shore Food & Drink Festival The Shipyards

Water Service offshore Cates Park

West Vancouver | 10:30am-12pm Parade and Service Marine Drive at 20th, West Van

January 2017 January 1 | 12:30pm-3pm Penguin Plunge Panorama Park, Deep Cove Music, costumes and more. Plunge is at 2pm.

February 2017 February TBD Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival Nine day event with live presentations, unique outdoor and mountaineering films, photography and live music.

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Christmas Events Capilano Suspension Bridge Park Canyon Lights Over 250,000 sparkling lights adorn the bridge and surrounding rainforest.

Christmas Carol Ship Festival Panorama Park Watch the lit up boats parade through the harbour.

Christmas Festival of Lights Park & Tilford Mall Gardens lit by thousands of lights.

Dundarave Festival of Lights Dundarave Beach, West Vancouver A forest of trees festively decorated by the community.

Peak of Christmas Grouse Mountain 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.

Shipyards Christmas Market Shipyard Plaza, Victory Ship Way & Wallace Mews Rd. The Shipyard is being transformed into a winter wonderland with a Germanstyle Christmas Market in the Pipe Shop building. Outside in Shipbuilders’ Square the excitement continues with food trucks, light display, and live music!

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Fresh Air.

Summer Summer Fairs.

Not a Care.

Good times reign on the mountainside of Vancouver. No matter whether you want to get out and play in our fresh air, summer fairs or just plain unplug, we have something for every taste and budget. Bring the whole family and head to our famous attractions like Grouse Mountain, Capilano Suspension Bridge or a Sewell’s Sea Safari. Or why not take a walk on the wild side at Lynn Canyon Park or the Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve where you can cycle, roller blade, hike or fish. Whatever appeals, be sure to come and stay on the mountainside of Vancouver and discover our good nature. To plan your getaway, go to:

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