With mountains and forests, culture, and culinary delights aplenty—North Vancouver has something for everyone!
Located between the mountains and the ocean, North Vancouver is one of the most beautiful areas in Metro Vancouver. At any given time, one is only minutes away from breathtaking views, refreshing nature walks, many cultural options, delicious international restaurants, and much more.
Beauty Beyond Compare
With the North Shore mountains causing moisture to rise and condense, the area sees plenty of rain—more than all other areas in Metro Vancouver. This results in a thriving temperate rainforest environment with a lush green forest floor carpeted with moss and ferns and soaring trees, including hemlock, cedar, douglas fir, and spruce.
Rivers and creeks rage during winter floods and provide a calming, tranquil soundtrack during the surprisingly warm and dry summer months. The fall colours in North Vancouver are beautiful as well.
An Ideal Neighbourhood for You
North Vancouver has many excellent neighbourhoods, including Norgate, Grouse Woods, Delbrook, Capilano, Lower and Upper Lonsdale, Lynn Valley, Deep Cove, Northlands, and Dollarton. The choice of where to settle in North Van will depend on your budget and life stage.
A Variety of Attractions
North Vancouver is a nature lover's paradise at the foot of the North Shore Mountains.
Beautiful year-round views at the top of Grouse Mountain beckon hikers (including Grouse Grind enthusiasts), and family-friendly forest walks at the Capilano Hatchery and Cleveland Dam are a hit with adults and kids alike. Skiers and snowboarders have the luxury of three different ski areas within a 15-30 minute drive depending on where you live. But why choose one? Ski Cypress, Grouse, or Seymour Mountains to find your favourite.
Fast forward to summer, where lazy hours pass by delightfully slowly at Ambleside Beach (located minutes away from North Vancouver), and cocktails are sipped at the many beach-view patios located nearby.
Fun Family Activities
Maplewood Farm is a small petting zoo in the Seymour Heights neighbourhood featuring cows, horses, peacocks, and the friendliest goats. It's an excellent option for people of all ages on all but the rainiest days.
The waterfront Shipyards development has several great amenities, including a covered, open-air skating rink providing skate rentals. When summer hits, the city converts the skating rink into a water park where you and the kids can cool off. A coffee shop is conveniently located next door for weary parents who need a morning or mid-day lift. Of course, you can't forget the Shipyards market, which hosts many vendors and artisans on Friday nights throughout the summer.
Cyclists will love the Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve, with many kilometres of paved bike trails and plenty of room for everyone. Mountain bikers will find world-class trails with custom-built features and obstacles in many areas on the North Shore. There are also many dedicated bike lanes throughout North Vancouver, providing a safe way to ride wherever you want.
Lively Festivals and Events
North Vancouver is home to a variety of festivals. The North Shore Art crawl showcases creative works and galleries in the area, and the Shipyards stage is no stranger to musical performances. Through the warmer months, expect to see pop-up yoga and fitness classes on the pier and behind the market at the Lonsdale Quay.
Persian New Year, also known as Nowruz, is a celebration with music, food, and fire jumping—you can find many Nowruz events in North and West Vancouver.
Want to get out on the town? Downtown Vancouver is also an easy drive or Seabus ride away for access to many more events.
Unique Breweries and Distilleries
Craft beer lovers flock to Beer Row in Lower Lonsdale—a concentration of craft beer establishments offering unique brews and tasty eats to thirsty patrons from all walks of life. Sons of Vancouver is an award-winning distillery producing some fantastic whiskey.
Food aficionados will have plenty of options from the Lower Lonsdale Quay Market and up Lonsdale hill. Everything from delicious sushi to exotic Indian and Thai food is available, and with vibrant competition, most establishments are excellent.
Comfy Coffee Shops
Rainy day brews and cold delights are available in some of Metro Vancouver's best coffee shops throughout the North Shore. A personal favourite is grabbing a hot coffee at JJ Bean in the Park and Tilford Centre, then strolling through the charming botanical garden next door.
North Vancouver: A Great Place to Live
Overall, North Vancouver is an excellent area for people who want proximity to nature and easy access to downtown. The natural splendour and recreational opportunities make living in North Van a delight for its residents.
If you want to buy or sell a home in North Vancouver, contact Roland Kym today. You can reach him by phone at (604) 970 0393 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.