Welcome to North Vancouver
Peaceful views and many outdoor recreation opportunities
North Vancouver is a prime destination for anyone who loves spending time in the great outdoors. Family-oriented and peaceful, North Vancouver offers many parks and walking trails, as well as opportunities to celebrate parades and festivals while surrounded by the beauty of nature. Rolling mountains provide a backdrop to all of the events and activities that take place in North Vancouver. There's plenty to do indoors as well, including lots of excellent restaurants, art galleries, and boutiques for upscale shopping experiences.
What to Love
A family-friendly vibe
Many beautiful parks and walking trails
Easy access to golf courses and clubs
Top-rated restaurants and eateries
As a small, welcoming community that offers something for everyone, North Vancouver is widely considered to be the most urbanized of all the North Shore municipalities. North Vancouver is surrounded by stunning mountains, providing the perfect backdrop for all the day's activities. Visitors love North Vancouver due to the innate peace and calm of the area, while residents often choose to settle here for years and years, appreciating the wide variety of amenities available to locals.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
North Vancouver is well-known for its delicious seafood restaurants and casual eateries. JOEY Shipyards
is a well-appointed space that serves up a broad menu that takes inspiration from both international and regional dishes. This beloved restaurant is a great choice for casual meals out on the town with family and friends.
Five Sails Restaurant
offers some of the finest views to be found in Vancouver, with a dining room that features a backdrop of both the mountains and the water.
PIER 7 Restaurant + Bar
features a menu full of perfectly-prepared seafood, along with waterfront patio seating, while The Lobby Restaurant
is a beautiful, contemporary restaurant that is widely celebrated for the way the chef spotlights regional Canadian fare. Both upscale eateries are popular choices for any special event or celebration that requires an unparalleled setting.
Things to Do
If you want to enjoy one of North Vancouver's most scenic yet challenging trails, head out to the Grouse Grind
. This trail is commonly referred to as "Mother Nature's Stairmaster" due to its steep nature. For a more leisurely afternoon, check out the beautiful courses at Northlands Golf Course
. This public golf course welcomes hundreds of visitors weekly.
Capilano Suspension Bridge Park
is one of North Vancouver's most popular tourist destinations. This is a scenic treetop bridge that was built in 1889. Lynn Canyon Park
, which features a suspension bridge of its own, is a stunning park with everything from hiking trails to swimming holes. The 600-plus acre forest that makes up the park is one of North Vancouver's ultimate scenic locations, attracting guests and photographers on a daily basis.
The North Vancouver School District serves North Vancouver
Blueridge Elementary, Grades K-5, dedicated staff and impressive programs
Boundary Elementary, Grades K-5, beautiful facility and top-rated academic programs
Argyle Secondary, Grades 8-12, an excellent school for young learners
Carson Graham Secondary, Grades 8-12, excellent sports programs and outstanding academics
Handsworth Secondary, Grades 8-12, top-rated programs and an excellent facility
Mountainside Secondary, Grades 8-12, a beloved school with a lot to offer students