Welcome to North Vancouver
A family-friendly neighborhood close to the mountains
A thriving oasis just a short drive across the Lions Gate Bridge, North Vancouver has the luxury of maintaining close proximity to the bustle of downtown while also containing vast amounts of nature. Easy transportation like the Seabus at Lonsdale Quay makes the neighborhood very accessible. This hub of the North Shore truly has it all.
It was first formed around the industry of lumber mills and the shipyards that quickly followed. While the shipyards are no longer operational, many of their buildings on the waterfront have been transformed into trendy shops and eateries. The population has grown significantly since Lions Gate Bridge and Iron Workers Memorial Bridge opened access to the rest of Vancouver.
From luxury single-family homes to presale condos, North Vancouver has a wide variety of housing — making it easy to check off all the items on your dream home list. The newer developments closer to the waterfront will make you feel in the heart of it all or go out a little farther to feel connected to nature.
What to Love
- Beautiful views on the waterfront
- Easy access to hiking and outdoor sports
- An abundance of food, shops, and art in Lower Lonsdale
People & Lifestyle
North Vancouver is a trendy, family-friendly neighborhood that attracts residents who appreciate all that the bustling waterfront has to offer while also craving an outdoor lifestyle and easy access to the mountains. With its short commute to Downtown, North Vancouver also attracts professionals who value access to nature as well as proximity to work. This truly is the Vancouver neighborhood for those who want to hike, bike, and explore nature as much as they can.
Dining, Shopping & Entertainment
Lower Lonsdale is rich with boutique stores, art, and eateries. A day here will give you beautiful views and endless options for good eats, drinks, and shops.
The shipyards district has delicious food with a view at Pier 7 (seafood) and Tap & Barrel (pub fare). Close by are Burgoo (comfort food) and The Gull, which is a great place to get west coast fare and great cocktails. If you’re in the mood for something sweet, try the Vancouver favorite Earnest Ice Cream.
Things to Do
When looking for things to do in North Vancouver, you’ll find that this neighborhood is very family-friendly. Take them with you on an outdoor adventure or find them places to learn new skills.
Lynn Valley Public Library is the perfect place for a family outing. Take advantage of any of their events, from book clubs and cooking classes to concerts and movie screenings. Check out Jazz Sundays and Art in the Garden by North Van Arts, a charitable organization that helps connect the community through art.
North Vancouver is the king of opportunities to get outside. Take in the view from Lynn Canyon Suspension Bridge as you hike through Lynn Canyon Park. Grouse Mountain has year-round access with lots of fun activities, including hiking, ziplining, and exploring a wildlife rescue. While you’re there, take a trip on the Skyride! Or on one of Vancouver’s many rainy days, The Polygon Gallery is the perfect place to weather the storm with some art.
North Vancouver is home to many excellent schools, strengthening its claim as a family-friendly place to live. Top educational opportunities include: