North Vancouver Travel Guide

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North Vancouver Things to Do

  • Visit the Bears

    Up on the top of Grouse Mountain, they have two Grizzly bears that were found abandoned, these two are not related (as in, the same parents) Coola was found walking along a logging road up in Bela Coola, after it was learned his parent had been killed. Grinder and Coola are staying in a 5-acre habitat at Grouse Mountain's Refuge for Endangered...

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  • Fly Above The Mountain with the Eagles

    One great ride which is offered at the top of Grouse Mountain, is the HELIJET tours.For a flight over to the Lions peaks, and between them, plus behind Grouse and over a few lakes, it will cost you $129.00, and it's worth every penny. better than any fun-park ride in my opinion, because with this, there is a definate chance that you could come...

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  • Caribbean Days Festival and...

    Each year, Each July, the Trinidad & Tobago Cultural Society of BC presents a Multicultural Street Parade kicks off the Caribbean Days Festival weekend. This event draws tens of thousands of exuberant fun-lovers to North Vancouver for a weekend of parading, dining and dancing in the sunshine. The Festival has an uncanny knack for bringing good...

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  • Go! Grouse Mountain!

    from green to white...no matter you love sports or not, Grouse Mountain is always a place for both visitors and local people to go. by the time i was there, thank God! weather was so nice that everywhere looks extremely clear and beautiful...

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  • Grouse Mountain in the summer

    Grouse Mountain in the summer (June until September) is a fun place to be if you want to get out into the outdoors without having to stray too far from the city. On a clear day it'll give you a fantastic view of Greater Vancouver. It also offers hiking trails, a grizzly bear sanctuary, a free lumberjack show, free documentary films in the theatre,...

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  • Grouse Mountain in the winter

    Grouse in the winter is a vastly different world than Grouse in the summer. From December until May, snow covers the peak of Grouse and it's here where locals and tourists alike come to go skiing, either in the daylight hours or at night. Though not the largest ski hill in Greater Vancouver, it is certainly the most convenient, especially if you...

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  • Lonsdale Quay

    Lonsdale Quay is an indoor marketplace located on the north shore of Burrard Inlet looking over towards the downtown Vancouver skyline. It's open 7 days a week until 6:30pm and features a wide variety of vendors. Downstairs tends to be more food-oriented with little delis, bakeries, butchers, and wine merchants interspersed with florists, jewelers...

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  • "Suspend" Your Visit to the North Shore

    Capilano Park is a good starting point for tourists visiting the north shore, and Capilano Suspension Bridge has been around since it was first built back in 1956. The park itself has a much older history, dating back to the 1800's. The bridge was completed in only 5 days, but not to worry, it undergoes regular inspections. The view from this...

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  • Raptor Show

    Also at the top of Grouse Mountain, a little distance from where the two Grizzlys are kept, you can enjoy a demonstration of Hawks and owls, they come in closely over head, and back to their handlers. This is only during the summer month's. If it's too hot, they don't tend to keep them out for too long.

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North Vancouver Hotels

North Vancouver Restaurants

  • North Vancouver Brewpubs

    I had heard good things about Vancouver's brewpub scene and wanted to hit as many as possible. Since I was staying in North Vancouver, I decided to head to Taylor's Crossing since I could walk there.I went on, I believe, a Sunday, and I found out once I talked to the bartender a little that this was sort of a family night, as they had cheap pizzas....

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  • A cute and historic find!

    The End of the Line is a community convenience store, coffee shop, deli, and artisan gift shop all in one.I discovered this little general store quite by accident. Me and a friend were walking through Lynn Canyon Park and found ourselves on the Baden Powell trail. This trail seemed to climb upwards along the canyon walls and before we knew it, it...

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  • Thai House

    Probably their largest location, located in what seems like a giant mansion on the hill overlooking Burrard Inlet and downtown Vancouver... this was a great place to come for a quick fast Thai lunch. Service was usually quick and efficient, and the quality of food was good. I remember having their lunch specials... usually came with a cup of soup,...

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  • Comfort food!

    Burgoo is all about comfort food. Their menu focuses on stews and soups from around the world: goulash, borscht, Irish stew, Beef bouruignon, lamb tagine, Malaysian laksah, butter chicken, Quebecois split pea soup, Pacific seafood chowder, ratatouille, Ketucky burgoo, etc. The restaurant has a warm rustic interior with a fireplace, wooden tables,...

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  • Simply Awesome Thai Food

    Food: Speaking as a Thai immigrant since 1989, I'd say that Thai House Restaurant has to be the most authentic Thai food I have had in Vancouver. From the appetizer to main course to desert, it is just like riding a rollercoaster. Eating here makes me homesick all the time.Service: Fast and efficient, I have no complains at all. Although the...

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  • Simply Awesome Thai Food

    Food: Speaking as a Thai immigrant since 1989, I'd say that Thai House Restaurant has to be the most authentic Thai food I have had in Vancouver. From the appetizer to main course to desert, it is just like riding a rollercoaster. Eating here makes me homesick all the time.Service: Fast and efficient, I have no complains at all. Although the...

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North Vancouver Nightlife

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    by bocmaxima Updated Sep 22, 2007

    This was part of a larger brewpub tour and seemed like an interesting spot.
    It's off the main road, up a staircase and very much out of the way. That doesn't seem to stop people from coming though as they were doing pretty brisk business the night I came (Monday).
    The place seems like it doesn't really know what it wants to be. It is a brewpub and they have their own beer, but it's kind of a sports bar in that there are a few TVs, but also somewhat of a restaurant in that there are booths. But, strangely enough, the bar is tiny: room for about five people max.
    The ambiance is pretty awful. It's all carpeted and they keep the lights at a level where it's just light enough to be annoying but just dim enough to make seeing uncomfortable.
    There were a lot of people hanging out on the patio (they have a spectacular view) smoking, and several others just sort of hanging around inside and drinking, including a few bar flies.
    Their beer was disappointing, but certainly wasn't the worst I had in Vancouver.

    Dress Code: Seemed a little nice when walking in, but it's casual

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North Vancouver Transportation

  • SeaBus

    A fun way to travel between North Van and downtown Vancouver is to take the SeaBus. This is a double ended catamaran passenger ferry that zips back and forth between Waterfront Station downtown and Lonsdale Quay in North Van every 20 minutes. It can carry 400 passengers at one time.The SeaBus is a part of Translink, the local transit system around...

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  • Vancouver to North Vancouver & beyond

    LandSea Tours, has 24-passenger sightseeing buses that are air-conditioned and prepared for all weather, and equipped with umbrellas.They do pick- ups from all hotels in Vancouver and Richmond plus the Vancouver International Airport and can arrange for private touring also.They offer tours daily: 1) Vancouver City Highlights (daily morning and...

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  • take the Seabus!

    The Seabus is a ferry system that run across Burrard Inlet between North Vancouver and dwntown Vancouver. The ferries dock in North Vancouver near Lonsdale Quay. The Seabus feeds into the Skytrain system, making for easy commutes.

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North Vancouver Shopping

  • Market Shops

    There are many things to buy in this north shore market, there are many eating places, a first class hotel, and lots to keep you entertained. The price depends on the item wanted.

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  • Shop at Lonsdale Quay!

    This is a public market, containing a number of small specialty shops (fresh food, clothing, knick-knacks, souvenirs, etc.) and small restaurants.For more info, check out the website!

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  • Q mark?

    local market but got various things to check out local craft, ornaments like necklace, ear rings... books, flowers...

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North Vancouver Local Customs

  • A North Vancouver Boyhood - Howard Grant

    When we were young we used to play Cowboys and Indians the whole long dayWe'd ride for hours upon a 'horse' and circle the wagon's if attacked in force.As time went by our play it changed and we no longer rode upon the rangeBut acquired guns, and, as our army grew, the shots they rang, as our foes we slew.Now and then we'd beat retreat and pool our...

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  • Sexy, Sexy, Sexy....

    When in the mood, and you'd like some extra's, this shop looks like a good choice.There are three locations for this business. North Vancouver at the Lonsdale Quay market, and in Burnaby across from Metrotown, their phone number there is: (604) 433-0112, and one located up in Whistler village on the village stroll next to Blenz (near Marketplace)...

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North Vancouver Off The Beaten Path

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    by Cuteclu Written Jul 10, 2006

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    Instead of spending just a few minutes in Lynn Canyon Park, why not spend a few hours hiking in it. There are some fantastic hikes and great scenery that many people, aside from those who live in North Vancouver, never get a chance to see.

    Pack a lunch and some water, and treat yourself to a natural forest just as beautiful and enchanting as anything you'll find in the tropics.

    A word to the wise...wear proper shoes....the paths are NOT made for high heels. And, obey the signs and fences. Too many tourists have been injured or killed because they decided they knew better than the people who maintain the parks.

    Other than that, be prepared to be astounded.

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North Vancouver Sports & Outdoors

  • Cypress Bowl (West Vancouver)

    Cypress Mountain, located high above West Vancouver offers skiing on two mountains with varied terrain for skiers and snowboarders of all levels. There are five chair lifts with a total of 34 runs, and a vertical lift of 1,750 feet. Mt. Strachan has an elevation of 1450 m (4750 ft) while Black Mountain reaches 1220 m (4000 feet). Night skiing on...

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  • Grouse Mountain (North Vancouver)

    Since 1926, local skiers have been flocking to Grouse Mountain, however, instead of just one run, skiers today can choose from 24 runs. Plus, there's a Terrain Park, equipment rentals for all the activities, night skiing, snowmaking facilities and a ski and snowboard school. Fantastic Vancouver city views from the gondola, and day and night from...

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  • Mount Seymour (North Vancouver)

    Mount Seymour provides scenic skiing and easy access. Just steps away from parking you can strap on your skis or your snowboard and off you go. Views extend from the Fraser Valley to Vancouver Island.

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North Vancouver Favorites

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    by TheTravelSlut Updated Sep 2, 2006

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    Favorite thing: Walk the Capilano Suspension Bridge which is 450 long and 230 feet high above the Capilano River. As a bonus, the Capilano Tree canopy walkway is a unique way to see the rain forest.

    Fondest memory: Soaking up the scenery which is so diverse from huge & loud waterfalls to silent and soft rain forest.

    Capilano Canyon between the hatchery & bridge The park has a cafe & gift shop also The tree canopy walk inside Capilano Park Grouse Mountain's summit has orphaned bears Walking the bridge is hard if you have acrophobia
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