British Columbia Travel Guide
The unofficial BC Travel & Tourism Guide

The glistening waters of Burrard Inlet separate a mere twelve minute SeaBus ride out of downtown Vancouver. The coast shores of North Vancouver and are of set by a mountainous backdrop that feature great views of the city sky line.

With a variety of nearly forty parks it is hard not to step out into North Vancouver and not find something pleasant to near the ocean or on trails.
Shoreline walks or adventures throughout the city are available at all skill levels and for enthusiasts of all ages.

The recreation options listed are a few of the wonderful activities couples or families can partake in while on vacation in North Vancouver. Combine bike riding, indoor swimming, a day of sailing or fine dining to the list of possibilities!

Population: 48,000+

Over 40 parks that include shoreline or forest trails, family parks and nature walks.
The Capilano Suspension Bridge.
Capilano River to nature trails and rain forest canopy.
The Lynn Canyon Suspension Bridge, a district of North Vancouver Public Park (free admission).
Grouse Mountain, ski hill and tourist destination, by gondola lift or the famous Grouse Grind hike.
Mount Seymour, skiing and hiking destination.
The Cleveland Dam at Capilano River Regional Park, nature trails and fish hatchery.

The Squamish and Burrard Bands of the Coast Salish tribe inhabited these northern shores for over 7,000 years. The dense forests served as shelter, protection and supplied material for tools, carving, boats and construction.

It wasn't until the arrival of Captain Vancouver and other explorers after the late 1700's that the area would be developed into mills and a community of the first white settlers out of Europe. By the early 1900's, banks, hotels and shipyards were built and the city layout took shape as it is seen today.

Summer average 17 degrees Celsius
Winter average 4 degrees Celsius


North Vancouver Accommodations

North Vancouver Things to Do