Located on the northern border of Metro Vancouver (Vancouver Lower Mainland). Together... North Vancouver, the District of North Vancouver and West Vancouver form the North Shore Mountain communities.
In the North Vancouver region there are 6 neighbourhoods. Each with their own unique personality and culture. They include Deep Cove, Upper Lonsdale, Edgemont Village, Lynn Valley, Main Street, and Parkgate.
The landscapes and seascapes of the North Shore go from sea level to high elevation mountain peaks. At sea level the North Shore is situated on the shores of Burrard Inlet. Up high, behind North Vancouver are the Seymour, Fromme, Grouse and Goat Mountains.
On the opposite side of the Burrard Inlet are the sights, lights and sounds of the City of Vancouver. The North Shore communities are connected to the City of Vancouver via two bridges - the Second Narrows and Lions' Gate Bridges. By water - a passenger ferry connects to the North Shore.
Much of Metro Vancouver was first the home and hunting grounds of the First Nation people of British Columbia, Canada. In the North Shore region it was the Tseil-Waututh, Musqueam and Squamish First Nation people who lived off the land.
The European settlers arrived in the mid to late 1800s seeking to harvest the local forests. The bridges were built and the communities florished. And by the 1890s North Vancouver was established as a community.
North vancouver is home to many services and amenities popular with travelers. Some of the services provided include accommodations, restaurants, gift shops, tours, attractions, gas stations, grocery stores, banks, fine dining, internet, shopping centres, retail stores, big box stores, delis, coffee houses, produce vendors, pubs, bistros and transportation (taxi, bus and passenger ferry).
Rich in cultural, entertainment and educational venues. Some of the cultural experiences and attractions include an art centre, artisan galleries, First Nation art studios, totem poles, Lonsdale Quay, theatres, concerts, petting zoos, casino, botanical gardens and fish hatchery.
There are many community parks and trails in the North Vancouver region. Some of the more popular green space parks, trails and natural attractions include Capilano Suspension Bridge (Vancouver's oldest attraction), Capilano River Regional Park (Cleveland Dam), Lynn Canyon Park (Lynn Canyon Suspension Bridge), Grouse Mountain (Grouse Grind), Mount Seymour Provincial Park, Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve, Waterfront Park, Cates Park, Panorama Park and the Baden Powell Trail.
The numerous parks, waterways, trails and mountains on the North Shore provide an ideal year round environment for adventure and activities. Some of the summer activities include mountain biking, hiking, paragliding, backpacking, flightseeing tours, kayaking, wildlife tours, golfing, rollerblading, rock climbing, swimming, camping, boating, sailing, fishing, beach combing, picnicking and scuba diving.