North Vancouver


North Vancouver sits on the north side of Burrard Inlet across from the City of Burnaby and City of Vancouver, bordered by West Vancouver on the west and Indian Arm on the East.  North Vancouver consist of two municipalities, The larger District of North Vancouver, and the smaller City of North Vancouver—an older and much smaller municipality however, this area is the urban core of North Van with a collection of satellite neighbourhoods reaching out to the district. North Vancouver is also home to the Squamish and the Tseil-Waututh First Nations.

Life in North Vancouver has something for everyone as its beautiful natural setting is perfect for serious outdoors people, recreational weekend warriors, parents at the park and those who simply enjoy the view. Recreational opportunities are found almost everywhere you look—starting on the mountains with skiing, hiking and mountain biking then heading down the hill to golf, kayak, sail or fish. 

In terms of North Vancouver transportation, Translink has  bus coverage by road and a direct link to downtown via the SeaBus and bus priority on both bridges. Cycling and walking is popular in urban areas and Highway 1 bisects the top of North Vancouver for easy access west to Whistler and east to Burnaby, Coquitlam, Surrey and beyond. 

For families, North Vancouver has a variety of public and private schools including some alternatives to traditional schooling as well as a host of other opportunities for children to partake in team sports, music, dance, athletics, art and drama just to mention a few. There are community centres and parks such as Maplewood Farms, Lynn Canyon Park and Capilano Canyon Suspension Bridge throughout North Vancouver for children and adults alike and a good choice of both on-and-off leash dog parks for your canine family members. 

For the young and young-at-heart, North Vancouver is a lively place with a hopping restaurant and pub scene in Lower Lonsdale, live music during the summer at a variety of venues (Shipyards, Edgemont), a Farmer’s market, festivals, live theatre, movies and a burgeoning ‘foodie’ following because of the growing innovative restaurant culture. North Vancouver also hosts a Canada Day parade, Caribbean Days, Slide in the City and the North Shore Jazz Festival. 

North Vancouver is a beautiful and vibrant community just waiting to welcome you!