North Shore

North Shore

  • Surfing in Dundarave. Really.
  • Hiking Mosquito Creek North Van
  • West Van Rec Centre - pool
  • West Van Beach
  • Dundarave Beach at Sunset #nofilter
  • Cooling off at Whytcliff Park
  • Hiking - Cypress Mountain

The cities of North Vancouver and West Vancouver make up the North Shore. Dominated by mountains and parklands and fronted by a shoreline that runs the gamut from industrial wasteland and dockyard to nature reserve and idyllic, secluded beach, it’s a magnet to weekend warriors keen to investigate Vancouver’s “supernatural” reputation.

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On the North Shore at the moment (our HOOD palettes are ever-changing), we’re seeing the blue and green of the landscape mural at 25th and Marine Drive; the orange of Krua Thai’s exterior on Lonsdale; Extra Foods quad-colour; Upper Levels Highway signage; yellow sulphur piles; French Onion soup at La Regalade (closed, sniff); West Van’s iconic Pink Palace on Bellevue; Dungeness Crab tri-colour; lost child-sized 2010 Olympic mittens; a perfect Spring day skiing or snowboarding on Grouse Mountain.

here-you-will-find

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PICNICS AT JOHN LAWSON PARK
THE VIEW FROM THE OBSERVATORY
TABLE 21 AT THE BEACH HOUSE
WEEKEND ARMIES OF GROUSE GRINDERS
SWIMMING AT THE WEST VAN COMMUNITY CENTRE
WINTER STORM SURFING OFF DUNDARAVE BEACH
UNBEARABLY LONG WAITS TO GET ON THE LION’S GATE BRIDGE
JIM MCKENZIE’S BEAUTIFUL LANDSCAPE MURAL AT 25TH & MARINE
LONGBOARDERS BOMBING THE HILLS
TEENAGERS JUMPING OFF DUNDARAVE PIER
THE BEACH AT WHYTECLIFF PARK
SPOILED TEENAGERS FRUSTRATING COPS IN THE BRITISH PROPERTIES
HIKING THE SEVEN SISTER TRAIL IN LIGHTHOUSE PARK
SEYLYNN BOWL – CANADA’S OLDEST SKATEPARK
LOCAL ART SHOWS AT THE FERRY GALLERY
SECRET CHOCOLATE DRAWERS AT THOMAS HAAS
BRUNCH LINE-UPS AT THE TOMAHAWK CAFE
SHOWS AT THE KAY MEEK CENTRE
WINE EVENTS DURING THE HARMONY ARTS FESTIVAL
CRAB FISHERMEN AT JOHN LAWSON PIER
PERSIAN LADIES – THREE ABREAST – SPEED-WALKING ON THE SEAWALL
GOOD BIRDING IN THE MAPLEWOOD CONSERVATION AREA

what-to-eat-and-drink

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CHICKEN PIE AND CHICKEN SANDWICHES AT SAVARY ISLAND PIE COMPANY
BANGERS & MASH AT THE RED LION
PATATAS BRAVAS AT EL MATADOR
PASTRIES, CHOCOLATES, AND COFFEES FROM THOMAS HAAS
KOREAN FRIED CHICKEN WINGS AT OLIVE & ANCHOR
HONEY’S DOUGHNUTS IN DEEP COVE
CHOCOLAT WHIPPED CREAM HOT CHOCOLATES AT DELANEY’S
DUNGENESS CRAB AND SHRIMP TOWER AT THE BEACH HOUSE
DEEP FRIED PICKLES AT THE LITTLE

cool-things-of-note

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– In May 1927, a 9pm curfew was established in North Vancouver due to numerous complaints of vandalism.

– Park Royal, opened in 1950, was the first covered shopping centre in Canada. The Guinness family (of Guinness Beer fame) financed its construction.

– The Lions Gate Bridge was the longest suspension bridge in the British Empire when it was completed in 1938. The original toll was 5 cents a person, 25 cents for vehicles.

– The SeaBus line of aluminum marine transit vessels, launched in 1977, was the first of its kind in the world.

– Construction of the British Properties, which began in 1932, provided employment for 150 men during the Great Depression.

things-we've-seen

  • Cooling off at Whytcliff Park
    Cooling off at Whytcliff Park
  • Quarry Rock | Deep Cove
    Quarry Rock | Deep Cove
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  • Quarry Rock | Deep Cove
    Quarry Rock | Deep Cove
  • Mid April Hike Through Lynn Canyon
    Mid April Hike Through Lynn Canyon
  • Mid April Hike Through Lynn Canyon
    Mid April Hike Through Lynn Canyon
  • Mid April Hike Through Lynn Canyon
    Mid April Hike Through Lynn Canyon
  • Mid April Hike Through Lynn Canyon
    Mid April Hike Through Lynn Canyon
  • Mid April Hike Through Lynn Canyon
    Mid April Hike Through Lynn Canyon
  • West Vancouver, Ambleside Beach, North Shore
    West Vancouver, Ambleside Beach, North Shore
  • Early Morning Rock Skipping in Lynn Canyon
    Early Morning Rock Skipping in Lynn Canyon
  • Christmas morning in West Van
    Christmas morning in West Van
  • Lighthouse Park
    Lighthouse Park
  • Surfing in Dundarave. Really.
    Surfing in Dundarave. Really.
  • West Van Beach
    West Van Beach
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  • On the way up to the secret lake
    On the way up to the secret lake
  • Secret Lake, West Vancouver BC
    Secret Lake, West Vancouver BC
  • Dundarave Beach at Sunset #nofilter
    Dundarave Beach at Sunset #nofilter
  • After Spring Rain
    After Spring Rain
  • Honey's Deep Cove
    Honey's Deep Cove
  • Savary Island Pie Co. Soup
    Savary Island Pie Co. Soup
  • Lighthouse Park, West Vancouver
    Lighthouse Park, West Vancouver
  • Reader S.K. | Looking West towards Lighthouse Park | West Vancouver, BC | 2:37pm
    Reader S.K. | Looking West towards Lighthouse Park | West Vancouver, BC | 2:37pm
  • Rainbow - North Shore
    Rainbow - North Shore
  • Trish Garratt | Deep Cove Brewing and Distilling
    Trish Garratt | Deep Cove Brewing and Distilling
  • Carnies at the Ambleside fair
    Carnies at the Ambleside fair
  • West Van
    West Van
  • @ the Monster exhibition, West Van Museum
    @ the Monster exhibition, West Van Museum
  • West Van Rec Centre
    West Van Rec Centre
  • Garden gate | West Vancouver
    Garden gate | West Vancouver
  • The amazing paddle boarding dog
    The amazing paddle boarding dog
  • Dundarave Beach
    Dundarave Beach
  • West Van Pier in The Early Morning
    West Van Pier in The Early Morning
  • Late Sept Lighthouse park
    Late Sept Lighthouse park
  • Lighthouse Park Movie Theatre
    Lighthouse Park Movie Theatre
  • Tracks in the Snow
    Tracks in the Snow
  • Lunch, Savary Island Pie Co.
    Lunch, Savary Island Pie Co.
  • West Van Rec Centre Brent Comber Chair
    West Van Rec Centre Brent Comber Chair
  • Reader P.H.  Dundarave  West Vancouver, BC  630pm
    Reader P.H. Dundarave West Vancouver, BC 630pm
  • Tasting at Deep Cove Brewing and Distilling
    Tasting at Deep Cove Brewing and Distilling
  • Wading in at Dundarave Beach
    Wading in at Dundarave Beach
  • West Vancouver | Winter Sunrise
    West Vancouver | Winter Sunrise
  • Christmas eve in West Van
    Christmas eve in West Van
  • Deep Cove Brewing and Distilling
    Deep Cove Brewing and Distilling
  • Wave Crashing | West Vancouver Seawall
    Wave Crashing | West Vancouver Seawall
  • Dundarave Beach sunset
    Dundarave Beach sunset
  • Shell Art At Ambleside Beach
    Shell Art At Ambleside Beach
  • Sunset from Sentinel Hill, West Van
    Sunset from Sentinel Hill, West Van
  • Hollyburn Lodge
    Hollyburn Lodge
  • Kids swimming in the ocean at Dundarave Beach
    Kids swimming in the ocean at Dundarave Beach
  • Beach weather again @ Dundarave
    Beach weather again @ Dundarave
  • Lighthouse Park, West Vancouver
    Lighthouse Park, West Vancouver
  • West Van Rec Centre - pool
    West Van Rec Centre - pool
  • Lighthouse Park
    Lighthouse Park
  • From Dundarave beach in West Van looking west towards Lighthouse Park
    From Dundarave beach in West Van looking west towards Lighthouse Park
  • Lighthouse Park, West Vancouver
    Lighthouse Park, West Vancouver
  • From Dundarave beach in West Van looking west towards Lighthouse Park
    From Dundarave beach in West Van looking west towards Lighthouse Park
  • Lighthouse Park
    Lighthouse Park
  • Savary Island bread | Al Fresco Vancouver
    Savary Island bread | Al Fresco Vancouver
  • Lighthouse Park
    Lighthouse Park
  • Hollyburn Lodge exterior
    Hollyburn Lodge exterior
  • Deep Cove Brewing and Distilling
    Deep Cove Brewing and Distilling
  • Shae, Trish, Kevin and Sean Deep Cove Brewing and Distilling
    Shae, Trish, Kevin and Sean Deep Cove Brewing and Distilling
  • Hollyburn Lodge interior
    Hollyburn Lodge interior
  • Cypress Tubing
    Cypress Tubing
  • Deep Cove Brewing and Distilling
    Deep Cove Brewing and Distilling
  • Lighthouse Park
    Lighthouse Park
  • Cypress Mountain Tubing
    Cypress Mountain Tubing
  • Ambleside Park
    Ambleside Park
  • West Vancouver Fountain
    West Vancouver Fountain
  • Dundarave Beach Fish n' Chips
    Dundarave Beach Fish n' Chips
  • Trip to The Beach ©Scout
    Trip to The Beach ©Scout
  • Deep Cove
    Deep Cove
  • Deep Cove
    Deep Cove
  • Honeys
    Honeys
  • Lighthouse Park
    Lighthouse Park
  • Lighthouse Park, West Vancouver
    Lighthouse Park, West Vancouver
  • spring fair Ambleside
    spring fair Ambleside
  • Ambleside Lagoon, West Vancouver, North Shore
    Ambleside Lagoon, West Vancouver, North Shore
  • North SHore beach
    North SHore beach
  • West Van Rec Centre Gordon Smith
    West Van Rec Centre Gordon Smith
  • Lighthouse Park
    Lighthouse Park
  • Lighthouse Park, West Vancouver
    Lighthouse Park, West Vancouver
  • Honesy - Deep Cove - Maple Iced doughnut
    Honesy - Deep Cove - Maple Iced doughnut
  • Deep Cove
    Deep Cove
  • Lighthouse Park
    Lighthouse Park
  • Trees North Vancouver
    Trees North Vancouver
  • Deep Cove Kayaks
    Deep Cove Kayaks
  • Moss Lighthouse
    Moss Lighthouse
  • Lions Gate Bridge
    Lions Gate Bridge
  • Bowen Island
    Bowen Island

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