North Shore

North Shore

    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 1533 Marine Dr. MAP
    BANGERS & MASH AT THE RED LION 2427 Marine Dr. MAP
    PASTRIES, CHOCOLATES, AND COFFEES FROM THOMAS HAAS 128-998 Harbourside Dr. MAP
    KOREAN FRIED CHICKEN WINGS AT OLIVE & ANCHOR 6418 Bay St. MAP
    HONEY'S DOUGHNUTS IN DEEP COVE 4373 Gallant Ave. MAP
    CHOCOLATE WHIPPED CREAM HOT CHOCOLATES AT DELANEY'S 2424 Marine Dr. MAP
    DUNGENESS CRAB AND SHRIMP TOWER AT THE BEACH HOUSE 150 - 25th St. MAP

    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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