Top 11 North Vancouver Tourist Attractions You Can't Miss

Top 11 North Vancouver Tourist Attractions

These North Van. tourist attractions are also staples of local North Vancouver residents.  

1.  The ShipYards, North Vancouver

Over the past decade, Lower Lonsdale’s award winning waterfront has been transformed into a unique, interactive, year-round destination that includes over 85,000 square feet of commercial and community amenity space.

The Shipyards features restaurants, cafes, shops and services, two boutique hotels, space for community events, concerts and markets, plus the region’s largest outdoor skating rink in the winter and a splash, water park in the summer.


2.  The Capilano Suspension Bridge, North Vancouver

The Capilano Suspension Bridge Park offers visitors a unique mix of  adventure, history and culture, which makes this attraction a complete British Columbia experience and a must-see while visiting Vancouver. Appreciate our impressive nature from three breathtaking perspectives of the Capilano Suspension Bridge, Treetops Adventure, and Cliffwalk.

3.  The Cleveland Damn, North Vancouver

Cleveland Damn
Cleveland Dam, built in 1954, blocks Capilano Lake which supplies fresh drinking water to the Lower Mainland. The Dam sits atop the Capilano River Regional Park. Capilano Lake and the peaks of the Lions provide a spectacular backdrop.

View an impressive spillway nearing 300 feet, holding back the 670-acre man-made Capilano Lake, which provides the wonderful, pure drinking water for much of the Greater Vancouver region. Capilano-Pacific Trail runs 5 miles (8 km) north from Ambleside Park to Capilano Lake.

4.  Grouse Mountain, North Vancouver

grouse mountain, north vancouver

Known as both a resort and an attraction, Grouse Mountain is a popular North Vancouver year-round mountain playground. There’s no better view of Vancouver’s North Shore and the city of Vancouver than the one you’ll see from the famous Grouse Mountain Skyride, an aerial tram that ferries visitors up the mountain 365 days a year.

5.  Lynn Canyon Park,  North Vancouver

Lynn Canyon park, tourism North Vancouver

Lynn Canyon Park is a free self-guided adventure and a great place to learn about North Vancouver’s eco-system. Although the main attraction is the suspension bridge, people also enjoy hiking the surrounding boardwalks and trails. Rangers are on site in July and August to to offer walking tours and information about the area’s flora and fauna.

6.  The Lonsdale Quay, North Vancouver

Lonsdale Quay, north vancouver

Profess your love at the The Lonsdale Quay. Or shop, eat and enjoy this fine tourist destination.  

The Market opened its doors in April 1986. The Market is located on the waterfront in North Vancouver, near the Seabus terminal.

With its waterfront location, The Quay offers a stunning view of Vancouver’s skyline both during the day and in the evening. The Quay is also an excellent spot for watching the cruise ships in the harbour during the summer.

7.  The Spirit Trail, North Vancouver

The Spirit Trail, North Vancouver tourism

Join me for my daily walks along the North Shore Spirit Trail; an ambitious effort by the City of North Vancouver, the District of North Vancouver, the District of West Vancouver, and the Squamish and Tsleil Waututh First Nations to create a continuous greenway across the entire North Shore. Eventually, you will be able to hike, bike, or rollerblade from Deep Cove to Horseshoe Bay on the continuous path.

8.  Mount Seymour, North Vancouver

seymour mountain, north vancouver tourism

Mt Seymour is a Vancouver family owned and operated ski-hill delivering a relaxed West Coast feel only 30 minutes drive from downtown Vancouver. Since 1984, the Wood family has owned and operated Mt Seymour and pride themselves on staying true to the mountain’s roots and creating a welcoming family atmosphere offering snowboarding and skiing lessons Located in the Mount Seymour Provincial Park, the ski and snowboard area’s proximity to the Pacific Ocean, eastern aspect and the high base elevation provide an average annual snowfall of over 1,000cm.

9.  Maple Wood Farm, North Vancouver 

maplewood farm, north vancouver tourism

Maplewood Farm is the last remaining farm on the North Shore, home to over 200 animals and birds. There are goats, rabbits, cows, sheep, pigs, chickens, ducks, donkeys and ponies. Bring your lunch along as there are a number of picnic areas, including a large covered picnic shelter where you can rest and have something to eat.

Kids will love getting up close and personal with the goats in the petting area. You can feed the ducks and the rabbits, so don’t forget to bring some bunny food along. No need to bring duck food though, as special food can be purchased at the entrance with your admission tickets.

10.  The Night Market, North Vancouver

The Shipyards Night Market, North Vancouver

Every summer between May and October is the Friday night Shipyards Night Market, which is arguably the best spot in all of North Vancouver to spend a Friday night. The market opens at 5pm and closes at 10pm.

This is by far the best place to eat, shop and be merry, as there are fabulous food trucks, local artisans and local bands set up each and every week. It all happens in the historic Shipyards District right along the harbour.

11. Quarry Rock, Hiking Trail North Vancouver

Quarry Rock, North Vancouver Tourism

Quarry Rock is undoubtedly one of the most popular day hikes in North Vancouver. It is short enough to make it available to even the most novice of hikers, yet has enough climbing and variation to make things interesting for the weekend warrior also. Within one hour of beginning your hike, you have access to one of the best views of the Indian Arm

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