Thanks to our temperate climate and varying landscapes you can cycle through the four seasons. The North Shore is home to many cycling trails for all abilities whether you want to take it easy on flat cycle paths or take a challenge on our steep mountains.
The North Shore is world-famous for its mountain biking trails, but cyclists will also find plenty of scenic routes on the North Shore’s hilly roads and streets.
Our mountainous terrain can not only feature some steep challenges but traffic, so it’s recommended you consult the maps below and plan your route before leaving.
The novice rider will love the paved, 10-kilometre, vehicle-free Seymour Valley Trailway through the Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve. It’s perfect for both biking (for those as young as eight) and inline skating and offers spectacular views of Mount Seymour.
Test your strength on this epic uphill route! The switchbacks on this 10.5km, 6% grade climb give you a great workout with the lookouts from the mountain giving you beautiful views of the city below and a little relief on your way up.
The North Shore municipalities, together with the federal and provincial governments, First Nations, and other agencies are working together to build the North Shore Spirit Trail. The Spirit Trail will be a waterfront-oriented, multi-use and accessible greenway that will run from Horseshoe Bay to Deep Cove. The Spirit Trail will provide pedestrians, cyclists, inline skaters and wheelchairs access across the North Shore. For more information on Spirit Trail in North Vancouver visit www.cnv.org/spirittrail.
If you’re feeling really energetic both Cypress Mountain and Mount Seymour have paved roads all the way to the top with spectacular views along the way.
The North Shore Bike Map can be used by cyclists to plan routes across the North Shore. Paper copies of this map can be picked up from the City and District Halls, Library, Rec Centres and most bike shops free of charge.
All buses are equipped with bike racks that can hold up to two bikes. Bikes are allowed on the buses and the SeaBus anytime at no additional cost. If you are boarding the SeaBus, use the rear doors. There is a maximum of six bikes permitted per sailing on the SeaBus. Bike lockers are available at Phibbs Exchange.