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Explore a magical outdoor playground by day, dream of tomorrow’s adventure by night.

Whether you’re looking for outdoor thrills, fun family activities, or just a way to unplug and unwind, with Vancouver’s North Shore, it’s all as easy as flipping a switch.

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Two women drinking beer from cans on pierThe Shipyards District

Escape to Outdoor Adventure

From a leisurely seaside stroll to mountain routes that will have you skipping leg day, North and West Vancouver have an abundance of hiking trails for you to explore. Challenge yourself on “Mother’s Nature’s Stairmaster” (also known as the Grouse Grind) or visit Vancouver’s last standing first-growth Douglas fir tree forest at Lighthouse Park. There’s never a shortage of outdoor inspiration here. Case in point: Our Two Day Hike and a Bite Trail itinerary.

Ziplining at Grouse Mountain

Looking for more of an adrenaline rush? Find out why the North Shore mountains have a well-deserved reputation for world-class mountain bike riding. Cyclists looking for a more relaxed pace can also find plenty of scenic routes in the region. For anyone who ever wanted to fly, book a Mountain Zipine Tour at Grouse Mountain, just minutes from downtown Vancouver. 

Kayaking in Cates ParkTakaya Tours

Of course, there’s also adventure to be found off of the shore as well. Renting a kayak and paddling into the tranquil ocean waters of the Burrard Inlet is a zen moment that needs to be felt at least once during your visit. Or take off on a Cultural Canoe Tour with Takaya Tours and paddle through the beautiful Indian Arm while guides from the Coast Salish Nation sing songs, tell legends and point out ancient village sites.

Indulge in the Finest Craft Beer

Celebrate your adventures on the North Shore sampling local craft beer. Choose from over 10 local craft breweries for your après drinks or better yet, rent a bike from Reckless Shipyards or Coastal Cogs and take yourself on a self-guided brewery tour.

You’ll find that our beer is cold and our welcome is warm. Our craft breweries are our social hubs where local flavours are enjoyed with our neighbours and for an evening you can live like a North Shore local after a long day exploring.

Don’t miss Vancouver’s North Shore’s signature Craft Beer Week event from November 4 to 14, 2022. Purchase early bird tickets for the Launch Party happening on November 4 and receive $2.00 off each admission. Offer ends October 1, 2022.  Find more details here.

North Point Brewing Co.

Take Part in Some Family-Fun

There’s plenty of family-fun to be had on the North Shore. Kids will love MONOVA: Museum of North Vancouver, a new addition to the Lower Lonsdale The Shipyards District. This must-visit waterfront neighbourhood is bursting with shops, restaurants, cafés and pubs. The nearby boardwalk also boasts unparalleled sunset views of the Vancouver skyline.

MONOVA: Museum of North Vancouver

Take your visit to new heights at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, one of the most popular attractions in Vancouver. It’s truly an other-worldly experience stepping into the cedar-scented air, 230 ft from the forest floor. Once on the other side of the river canyon, you can explore Treetops Adventure, seven suspended footbridges that wind between the trunks of 250-year-old Douglas-firs. Or check out a list of the Top Kid-Friendly Hikes.

 

Stay a Little Longer
Special Hotel Offers

Looking for a place to stay that’s central to both city and nature? Book a hotel stay on Vancouver’s North Shore. You’ll be within minutes of top outdoor attractions and activities, and just a 12-minute SeaBus ride away from downtown Vancouver.

Book our exclusive Fall Experience Packages and get 2-for-1 offers for the region’s top attractions including Grouse Mountain and Capilano Suspension Bridge Park! Book by September 29, 2022.

Learn more on our Deals Page.

Grouse Mountain Skyride

Grouse Mountain

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