Vancouver’s North Shore is the ultimate playground. Whether you’re looking for a thrilling outdoor adventure, a fun and inclusive family activity, or just a way to unplug from everything that reminds you of work, with Vancouver’s North Shore, it’s all as easy as flipping a switch.
Just hit play.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Take your visit to new heights at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, one of the most popular attractions in Vancouver. It’s truly an over 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.
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 minutes SeaBus ride away from downtown Vancouver.