Vancouver’s North Shore, Naturally

Summer Days Well Spent 

Summer on Vancouver’s North Shore is an unparalleled experience! The sunny season brings even more reasons to get outside and explore our outstanding nature, culture, and food. Head down one of our awe-inspiring hiking paths, then end your journey with a stop through our foodie-ful restaurant scene or a sampling of taps at a local craft brewery!

Looking for a bit of inspiration? We have renowned art galleries to indulge your imagination with, and Indigenous experiences that will give new appreciation for local history and tradition. There’s a lot to fill your days with, so you might want to consider staying the night —we have lots of room!

Your fondest memories of summer 2024 begin with a visit to Vancouver’s North Shore!


Delicious Destinations

The North Shore has the ideal location for a thriving food scene! Whether it’s freshly shucked oysters from the Gulf Islands, or morell mushrooms that were foraged only hours before, our local restaurants offer sensory experiences you won’t soon forget. 

Start with a wander through the vendors of The Quay Market and Food Hall for a taste of the variety here: Napoli pizza followed by wild smoked salmon, finished off with an order of sweet crepes. Or make a checklist of the tempting locations around town— we’ll start: coffee and croissants at Nemesis, tasty plant-based fare of Buddha-Full, and the towering soft serve at Krave Kulture. Not a bad meal plan!

These are just the appetizers to the countless other ways to please your palate here. Follow your appetite in any direction, and you’re sure to find something good!

Arty Itineraries

The arts and culture community here is always ready inspire! With our wonderful galleries, you can discover new creative voices in the local and international art scene. Visit our hands-on, historic museums and you’ll learn all about the rich history of where you are. And you can always brush up on your preferred form of expression with a worshop led by local creators. 

The North Shore also has a wealth of Indigenous experiences to enjoy! Start with a tour through the Burrard Inlet in a replica ocean-going canoe similar to those used historically by the Tsleil-Waututh Nation, all while hearing the stories and legends of this land’s first peoples. Then, at the top of Grouse Mountain, in an authentic Pacific Northwest Longhouse, you can learn all about traditional dancing, crafts, and ways of life from a Squamish First Nations Elder.

Wonders For All Ages

From seaside to mountain top, the North Shore is a true playground for adventure seekers! Whether you’re venturing out on your own or you’ve got little ones in tow, you’ll marvel at all the ways to be awe-inspired.

You can cruise down the treeline with the Cypress Mountain & Eagle Coaster, all while taking in the panoramic views of Metro Vancouver. Or step into the forest air with the Capilano Suspension Bridge, getting an up-close look at the owls and hawks of Raptors Ridge. A picnic at Lighthouse Park is always a good idea, especially when you add a few local treats like salted chocolate chip cookies from Temper Chocolate & Pastry
If the forecast is looking a little iffy, the North Shore Indoor Bike Park is a weather-proof way for riders of all ages to catch a little air. 

There’s no shortage of ways to wile away the summer, and we haven’t even mentioned the options for picturesque golf, abundant fishing, and serene birdwatching!



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 Summer Experience Packages and receive exclusive deals to the region’s top attractions!

  • Picnic & Stay Package
    Book a hotel stay and receive $50 gift card for a delicious take-out picnic meal and a charming cooler! 
  • 2 for 1 Deep Cove Kayak Rentals
    Book a hotel stay and receive 2 for 1 kayak rentals to enjoy an ocean playground with Deep Cove Kayak
  • 2 for 1 Bike Park Day Pass
    Book a hotel stay and receive 2 for 1 Bike Park day passes for a thrilling day at BC’s biggest indoor bike park!
  • 2 for 1 e-bike Rentals
    Book a hotel stay and receive 2 for 1e-Bike rentals to explore the scenic route on Vancouver’s North Shore!

 Learn about more hotel offers on our Hotel Deals Page.



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