Greg Holmes

Nice By Nature


Meet Greg Holmes, Executive Director of the Lower Lonsdale BIA Improvement Area. No one knows the North Shore’s most up-and-coming neighbourhood quite as Greg does! His days are spent mingling with The Shipyards District’s many business owners (over 800!) – so if you want to hear what’s coming next in the neighbourhood or where to go he is the man to ask!

In his spare time, you’ll often find Greg enjoying everything the North Shore has to offer, both in and outside of the neighbourhood he represents. He’s a keen adventurer and experienced in West Coast pursuits so keep an eye out for him next time you are kayaking Indian Arm or hiking a North Shore trail.


1. Shipyards Coffee 


“The communities living room, that’s how I describe Shipyards Coffee to friends and family. It’s the kind of place you immediately feel welcome once you enter. Alive with conversation and positive energy. Wonderful coffee, pastries and snacks. But its more a sense of feeling at home that has people returning.”


2. Raglan’s Bistro


Raglans bistro

“A gem of a restaurant. A cross between a bistro, pub and surf shack. Independently owned with an original vibe, and super casual. The fish tacos alone are not like the usual fare from the big franchises but an actual fish and fixins served fajita style to make yourself. Packed with regulars its a great place to meet old friends and make new ones.”


3. Mo’s General Store


Mos general store

“Locally owned and operated. It’s part general store, coffee shop, grocer and museum in one. Housed in a beautifully restored historic building occupied by the areas first grocer, McMillan Grocers. If you can’t find it here, you probably don’t need it.”


4. Meat at O’Neills


Meat at o neills

“The husband and wife team, Martin and Shari make you feel at home the moment you walk through the door. Locally owned and operated. Quality ingredients prepared fresh to order. It’s a friendly crowd of regulars enjoying delicious slow-roasted meat sandwiches with a local craft beer on a Turkish Bun baked locally. What’s not to like.”


Learn more about things to do, see, and eat in The Shipyards District – Lower Lonsdale.



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