The Pier & Shipyards

The Burrard Dry Dock Pier is a North Vancouver landmark and a must-see. The Pier extends 700 feet over Burrard Inlet, and offers 360-degree views of the North Shore and Vancouver skylines.

The Pier is located on the City’s historic Shipyards site. The area is now known as Shipyards Commons and is home to Shipbuilders’ Square and the Pipe Shop, which host events and festivals throughout the year, a number of public artworks, Tap & Barrel (home to one of the biggest patios with outdoor taps in BC!), and soon to be home to an outdoor summer waterpark/ winter ice rink,  the Seaside Hotel, and a number of new restaurants and shops!

Be sure to take a stroll around the Lower Lonsdale neighbourhood and discover some of its remarkable history and public art, and stop in to see photography and media-based art at the remarkable The Polygon Gallery.

If you get hungry, you can grab a lunch or a snack at the nearby Lonsdale Quay Market or stop in at the Pier 7 Restaurant located right on the waterfront with great views of the city.

The Shipyards are home to these popular events: Friday Night Market (May to September) and the Saturday Summer Sessions ( July & August).

In December, Shipbuilders’ Square is sparkling with lights and festively decorated Christmas trees on display along Wallace Way. Lights on the Pier offer a brilliant holiday scene for visitors and vessels on the water. Don’t miss the City’s giant tree located in the Square by the crane, which is being lit during the North Vancouver Christmas Festival.