Top 10 Things to Do Early Spring
Looking for things to do when you visit Vancouver’s North Shore in early spring? Of course we are known for our abundance of outdoor activities, but North Vancouver is also home to top attractions, great shopping and lots of great places to eat.
We have created a top 10 list to help you decide what to do when visiting North Vancouver and West Vancouver. These are our recommendations for must-see and must do.
Top 10 Things to Do in March & April
Get outdoors and experience thrills at the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park Cliffwalk, and Treetop Adventure. Experience a unique mix of adventure, history and culture, which makes this attraction a complete British Columbia experience and a must-see while visiting Vancouver. There is lots of space for children explore, and well-behaved dogs on leashes are permitted.
The Lonsdale Quay Market is a great place to visit with kids. On the second floor of the market there are many kids stores and a free ballroom for young children. There are many places to grab at bite in the Market, including a food court that offers many choices for snacks, lunch or dinner. After you explore the market, be sure to head for the waterfront plaza and enjoy the scenic view.
Visit one of our neighbourhoods! Our welcoming community of unique and characterful neighbourhoods give you small-town spirit just outside of the city. There’s trendy Lower Lonsdale, beachside and arty Ambleside and Dundarave, beautiful Horseshoe Bay surrounded by nature and filled with art galleries and eateries, the pretty shopping village of Edgemont Village, Lynn Valley tucked between the mountains, and the stunning harbour vista of Deep Cove.
The Polygon Gallery is the North Shore’s newest art gallery located on the waterfront of Lower Lonsdale in North Vancouver. The internationally acclaimed gallery has a focus on photography and media-based art. The new space is housed in a beautiful purpose-built building that looks over the Burrard Inlet and is conveniently located right next to the Seabus Station and so is just a little over 12 minutes journey to get there from Downtown Vancouver.
PC: Coast Mountain Photography
Plan a visit to Maplewood Farm with your family to see the latest spring-time arrivals at the farm. Bring some food to feed the bunnies, hint they prefer anything but carrots! You can also get up close and personal with the goat in the petting area. If you want to feed the ducks, purchase some duck food with your admission tickets.
The Gordon Smith Gallery Canadian Art in North Vancouver is home to the acclaimed Artists for Kids Gallery. The Artists for Kids program has been acquiring masterworks from Canada’s leading artists for more than 20 years. Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Friday 8.30pm-4pm, Saturdays 12pm-5pm. Suggested donation $5/adult and kids are free.
Do you fancy a few hours on the links? Vancouver’s North Shore golf courses will satisfy and offer challenges for every skill level. Families will enjoy the Ambleside Par 3 Pitch & Putt and the Murdo Fraser Par 3 Golf Course. The Seymour Creek Golf Centre has a driving range as well as a family friendly mini-putt course. Kids 5 & under play for free.
Vancouver’s North Shore offers a wealth of shopping experiences. Whatever your pleasure, you’ll discover brand name shops, brilliant accessories and jewelry, antiques and art works, sporting goods, kids toys, and so much more. If all the shopping options are making your head spin, stop at one of the many local coffee shops and take a break.
Enjoy some award-winning beers at one of the North Shore’s craft breweries. Taste a wide selection of delicious beers and ales onsite or grab a growler to take home with you. For suggestions on the best craft beers and North Shore experiences, try the Vancouver’s North Shore Ale Trail.