North Vancouver’s past and present meet up on Lonsdale Avenue. At the foot of this busy street you’ll find shipbuilding and where the working tugboats live. Further up the avenue you will find boutiques, specialty food shops, galleries, restaurants of every description and antique stores.
Lower Lonsdale is North Vancouver’s oldest neighbourhood, steeped in history and bursting with shops, restaurants, cafés and pubs that truly capture the unique spirit of the North Shore. The area extends four blocks up Lonsdale Avenue and two blocks east and west, but its heart is at Lonsdale Quay.
Lonsdale Quay Market
The Lonsdale Quay Market has more than 80 unique shops and services selling everything from fresh West Coast seafood to handmade chocolates. It is also where you’ll find the SeaBus ferry to Vancouver and bus terminal. Walk along the pathway to the west – you’ll find the kid-friendly Waterfront Park. You can enjoy the public art and great views of the city.
The Pier & Shipyards
The Pier is a breathtaking venue located on the City’s historic Versatile Shipyards site. Anchored by the 700-foot long Burrard Dry Dock Pier and smaller floating St. Roch Dock, the Pier offers spectacular 360-degree views of the North Shore and Vancouver skylines. The Pinnacle Hotel at The Pier is located just steps from the Pier and the Lonsdale Quay Market.
Go for a Walk
Park the car and put on your walking shoes, and explore the Lonsdale Avenue. This multicultural area boasts a wealth of specialty food shops, Persian bakeries, specialty shops, jewelers, florists, pharmacists, and photo shops. If you’re hungry or thirsty, there are plenty of cafés, coffee shops, and pubs to satisfy all appetites.
For those interested in the arts, the Presentation House Arts Centre on Chesterfield Avenue is an art gallery, a museum, a playhouse and one of Lower Lonsdale’s best-kept secrets.