Top 10 Things to Do
Looking for things to do when you visit Vancouver’s North Shore? 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 September & October
The Coho Festival (2nd Sunday in September) celebrates the return of the Coho Salmon to the rivers and streams of the North Shore. The Artists for Conservation Festival take place on Grouse Mountain late September/ early October. AFC is an international art, environmental and educational festival.
If you want the thrill of catching a salmon Sewell’s Marina in Horseshoe Bay offer excellent deep-sea fishing in local waters. A Sewell’s Sea Safari Tour takes you on an to see the spectacular scenery and wildlife which make coastal British Columbia world famous.
There is still time this fall to experience to heart-pounding, thigh-burning experience of hiking the Grouse Grind. This hike is not for the faint of heart! The Grouse Grind is a near vertical 2.9km hike up the mountain, offering an intense workout with 2,830 stairs and an elevation gain of 2,800 feet.
Try mountain biking on one of the North Shore’s renowned free riding trails. You can hit the trails on your own, take a guided tour or get a lesson. The Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve offers a good variety of mountain biking trails, as well as the paved Seymour Valley Trailway.
Wondering what to do when you visit Vancouver’s North Shore in the late fall?