Top 10 Things to Do Early Spring

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 March & April

1. Visit the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park

1. Visit the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park

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.

2. Spring Fun in the Snow

2. Spring Fun in the Snow

Hit the Slopes for some Spring skiing on our three local mountain. Grouse Mountain, Mt Seymour and Cypress Mountain are usually open into mid-April. You can go skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing,  Nordic skiiing, tubing and tobogganing.

3. Visit Lonsdale Quay Market

3. Visit Lonsdale Quay Market

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. Bowen Island Pizza is a recent addition to the Market. Adults can visit the Green Leaf Brewing Company for a tasting flight. After you explore the market, be sure to head for the waterfront plaza and enjoy the scenic view.

4. Hike in Lynn Canyon Park

4. Hike in Lynn Canyon Park

Go for a hike in Lynn Canyon Park, walk across the Suspension Bridge and take in Twin Falls or 30 foot pool. Stop at the Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre for some learning and fun.

5. Experience the North Shore Art Crawl

5. Experience the North Shore Art Crawl

The North Shore Art Crawl is a free community arts festival that celebrates the creative energy of our local artists and creates cultural vitality. This free weekend event allows the public to explore artists’ studios and galleries from Lions Bay to Deep Cove. 72 locations and 250+ artists! March 5 & 6th 10am to 5pm.

6. Visit Maplewood Farm

6. Visit Maplewood Farm

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.

7. Visit the Artists for Kids Gallery

7. Visit the Artists for Kids Gallery

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: Wednesday to Saturday 12-5pm (closed March 25 & 26). Suggested donation $5/adult and kids are free.

8. Go Golfing

8. Go Golfing

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.

9. Go Shopping

9. Go Shopping

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.

10. Sip Local Craft Beers

10. Sip Local Craft Beers

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.

Top 10 May & June

Top 10 May & June

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Top 10 Things to Do Summer

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