Top 10 Things to Do – 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.

1. Meet Locals at the Shipyards Night Market

1. Meet Locals at the Shipyards Night Market

Drop by the Shipyards Night Market at Shipbuilder’s Square on Friday evenings (May through September) from 5-10pm. Food trucks, beer garden, market vendors, live entertainment and more. Free admission

2. Visit the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park

2. Visit the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park

The Capilano Suspension Bridge Park offers visitors a unique mix of adventure, history and culture, which  makes this attraction a complete British Columbia experience and a must-see while visiting Vancouver.

3. Hike in Lynn Canyon Park

3. Hike in Lynn Canyon Park

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

4. Take a Day Trip to Deep Cove Village

4. Take a Day Trip to Deep Cove Village

Hike to Quarry Rock and you will be rewarded with great views of the area. After your hike wander through the village of Deep Cove. Be sure to stop in Honey’s to try the best donuts.

5. Go for a Hike in Lighthouse Park

5. Go for a Hike in Lighthouse Park

Lighthouse Park is one of Vancouver’s most beautiful areas and boasts the largest uncut rainforest in the Lower Mainland. The park is unique for the fact that it is Vancouver’s last standing first-growth Douglas fir tree forest. FREE

6. Go Mountain Biking

6. Go Mountain Biking

The North Shore is famous for its mountain biking trails. You will find trails for all experience levels, and you can always get a local bike tour company like Endless Biking to show you around.

7. Visit Lonsdale Quay Market

7. Visit Lonsdale Quay Market

There are many places to grab at bite at the Lonsdale Quay Market , including a food court that offers many choices for snacks, lunch or dinner. After you explore the market, head to the waterfront plaza and enjoy the scenic view.

8. Visit Maplewood Farm with the Family

8. Visit Maplewood Farm with the Family

Maplewood Farm is a must-see attraction for kids of all ages. Maplewood is the last remaining farm on the North Shore, with goats, rabbits, cows, sheep, pigs, chickens, ducks, donkeys and ponies. There are over 200 animals and birds.

9. Sip Local Beers at Our Five Craft Breweries

9. Sip Local Beers at Our Five Craft Breweries

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.

10. Learn to Stand-up Paddle Board or Kayak

10. Learn to Stand-up Paddle Board or Kayak

Take a stand-up paddle boarding or kayak lesson at Deep Cove Kayak. You can also rent kayaks and SUPs. Deep Cove Kayak is located in picturesque Deep Cove on Indian Arm, only 30 minutes from downtown Vancouver

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