Wondering what 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 this December. These are our recommendations for must-see and must do.
Top 10 Things to Do on Vancouver's North Shore
- Canyon Lights at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park
Canyon Lights is an annual holiday tradition with thousands of lights twinkling throughout the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park. Canyon Lights takes place during the month of December.
- Peak of Christmas Grouse Mountain
The Peak of Christmas is popular annual tradition in North Vancouver. Experience the magic of the season on Grouse Mountain. Enjoy outdoor skating, real reindeer, sleigh rides and a visit with Santa.
- Dundarave Festival of Lights
The Dundarave Festival of Lights takes place every December on the Dundarave waterfront in West Vancouver. Enjoy the decorated trees and free entertainment. There are special events on Saturdays until Christmas.
- Visit the North Pole BC at Lynn Valley Centre
The North Pole BC is a family Christmas event with interactive and fun experience for families. This year North Pole BC has moved to an indoor location at Lynn Valley Centre in North Vancouver.
- Ski or Ride the Local Mountains
Vancouver's North Shore is home to three ski hills. You can ski or board on Grouse Mountain, Cypress Mountain and Mt. Seymour. Grouse and Cypress both opened in November. Mt. Seymour will be opening soon.
- Lower Lonsdale Christmas Festival
Don't the North Vancouver Christmas Festival at Shipbuilder's Square on December 7th from 4:30-9pm. The annual North Vancouver Christmas Festival will be held in The Shipyards on on December 7th from 4:30-9pm. See the lighting of the giant Christmas tree, Santa and enjoy free live entertainment.
- Christmas Carol Ships
You'll have several chances to watch the Christmas Carol Ships flotilla passing by the North Shore. There will also be a Carol Ship Celebration in Deep Cove on December 21st at 8pm.
- Lynn Valley Village Christmas
Stop by Lynn Valley Village during the month of December to see the Christmas Tree display. Don't miss A Lynn Valley Christmas on Dec. 21 & 22 enjoy free family entertainment and kids activities in Lynn Valley Village.
- Shop the Village at Park Royal
The Village at Park Royal is twinkling with beautiful Christmas lights at this time of year. You'll find yourself in a more festive mood while you are shopping. There are coffee shops and restaurants where you can rest your feet and recharge.
- Visit Lonsdale Quay Market
The Lonsdale Quay is a bustling market with a globally-inspired food court. A great place to find some unique gifts and delicious food.