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
Vancouver’s North Shore Craft Beer Week celebrates all things brewing on the North Shore. Visit our many local breweries who will be hosting special promotions and events, and stop in at the launch party at the Pipe Shop on October 4, 2019. The Coho Festival (2nd Sunday in September) celebrates the return of the Coho Salmon to the rivers and streams of the North Shore, while The Shipyards Festival is a chance to experience local live music beside the water.
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.
Takaya Tours “Spawning Salmon Tour” only takes place from August to November when the salmon have returned to spawn during the North Shore’s salmon season. The Takaya Tours guides will walk with you through the ancestral trails along the Indian Arm River banks where the fish pools are while keeping an eye out for other wildlife such as deer, seals, otters, and birds.
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?