The North Shore
What It's Like to Live Here
Comprised of the two neighbouring communities of North Vancouver and West Vancouver, the "North Shore" as it is called is a place where you can bask on the beach in the morning, hike forested trails by afternoon and take to the ski slopes while watching the downtown skyline twinkle in the distance.
Find out why North Shore residents are some of the happiest in the Metro Vancouver area
From Deep Cove to Capilano River and from the water's edge to the top of the slopes of our two ski hills, Grouse Mountain and Seymour Mountain, North Vancouver is comprised of two municipalities. The City of North Vancouver and the District of North Vancouver which surrounds it.
Income Per Capita
160.76 Square Kilometres
40 Public Schools +7 Private Schools
Over 45 Parks and Public Green Spaces
Fun at the Shipyards
Every Friday night the Shipyards come alive with food trucks, entertainment on the live stages, pop up shops and so much more.
The communities are laid out "village style" meaning everything you need is usually found right in your own neighbourhood. But so much more is in store for you in the next village too!
Whatever you need, we've got the goods. From malls to strolls on the street, the local shops, grocery stores, artisan bakeries, clothing stores will keep you in style and in stock.
Sailing, skiing, trail running, swimming, hiking, beachcombing or anything else you'd like to do, the North Shore has got it all!
Top ten things families love about living in North Vancouver
North Vancouver is widely regarded as one of the safest, cleanest and most beautiful places to live in Canada. It’s also one of the most family-friendly cities in British Columbia, and that’s why, for this post, I decided to poll 25 families to get their perspective on what makes North Van so special.
Here are the most popular answers (in no particular order).
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From Capilano River to Lion's Bay, West Vancouver is certainly one of the most beautiful places to live. If you love the outdoors, everything is accessible to you within a few minutes drive. Just like North Vancouver, West Vancouver has a vibrant village lifestyle, some incredible shopping and dining experiences await you in this stunning seaside municipality not to forget enjoying a day starting at Ambleside Beach and ending on the slopes of West Van's own Cypress Bowl Ski Hill.
Income Per Capita
87.26 Square Kilometres
15 Public Schools +5 Private Schools
Over 10 Parks and Public Green Spaces
West Van Sea Wall
This incredible stroll will take you from Dundarave Village, past Ambleside Beach, all the way to the excellent shopping at Park Royal Village and Mall.
Just like North Vancouver, communities are laid out "village style" meaning everything you need is usually found right in your own neighbourhood. But so much more is in store for you in the next village too!
West Vancouver has some of the best shopping in Vancouver. From Park Royal to strolls on the street, the local shops, grocery stores, artisan bakeries, clothing stores will keep you in style and in stock.
Just like North Vancouver, you can do anything here! Sailing, skiing, trail running, swimming, hiking, beachcombing or anything else you'd like to do, the North Shore has got it all!
Top ten things to do in West Vancouver
While once known only as the home of B.C.’s first enclosed shopping mall (we’re looking at you, Park Royal), West Vancouver is now a destination for foodies and outdoorsy folks alike. With the ocean and the mountains right next door, and its farmers’ markets, cafés, museums and galleries, this northwestern municipality offers a plethora of activities for every day of the year.