Within a 20-minute drive from downtown Vancouver across the Lions Gate or Second Narrows bridges, North Vancouver offers access to mountain slopes and West Coast rainforests, along with urban ambiance and amenities. Framed by the North Shore Mountains, the region is known for its natural beauty and unique community hubs like Deep Cove, Edgemont Village and Lonsdale Quay that comprise the heart of its family-friendly neighbourhoods and real estate markets.
District of North Vancouver and the City of North Vancouver
North Vancouver is actually composed of two distinct municipalities, the District of North Vancouver and the City of North Vancouver. Bounded by the Capilano River to the west, Indian Arm to the east, Burrard Inlet to the south, and the North Shore Mountains to the north, the District of North Vancouver boasts single family homes in neighbourhoods with ample green space, evergreen park trails and winding roadways. Charming commercial areas such as Edgemont Village, popular for its boutique shops and restaurants, serve as local community hubs.
With its highrise buildings, rental properties and commercial operations, the City of North Vancouver has a more urban feel. Lonsdale Quay public market and the northern terminal for Vancouver's SeaBus transit ferry are located here, and the Central Lonsdale and Lower Lonsdale neighbourhoods are fast becoming the "downtown" of the region.
Both the District of Vancouver and the City of North Vancouver share a spectacular mountain backdrop, forested terrain perfect for hiking, skiing and mountain biking, and a reputation for its array of safe neighbourhoods with excellent schools.
Whether you’re looking for a condo within a close commute to downtown Vancouver, a traditional single family home, or a private estate steeped in nature and luxury, our North Vancouver real estate experts can help you discover the ideal neighbourhood and home to enhance your lifestyle.
Eating and Drinking
There are plenty of smaller restaurants, cafes and lounges to stop in at for a pre-show fueling, but the emphasis in this area is definitely on what’s in your glass, not what’s on your plate. Still, there are no shortage of hidden spots, especially for those looking for casual pub-grub or a burger. In the summer, some of the spots offer street-side patios—the perfect perch for people watching.