Things to Do
Biking on Mount Fromme, North Vancouver (Picture BC photo)
Mountainous and laden with forested parks, Vancouver's North Shore bills itself as the place "Where Nature Lives."
That's justified by the long list of outdoorsy things to do in North Vancouver and neighbouring West Vancouver: skiing, mountain biking, kayaking, golf, hiking, and suspension bridges figure prominently.
Yet for those who prefer a more relaxed pace, this area stretching from Horseshoe Bay to Deep Cove also has great art galleries, shopping, museums, and other cultural amenities. By bridge or catamaran ferry, it's just minutes from downtown Vancouver.
Skiing and snowboarding on the North Shore often comes with views of downtown Vancouver, and the three local mountains – Grouse Mountain, Cypress Mountain, and Mount Seymour – offer plenty of snow sports.