Ambleside Pier
(Picture BC photo)

West Vancouver

Things to Do

Park in BC (JF Bergeron photo)

Park in BC (JF Bergeron 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 West Vancouver and neighbouring North 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 on the North Shore is one of winter's great pleasures, and there are three key ski mountains – Cypress Mountain, Grouse Mountain, and Mount Seymour.

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