Play on the North Shore
Year-round, the North Shore offers a wide assortment of fun activities! Please click the orange links below to learn more.
Three stunning mountains dominate the North Shore skyline: Grouse Mountain and Mount Seymour in the District of North Vancouver, and Cypress Mountain in West Vancouver. Their rocky peaks and tree-covered slopes provide a dramatic backdrop to the urban landscape, which is densest on the shores of the Burrard Inlet. In the winter, North Shore residents enjoy mild temperatures near sea level and rarely have to shovel snow, but fantastic skiing, snowboarding and tobogganing are only a short drive away. During the warmer parts of the year, the mountains' trails are ideal for hiking and mountain biking. The panoramic views from Grouse, Seymour and Cypress are magnificent in every season.
The North Shore is surrounded by calm ocean inlets on three sides: Howe Sound to the west, Burrard Inlet to the south, and Indian Arm to the east. There are many different ways to experience the marine scenery and wildlife:
- Boat tours and rentals
- Kayaking, canoeing, paddleboarding, wakeboarding and waterskiing
- Relaxing on one of the North Shore's many beaches
- Scuba diving
North Shore residents enjoy easy access to both wild and urban delights. For a fun day in town, check out the local arts, culture, and shopping. You can enjoy a dozen art galleries, eight theatres and two large malls without leaving the North Shore. For an even greater selection of destinations, take a short trip on the SeaBus, the Lions Gate Bridge or the Second Narrows Bridge to get to Vancouver, British Columbia's most populous city. For example, at Vancouver's BC Place and Rogers Arena, you can join thousands of eager fans and immerse yourself in a professional hockey, football, soccer or rugby game, or a performance by a world-famous entertainer.
When you're ready to rest and refuel after an exhilarating day, test out one of the many excellent North Shore restaurants recommended on these websites:
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