Located Across Burrard Inlet directly north of Downtown Vancouver, North Vancouver is both a city and a district and is easily accessible from downtown by an attractive Seabus ride across the Port of Vancouver with direct access from there to the City bus and light rail network including a direct connection to Vancouver International Airport. Further connectivity is provided by two highway linked bridges in the form of the iconic Lions Gate Bridge and the Second Narrows Crossing.
The main street of municipal North Vancouver is Lonsdale Ave.; which runs from the water up and past the Trans Canada highway. This long avenue provides easy access to many residential, shopping and entertainment areas from Lonsdale Quay to Upper Lonsdale and beyond.
The municipality of North Vancouver and surrounding regions are among the most sought after, attractive and fastest-growing locations in BC and are consistently rated as highly desirable places to live. Near the water, beautiful modern condos dominate the residential opportunities, gradually giving way to the more multi-unit and single-family dwellings as one moves out from the downtown core.
Eating opportunities are excellent and plentiful, with numerous restaurants providing a wide variety of dining opportunities. Shopping is varied as well; from the diverse and attractive small stalls of Lonsdale Quay Market to well know brand names stores. The Park Royal shopping mall is just a few minutes drive away.
North Vancouver district was one of the first areas settled by none native population and as early as 1860 was center of commerce mostly build around the booming lumber trade. The municipality of North Vancouver was incorporated in 1891 and the City of North Vancouver in 1907.
Today the area is booming, with a continual stream of residents from all over Canada and the rest of the world choosing to call the area home. Newcomers and long term residents are attracted by the beautiful vistas, easy access to Vancouver and availability of world-class wilderness beauty just minutes away. It’s easy to see why North Vancouver is considered one of the worlds most desirable areas to live.