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This 3 day, 23 stop itinerary takes you across Vancouver’s North Shore from the sparkling beaches of West Vancouver, the rich culture and bustling nightlife of Lower Lonsdale, to the heights of the Capilano Suspension Bridge.

Day One
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    Lighthouse Park

    4902 Beacon Ln, West Vancouver, BC, CA, V7W 1K5

    Start your day at Lighthouse Park, a 75-hectare seaside park, and the Lower Mainlands’ largest area of rainforest. This park gets its name from the over 100-year-old lighthouse that stands at its southern point. The last standing first-growth Douglas fir forest in Vancouver, Lighthouse Park is the perfect place to enjoy the North Shore’s unique vegetation, beaches, and incredible ocean views.

  • Ambleside Butterfly Garden

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    Ambleside Butterfly Garden

    1150 Marine Dr, West Vancouver, BC, CA, V7T 1B1

    This pollinator garden was started by a group of community members to provide a haven for butterflies, bees and other pollinators.

  • If you’re visiting West Vancouver in the Summer, check out the Harmony Arts Festival. This arts and music festival takes place in Ambleside for the first two weeks of August. Enjoy live music, art markets, art exhibitions and more! You can learn more at

    The Spirit Trail in West Vancouver

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    Spirit Trail

    Spirit Trl, North Vancouver, BC, CA, V7M

    The Spirit Trail is a multi-use greenway that runs across Vancouver’s North Shore from West Van to Deep Cove. There’s plenty to explore along this waterfront path like The Shipyards District and Lonsdale Quay. Rent an e-bike at Reckless Bikes or enjoy the path on foot.

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    Quay Market & Food Hall

    123 Carrie Cates Ct, North Vancouver, BC, CA, V7M 3K7

    The Quay Market and Food Hall is the perfect place to grab some lunch or a coffee. There are plenty of food vendors and restaurants offering all types of cuisine, over 50 shops and stalls to explore, indoor and outdoor seating, and some beautiful oceanfront views.

  • Chiba Gardens

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    Chiba Gardens

    267 Esplanade W, North Vancouver, BC, CA, V7M 1A6

    This traditional Japanese garden is a hidden gem tucked away on North Vancouver’s waterfront. Opened in 1986, this garden was originally built by Toshimasa Ito to house two traditional Japanese stone lanterns that were gifted from Chiba to the City of North Vancouver.

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    The Shipyards District

    145 Chadwick Ct, North Vancouver, BC, CA, V7M 3K1

    The Shipyards District is located in historic Lower Lonsdale. Recently developed, this spot is now a bustling community centre home to boutiques, galleries, restaurants, breweries and bars, as well as a scenic waterfront path and a large outdoor area. It’s the perfect spot to stop for a drink or take a stroll after dinner. If you’re visiting in the summer, check out the Shipyards Night Market, every Friday evening all summer long.

  • The Shipyards District

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    PIER 7 Restaurant + Bar

    25 Wallace Mews, North Vancouver, BC, CA, V7L 0B2

    Treat yourself to a delicious seafood dinner at Pier 7. They specialize in upscale seafood but offer options for every palette, including gluten-free, vegan, and vegetarian items. Enjoy your meal with a view of Downtown Vancouver on their waterfront patio. 

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    Seaside Hotel North Vancouver – An Executive Hotel

    125 Victory Ship Way, North Vancouver, BC, CA, V7L 0G5

    After a long day of adventure, it’s time to rest up at the beautiful Seaside Hotel. This modern boutique hotel is located right on the water at Lonsdale Quay, with striking views of Downtown Vancouver and a perfectly central location.

Day Two
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    Jam Cafe – Lonsdale

    100 1st St E, North Vancouver, BC, CA, V7L 1B1

    Start day 2 on the Vancouver’s North Shore itinerary at Jam Cafe! This super popular breakfast and lunch restaurant is located in the Shipyards District and offers elevated comfort food.

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    Capilano Suspension Bridge

    3735 Capilano Rd, North Vancouver, BC, CA, V7R 4J1

    The Capilano Suspension Bridge is an iconic Vancouver attraction. This 450-foot-long bridge provides a thrilling experience, suspended above the Capilano River amidst the lush rainforest. Explore the Treetops Adventure, walk among ancient trees, or take the Cliffwalk for breathtaking views. The Capilano Suspension Bridge and surrounding park offer a memorable experience in a stunning natural setting.

  • Treetops Adventure at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park

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    The Edible Garden Project – Loutet Farm

    1400 Rufus Ave, North Vancouver, BC, CA, V7L 4J2

    The Edible Garden Project at Loutet Farm in North Vancouver is a sustainable urban farming initiative promoting food security and community engagement. Through organic farming practices, volunteer opportunities, and educational workshops, it cultivates fresh produce while empowering individuals to grow their own food. Partnering with local organizations, it also addresses food insecurity by providing nutritious produce to those in need.

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    Park & Tilford Gardens

    333 Brooksbank Avenue, North Vancouver, BC, Canada, V7J 3S8

    Next, make your way to Park & Tilford Gardens, a serene botanical oasis providing a peaceful escape from the city. This hidden gem showcases meticulously landscaped gardens, colourful flower beds, and winding pathways. Explore themed gardens like the rose garden and the serene Japanese garden. The garden hosts regular events and exhibitions, celebrating art and horticulture.

  • Park & Tilford Gardens

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    Wildeye Brewing

    1385 Main St, North Vancouver, BC, CA, V7J 1C4

    For lunch, swing by Wildeye Brewing, one of North Vancouver’s popular craft breweries. Enjoy modern comfort food in their bright and spacious taproom.

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    Dÿkhof Nurseries

    2308 Old Dollarton Rd, North Vancouver, BC, CA, V7H 1A8

    Dÿkhof Nurseries is a horticultural haven that has been serving the local community for years. This family-owned nursery is a paradise for plant enthusiasts, offering a wide selection of top-quality plants, trees, and shrubs. Additionally, the nursery features a charming gift shop filled with garden decor and unique treasures.

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    Maplewood Farm

    405 Seymour River Pl, North Vancouver, BC, CA, V7H 1S6

    Next, head to Maplewood Farm. This spot is a delightful destination for animal lovers of all ages. This charming farm offers a unique opportunity to get up close and personal with a variety of farm animals. Nearby you can explore the Maplewood Flats, a unique natural area where you can spot many species of birds while walking the network of oceanside trails.

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    Deep Cove

    North Vancouver, BC, CA, V7G 1T8

    Finish up the day in Deep Cove, a unique oceanfront community on the eastern end of Vancouver’s North Shore. Grab a bite at one of the local eateries and take a stroll along the water.