The North Shore injects drama into the Vancouver landscape. Only minutes away across one of the two bridges (Lions Gate and Second Narrows), lies a huge expanse of wilderness that can be a challenge to even the most fit to explore. On a clear day, few skylines can compete with the one composed of the Shores' six peaks - Black, Strachan, Hollyburn, Grouse, Fromme, and Seymour Mountains. Pothole lakes are the refreshing reward for those who explore the higher reaches in summer. Just as prized are the rugged beaches on Burrard Inlet that await those who prowl the shoreline..
In North Vancouver, at the foot of Lonsdale Avenue is a celebration of sights and sounds at Lonsdale Quay Market. While there climb the seaview observation tower for a panoramic view of Burrard Inlet and the Vancouver city skyline. Not afraid of heights? Take a ride up Grouse Mountain on the cable car, or you might change your mind when you're halfway across the Capilano Suspension Bridge. Constructed of wood and cable, the footbridge sways 230 feet above the forested canyon of the Capilano River.
On the lower slopes of Hollyburn Mountain, is one of Canada's most picturesque residential communities, West Vancouver. It incorporates the villages of Ambleside, Dundarave, Caulfield, and Horseshoe Bay. Ambleside By The Sea, originally created as a seaside retreat for city dwellers is the social heart of West Vancouver, offering a wonderful combination of business, shopping and recreation. Horseshoe Bay is a quaint and picturesque seaside village, a great place to book a fishing charter, find a fabulous seafood restaurant or explore the local art galleries. It is the departure point for ferries to Bowen Island, Vancouver Island and the Sunshine Coast.