Lonsdale, North Vancouver
Lonsdale runs north/south starting at Lonsdale Quay and ending at the bottom of Grouse Mountain. Stepping off of the Seabus that sails across the Burrard Inlet from Downtown Vancouver to Lonsdale Quay, you'll find yourself in Lower Lonsdale - an old waterfront area in North Vancouver. Once a major part of the lumber and shipbuilding industry, today it is finding new life as a public space with shopping and sightseeing as the old shipyards are being torn down. The Lonsdale area real estate has responded in kind with numerous highrises and lowrises springing up in response to these new developments.
Deep Cove, North Vancouver
Deep Cove, located in the easternmost part of the District of North Vancouver at the foot of Mount Seymour, is a haven for those who love to be outdoors. The cove faces due east, fronting on to Indian Arm, itself a branch of Burrard Inlet, which forms Vancouver's inner harbour. Once a traditional clamming and fishing area for the Squamish Salish native nation who lived and still live in the area for thousands of years.
Deep Cove became a popular summer resort for Vancouver residents in the 1910s, with cabins, logging and granite quarrying featuring in the local history. For many years, the focal points of the community included a yacht club, dance hall and general store.
In 1960 the completion of the Second Narrows Bridge which linked the North Shore to mainland Vancouver allowed the population to grow. Even so, Deep Cove held on to its rustic feel during this time. Today, Deep Cove remains a popular destination in the district due to its proximity to forests, mountains, skiing, parks and the water which makes it well known among outdoor recreation enthusiasts. Picnicking in Panorama Park overlooking the Cove is a popular summer pastime. Deep Cove is also home to a rowing club and marina as well and is an increasingly popular small boat centre. The Community Centre with an art gallery, stage, and archive is also worth seeing.
Woodlands and Sunshine, North Vancouver
Woodlands and Sunshine are two unique neighbourhoods located just up the Arm from Deep Cove. Accessible via car on a well paved road and only 7 -10 minutes from Parkgate Shopping Centre they are today what Deep Cove was 40 years ago. Peaceful, Quite, Tranquil and Friendly. Most of the homes are located on the waters edge and most have docks for boats or float planes. If you are looking for waterfront homes at a reasonable price these neighbourhoods should be considered.
Lynn Valley, North Vancouver
Lynn Valley is located at the northern edge of Greater Vancouver, nestled between the slopes of Mount Fromme and Mount Seymour. Its parks, including Lynn Headwaters Regional Park, the Seymour Demonstration Forest and Lynn Canyon Park, with the Lynn Canyon Suspension Bridge, are all popular outdoors destinations. Named after settler British Royal Engineer John Linn, Lynn Valley remains a nice quiet community with many wonderful features. The main intersection of Lynn Valley Road and Mountain Hwy is the location of the newly-completed Main Library and Town Centre.