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The North Shore

How many places can you go for an early morning walk, go cross-country or downhill skiing, and finish your day with a view of downtown Vancouver? Welcome to the North Shore! The North Shore is comprised of three municipalities:

City of North Vancouver: population 52,898 web site

District of North Vancouver: population 85,935 web site

District of West Vancouver: population 42,473 web site

Bounded by mountains, forests and rivers, there is so much to see and do. You can hike, ski, snowboard, jog, rollerblade or boat. If you love to sample foreign cuisine, you can enjoy the flavours of many European and Asian cultures. North Vancouver has a strong economic base. For business information and links, please refer to the North Vancouver Chamber of Commerce web site


Translink is Greater Vancouver's transit system:

West Cost Express

Visit the Translink web site for reservations and train details.

The BC Ferries terminal at Horseshoe Bay has many daily departures to the following destinations:

Bowen Island
Vancouver Island

Please refer to the BC Ferries web site for schedules and fares.


Some of the best schools in BC are located here. Here are the web sites of the two local school boards:North Vancouver (School District #44)
West Vancouver (School District #45)


The North and West Vancouver Recreation Commissions offer various programs for youth, adult and seniors. Pool and ice rink schedules and fees on their web sites.

North Vancouver

West Vancouver

Like to Ski? There are three ski hills on the North Shore:

Grouse Mountain - North Vancouver
Mount Seymour - North Vancouver
Cypress Mountain - West Vancouver

World-Class skiing is only two hours away, located at Whistler, BC.

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