North Vancouver is the perfect neighbourhood to explore if you’re into nature and adventure.
From forest hikes to mountainous views, there are plenty of awesome things to do in North Vancouver.
Plus, there are some pretty good food spots in the area as well!
Here are some of the best things to do in North Vancouver, British Columbia.
1. Breakfast at BjornBar Bakery
BjornBar is located on a cute little street in North Vancouver filled with shops and restaurants.
Their coffees and pastries are absolutely incredible, so you’ll definitely want to start off your day with breakfast here.
It gets busy with locals and tourists, so definitely try to avoid the crowds that come later in the day!
LOCATION: 102-3053 Edgemont Blvd, North Vancouver, BC | Website
2. Wander through Capilano Suspension Bridge Park
In order to avoid the crowds as much as possible, arrive at Capilano as soon as (or even before) it opens.
The suspension bridge and treetops are cool to see, but there’s also a mountain walk you can’t miss on your way out.
If you visit during the winter season, you’ll be able to catch Capilano surrounded by all the beautiful holiday lights!
Things to note: $53.95 per adult for tickets online, $39.95 for students
LOCATION: 3735 Capilano Rd, North Vancouver, BC | Website
3. Make a stop at Cleveland Park
Cleveland Park is a lovely little area worth stopping in North Vancouver.
You can bring a little picnic to have lunch here, or simply walk around and enjoy the gorgeous mountainous views.
If you visit during the warmer months, you can see the dam in action!
LOCATION: Cleveland Park, North Vancouver, BC | Website
4. Head up Grouse Mountain
From skiing in the winter to paragliding in the summer, there are plenty of fun activities to do in Grouse Mountain.
You have to take a gondola to get to the top, and the views are absolutely gorgeous.
Things to note: $59 per adult for tickets online
LOCATION: Grouse Mountain, North Vancouver, BC | Website
5. Hike through Lynn Canyon Park
Lynn Canyon is often compared to Capilano, but I personally think they’re very different, and you should do them both if you have the time.
Since it’s free to visit, the suspension bridge will pretty much always be busy, but hike around the trails and it’ll be a lot more peaceful.
LOCATION: 3690 Park Rd, North Vancouver, BC | Website
6. Explore the Lonsdale Quay Market
Located in North Vancouver, Lonsdale Quay gives you stunning views of downtown Vancouver’s skyline.
While you’re here, be sure to check out the Lonsdale Quay Market for local eats and souvenir shopping!
LOCATION: Lonsdale Quay, North Vancouver, BC | Website
7. Walk through Fun Alley
Fun Alley is a colourful alleyway filled with bright murals.
It’s not that long an alleyway, but it’s still a cute spot to make a quick photo stop while you’re out in North Vancouver.
It’s definitely one of the most Instagram-worthy spots in Vancouver!
LOCATION: Lower Lonsdale, North Vancouver, BC | Website
Vancouver flights & accommodations
Looking to book your flights and accommodations for Vancouver?
I love booking my flights and hotels on Expedia and collecting points towards free rewards.
Hotels are pretty pricy in Vancouver, but they’re great if you plan on only staying downtown and walking around without a car. Downtown Vancouver’s very walkable!
I usually stay in Airbnbs when I visit Vancouver, and I have a separate blog post all about how to find the best Airbnbs.
There are plenty of awesome things to do in North Vancouver, and you can definitely spend longer than a day exploring it!
If you’re planning a trip to Vancouver, here are some other posts to help you plan your perfect trip:
- The most Instagrammable spots in Vancouver
- The top 10 best things to do in Vancouver
- How to spend 48 hours in Vancouver
- The best Vancouver restaurants
- A visit to Ladurée Vancouver
- Fun things to do in Gastown, Vancouver’s oldest neighbourhood
- What to do in Vancouver during the winter
- How to spend a weekend in Whistler
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