There are lots of places to shop in North Vancouver, and there are several shopping malls in the community. Lonsdale Quay is a popular destination for both locals and visitors, located right beside the SeaBus station, with a public market and a great view on the waterfront. There are also lots of shopping & dining up Lonsdale Avenue toward the #1 Upper Levels Highway, and to the west along Marine Drive. For power shopping, residents tend to go to Park Royal just west of the Capilano River in West Vancouver.
The community lives in the shadow of grouse Mountain (above Lonsdale) and Mount Seymour Provincial Park (above the neighbourhood of Deep Cove), with its skiing & snowboarding in winter and hiking & mountain biking in summer. The Capilano River is the site of the Capilano Suspension Bridge, the Capilano Fish Hatchery at Capilano River Regional Park, and Cleveland Dam and Capilano Lake. The Lynn Valley is home to the Lynn Canyon Suspension Bridge (which is free!) in Lynn Canyon Park, Capilano College, and the Maplewood Flats conservation area. To the east is Indian Arm, an offshoot of Burrard Inlet, is well known for its sea kayaking at Deep Cove.
Running the length of the North Shore is the 50 kilometre Baden-Powell Trail, which runs from Horseshoe Bay to Deep Cove, as well as the renowned and almost vertical Grouse Grind hiking trail.
Schools in City of North Vancouver.
The City of North Vancouver and the District of North Vancouver share one school board. Of special interest, Larson School (K-7) offers French immersion programs, and the Canadian International College on the Dollarton Highway offers English classes and business studies for Japanese students. Francophone programs are offered at Ecole Andre Piolat (K-7), Balmoral Jr Secondary (8-1) and Handsworth Secondary (11-12). North Vancouver is also home to Capilano College which offers two year programs.
Schools in District of North Vancouver