Vancouver’s North Shore

Nestled between the mountains and the water, Vancouver’s North Shore sits directly north of Vancouver and is separated from the rest of the Lower Mainland by the sparkling waters of Burrard Inlet. Bordered by Whistler to the north, the North Shore is home to the communities of West Vancouver, the City and District of North Vancouver, along with the Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations.

The area’s distinct geography and First Nations presence lends this area its unique flavour, entrepreneurial spirit, creativity and hands-on savoir faire – all of which are reflected in the culinary offerings of local chefs, growers and producers.

Take the SeaBus from downtown and cruise over to Lonsdale Quay – where you’ll find an array of tempting options (think fresh soups and salads, organic frozen yogurt, locally-foraged mushrooms, hand-tapped BC Maple Syrup and more). Catch a ride on the Grouse Mountain gondola and visit the Grizzly Lookout Café to watch the bears play, or relax over a meal while enjoying some of the world’s most spectacular 360-degree views. For an old-fashioned diner experience surrounded by authentic First Nations art, try The Tomahawk – a North Shore institution featured on Food Network Canada’s You Gotta Eat Here!

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