Treats for Happy Trails while Hiking Vancouver’s North Shore

By Ashley Lockyer

Few places on earth let you enjoy freshly made food from the city in the quiet wilderness of a rainforest: Vancouver’s North Shore is one of them. At Lynn Canyon Park, you can take in sweeping horizon views, test your fear of heights on the suspension bridge, or simply wander in nature with friends and family. Start your adventure at the Lonsdale Quay Market and pack some unique treats for the trail.

Beware: Thin crust pizzas (in flavours like pear and brie cheese with caramelized onions) will attract envious looks on the trail. From Bowen Island Pizza Company.
Savour sweet victory after your hike with a fruity, flaky, freshly baked danish. From Cob’s Breads.
The North Shore’s Lynn Peak hike has been described as a more natural and less busy Grouse Grind. The rugged summit has views that span Vancouver Island, Vancouver tri-cities, the Fraser Valley, and Mount Baker in the USA.
Stroll through a farmer’s field of fresh fruits and vegetables, and harvest a few for a healthy trail bites. From Kin’s Market.
Crack one of these mild pepperoni whip sticks to keep you moving on the trail. They are best described as a “snappable” snack because of their crunchy casing. Try one to see! From Bowen Island Pizza Company.
Lynn Valley Suspension Bridge is free to the public and just as awe (or ahhhh!) inspiring as Capilano Suspension Bridge. If your heart can handle it, you could always take in both in one day on Vancouver’s North Shore!
Chicken empanadas and a selection of portable hand-pies are backpack ready for your trailside lunch. From El Dorado Pies & Treats.
Enjoy BCs finest smoked, candied, and seasoned salmon jerky to get your protein fix. From The Salmon Shop.
Grab some crunchy clusters or bark made with dark chocolate and nuts for an energy filled trail snack. It’s pretty much a protein bar, right? From Olde World Confections.

Zen might be achievable when you pair scrumptious artisan foods with the silencing beauty of the forest. Lynn Canyon Park is a place to feel awe-inspired by nature and flavours fresh from the Lonsdale Quay market.

More information:

Lonsdale Quay Market
123 Carrie Cates Court
North Vancouver, V7M 3K7
lonsdalequay.com

Lynn Canyon Park
3663 Park Rd.
North Vancouver, BC V7J 3G3
lynncanyon.ca