By Vancouver’s North Shore Tourism
North Vancouver’s iconic Lonsdale Quay Market opened during Expo ’86 as a carnival style marketplace. Almost thirty years later it has evolved into a culinary destination for those seeking fresh, local and unique foods.
Recently a crop of new eateries has opened at the Quay, further cementing it as a great place to grab lunch or dinner. Check out The Bowen Island Pizza Company with their amazing thin crust pizzas made with local, organic flour and super delicious toppings. Try The Bite @ the Quay, is a new fusion restaurant with a view, featuring Cantonese and Chinese Dishes on an a la carte and tapas menu. The casually delicious Sandwich Shop has a menu of mouthwatering sandwiches loaded with juicy, fresh ingredients.
At the Quay, you can pick up a bottle of wine or a growler of craft beer, bring home fresh seafood for dinner and stock up on fresh fruits and vegetables all at once, while browsing cheeses, teas and even jewelry. As a great destination year round, be sure to visit in the summer and fall when a farmers market pops up on Saturdays providing even more choice of fresh, local products.
Easily accessed from downtown Vancouver by Seabus, it takes about the same time to get to Lonsdale Quay from the downtown core as it takes to get to Granville Island, and depending on transit, sometimes the hop to the North Shore is even faster! If you’re looking for a central location to stay in North Vancouver, the Lonsdale Quay Hotel is a charming boutique hotel located on the third floor of the market.
Lonsdale Quay Market
123 Carrie Cates Court, North Vancouver