Things to do Near our North Shore Hotel

Located in North Vancouver's vibrant waterfront, The Pier Hotel offers guests not only access to local attractions but also the convenience of being in close proximity to the renowned Sea-to-Sky region. This area boasts world-famous attractions like Whistler and its iconic Peak-to-Peak Gondola, attracting international travellers. Due to Pier Hotel’s optimal North Shore location, guests can easily explore the surrounding natural beauty and popular destinations while enjoying the comfort and amenities of The Pier Hotel.

Start planning your itinerary with our top recommendations! For more information, consult our Guest Concierge or visit Vancouver's North Shore website. After a day of activities, enjoy a waterfront dining experience at The Lobby Restaurant or Pier 7 Restaurant & Bar.

 

Explore Vancouver's North Shore

North Vancouver, located in Vancouver’s North Shore, is a captivating city nestled amidst the stunning natural beauty of British Columbia, Canada. Known for its unparalleled access to mountains, forests, and the Pacific Ocean, this vibrant community offers a plethora of attractions and activities that make it an exceptional destination. From its majestic hiking trails and world-class skiing to its thriving arts scene and diverse culinary offerings, North Vancouver has something for everyone. With a perfect blend of outdoor adventures, cultural experiences, and breathtaking scenery, it's no wonder that North Vancouver continues to captivate visitors and residents alike.

Discover the wonders of North Vancouver, nestled amidst the breathtaking beauty of British Columbia. From hiking trails and skiing to arts and culinary delights, this vibrant community offers something for everyone. Our favourite attractions are listed below but remember, there's much more to explore!

 

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Capilano Suspension Bridge Park

Capilano Suspension Bridge Park This popular attraction features a suspension bridge that stretches 137 meters across the Capilano River. Walk through the fresh rainforest, experience the thrilling Cliffwalk, or explore the Treetops Adventure. Experience an adrenaline-pumping adventure while amidst the beauty of nature.

Grouse Mountain

Grouse Mountain Take a scenic gondola ride up to Grouse Mountain, where you can enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of Vancouver. The mountain offers a variety of activities including mountain ropes adventure, ziplines, wildlife encounters, hikes, mountaintop theatre, and snowboarding and skiing in the wintertime. Other activities include visiting the resident Grizzly Bears in their wildlife sanctuary, and hiking the challenging Grouse Grind, a locals’ favourite for fitness enthusiasts that includes a gondola ride down after a challenging hike up.

Lonsdale Quay Market

Lonsdale Quay Market Lonsdale Quay Market is a vibrant marketplace where you can browse local artisan goods, international food stalls, and fresh produce. Enjoy stunning views of the Vancouver skyline while being steps away from the Lonsdale shopping district, along with the TransLink Seabus, connecting Vancouver’s North Shore to the downtown city centre with a 15-minute pedestrian ferry.

Lynn Canyon Park

Lynn Canyon Park Lynn Canyon Park provides an opportunity to immerse yourself in nature. Explore the beautiful trails that wind through the park, crossing a suspension bridge that offers a thrilling view of the canyon below. Be sure not the miss the stunning Twin Falls, a popular spot for photographers and hikers.

Deep Cove

Deep Cove Located at the eastern end of North Vancouver, Deep Cove is a charming seaside village nestled between mountains and the ocean. Enjoy a walk along the waterfront, rent a paddleboard or kayak to explore the calm waters, or embark on a hike up Quarry Rock for a rewarding view of Indian Arm and the surrounding forests.

Lighthouse

Lighthouse Lighthouse Park is a picturesque natural park and the largest uncut rainforest in the lower mainland. It is renowned for its stunning coastal scenery, old-growth forests, and historic lighthouse. The park covers an area of approximately 185 acres and is a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts, nature lovers, and those seeking a peaceful getaway from the city.

Shipyards Brewery District

Shipyards Brewery District The historical Shipyards District in North Vancouver is a beverage lover's paradise with an impressive lineup of seven breweries, one distillery, one cidery, and one winery, all conveniently located just 12 minutes from downtown. Whether you're a connoisseur or a curious explorer, the Shipyards District promises a remarkable journey of taste and discovery, where every sip unveils a unique story and the spirit of North Vancouver comes alive.

North Shore Spirit Trail

North Shore Spirit Trail The North Shore Spirit Trail is a 35-km recreational pathway in Vancouver's North Shore region, connecting West Vancouver, North Vancouver, and the District of North Vancouver. It offers stunning views of mountains, forests, and waterways, with accessible pathways for pedestrians and cyclists. Explore parks, beaches, viewpoints, art installations, and historical landmarks along the route. Connects to popular destinations like Lonsdale Quay and Capilano River Regional Park, as well as other trail networks for extended journeys. Experience the natural beauty of Vancouver's North Shore through this scenic and active trail.

The Shipyards

The Shipyards The vibrant waterfront of Lower Lonsdale in Vancouver has undergone a remarkable transformation in the past decade. Known as The Shipyards, it encompasses a wide array of commercial and community spaces, including restaurants, cafes, shops, and services. The region's largest outdoor skating rink operates during winter, while a splash park provides summer fun. Amidst this dynamic environment, the Pier Hotel is ideally situated, right in the heart of The Shipyards, offering guests convenient access to all the amenities and year-round events in the area.

The Polygon Gallery

The Polygon Gallery The Polygon is Canada’s leading edge contemporary art gallery. Grounded in photography, the gallery shows the work of international stars to the country’s most exciting emerging talent. A West Coast architectural marvel, the building has won many prestigious awards for its innovative design and impact in the community. On any given week, alongside its exhibitions, visitors can experience eclectic performances, talks, readings, screenings, and much more. Admission is by donation to all exhibitions and public programs. Learn more about current exhibitions and upcoming events at www.thepolygon.ca.