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Best things to do in North Vancouver

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Where in the world: Canada  /  British Columbia  /  North Vancouver

Top 15 things to do in North Vancouver

1. Capilano Suspension Bridge Park

Don't look down as you cross over a 70 m (230 ft) deep valley in Capilano Suspension Bridge Park. The park's star attraction, a 140 m (460 ft) suspension bridge, was originally built in 1889 and was completely reconstructed in 1956. Once you've made it across, lose yourself in the jungle canopy via a network of seven treetop walks built in 2004. You can add to your experience with an eco-tour through the surrounding forest.
Suggested duration: 3 hours
Tours from $56 › Learn more about Capilano Suspension Bridge Park

2. Grouse Mountain

Not just for skiing and soaking up the views, Grouse Mountain serves as a major year-round playground for both tourists and locals. Known as the "Peak of Vancouver," this mountaintop recreational area offers plenty of chances to hike, zipline, paraglide, and attend or take part in lumberjack events. Access the summit via a scenic chairlift ride or by hiking up a network of rustic trails. Other year-round attractions include a mountaintop wildlife refuge and theater. For a different perspective, consider joining a helicopter sightseeing tour.
Suggested duration: 6 hours
Tours from $54 › Learn more about Grouse Mountain

3. Lynn Canyon Park

A range of hiking trails of varying difficulty at Lynn Canyon Park take you through temperate rainforest, and past waterfalls and rivers. Take time to stroll across the famous suspension bridge, built more than 100 years ago, that sits within the 250 hectare (617 acre) park. The park's ecology center provides a spot dedicated to teaching people of all ages about the importance of the local and global environment. Keep your eyes peeled on the trails for hawks, deer, bears, and other wildlife.
Suggested duration: 2 hours
Tours from $87 › Learn more about Lynn Canyon Park

4. Capilano Suspension Bridge Park Ticket

Likely to sell out FROM $56
Only minutes away from downtown Vancouver, appreciate nature from three breathtaking perspectives - world famous Capilano Suspension Bridge spanning 137m (450 ft) and 70m (230ft) high above the Capilano River, the seven bridges of Treetops Adventure and the thrilling Cliffwalk, a heart-stopping 700ft journey along the granite cliffside offering panoramic views of the rainforest and canyon below. History, culture and nature are presented in unique and thrilling ways with knowledgeable staff and interpretive signage providing as much or as little information as guests want. Seasonal events like Raptors Ridge birds of prey June to October and Canyon Lights in December enhance this year-round destination.
Suggested duration: 2h - 3h
Tours from $56 › More about this tour at viator.com ›
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5. Deep Cove

Get in touch with nature at Deep Cove, a rustic village in the North Vancouver district. A popular recreation spot, the area offers scenic hiking trails, climbing, and sailing, among other activities. Enjoy the scenery, visit the charming shops and restaurants, and rent a kayak to paddle around the cove. Climb the Quarry Rock outcrop for a panoramic view of the Indian Arm fjord and its surroundings, or have a picnic in one of the peaceful parks.
Suggested duration: 2 hours
Tours from $105 › Learn more about Deep Cove

6. Capilano Salmon Hatchery

Nestled in the heart of the Capilano River Regional Park sits Capilano Salmon Hatchery, a farm that works to protect coho, chinook, and steelhead salmon stocks. Look through the glass-walled fish tanks and witness salmon leaping a meter high up the fish ladder during their upstream migration. The farm offers an educational insight into how the fish develop from eggs until they are fully grown and released into the river spring. The lush park surroundings offer a perfect environment for hiking or having a picnic. Visit the gift shop operated by the Pacific Salmon Foundation.
Suggested duration: 2 hours
Tours from $170 › Learn more about Capilano Salmon Hatchery

7. The Quay Market & Food Hall

Indulge in a bit of gastronomic tourism at The Quay Market & Food Hall, a waterfront marketplace in the North Vancouver neighborhood. Spread across three floors, the market houses an array of stalls, shops, and restaurants that offer an abundance of food and drink. Purchase fresh seafood and groceries, find the perfect souvenirs to take home from your trip, or sample some delicious local snacks. Sit down to a satisfying meal at one of the restaurants, where you can enjoy the scenic harbor views and the Vancouver city skyline.
Suggested duration: 1h 30 min
Tours from $107 › Learn more about The Quay Market & Food Hall

8. North Shore Day Trip from Vancouver: Capilano Suspension Bridge & Grouse Mtn

FROM $173
Experience Vancouver's beautiful surroundings on this 7-hour guided North Shore tour. After crossing Vancouver Harbor via the landmark Lions Gate Bridge, you'll cross the Capilano Suspension Bridge and take a ride on the Grouse Mountain Skyride. You'll also get up-close views of grizzly bears at the Refuge for Endangered Wildlife!
Suggested duration: 7h
Tours from $173 › More about this tour at viator.com ›

9. Fishing Charters & Tours, Chilliwack

Suggested duration: 4 hours
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11. Cultus Lake Waterpark, Chilliwack

Check out the rides of Cultus Lake Waterpark, a family-run water park operating since the mid 1980s. Head to the plummeting freefall slide for an adrenaline-inducing thrill, or ride the extreme Bazooka Bowls. Float along the winding adventure river, race down the slides on mats, or take the kids to the wading pool and playground. The park offers barbecue rentals, lockers, a cafe, and a couple of street food restaurants.
Suggested duration: 8 hours
Tours from $6 › Learn more about Cultus Lake Waterpark

12. Vancouver City Tour Including Capilano Suspension Bridge

FROM $109
On this Vancouver tour by comfortable coach, not only will you visit top Vancouver attractions including Stanley Park, Granville Island, Gastown and Chinatown, but you’ll also experience the thrilling, scenic Capilano Suspension Bridge! You'll have time at several attractions to explore on your own by foot, and your guide will provide commentary about the places you visit. Guests must contact Gray Line Westcoast Sightseeing by 5 pm the night prior to departure to confirm pick up location and time.
Suggested duration: 5h - 6h
Tours from $109 › More about this tour at viator.com ›

13. Cleveland Dam

At the head of Capilano river soars the majestic Cleveland Dam, holding back the 271 ha (670 mi) Capilano lake. Providing the drinking water for much of the Great Vancouver region, the 91.4 m (300 ft) impressive spillway was built in 1954 and sits in the natural beauty of the surrounding regional park. Ramble your way along easy going trails and hikes leading to spectacular views of the dam.
Suggested duration: 2 hours
Tours from $246 › Learn more about Cleveland Dam

14. Mount Seymour Provincial Park

Drive just 30 minutes from the city to be in the lush environs of mountain wilderness at Mount Seymour Provincial Park. Here you'll find various lookout points over the city, as well as neighboring verdant parkland. Various trails to suit a number of experience levels are positioned within the park, as well as picnic tables and plenty of opportunities to view wildlife and birds. The park also offers ski slopes.
Suggested duration: 2h 30 min
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15. Granite Falls Zodiac Tour by Vancouver Water Adventures

FROM $105
See Vancouver the way it is best seen – by water – during this 3-hour tour in a Zodiac inflatable boat. Beginning at Granville Island, you'll cross False Creek and follow the coastline through Stanley Park. From your guide, learn about Vancouver's waterfront landmarks like the Burrard Street bridge and the city's most-photographed natural formation: Siwash Rock.Travel through the Vancouver Harbour and on to Deep Cove and Indian Arm, a glacial fjord with a backdrop of steep granite cliffs that can only be seen by boat.
Suggested duration: 3h
Tours from $105 › More about this tour at viator.com ›