The City of North Vancouver is surrounded by the District of North Vancouver on three sides framed by the monumental North Shore Mountains. North Vancouver offers unprecedented access to nature along with urban comforts. Imagine, if you will, the thrill of hiking or cycling through parks laden with old-growth rainforest. The North Shore was originally inhabited by First Nations such as the Squamish, the Tseil-Waututh, and the Musqueam, and eventually incorporated as a district in 1891. European explorers first entered Howe Sound in the late 1800th century, and by the 1860s, logging was an emerging industry.
North Vancouver is a fifteen-minute drive to downtown Vancouver just across the Lions Gate Bridge or the Second Narrows Bridge. The area is known as Vancouver’s North Shore and is also home to nearly 180,000 active, green-minded citizens. The North Shore boasts scenic locations, such as; The Grouse Grind, Cypress Mountain, Mount Seymour, Grouse Mountain, and of course, the Capilano Suspension Bridge, constructed in 1889 majestically standing 137 meters tall, and Vancouver’s oldest tourist attraction. Nearby, Deep Cove is a kayaking mecca, with tranquil waters extending up the fjord of Indian Arm. Watch out for eagles, cougars, seals and anemones. Wildlife can also be spotted while fishing or enjoying a high-speed “sea safari” in a rented boat. North Vancouver offers a bit of everything: shopping, theatre & art, and especially diverse dining due to the focus on local, seasonal, and organic ingredients.
The city is known for promoting a healthy lifestyle among the community encouraging all sorts of event meant to engage residents of all ages. Some activities include choosing to become a tourist in your own city booking limo buses for daily tours and by appointing the assigned chauffeur the task of suggesting various locations across the entire Lower Mainland. Fun is to be had when a Silver Lady Limousine chauffeur steers any feisty group on a city tour of Vancouver, White Rock, Surrey, Coquitlam, Port Moody or Vancouver Island, including Victoria and Nanaimo or any place they desire.