North Vancouver is known as the unofficial World Mountain Biking Capital for its skiing and snowboarding at Grouse Mountain, Mount Seymour, and Cypress Bowl, as well as world-class hiking at Lynn Canyon, Lynn Canyon Headwaters Regional Park, and easy access to the Baden-Powell Trail.
North Vancouver is connected to Vancouver's downtown via the scenic Lions Gate Bridge and the Iron Workers Memorial Bridge on Highway 1, the Trans Canada Highway. The stunning views overlook Howe Sound to the west, Burrard Inlet to the south, Indian Arm to the east, and the Coast Mountains to the north, and have been known for years as the 'North Shore' or 'North Van.' It is home to generations of families who are drawn to the mountains, outdoor lifestyle, recreation, and family-friendly communities.
It is ideal for families looking for close proximity to shops, services, and transportation, including the Seabus at Londsdale Quay. It is modern, sophisticated, and one of the finest close-to-nature lifestyles anywhere on the planet. The North Vancouver School District administers 28 secondary and 7 elementary schools in the neighbourhoods of North Vancouver, making it a natural place to learn.