Point Grey is one of Vancouver’s older neighbourhoods, with many long-time residents. The area is known for two of the city’s popular beaches, Jericho Beach and Spanish Banks. Both beaches are great for watching the sunset, over English Bay and the mountains.
Shaughnessy is largely residential, with a higher-than-average proportion of heritage houses from the first half of last century. Several major arteries and the Canada Line subway serve this otherwise serene area. Local residents enjoy shopping areas in Arbutus to the west and Cambie Village to the northeast. The eastern side of this area has two hospitals and the gorgeous VanDusen Botanical Garden. Shaughnessy is the city’s geographic heart, between Queen Elizabeth Park and Arbutus.
Framed by the picturesque North Shore Mountains, North Vancouver offers unprecedented access to nature along with urban comforts.
Try hiking or mountain biking through parks laden with old-growth rainforest. Ski on mountains showcased during the 2010 Olympic Winter Games. Three local mountains – Grouse Mountain, Cypress Mountain (in West Vancouver) and Mount Seymour – are the bases for many popular outdoor pursuits found on “The Shore.”
Most North Vancouver attractions are just a 20-minute drive from downtown Vancouver across the Lions Gate Bridge or the Second Narrows Bridge. The North Shore (also encompassing wealthy neighbouring West Vancouver) is home to nearly 180,000 active, green-minded citizens.