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North Vancouver - Attractions and Places of Interest

Capilano Suspension BridgeIn North Vancouver, an easy trip across the harbour, there are a couple of great places to visit. Originally built in 1889 of hemp rope and cedar planks, Vancouver's first tourist attraction, the Capilano Suspension Bridge stretches 450 feet across and 230 feet above the Capilano River. Surrounded by majestic evergreens the gently swaying bridge looks down on trout ponds in summer and white water kayakers in winter. Not far away is the year round adventure of Grouse Mountain. Take the Skyride to the top and take in the spectacular view of the city, mountains and sea. In summer you can walk the hiking trails or take in a Logger Sports Shows and in the winter you can enjoy night and day skiing or a horse-drawn sleigh ride.

Many parks can be accessed in North Vancouver The Capilano River Regional Park is a popular urban recreation area where locals bring their dogs to exercise and play. The park winds around its namesake river and contains several kilometres of trails that are perfect for walking and hiking. Visitors can access the park at several points off Marine Drive. The Cleveland Dam offers a great place for visitors, with fantastic views and there is also the fish hatchery approx 500 metres downfall from the dam. A terrific view of the 'Two Lions' can be seen from this point also.

Lynn Canyon Park Lynn Canyon Park provides environmental education and offers visitors a unique look at a temperate rain forest, as well as many other ecological attractions. This is a good place for the whole family, as the Exploratorium offers children the chance to explore nature, and a puppet theatre is there as well. There is a suspension bridge that hangs 20 stories above Lynn Creek and offers good views, a lush 616 acre second growth rain forest for exploring, a 30 foot pool, and the Twin Falls. Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve, encompassing 5200 hectares of a temperate rain forest. Here it is possible to learn about the living forest on a 90 minute self-guided tour. Enjoy the waters, wildlife and vegetation in an area close to an urban setting. A great place for hiking and spotting the natural inhabitants including, deer, coyote, black bear and cougar.Indian Arm Provincial Park is a conservation park that was implemented to protect the shores of Indian Arm fjord. The park was formerly covered in glacier, which receded and left behind rugged mountains, alpine lakes and numerous waterfalls. Recreational fishing, motor boating, kayaking and scuba diving are a few of the recreational opportunities available to visitors. The 50 m (164 ft) high Granite Falls are an impressive sight and are a popular attraction within the park. A community farm named Maplewood Farms is a great destination for the whole family. This two hectare park has almost 200 domestic farms animals and birds on display and there are displays of various typical farm chores such as milking, butter churning and shearing.

Lonsdale Quay and MarketShopping in North Vancouver would not be complete without a visit to Lonsdale Quay and Market. Discover one of Vancouver's most popular destinations. Located on the shore of North Vancouver with a fabulous view of Vancouver's skyline and harbour; this multi-level complex is home for over 90 shops & services.

Lonsdale Quay Market boasts a fabulous fresh Market, beautiful boutique shops, international cuisine to eat-in or take -out, a play area for kids and specialty kid's only shops, a first class Hotel and always an exciting atmosphere. There is also Capilano Mall located 2.5km east of Lions' Gate bridge, that boasts a fine assortment of retails outlets.

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