Helen's Guidebook

Helen
Helen's Guidebook

Sightseeing

You can taste the adventure in the evergreen treetops at the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park. You then Breathe in the fresh pine-scented air as you cross the eponymous suspension bridge and explore the winding walkways around the rainforest canopy which is 70 meters high! As you cross you look down and see the Capilano River. Web site: capbridge.com
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Capilano Suspension Bridge
3735 Capilano Rd
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You can taste the adventure in the evergreen treetops at the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park. You then Breathe in the fresh pine-scented air as you cross the eponymous suspension bridge and explore the winding walkways around the rainforest canopy which is 70 meters high! As you cross you look down and see the Capilano River. Web site: capbridge.com
Enjoy a scenic ride with panoramic views while riding up a tram to get to the peak of Grouse Mountain. Once you arrive you can hike a short distant to visit our two grizzly bears Grinder and Coola or just go enjoy the restaurant with a 360 view of Vancouver to Vancouver Island to the USA. Web site: grousemountain.com
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Grouse Mountain
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Enjoy a scenic ride with panoramic views while riding up a tram to get to the peak of Grouse Mountain. Once you arrive you can hike a short distant to visit our two grizzly bears Grinder and Coola or just go enjoy the restaurant with a 360 view of Vancouver to Vancouver Island to the USA. Web site: grousemountain.com
Located in Vancouver's West End neighbourhood, find out the many ways to get to and around the park: by foot, bike, public transit, or car so you can explore the 400-hectare natural West Coast rainforest and enjoy scenic views of water, mountains, sky, and majestic trees along Stanley Park's famous 10km Seawall. Discover kilometres of trails, beautiful beaches, local wildlife, great eats, natural, cultural and historical landmarks, along with many other adventures. The park offers a wide range of unforgettable experiences for all ages and interests, including Canada’s largest aquarium. Web site: stanleyparkvan.com After your fabulous day wondering around Stanley Park or downtown my favourite restaurant in Vancouver is right beside Stanley Park called Cardero’s Web site: vancouverdine.com
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Stanley Park
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Located in Vancouver's West End neighbourhood, find out the many ways to get to and around the park: by foot, bike, public transit, or car so you can explore the 400-hectare natural West Coast rainforest and enjoy scenic views of water, mountains, sky, and majestic trees along Stanley Park's famous 10km Seawall. Discover kilometres of trails, beautiful beaches, local wildlife, great eats, natural, cultural and historical landmarks, along with many other adventures. The park offers a wide range of unforgettable experiences for all ages and interests, including Canada’s largest aquarium. Web site: stanleyparkvan.com After your fabulous day wondering around Stanley Park or downtown my favourite restaurant in Vancouver is right beside Stanley Park called Cardero’s Web site: vancouverdine.com
I grew up in Lynn Valley and Lynn Canyon has a hold on my heart, it’s perfect. Lynn Canyon Park has been a popular destination of local residents of Lynn Valley. The main attraction, the Lynn Canyon Suspension Bridge towers 50 meters (160ft) over the canyon and is part of the Baden Powell Trail. In addition to the bridge, the park features several hiking trails to enjoy and some amenities including the Lynn Canyon Cafe and Ecology Centre with swimming holes. Web site: lynncanyon.ca
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Lynn Canyon Park
3690 Park Rd
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I grew up in Lynn Valley and Lynn Canyon has a hold on my heart, it’s perfect. Lynn Canyon Park has been a popular destination of local residents of Lynn Valley. The main attraction, the Lynn Canyon Suspension Bridge towers 50 meters (160ft) over the canyon and is part of the Baden Powell Trail. In addition to the bridge, the park features several hiking trails to enjoy and some amenities including the Lynn Canyon Cafe and Ecology Centre with swimming holes. Web site: lynncanyon.ca

Neighbourhoods

West Vancouver is our neighbour to the west which also is connected to Downtown by crossing Lions Gate Bridge. West Vancouver has the largest mall on the north shore with over 280 stores and services, including a cinema. Web site: parkroyal.ca If you don’t feel like shopping West Van also has a seawall starting at Park Royal that winds along the ocean for 2km. At the end of the seawall is a gorgeous restaurant called the Beach House. Web site: thebeachhouserestaurant.ca
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West Vancouver
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West Vancouver is our neighbour to the west which also is connected to Downtown by crossing Lions Gate Bridge. West Vancouver has the largest mall on the north shore with over 280 stores and services, including a cinema. Web site: parkroyal.ca If you don’t feel like shopping West Van also has a seawall starting at Park Royal that winds along the ocean for 2km. At the end of the seawall is a gorgeous restaurant called the Beach House. Web site: thebeachhouserestaurant.ca
Edgemont Village is full enchanting gift shops or places to sit and have a coffee, enjoy lunch or dinner after a stroll around the village or grab your beverage and sit on one of the many benches throughout the area, while soaking in the mountain views. Edgemont also has a grocery store, parking underneath and next door is a liquor store with really good wines. You can walk to Edgemont in 15 minutes from our house.
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Edgemont Boulevard
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Edgemont Village is full enchanting gift shops or places to sit and have a coffee, enjoy lunch or dinner after a stroll around the village or grab your beverage and sit on one of the many benches throughout the area, while soaking in the mountain views. Edgemont also has a grocery store, parking underneath and next door is a liquor store with really good wines. You can walk to Edgemont in 15 minutes from our house.
LONSDALE QUAY is on the waterfront of North Vancouver at the south end of Lonsdale which includes a public pier, seawall, docks, farmers market and event space, art galleries, parks, restaurants, local shops, and so much more. Today the Lonsdale Quay goes west to Waterfront Park and East to The Shipyards District and then from the waterfront North to 3rd Street. You can also call the area Lower Lonsdale or Lolo. There are to many stores and restaurants to mention. Great place to walk around and jump from restaurant to restaurant. You can walk to Lonsdale Quay by walking down Mosquito Creek Trail till you get to Larson Road, the first main road just past the park, cross the bridge you will see the trail continue on the other side of the bridge. Head south till you come to the Spirit Trail turn left and follow along the water until you get to Lonsdale Quay. Web site: lonsdale quay.ca You can also catch the sea bus, part of our public transportation, from Lonsdale Quay to Gastown which is the original settlement of downtown Vancouver.
Lonsdale Avenue
LONSDALE QUAY is on the waterfront of North Vancouver at the south end of Lonsdale which includes a public pier, seawall, docks, farmers market and event space, art galleries, parks, restaurants, local shops, and so much more. Today the Lonsdale Quay goes west to Waterfront Park and East to The Shipyards District and then from the waterfront North to 3rd Street. You can also call the area Lower Lonsdale or Lolo. There are to many stores and restaurants to mention. Great place to walk around and jump from restaurant to restaurant. You can walk to Lonsdale Quay by walking down Mosquito Creek Trail till you get to Larson Road, the first main road just past the park, cross the bridge you will see the trail continue on the other side of the bridge. Head south till you come to the Spirit Trail turn left and follow along the water until you get to Lonsdale Quay. Web site: lonsdale quay.ca You can also catch the sea bus, part of our public transportation, from Lonsdale Quay to Gastown which is the original settlement of downtown Vancouver.
Granville Island is Vancouver’s premier artistic and cultural hub, located in an urban, waterfront location and steeped in a rich industrial and maritime heritage, this unique destination attracts millions of visitors each year from Vancouver and around the world. The charm of Granville Island lies in its unexpected mix of uses. The famous Public Market, open daily from 9 am to 7 pm, is home to more than 50 independent food purveyors and contributes to the Island’s appeal as a renowned culinary destination. In the Net Loft Shops and Railspur District, many of Canada’s best artists and designers can be found. Granville Island is home to many cultural venues and hosts numerous performing arts and cultural festivals year-round. Web site: granvilleisland.com
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Granville Island
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Granville Island is Vancouver’s premier artistic and cultural hub, located in an urban, waterfront location and steeped in a rich industrial and maritime heritage, this unique destination attracts millions of visitors each year from Vancouver and around the world. The charm of Granville Island lies in its unexpected mix of uses. The famous Public Market, open daily from 9 am to 7 pm, is home to more than 50 independent food purveyors and contributes to the Island’s appeal as a renowned culinary destination. In the Net Loft Shops and Railspur District, many of Canada’s best artists and designers can be found. Granville Island is home to many cultural venues and hosts numerous performing arts and cultural festivals year-round. Web site: granvilleisland.com
Bowen Island Is known as a haven for rest, relaxation and nature away from the city, Bowen has a surprisingly wide range of activities to enjoy. Outdoors there are nature hikes and walks, road and mountain biking, kayaking and paddleboarding, swimming and beachcombing, picnics, golf, even horseback riding and scuba diving. To get to Bowen Island you must catch one of our BC ferries and you can either go by car or walk on. Definitely a very fun day trip. Web site: tourismbowenisland.com
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Bowen Island
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Bowen Island Is known as a haven for rest, relaxation and nature away from the city, Bowen has a surprisingly wide range of activities to enjoy. Outdoors there are nature hikes and walks, road and mountain biking, kayaking and paddleboarding, swimming and beachcombing, picnics, golf, even horseback riding and scuba diving. To get to Bowen Island you must catch one of our BC ferries and you can either go by car or walk on. Definitely a very fun day trip. Web site: tourismbowenisland.com
You need to come out to play the Whistler way. Bike, hike, ski, golf and paddle, all in the same day. Sample fresh new tastes with dining and drink specials, and take advantage of spring accommodation and activity deals. There is always something going on in Whistler, it caters to everyone it’s full of family entertainment. Whistler teems with life, is definitely a must. Whistler has just so many wonderful things to do I just can’t write them all down so Please go on line and check it out. Web site: Whistler.com
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Whistler
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You need to come out to play the Whistler way. Bike, hike, ski, golf and paddle, all in the same day. Sample fresh new tastes with dining and drink specials, and take advantage of spring accommodation and activity deals. There is always something going on in Whistler, it caters to everyone it’s full of family entertainment. Whistler teems with life, is definitely a must. Whistler has just so many wonderful things to do I just can’t write them all down so Please go on line and check it out. Web site: Whistler.com

Food scene

The original Cactus Club which is small but cute is minutes away by car. Casual fine dinning with great energy. Web site: cactusclub .com
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Cactus Club Cafe North Vancouver
1598 Pemberton Ave
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The original Cactus Club which is small but cute is minutes away by car. Casual fine dinning with great energy. Web site: cactusclub .com
The photo says it all 5 stars our favourite! Web site: capilano-sushi.com
Capilano Sushi
The photo says it all 5 stars our favourite! Web site: capilano-sushi.com
Best pasta on the north shore fresh fresh fresh, also minutes away by car. Web site: ortoartisanpasta.com
Orto Artisan Pasta
1600 Mackay Rd
Best pasta on the north shore fresh fresh fresh, also minutes away by car. Web site: ortoartisanpasta.com
Best Chinese food on the North Shore, also minutes away by car or they deliver 604-987-7799 Web site: westviewchinese.com
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Westview Oriental Restaurant Ltd
2601 Westview Drive
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Best Chinese food on the North Shore, also minutes away by car or they deliver 604-987-7799 Web site: westviewchinese.com
Best Indian food a bit more of a drive but they do deliver. Phone number: 604-984-9977 Web site: indianfusion.ca
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Indian Fusion Restaurant
2045 Lonsadale Ave
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Best Indian food a bit more of a drive but they do deliver. Phone number: 604-984-9977 Web site: indianfusion.ca
5 star food 5 star environment 5 star view Web site: vancouverdine.com
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Cardero's Restaurant
1583 Coal Harbour Quay
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5 star food 5 star environment 5 star view Web site: vancouverdine.com
If you like Greek Food this restaurant is seriously the BEST a car ride to Lonsdale Quay or they do deliver. 604-985-9853 Web site: thegreekbyanatoli.com
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Anatoli Souvlaki
5 Lonsdale Ave
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If you like Greek Food this restaurant is seriously the BEST a car ride to Lonsdale Quay or they do deliver. 604-985-9853 Web site: thegreekbyanatoli.com

Hiking

The Grouse Grind® is a 2.5-kilometre trail up the face of Grouse Mountain, commonly referred to as “Mother Nature’s Stairmaster". If you are hiking up the Grouse Grind, purchase a Download Ticket for your Skyride trip down the mountain. Downhill hiking is not permitted. Bring lots of water this hike is intense not for the casual hikers.
Grouse Grind
The Grouse Grind® is a 2.5-kilometre trail up the face of Grouse Mountain, commonly referred to as “Mother Nature’s Stairmaster". If you are hiking up the Grouse Grind, purchase a Download Ticket for your Skyride trip down the mountain. Downhill hiking is not permitted. Bring lots of water this hike is intense not for the casual hikers.
This trail is seriously right behind our house. It can take you to Lonsdale Quay or up to the Baden Powell Trail base of Grouse Mountain. Our if you want to go for a coffee perfect way to Edgemont Village. Entrance is two doors up Fell Ave or head north.
Mosquito Creek Trail
This trail is seriously right behind our house. It can take you to Lonsdale Quay or up to the Baden Powell Trail base of Grouse Mountain. Our if you want to go for a coffee perfect way to Edgemont Village. Entrance is two doors up Fell Ave or head north.
Capilano Canyon is one of the Vancouver area's four canyons and offers splendid views of rushing water over rock nestled in a rainforest surrounding. There are several ways to access the Capilano River Regional Park but we will start our hike from Cleveland Dam off of Capilano Road. From the parking lot, make your way towards the dam, taking in the view of Grouse Mountain and the Lions off in the distance to your right. The Capilano Reservoir is one of Vancouver's main sources of drinking water and the area to the north of the dam is off limits to people. If you hear the sound of rushing water, the dam is open and you can stick your head over the side to see the water tumbling below into the canyon. After taking in the view of the dam, continue to the far side to a clearing where there are two wide trails on your left. Take the most right trail that heads uphill until it levels out and look for a trail on the left side behind a wooden gate. Walk into the forest along the Upper Shinglebolt Trail, enjoying the Hemlock and Fir trees that surround you. After a short walk, the trail begins to descend quite quickly. Once at the bottom, continue to your left and climb up over the roots of a tree where you will reach a fork in the trail. At this point, turn right and continue making your way downhill until after 5 minutes you reach another section where the trail forks. Go left and a short distance later you come to an intersection that meets with the Capilano Pacific Trail. Cross the trail and continue straight as the path stays fairly level for a brief time before descending even further into the canyon. After walking for about 10 minutes, you will have reached the bottom of this section where it meets with a wider gravel road. Walk up onto the dirt ridge on the other side and just off to the right, a short, narrow path takes you down towards a fence offering a view of the Capilano River far below. A few more steps to your right and you cross over the Pipe Bridge. For those who struggle with heights, this may be a quick crossing but for others, it may be a chance to take a few minutes (and photos) to enjoy the view of the swirling water below. After crossing the Pipe Bridge, a few meters up the gravel path is a trail to the left called the Coho Loop. Take this trail as it winds along the river offering occasional glimpses of the canyon to your left. About 15 minutes later, you will reach the Salmon Hatchery. This is a good chance to see some of the important work being done to preserve the salmon stocks in this region. The hatchery's interpretive center is open to the public everyday from 8am until closing times that vary seasonally according to how much daylight there is. A visit to the hatchery is free. To continue with the hike, walk out of the hatchery and look for the Palisades Trail on your left. Take this trail as you begin your climb back out of the canyon. After an uphill climb, you come to a dirt road that service vehicles use to access the dam area. The trail continues straight ahead, however we will turn left and follow the service road back up towards the dam instead. As you near the dam, there is a sign on your left that points the way to a viewpoint of the dam from below. Almost an hour ago, you were standing at the top of the dam looking down. Once you've taken in the view, walk back to the service road and continue walking uphill towards the dam. At the end of the trail and sitting against the dam is a set of stairs that will take you up and back to where you began earlier in the day.
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Capilano River Regional Park
5077 Capilano Rd
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Capilano Canyon is one of the Vancouver area's four canyons and offers splendid views of rushing water over rock nestled in a rainforest surrounding. There are several ways to access the Capilano River Regional Park but we will start our hike from Cleveland Dam off of Capilano Road. From the parking lot, make your way towards the dam, taking in the view of Grouse Mountain and the Lions off in the distance to your right. The Capilano Reservoir is one of Vancouver's main sources of drinking water and the area to the north of the dam is off limits to people. If you hear the sound of rushing water, the dam is open and you can stick your head over the side to see the water tumbling below into the canyon. After taking in the view of the dam, continue to the far side to a clearing where there are two wide trails on your left. Take the most right trail that heads uphill until it levels out and look for a trail on the left side behind a wooden gate. Walk into the forest along the Upper Shinglebolt Trail, enjoying the Hemlock and Fir trees that surround you. After a short walk, the trail begins to descend quite quickly. Once at the bottom, continue to your left and climb up over the roots of a tree where you will reach a fork in the trail. At this point, turn right and continue making your way downhill until after 5 minutes you reach another section where the trail forks. Go left and a short distance later you come to an intersection that meets with the Capilano Pacific Trail. Cross the trail and continue straight as the path stays fairly level for a brief time before descending even further into the canyon. After walking for about 10 minutes, you will have reached the bottom of this section where it meets with a wider gravel road. Walk up onto the dirt ridge on the other side and just off to the right, a short, narrow path takes you down towards a fence offering a view of the Capilano River far below. A few more steps to your right and you cross over the Pipe Bridge. For those who struggle with heights, this may be a quick crossing but for others, it may be a chance to take a few minutes (and photos) to enjoy the view of the swirling water below. After crossing the Pipe Bridge, a few meters up the gravel path is a trail to the left called the Coho Loop. Take this trail as it winds along the river offering occasional glimpses of the canyon to your left. About 15 minutes later, you will reach the Salmon Hatchery. This is a good chance to see some of the important work being done to preserve the salmon stocks in this region. The hatchery's interpretive center is open to the public everyday from 8am until closing times that vary seasonally according to how much daylight there is. A visit to the hatchery is free. To continue with the hike, walk out of the hatchery and look for the Palisades Trail on your left. Take this trail as you begin your climb back out of the canyon. After an uphill climb, you come to a dirt road that service vehicles use to access the dam area. The trail continues straight ahead, however we will turn left and follow the service road back up towards the dam instead. As you near the dam, there is a sign on your left that points the way to a viewpoint of the dam from below. Almost an hour ago, you were standing at the top of the dam looking down. Once you've taken in the view, walk back to the service road and continue walking uphill towards the dam. At the end of the trail and sitting against the dam is a set of stairs that will take you up and back to where you began earlier in the day.
Lynn Canyon Park has been a popular destination among tourists and local residents of Lynn Valley. The main attraction, the Lynn Canyon Suspension Bridge towers 50 meters (160ft) over the canyon and is part of the Baden Powell Trail. In addition to the bridge, the park features several hiking trails to enjoy and some amenities including the Lynn Canyon Cafe and Ecology Centre. There are several trails throughout the park to choose from for a leisurely hike including the popular Baden Powell Trail. There are also many breathtaking waterfalls and popular swimming holes that are perfect for a refreshing swim during the summer months. View Trails on Web site: lynncanyon.ca
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Lynn Canyon Park
3690 Park Rd
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Lynn Canyon Park has been a popular destination among tourists and local residents of Lynn Valley. The main attraction, the Lynn Canyon Suspension Bridge towers 50 meters (160ft) over the canyon and is part of the Baden Powell Trail. In addition to the bridge, the park features several hiking trails to enjoy and some amenities including the Lynn Canyon Cafe and Ecology Centre. There are several trails throughout the park to choose from for a leisurely hike including the popular Baden Powell Trail. There are also many breathtaking waterfalls and popular swimming holes that are perfect for a refreshing swim during the summer months. View Trails on Web site: lynncanyon.ca