The Lonsdale Quay Market is perhaps the most well-known attraction in this district, with more than 40+ shops and restaurants featuring local delicacies with multicultural flavors and origins. It offers a taste of Metropolitan Vancouver in the relaxed atmosphere of a serene seaside market. On a clear day, the ocean and city views from the iconic Q tower can’t be beat.
Check out this cheerful indoor & outdoor Market for all kinds of gifts, accessories, fresh food and local artisans that have become a staple in the area and a must-see for tourists.
The grand structures you’ll see among the restaurants and shops of the Shipyards District date back to the 1900s when the area was used as a ferry service for lumberyard workers - just like the SeaBus today. Taking just 12 minutes to arrive at Downtown Vancouver, the SeaBus is rapid and reliable transportation used by many commuters daily.
If the waterfront area and all of its excitement isn’t enough - there’s more! If you head north on Lonsdale Avenue, you’ll reach the Lower Lonsdale shopping district. This contemporary hub of specialty shops, independent cafes and unique restaurants is a central destination for many locals on a daily basis. Here you will find the infamous “restaurant row” – an array of restaurants and breweries that boast sun-soaked patios and diverse menu options. Some noteworthy stopping points include:
Buddha-Full: For something healthy & delicious, try this unique, vegan-friendly cafe! We love their smoothies, snacks and light fare.
Burgoo: Try this cute bistro’s comfort food from around the world - frequently featuring live music.
Tap & Barrel: One of the best patios in the area to take in the views of Downtown Vancouver. Enjoy local craft beers, contemporary pub food and a lively atmosphere while gazing onto the open water.
Pier 7: For a more upscale dining experience featuring fresh local seafood, this is a great waterfront patio to sip a margarita on a sunny day.
Earnest Ice Cream: Just around the corner, enjoy some of the best local ice cream available - with some sensational vegan options!
Nestled between 1st and 2nd Street, you’ll come across a delightful space called “Fun Alley,” featuring an impressive full-scale mural by local artist Lukas Kasper. Funded by the City of North Vancouver through a program called “Studio in the City,” this piece provides an uplifting space to relax with a friend, enjoy a coffee or take a stunning selfie for social media!
If you’re interested in purchasing property in the area, we’d be happy to get in touch with you and present the available options.