Lower Lonsdale

With a rich history as one of the oldest districts in North Vancouver, Lower Lonsdale offers a long list of attractions and amenities. Not only is it teeming with specialty shops, restaurants and culture, but it is situated on a gentle incline, so that you can enjoy spectacular views of Downtown Vancouver and Lonsdale Quay in the peaceful atmosphere of the North shore. Families of all sizes can enjoy the numerous parks, events and public recreation accessible all year round.

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 Shipyards District is a well-established hub for many locals and tourists alike, and is always bustling with activity. There are events booked throughout the year, providing a creative and cultural meeting space to bring community together. The Polygon Gallery, newly built, is one such meeting space, and is currently running Ensemble, which is a collection of short contemporary films.

An essential community fixture in this district is the Shipyard Commons: a spacious and inclusive gathering area. It provides a free skating rink in the winter and splash park in the summer - great ways to enjoy time outdoors with friends & family! Adjoining this area is a commercial development with cafes, boutiques and restaurants, as well as the downtown campus of Capilano University. Additionally, when COVID restrictions are fully lifted in BC, we will likely see live music, markets and outdoor festivals enlivening the nearby Waterfront Park once again. Continuing plans for redevelopment will lead to a three-storey commercial building and many more residences in the area.

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!

We hope you’ll enjoy exploring the area as much as we have - and perhaps you’ll fall in love and choose to stay!


Below you'll find a breakdown of the MLS® Home Price Index for Lower Lonsdale over the last three years, as well as the average number of days that properties in the area have been on the market before being sold. The MLS® Home Price Index (HPI) is the most advanced and accurate tool to gauge a neighbourhood’s home price levels and trends. For a more detailed breakdown of these stats, please feel free to reach out to us!

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.

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