Community Information: North Vancouver


Are you thinking of buying a home on North Vancouver? Here is community information to help you.

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Surrounded by the stunning Coastal Mountain range, the City and District of North Vancouver are located on the North Shore of the Burrard Inlet, stretching east from Lion's Gate Bridge to Seymour Arm.

Average household income in both the City and the District are higher than the Greater Vancouver average, making it quite an affluent area. The area contains many young professionals with families as well as retirees and seniors.

For further demographic information, go to the BC Stats Web site .

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Housing and Zoning

Housing prices are lower then in neighbouring West Vancouver, but higher than most other suburban areas in the Greater Vancouver area. For details on house prices see our Market Tracker.

In the District, there is a high level of home ownership of mostly single-family detached housing. Condominium and townhouse developments are more common in the City of North Vancouver, although higher density development in the District has increased.

To find the zoning on a specific property, ask your REALTOR® or contact the District or City of North Vancouver. You can use the property search on the District's Web site or the property search on the City's Web site to find the legal description, assessed value, lot size, and zoning information of a specific property .

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Shopping, Dining and Entertainment

North Vancouver's many shopping districts offer a wide range of services, restaurants and shopping. The historic heart of North Vancouver is Lower Lonsdale. With the addition of the SeaBus, the area whole has undergone a resurgence. Visit the many shops, restaurants and art galleries or enjoy the open food market and numerous boutiques at Lonsdale Quay.

Capilano Mall on Marine Drive has over 100 shops and services and there are many restaurants and shops along Lonsdale Avenue. Other shopping areas include Edgemont village, Lynn Valley Centre and Deep Cove.

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Parks and Recreation

North Vancouver is blessed with an abundance of parkland allowing residents to choose from a wide range of outdoor activities. You can ski at Grouse Mountain and Mt. Seymour, hike and cycle the miles of trails, and boat and swim at the local beaches. For detailed information about municipal parks and recreation centres go to the North Vancouver Parks and Recreation Guide Web site.

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To get to the North Shore from most areas you need to cross either the Lions Gate Bridge or the Second Narrows Bridge. However, with a well-developed public bus system and quick access to the Trans Canada Highway it is relatively easy to get to other parts of the Greater Vancouver region. The SeaBus, a passenger ferry, links Lonsdale Quay in North Vancouver to Downtown Vancouver in a 12 minute ferry ride.

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The North Vancouver School District serves residents of both the District and the City of North Vancouver.

  • Information on post-secondary programs can be found at the Capilano College Web site.

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Community Services

Both North Vancouver District and City offer a full array of community services, including public libraries, RCMP services, the Fire Department, and Lions Gate Hospital.

For information on other services go to

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