Situated on the North Vancouver waterfront, Lonsdale Quay is home to a fresh food market, bakeries, an international food court, specialty shops featuring local designers, and sit-down restaurants. Steps from Lonsdale Quay you can catch the SeaBus, which whisks passengers on a quick and scenic ride across the water to downtown Vancouver. North Vancouver boasts many outdoor recreational opportunities including snowboarding and mountain biking.
A natural choice
North Vancouver is a safe, family-oriented, multicultural city which overlooks the scenic Vancouver waterfront and is surrounded by the spectacular Coast Mountains. Our mild West Coast climate and breathtaking natural beauty provide an excellent environment for both in-school and after-school activities. While living in North Vancouver, you can experience everything that British Columbia has to offer.
North Vancouver has an abundance of parks and natural parkland for every type of recreation which enhance the unique setting of the North Shore. Grouse and Seymour Mountains, both located in North Vancouver, provide lush forests for biking, hiking, and walking as well as amazing slopes for snowboarding, downhill, and cross-country skiing. Deep Cove offers ocean-side opportunities for sailing kayaking while other recreational activities include golfing, skateboarding, hockey, ice skating, tennis, and swimming.
With a population of approximately 125,000, North Vancouver is only 8 kilometres north of the City of Vancouver and 45-minute drive from the Vancouver International Airport. Restaurants, shopping, entertainment, and museums are all easily accessible from our location.
Our proximity to water, mountains (including world-class Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains) and the North Shore municipalities make North Vancouver a highly desirable destination for international students.