Life in Lower Lonsdale

Are you searching for the right neighbourhood? Not sure where you can find a mixture of community, easy access to amenities, and a balance of nature, parks, and trails to explore?

Let's take a dive into the lovely neighbourhood of Lower Lonsdale.

Situated on North Vancouver’s waterfront with views of downtown and the North Shore Mountains, Lower Lonsdale is one of North Vancouver’s oldest and fastest-growing urban neighbourhoods. As Destination Vancouver explains, with a rich shipbuilding history, the Shipyards District in Lower Lonsdale has quickly become a hub of independent shops, restaurants, specialty food stores and more. Only a 12-minute Seabus ride away from Downtown Vancouver, there’s plenty of things to see and do while exploring this community-focused neighbourhood.

For those of you looking for restaurants and cafes within walking distance, this is the spot for you. We love heading to Bean Around the World for a hot coffee, and stopping by Joey Shipyards for lunch with a view. On the weekends, bringing the kids to explore the Lower Lonsdale and Shipyards scene is incredibly ideal, with a large outdoor play area for children within the Shipyards and tons of restaurants to choose from if you get hungry, it's the perfect location for a balance between fun & relaxation.

Does your ideal neighbourhood include restaurants, cafes, outdoor play areas, and shopping choices? You're in luck! You can head over to Lower Lonsdale’s commercial district, a district that takes up four blocks along Lonsdale Avenue. You’ll come across a modern hub of independent shops, restaurants, cafes and pubs, specialty food stores, boutiques, salons and spas run by North Shore creatives. During the summer, you can enjoy the free Shipyards Night Market, this event features live music, 40+ food trucks, an artisan marketplace and a 19+ craft beer garden.

If you're looking for a nice balance between easy access to amenities and trails that will allow you to explore nature, you can head to the Spirit Trail in Lower Lonsdale. Winding its way along our scenic waterfront, the North Shore Spirit Trail is a fully accessible 35km greenway that will extend from Horseshoe Bay to Deep Cove. This waterfront-oriented trail provides pedestrians, cyclists, inline skaters and people with wheeled mobility aids safe access across the North Shore.

Does this sound like the right neighbourhood for you? Get in touch with us to learn more about what Lower Lonsdale has to offer, and allow us to help you find the perfect home within this neighbourhood!