Across the Burrard Inlet from Vancouver, the city of North Vancouver is a waterfront community of 50,000.Named for Captain George Vancouver who steered his ships into Burrard Inlet in the late 18th century to trade with the First Nations, North Vancouver treasures its founding principle of friendship between diverse groups of people.
The city's economy prospered early with the creation of a lumber mill. Shipping lumber to the United States and overseas, the mill helped to establish the Burrard Inlet as a major port on the Pacific coast. Today, North Vancouver's economy includes shipping, chemical production and film production industries.
Often considered a suburb of Vancouver, North Vancouver offers many great amenities, including a theatre, water park, skate park and gardens. The 700-foot long Burrard Dry Dock Pier on the historic site of the Versatile Pacific Shipyards presents all-around views of the North Shore and Vancouver skylines.
Though only a 12-minute ferry ride from the hustle and bustle of the big city, you may never want to reach the horizon. With picturesque mountains and sparkling waters, North Vancouver has everything you need among the beauty of nature.