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West Vancouver is surrounded by mountains to one side and the water on the other. It has access to Vancouver through Lions Gate bridge which is a city icon and shines bright at nights adding beauty to the city’s skyline.

Cross swaying suspension bridges. Hike or mountain bike through parks laden with old-growth rainforest. Ski, snowboard, and snowshoe on awe-inspiring mountains that were showcased during the 2010 Olympic Games. Or shop for First Nations art, followed by West Coast dining. It’s possible to do all these things in one day on Vancouver’s North Shore.

Most of the city’s highlights are just a 20-minute drive from downtown Vancouver across the Lions Gate Bridge (officially called the First Narrows Bridge). The area known as Vancouver’s North Shore (also encompassing neighbouring North Vancouver) is inhabited by nearly 180,000 active, green-minded citizens. About 44,000 live in West Vancouver.