A newfound appreciation for North Vancouver
It’s no secret that I love North Vancouver, and there are good reasons for such adoration. A number of my close friends live in the North Shore, and I always love to come and visit and hang out when I need to clear my head. Downtown is always brimming with people, and frequently I feel as though I’m somehow in New York. Given that my office is downtown, at The Network Hub, I am pretty much surrounded by people ALL the time. Sometimes, even East Vancouver feels too overwhelming (I know, this sounds completely NOT like me, but at times, even though I love people, I also need to disconnect completely).
There is a unique charm to the North Shore. The combination of increasingly densified urban development with the charm of older single-family dwellings, the eclectic mixture of restaurants, small businesses and residential units makes North Vancouver an exciting municipality, in my humble opinion.
I recognize that I have only explored bits and pieces of the North Shore. I’m a frequent visitor to Deep Cove and the community of Panorama. Hiking towards Indian Arm is a highlight in my book of adventures. Having brunch at Arms Reach Bistro accompanied by a sweet mango martini is also fantastic.
Lynn Valley and Lynn Canyon have also provided me with a number of opportunities for adventure and bonding with my close friend JT. The suspended bridge in Lynn Canyon is always a pleasure to walk through.
Hanging out in Lower Lonsdale is also very good for my soul. There’s always Lonsdale Quay and the Quay Market where I can go and buy some fresh fruit and sit by the pier and watch the beautiful view of downtown Vancouver.
I will be in North Vancouver for most of this week, as luckily I have only one evening event (Wednesday evening, even though I’m quadruple-booked, I’m going to just attend two of the events. And I have a full day of day-meetings on Monday, but the rest of the week, looks like I’ll be a North-Vancouverite.
I would be happy to organize a lunch-time or coffee Tweetup for those of you who are based out of North and West Vancouver.