Extending 700 metres into the Burrard Inlet, the Burrard Dry Dock Pier is part of North Vancouver's restoration projects to bring back elements of the historic shipyards - once the largest in Western Canada - which once lined the shores of the city.
Historically located at the foot of Lonsdale Avenue, the Wallace Shipyards (renamed Burrard Dry Dock in 1921) were built in 1906 and operated until 1992 when the shipyards were closed. Within that time, over 450 ships were built and launched from the site such as tugboats, barges, ferries and icebreakers including the famous RCMP Schooner, the St. Roch. North Vancouver has undertaken several restoration projects on its waterfront, restoring and rebuilding many sites that served as part of the shipyards as well as the Burrard Dry Dock Pier (and nearby St. Roch Dock) which opened to the public on April 23, 2005.
The pier's main attraction it its spectacular 360 degree views of the Vancouver skyline as well as the Burrard Inlet (and all the cargo and cruise ships as well as the Seabus which sail in its waters), the City of North Vancouver and the North Shore mountains. Visitors to the pier can also spot seals and seabirds (such as Cormorants and Pigeon Guillemots) in the surrounding waters. As well as a great place to take a walk, the Burrard Dry Dock Pier has garnered attention for its annual events including the Party on the Pier and the summer night market. The dock also provide visitors with a once in a lifetime opportunity to tour a wide range of boats including tall ships and navy vessels from around the world which sail into the harbour and dock at the Pier as part of ongoing cultural exchanges.
Take the opportunity to visit the Burrard Dry Dock Pier, enjoy the views, explore and step back in time to when the North Vancouver boasted the largest shipyards in Western Canada.
Use the interactive map below to locate and explore the areas around Burrard Dry Dock Pier | North VancouverThe Burrard Dry Dock Pier is located in the shipyards - just east of Lonsdale Quay.
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