The North Shore equivalent to Grandville Island, Lonsdale Quay encompasses small independent shops, fruit and vegetable stalls and various food stalls.
Built on one of the old piers from when it was a popular hub for shipping and transportation of goods, Lonsdale is a part of the waterfront regeneration projects occurring over the last few decades.
The Quay's main purpose is as the northern terminal for the Seabus which has ferried passengers to and from the downtown core across the Burrard Inlet since 1977. Acting as a main transit point, the quay has seen a secondary component of the public market place evolve to suit the needs of commuters, locals and tourists alike.
The stunning views from the spacious and open concept plaza is equally matched by the four story climb up the attached to the 'Q' that marks this public market. Visitors can see a variety of North Shore and Downtown landmarks such as Stanley Park, the Harbour Centre Lookout, Canada Place (and its adjoining Cruise Ship terminal), the peaks of Grouse and Seymour mountains and the steep Lonsdale avenue which rises up into the upper levels of the city.
The Quay is full of unique stores, from one of a kind clothing and purses to wines and kitchenware. It continues to be a popular venue for everyone, catering to the caffeine starved commuters in the morning with a variety of cozy coffee shops to adventurous tourists and locals with a wide range of ethnic foods to families with weekend events and activities.
Although smaller and less busy then its False Creek counterpart, Granville Island, Lonsdale Quay has its own charm and allure which continues to popularize its seaside locale.
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