Lonsdale Quay, North Vancouver

The red 'Q' at Lonsdale Quay at North Vancouver, British Columbia is one of the most recognizable symbols on the North Shore. Riders on the Seabus coming from Downtown Vancouver can see it as they ride in to the nearby terminal. The Q also has a staircase which leads to a viewing area where visitors can see the Burrard Inlet and most of North Vancouver. CREDIT: Venture Vancouver, SOURCE: www.venturevancouver.com

Visitors to Lonsdale Quay can climb its most visible feature, the large red Q.

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Type:

Market

Season:

All Seasons

Weather:

All Weather

Time:

2 hours

Cost:

Free

What to bring:

Camera, Sense of Curiosity

Lonsdale Quay is the North Shore equivalent to Granville Island. This public market boasts many clothing and retail stores on its upper level and many produce stores at its bottom. Food stalls are the most popular as a variety of different ethnic flavours are found in the maze of options. The large outdoor area is the perfect place to sit and watch the seabus' shuttle people though the harbour and especially the large shipping vessels move with ease through the Burrard Inlet.

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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Beautiful bright summer days in North Vancouver make the commons area outside the public market on the dock busy. Filled with families, commuters and vendors, this public market is a bustling community enclave and continues to be a hub for social activity, a public improvement plan to reinvigorate the shore of North Vancouver from its industrial past.
The wooden pier at Lonsdale Quay in North Vancouver, British Columbia is one of the busiest on the North Shore with people enjoying the sights and sounds of the Burrard Inlet and the Seabus which travels between the Quay and Downtown Vancouver.
The Lonsdale Quay in North Vancouver, British Columbia looks over the Burrard Inlet and over the skyline of Downtown Vancouver. Beside the Quay pier is the tugboat docks with many different sized boats which can be seen busily criss-crossing the inlet pulling boats and barges.
Lonsdale Quay in North Vancouver, British Columbia offers dozens of shops and stalls to explore with fruits and vegetables, paintings, jewellery, clothing and toys. There are several floors to explore and visitors can even stay overnight at the hotel on the topmost floor.
A popular transit route to and from the Downtown Core, North Vancouver's Lonsdale Quay is like a public market, offering food, gifts, flowers and coffee for morning commuters. The fabulous 'Q' is also a good place to climb up and see the Burrard Inlet and all the shipping vessels in the harbour.


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