An ecological wonderland and heralding some of the most accessible remote and mountainous wilderness to the residents and visitors to the Greater Vancouver Region, North Vancouver is a popular city cradled by the Burrard Inlet and the North Shore mountains.
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It was first settled in the 1860s when logging was a main source of income in the region; the city expanded and soon became a popular shipping port which still functions to this day as visible along its shoreline.
With a plethora of activities stemming from the wilderness areas that make up most of its area, North Vancouver is a popular destination at all times of the year, offering everything from hiking, biking, swimming and kayaking in the summer to skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, dog sledding and ice skating in the winter.
The city is also the largest residential area between the two municipalities North of the Burrard Inlet, as well, most businesses. North Vancouver is divided into two areas, the city and the district; they do however share the same space but most people living outside of the region tend to lump the two together. The district is dissected by Trans-Canada Highway One - spanning across the entire country - which is the only highway of its kind in the Vancouver region. North Vancouver it is connected to the main Vancouver region via the Iron Workers Memorial Bridge and the Lion's Gate Bridge - the popular Seabus route also transports commuters and visitors to and from downtown core - one of the most interesting public transportation methods in Vancouver.
North Vancouver offers outdoor activities centring in the Capilano region which holds regional parks and the reservoir for the city which is an impressive sight. The region is composed of the two accessible mountains, Grouse and Seymour, as well as borders the edge of Indian Arm, a popular boating and recreational endeavours. The upper levels of North Vancouver offer unparallelled views of the downtown core as well as northwards to some of the most beautiful terrain - the old growth and new growth forests which are home to creatures such as bears, deer, a large variety of bird species and in the lower coastal regions, otters and seals. The natural wonders and the creation of large scale parks and protection projects have been advantageous to the tourism industry in North Vancouver as aside from Stanley Park is the most popular outdoor recreation area in the Vancouver district.
Visitors should make the trip to the North Shore and experience the abundance of indoor, outdoor and seasonal activities to get an opportunity to see and live the West Coast lifestyle.