Lower Lonsdale is not only the oldest community in North Vancouver but it is also the place with the best condominium living and accessibility to downtown Vancouver using the Seabus. Not to mention the coming soon and new to open Translink RapidBus which will connect West Vancouver through the Lonsdale Quay Market waterfront.
Running in parallel with Moodyville to the East which has an outstanding beer district and thriving mixed use industrial-residential spaces, and to the West being Waterfront Park which is an ideal place to go for a stroll or bike riding with friends and family. The Chiba Japanese Garden is also here beside the BCIT Marine Campus and marina.
If you are looking for the best location with the most hip and trendy things to do and see in the Lonsdale corridor then you will want to live or work in Lower Lonsdale (LoLo as ‘some’ of the locals call it). You will see people walking dogs, local art galleries, fashion boutiques, fun cafes and a variety of restaurants throughout the area.
At the base of Lonsdale Avenue in front of the Polygon Gallery and boardwalk is likely one of the best spots in Greater Vancouver for Instagram photos while grabbing a cold craft beer on a patio after work or on the weekends. The water feature and view of the downtown Vancouver core are stunning and if you look to the West you can see the Lions Gate Bridge and into West Vancouver. When you visit you will find the area referred to as the Shipyards District.
The local transit options are outstanding with walking access to the Seabus and going over to downtown Vancouver, and at the Lonsdale Quay there is a bus exchange with routes leading all over Metro Vancouver. As well as up to Grouse Mountain and the BC Ferries Terminal in Horseshoe Bay. Highway 1 is about 7 minutes drive North of this area however you can also drive East towards the Iron Workers Memorial using Esplanade.
The most recent attraction in Lower Lonsdale is at The Shipyards where a newly opened water park, skating rink and community space has become the place to be for families on the weekends. There is plenty of covered seating and free wifi here in front of the Burrard Dry Dock which makes for a unique place for working from your laptop or watching the sunset. Depending on the season the City also has chairs, tables and bonfires setup for gathering spaces. The community is dog and kid friendly.