When it comes to breathtaking biking trails and mouth-watering brews, North Vancouver is definitely hard to beat…
Vancouver’s North Shore is a massive hit with mountain bikers and cyclists. Novice riders should check out the spectacular views from the Seymour Valley Trailway, a paved, 10-kilometre, vehicle-free trail through the incredible Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve.
Mountain bikers can enjoy everything from easy cross-country trails to technical downhill routes on Vancouver’s North Shore. The main mountain biking areas can be found at Grouse Mountain and Mount Seymour. Both mountains offer awesome terrain that showcases thrilling bridge, ladder and teeter-totter obstacles made from natural old-growth Red Cedar planks.
Or, if you’d like your wheels to take you further afield, Vancouver’s North Shore is a great kick off point for the Sea to Sky Biking Trail. This enormous trail takes in the North Shore, the Sunshine Coast, Squamish, Whistler, Pemberton and South Chilcontins. Together these districts provide riders with world-class trails through fresh forests, across towering mountains and along idyllic coastline. The North Shore section of the route offers an ever-evolving sustainable trail network of trails complete with both natural and man-made obstacles.
What could be better at the end of a rewarding day’s pedalling than cracking open a nice cold one? Well, luckily for cyclists on Vancouver’s North Shore, a craft beer renaissance has taken hold of the area.
Step into the Bridge Brewing Company on Mountain Highway for an ice cold glass of North Shore Pale Ale. You won’t regret it. Or make your way to the tasting room at the Black Kettle Brewing Company on Copping Street. Take a tour, sample some brews and then take a growler home with you. Or sample a cold one in the warehouse-style Deep Cove Brewers and Distillers on Dollarton Highway. Tasting flights and sleeves of draught beer are available, as well as refillable growlers and 650ml bombers.
The family-owned Comfort Inn & Suites North Vancouver is a great option travellers in search of first class cycle routes and the finest craft beers. The alpine-style property also has an outdoor pool and hot tub – the perfect way to unwind after a day’s pedalling around some of BC’s most exciting bike trails.