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Outlook Of Indian Arm From Quarry Rock

If you were asked what Vancouver is most known for you’d probably say the rain. But, as many locals know it’s our beautiful landscape that keeps tourists coming back. North Vancouver is in the perfect location to discover some of the cities’ most breathtaking sceneries. These hikes are free and a great way to enjoy some fun while experiencing the outdoors. Here are two hikes you can go on during your next visit to North Van:

Quarry Rock:

If you wanted to see all of North Vancouver in its entirety, then Quarry Rock is your place. An easy 25-minute hike takes you to the peak where giant rocks lay for you to sit back and enjoy the view. Located in Deep Cove, which resides at the foot of Mount Seymour,  Quarry Rock gives you a full view of the Indian Arm.The Indian Arm is a glacial fjord that was formed during the latest ice age, resulting in a beautiful waterway split between a small island of rock. This makes the perfect hike for a picnic as it’s an easy walk up, provides plenty of space to lay a blanket and has a killer view. While you’re there, check out Deep Cove’s unique gift shops and cafes, which create a small town feel in such a big city.


Grouse Mountain:

No matter what season you’re visiting Vancouver in, there’s always something to do at Grouse Mountain. The ‘Grouse Grind’ is a popular hike which takes you to the Grouse Mountain Ski Resort located in the mountain’s peak (1,200 m in altitude). This hike is rather intense, as it features 2.9 Km of climbing stairs. However, when you do make it to the peak you will more than happy with the lineup of entertainment including lumberjack shows, birds of prey demonstration, and scenic chairlift. Grouse Mountain is also open for snow sports during the winter season and a gondola is available for those winter months and for whoever doesn’t wish to partake in the Grouse Grind hike.


Comfort Inn & Suites North Vancouver is the place to stay with comfortable, affordable rooms available. We’re located in the heart of North Vancouver which means we’re close to many popular attractions and outdoor activities. Let our helpful staff assist you with transportation or answer any questions you may have!


Capilano Suspension Bridge

Comfort Inn & Suites North Vancouver would like to introduce you to one of the most beautiful destinations North Vancouver has to offer: the Capilano Suspension Bridge. This park is a popular destination for both tourists and locals to visit in North Vancouver, B.C. With small waterfalls to walk over, a crystal clear river to soak in, and wooded areas to hide you from the outside world - Capilano Suspension Bridge is one of the most popular destinations to visit in the summer. However, once the weather gets colder and the snow starts to fall it is easy to forget the beauty Capilano bestows. But, this isn’t the case any longer with Capilano Suspension Bridges now-annual Canyon Lights display.

Experience a Winter Wonderland

The Canyon Lights display is a must-see event for anyone to enjoy. With no age restrictions this makes a perfect family excursion. Thousands of lights are hung between trees, cliff walks, the suspension bridge itself, and pathways. Not to mention, the world’s tallest Christmas tree will be on display! New to the Capilano Suspension Bridge is the “Fireflies” display - an interactive lighting display which allows guests to engage interactive lights with the use of giant flashlights - which mimics a light display similar of that of the insect.

Tickets, Location & More

The Capilano suspension bridge is just a short 5 minute drive from us at Comfort Inn & Suites North Vancouver. Lucky for us, these means easy access for our guests to experience one of the best attractions Vancouver has to offer this winter season. This event goes on from November 23, 2017 to January 28, 2018. Tickets can be found on Capilano Suspension Bridge website along with hours of operation. 
mountain biking north vancouver

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.