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Are you a total foodie looking for some new places to check out? Visit North Vancouver to try some of the best food options that British Columbia’s Lower Mainland has to offer.

Here are some of our favourites to give you a “taste” of what North Vancouver has to offer:

 

Breakfast - Tomahawk Restaurant

If you are looking for a breakfast spot full of rich history, the Tomahawk is the place to visit. First established in 1926, the Tomahawk has been a North Van favourite for years. If you have a huge appetite and are looking for a challenge make sure to try their legendary Mixed Grill Platter. It is a feast that includes nine slices of delicious Yukon style bacon, two free run eggs, two slices of Artisan bread, an organic hamburger patty, aged cheddar cheese, wiener, onions and even fresh sautéed mushrooms.

 

Lunch/Dinner - Burgoo

If you are looking for some of the best comfort food we would recommend checking out the Burgoo located at the Lonsdale Quay. With delicious meals and a cozy atmosphere, you are sure to be joyfully satisfied with your meal. We would recommend the brie cheese fondue to start it off and the after-school special combo as your entree with a grilled cheese and one of their signature soups.

 

Desert - Cacao 70

Want to try some deliciously cool chocolate concoctions, Cacao 70 should be a sure stop for all chocolate lovers. Try their black and white fondue platter or a delicious waffle. The Camp-out waffle is our personal favourite, it is torched with marshmallows to make you feel like you are on a campfire adventure.  


Planning to visit North Vancouver? Visit the Comfort Inn & Suites North Vancouver, located in the heart of the city. The Comfort Inn & Suites offers comfortable accommodations to help you feel relaxed and at ease.


North Vancouver isn’t just a beautiful part of our city, it’s also full of great people and hosts many fun events. With sunny weather fast approaching, the seasonal
Lonsdale Quay Farmers Market is back in full swing come every Saturday starting May 19th and will last until October 27th.
 

Perfect For Souvenir Shopping

More than just a regular farmers market, Lonsdale Quay has many different vendors set up. The obvious local produce will be available - many organic and a great prices - along with clothing, trinkets, soaps, candles, artwork, photography and much more! If you’re looking for a souvenir to bring back to loved ones this is the spot for you. Ditch those stereotypical and overpriced stuffies and trinkets that are usually associated as “Canadian” and go with something handmade, by an actual Canadian!
 

Beautiful Location and Great Food

Lonsdale Quay offers a great outlook on the Pacific Ocean and Vancouver! You can walk along the boardwalk and admire the stationed cruise ships or get an awesome snap of Vancouver skyscrapers. Of course, food and beverage trucks will be stationed throughout the seasonal market, so you won’t be left hungry while you walk through delicious looking fruits and veggies. As stated before, the market will open on May 19th and will only be set up Saturday’s between 10 am - 3 pm. No entry fee is required and free parking can be found courtesy of the ICBC parkade.
 
Comfort Inn & Suites North Vancouver offers a comfortable stay with beautiful, cozy suites available and bountiful amenities at your fingertips! Lucky for us, we’re also a short 10 minute drive from Lonsdale Quay where the market is hosted. If you need assistance setting up transportation, our staff are always available to help! 

 
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’s 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 in 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 chair lift. 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!
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Capilano Suspension Bridge’s Annual Canyon Lights Will Dazzle You In Wonder This November


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 view, 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 bristows. 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 when with the use of giant flashlights - which mimics a lighting 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.  

 
When it comes to breathtaking biking trails and mouth-watering brews, North Vancouver is definitely hard to beat…
 

Bikes

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.
 

Brews

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.
 

Since 1990, the Harmony Arts Festival has been West Vancouver’s most iconic event of the summer. At this annual event you’ll find everything from food and drinks to live music and entertainment, plus lots of other events and activities for the whole family. The festival runs from August 4-13 between 14th and 17th Street on Argyle Ave. There will be so much to do during the Harmony Arts Festival, so here are just some of our suggestions for things to check out:

 

Best of the West | August 9

 

Best of the West is one of the greatest local culinary events on the west coast. This evening pairs the best west coast cuisine and wine pairings with a phenomenal view you won’t soon forget. This year, 13 local restaurants will be paired with 13 local wineries to celebrate British Columbia, including Cactus Club Café, Zen Japanese Restaurant, and Thomas Haas. Wineries include favourites like Burrowing Owl Estate, Quails’ Gate Vineyards, and Blue Mountain Winery. Tickets to the dinner are $100 per person and the event runs from 7-9 pm on Ambleside pier. Tickets often sell out well in advance, so get yours soon!

 

Cinema in the Park | Aug 4-12

 

Outdoor movies are all the rage this summer, and there will be an awesome selection of outdoor films screening at John Lawson park as part of the Harmony Arts Festival. There is a film every night of the festival starting at 9pm, with everything from classics like ET and Jurassic Park to modern favourites like Zootopia and the Martian. When you’re not looking at the screen, be sure to take in the scenic waterfront view at the park. When you stay at Capilano River RV Park, John Lawson park is less than 10 minutes away by car, 20 minutes by public transit, or just a 30 minute walk away if you want to take in the fresh air.

 

Onni Group Sunset Concerts | Aug 4-12

 

If you’re checking out the outdoor films at John Lawson park, why not head over a little earlier to catch some great live music? There will be musicians and bands starting at 7:30 pm every night until 8:45 pm. There will be performers such as Dawn Pemberton, Tanga, and Big Little Lions.

 

If you’re checking out Harmony Arts Festival this summer, Capilano River RV Park is the perfect place to stay! We’ve got all the luxuries you need, like an outdoor pool, laundry, and wi-fi, while you save money on an expensive hotel room. Our convenient location makes it easy to get to all the Festivals’ events, whether by car, transit, or on foot.