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Overview of North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

The City of North Vancouver, British Columbia, commonly referred to as ‘North Van', is a waterfront municipality on the north shore of Burrard Inlet. North Vancouver is regarded as a suburb of Vancouver.

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History of North Vancouver, British Columbia

It began as an exchange of gifts, an overture of friendship between two distinct groups of people. In 1792, Captain George Vancouver and his ships entered Burrard Inlet and were greeted by the First Nations who were settled on the North Shore. The Captain and his crew were bestowed with gifts of fish and in return, the First Nations people received iron. The first industry in North Vancouver was a lumber mill around which the company and town of Moodyville grew. Development began to take shape in the beginning of the 20th Century, with the City of North Vancouver incorporating in 1907. North Vancouver has evolved into a thriving City rich in cultural diversity and a strong economy.

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North Vancouver's Demographics

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North Vancouver's Climate

North Vancouver has the same climate as Vancouver for temperature but significantly more rain as clouds forced up the mountainsides drop their moisture.

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Education in North Vancouver, British Columbia

The North Vancouver School District has 29 elementary and seven secondary schools. Capilano College also calls North Vancouver home.

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Transportation around North Vancouver, British Columbia

Transit service within North Vancouver is coordinated by TransLink, the Greater Vancouver Transportation Authority. Buses are operated by the Coast Mountain Bus Company, and provide local service within the North Shore, as well as service to downtown Vancouver and other parts of the Greater Vancouver Regional District.

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Tourism and Attractions of North Vancouver

Visitors can enjoy a variety of attractions offered year round in North Vancouver. In addition to parks and natural areas, there are theatres, galleries, gardens and museums. If shopping is what you like then be sure to check out the shopping centres and specialty boutiques. For great food dine at one of the fantastic restaurants in North Vancouver.

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Surrounding Communities

  • North Vancouver
  • Brighton Beach
  • Capilano
  • Deep Cove
  • Dollarton
  • Lynn Valley
  • Seymour Heights
  • Woodlands

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Geography of North Vancouver, British Columbia

The City of North Vancouver is separated from Vancouver by the Burrard Inlet. It is surrounded on three sides by the District of North Vancouver. The City of North Vancouver is relatively densely populated with a number of residential high rise buildings in the lower Lonsdale Portion. The City has much in common with West Vancouver. The differences between the two "North Vans" are most apparent to their respective residents.

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North Vancouver's Government

The municipal government of North Vancouver is represented by a Mayor and six councillors.

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North Vancouver's Economy and Industry

North Vancouver has a significant industry, including shipping, chemical production, and film production. Many North Vancouver residents make their living in Vancouver. However, there is considerable port activity on the waterfront and a number of industries closely associated with the port. Much of Canada's grain is shipped from these facilities to around the world.

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North Vancouver's Culture and Significant Events

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Sports in North Vancouver, British Columbia

Living in North Vancouver means fitness and outdoor activities all year round. With skiing, mountain biking, sailing, hiking, golfing, kayaking, rock climbing, scuba diving, tennis, soccer, baseball and hockey. . . just to name a few!

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Media of North Vancouver

North Vancouver's main daily newspaper is the North Shore News.

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