Orca Realty Property Management is located in the charming Dundarave village in West Vancouver. The North Shore is a fantastic place to buy or rent a home as it is offers residents several activities and events to enjoy for any season. Dundarave village has countless restaurants, cafes and cozy coffee shops to take advantage of. Take a walk and you will find lots of quaint clothing and gift stores to help pick out endless gift ideas for every occasion. There are also many floral shops and stores offering unique home décor ideas. Stroll along the water and enjoy the picturesque ocean views or take the kids for a trip to the waterfront park located right on the ocean.The North Shore also hosts many fabulous festivals throughout the year. In the summer there is the Harmony Festival at Ambleside Beach which showcases many artistic and musical talents.
Here you will also find fabulous arts and crafts, jewelry and delicious food! On this beach as well you can also enjoy the Coho festival in the fall. Ambleside Village is minutes from the beach and also features fabulous restaurants, bakeries and great shopping. The great thing about the North Shore is that there are always festivals throughout the year for its residents and visitors to enjoy.
West and North Vancouver is close to some of the best skiing in the world. You can take a scenic drive along the sea to ski highway and enjoy Whistler for a weekend. There you can enjoy the many restaurants, spas and of course some of the best skiing or snowboarding. If you feel like enjoying a day of skiing or snowboarding close by, Cypress Mountain, Grouse Mountain and Mount Seymour are just a short drive away. Other winter activities West and North Vancouver residents can enjoy are snowshoeing or tobogganing. Squamish or Pemberton are also a short drive away and great scenic road trip!
The North Shore is also home to many fantastic art galleries, studios and theatres where you can enjoy live music or a show. Visit the Lonsdale Quay where there is a fabulous waterfront market to enjoy, many unique shops, restaurants and a play area for the kids. There you will also often find live entertainment or a farmers market.
From the Quay you can take the sea bus over to Downtown Vancouver for a day of shopping or sightseeing or to enjoy a lovely brunch in one of the many popular restaurants. North Vancouver also features Edgemont Village and Lynn Valley Village which are popular places to take a stroll, shop and have lunch with a friend!
There are many community centers that feature fitness, art, music and literary courses. These centers also feature many activities and events that are great for all ages. The West Vancouver Community Centre is beautiful and centrally located…a great place to have a swim! Many North Vancouver community centers also feature swimming and ice skating.
What a great way to spend a Saturday afternoon!
If you feel like having a stay-cation in your own neighborhood there are many guided tours available for many of the local attractions. Take a walk on the Capilano Suspension Bridge, visit Maplewood Farm with the family or take a day trip to Grouse Mountain where you can ride the tram or hike the popular Grouse Grind. Renting a home on the North Shore is always a great idea!
If you own a boat or want to enjoy a scenic ferry trip you are a short trip away from Bowen Island. This charming island is home to many art studios and galleries and has great restaurants featuring gorgeous ocean views. Bowen Island also has many great overnight accommodations if you feel like making a weekend of it.
Another option is to go a bit further and you can take a ferry to Vancouver Island which is an extremely popular tourist destination any time of year. Vancouver Island is a great place to go camping and hiking and is known for its many great hotels and sightseeing options.
There are many parks to enjoy that feature fabulous hiking trails with beautiful gardens and incredible views. Lighthouse Park is located in West Vancouver and is a popular day trip destination for local residents. It features an uncut rain-forest and is located right along the ocean. Whitecliff Park is also located in West Vancouver and is a great place to take the family for a picnic or scenic hike and it also features a playground for the kids. Hike the Grouse Grind or take a excursion in beautiful Lynn Valley or Cypress Provincial Park.
Spring is almost in the air and many North Shore residents are looking forward to enjoying the many outdoor activities that Vancouver has to offer.
Enjoy the beautiful weather and all that the North Shore has to offer right outside your front door!