Free Things to Do in North Vancouver

THE 10 BEST Free Things to Do in North Vancouver

Best Free Things to Do in North Vancouver

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  • Stewarts Vacation
    1,035 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This free, 600 acre park offers a number of experiences: a suspension bridge, many walking trails (short or long and of varying difficulty), waterfalls, swimming holes and picnic areas. The trails through the lush forest are clear and easy to follow with the map. The river provides a tranquil spot to sit for a while on the boulders. We had our lunch here, accompanied by Douglas Fir squirrels! The area seemed popular with locals and tourists alike. Amenities included toilets, ample parking, and Lynn Canyon Cafe. It was easy to reach the park using public transport from Vancouver city.
    Written November 9, 2023
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  • LMroadtripper
    Houston, TX23 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    FREE, as opposed to the highly-developed Capilano Bridge park area. We visited both. Totally different vibe. Lynn Canyon was much less traveled and thus much quieter. We enjoyed our hike here.
    Written September 25, 2023
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  • William S
    Liverpool, UK614 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We spent a few hours at Deep Cove and were able to park by the water. The views were stunning and there was plenty of space to sit by the bay and watch the kayaks and paddle boards. We spent time in the small village (currently having a lot of work on the road) and bought excellent ice creams. This is such a beautiful area and well worth a visit (avoid busy times if possible).
    Written July 1, 2023
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  • Stewarts Vacation
    1,035 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    It is free to enter and wander through this facility. It was interesting to see the fish ladder, both outside next to the river and from the underground viewing area. There were plenty of posters providing information about the hatchery and different salmon species. A great place to learn about Canada's native salmon, their life cycle and to observe them up close. There were toilets available. We walked up to the hatchery from the Suspension Bridge park, 20 minutes, accurately predicted by Google!
    Written November 9, 2023
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  • ginnywong
    North Vancouver, Canada14 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    a place you can enjoy peace and quite, see the lions on the top of the mountain, enjoy your picnic lunch or immerse in the forest trails
    Written February 5, 2023
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  • Czar Emmanuel
    Manila, Philippines6,261 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    From Lonsdale terminal we took the so-called "Sea Bus" to cross over North Vancouver and visit this place. The ride lasted for just a few minutes, but it was very relaxing and well organized. Nirth Vancouver is a lovely place to go to, with lots of eateries and pubs (among other things). The view of the city is also beautiful. But what I liked the most was exploring the Quay Market and Food Hall itself, with all its food kiosks and shops. There's a good selection of international cuisine to choose from. We opted for some Mexican food, which was great.
    Written August 14, 2023
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  • Bernie
    Canada362 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A gorgeous park with scenic views of the mountains, the Capilano River, and the Cleveland Dam. The place is ideal for a family picnic and a relaxing afternoon rest.

    The trailhead is comfortable for recreational distant walking or hiking. Further down the trail is the Capilano River Hatchery and it’s amazing to watch the spawning ponds and jumping salmon.

    A peaceful place to commune with nature.
    Written October 5, 2022
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  • rssrob
    West Kelowna, Canada681 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Took the grand kids here and they had a ball. Lots to do explore the sea shore , jungle Jim and swings.
    Written August 11, 2023
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  • NorthVanClaire
    North Vancouver, Canada6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Visited with my 11 y.o. son on a spur of the moment outing; rode our bikes there so easily found "parking" on a busy day right next to the entrance. They had a special visit from a reptile sanctuary which was the purpose of visiting however my son really enjoyed the ongoing exhibits as much as the guests. Thoroughly enjoyed our time spent there.
    Written December 19, 2019
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  • Kauser A
    Harrow, UK65 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Oh what an utterly amazing location a little off the main tourist market route , but near capilano bridge, north Vancouver . Worth taking the the time out to visit lynn falls if your in downtown Vancouver , little bit of trek on multiple transport methods starting at Chinatown stadium tubes, seabus and then bus upto bottom of the entrance to lynn falls . We did the twin falls, quite a quick steep hike but worth every step , good leg workout day for sure either exceptional waterfalls ! Do it again any time .
    Written July 18, 2022
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  • Bijay Singh M
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    One of the best garden arrangements that we have seen. Mind blowing color full garden specially the sunken garden’s second section- can’t be missed. We shall always wish to visit again
    Written October 23, 2023
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  • Divyangana Banerjee
    Vancouver, Canada5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This was one of my first hikes in Vancouver, and I have done it multiple times over the past few years. The hike is simple with steps to guide you through. It is free and great for friends, families, pets and even the elderly.
    In the end, the view is beautiful and peaceful.
    Written September 9, 2020
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  • swimbeachlover
    Coquitlam, Canada48 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    What to do on a staycation long weekend Find a local patio and enjoy craft beer and TACOS so much fun .Now I checked the website and saw that it gets busy and was very worried about getting a spot to sit Wishing of course for a patio seat and lucky me we arrived just in time the patio was quiet still. I became increasingly jealous of the mountain bikers as they rode in following their rides such a good idea and great way to end a ride
    I have been a fan of their blood orange wheat beer for years and when I was tipped off about tacos I was itching to go .Three tacos for $12. We had the pull pork and vegetarian tacos on the patio watching the hop vines grow it was a great spot and I highly recommend it to beer lovers
    Written August 6, 2019
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  • Alice C
    Vancouver, Canada115 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    First time, we went there in summer and garden was beautiful. second time is christmas lights. Firefighter did nice job.
    Written January 10, 2020
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  • Bruce_reviews
    Vernon, Canada111 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is a lovely park tucked into the urban lands a cape of North Van. We went for a hike along the trails and loved it. There is a dog friendly part of the park that was wonderful. The park is rain forest type environment and the walking trails are well maintained. It is a great escape from the hustle and bustle of the city.
    Written August 29, 2021
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