Some Cool Things to do on the North Shore over the Holidays

Visit the Capilano Salmon Hatchery – Located in North Vancouver just off Capilano Road, the hatchery is set on the beautiful Capilano River  surrounded by fantastic hiking trails that wind throughout North and West Vancouver.  During the autumn months you can view returning salmon in the river and through the plexi glass viewing areas. Kids and adults will both love it. Best of all, it’s free.

Visit the Lynn Canyon Suspension Bridge – This mini version of the Capilano Suspension Bridge provides as much exhiliration as its bigger brother but with far fewer tourists. Like the Salmon Hatchery, it’s also surrounded by great hiking trails and is an ideal place to spend an afternoon.  Also free.

Visit Hollyburn Lodge – Located in the Cypress Mountain Cross Country Ski Area, sits a historic building which boasts a truly unique experience. The Hollyburn Lodge, built in 1926 is a popular destination for all ages. The lodge features weekly music evenings but is also an ideal daytime stop for cross country skiers, hikers and snow shoe enthusiasts. There’s also a fully licensed cafe with daily home cooked creations ranging from  soups to burgers.  Offered as part of a snowshoe package the 3 course fondue dinners are a huge hit !

Dundarave Festival of Lights – Take an evening stroll through the forest of festive Christmas Trees sponsored and decorated by North Shore families, community groups and businesses. the Festival of beautiful Dundarave Beach has raised $120,000 over the past five years for the Lookout Shelter. The Lookout Emergency Aid Society has used this money to support essential services for the homeless, doubling the transitional services it provides to the most vulnerable people in our community.  Free music and entertainment are featured each Saturday in December culminating in the Christmas Wassail Bonfire night on December 20th.  Make sure you visit the Chris Christensen tree while you’re there !!