North Vancouver Attractions

Come Stay Where the Locals Play

North Vancouver, BC (or the North Shore, as it is more often called), is one of the best kept secrets in the world.  In this hidden gem, you will find natural beauty, an abundance of year-round recreational activities, a plethora of exquisite culinary experiences and many vibrant daily/nightly entertainment.

You are minutes away from world class skiing, mountain biking and hiking.  Having 3 local mountains nearby in Grouse Mountain, Cypress Mountain and Mt Seymour – and not to mention a short drive away from Whistler/Blackcomb, your only dilemma would be which one to choose for that day!  Other major attractions nearby include Capilano Suspension Bridge, Sewell’s Marina, Stanley Park and much, much more.

Come stay with us to discover why Vancouver residents come to relax and enjoy the tranquil beauty of the North Shore!

Downtown Vancouver

Only a short 20-minute drive away from Vancouver’s downtown district, you will find many more urban attractions and activities including world renowned art galleries, theatres, restautants, festivals and concerts and night entertainment.  Not to mention the “must-visit” tourist attractions like Granville Island Public Market, Robson Street, Yaletown, Vancouver Aquarium and the West End’s Davie Street.

Catch one of the major sporting events either at Rogers Arena or the newly redesigned BC Place Stadium and experience how Vancouver supports the Vancouver Canucks, BC Lions and Vancouver Whitecaps.

For more detailed information, click on the links below to help plan your trip and discover one of the most amazing cities in the world!


BC Place Stadium:

The biggest air-supported domed stadium in the world where more than 60,000 people can take in their favorite events, from football games to an intimate concert bowl.

8.5 km / 4.5 miles

Visit the BC Sports Hall of Fame Website


Canada Place:

Cruise Ship Terminal & Vancouver Trade and Convention Centre, this is a world-class landmark facility situated on the waterfront in downtown Vancouver.

6.5 km / 3.5 miles

Canada Place Website


Capilano Suspension Bridge:

Vancouver’s oldest and most famous attraction, suspended 450 feet across and 230 feet above Capilano River!

2.2 km / 1 mile

Capilano Suspension Bridge Website


Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Chinese Gardens:

A personal guided tour through this rare garden attraction will leave you feeling inspired and fortunate that you were able to see such a living treasure.

8 km / 4 miles

Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Chinese Gardens Website



A must for visitors to Vancouver from cobble-stoned streets and Victorian architecture to the antique steam clock that blows its musical salute every 15 minutes.

7.5km / 4 miles

Gastown Website


Rogers Arena:

Formerly GM Place, Rogers Arena, home of the Vancouver Canucks and site for the 2010 Winter Olympic ice hockey events, is a must visit for sports and hockey fans alike.

9 km / 5 mile

Rogers Arena Website


Granville Island:

One of the best “Public Spaces” according to Project for Public Spaces, based in New York City.

10 km / 6 mile

Granville Island Website


Grouse Mountain:

A year-round destination of fun and adventure. You will be where the ocean meets the mountains – The Peak of Vancouver!

6 km / 3 miles

Grouse Mountain Website


Science World:

A hands-on science centre offering entertaining and educational experiences to kids of all ages.

9 km / 5 miles

Science World Website


Stanley Park:

Vancouver’s 400-hectare (1,000 acre) park. Enjoy the 8-km shoreline Seawall where you can walk, rollerblade or bike while viewing the spectacular scenery it has to offer.

4 km / 2 miles

Stanley Park Website


Vancouver Aquarium:

Canada’s largest aquarium, located in Stanley Park, with 60,000 amazing animals and endless family fun!

7 km / 4 miles

Vancouver Aquarium Website


Vancouver Lookout! at the Harbour Centre Tower:

Your BEST 1st stop in Vancouver – 360* view / 365 days a year!

7.5 km / 4.5 miles

Vancouver Lookout Website


Vancouver Seawall

One of the most popular places in Vancouver is the Seawall, this is where walking and biking allow all of Vancouver’s nature to come alive, the mountain views, the lush foliage and trees, along with the water.

5 km / 3 miles

Vancouver Seawall Website


Mount Seymour Provincial Park

The visitor to Vancouver who enjoys outdoor activities will be thrilled with the fun and excitement they can have at Mount Seymour Provincial Park during their stay at the Grouse Inn.

11 km / 6 miles

Mount Seymour Park Website


BC Golf Museum

The BC Golf Museum is a place, which should be on the top of the list for any golfer visiting Vancouver whether it is for a family vacation or for a business trip while staying at the Grouse Inn Hotel.

15 km / 8 miles

Vancouver BC Golf Museum Website


Wild Whales Tour

One of the most exciting and fun things to do while staying at our hotel on vacation or business is the Wild Whales Vancouver, this is where the family or business person can take a tour to see all the ocean has to offer.

10 km / 5.5 miles

Wild Whales Tour Website