Separated from Vancouver by a narrow ocean inlet, North Vancouver is a vibrant suburb backed by the soaring Coast Mountains. Although downtown Vancouver is just a six-mile jaunt across the Lions Gate Bridge, this affluent district provides a peaceful refuge from the bustle of the big city, with waterfront parks, ski slopes, golf courses and prim residential communities. Event planners will appreciate easy access to downtown, as well as ample North Vancouver meeting venues in picturesque waterfront and mountainside surroundings.
North Vancouver is served by the Vancouver International Airport (VYR). Located eight miles south from downtown Vancouver in Richmond, BC, VYR is Canada's 2nd-busiest airport, behind the Toronto Pearson International Airport. Serving approximately 17 million passengers and approximately 300,000 take-offs and landings per year.
Hotel venues in North Vancouver are grouped along its scenic waterfront. The 70-room Lonsdale Quay Hotel, located adjacent the SeaBus terminal (which provides quick ferry access to downtown) offers 1,800 square feet of meeting space. Nearby, the newly built Pinnacle Hotel has 105 rooms and can accommodate groups of 400 people in 8,000 square feet of event space. The 162-room Holiday Inn offers 1,794 square feet of meeting space. Meanwhile, hotels at the base of the Lions Gate Bridge offer basic accommodation options for guests, including the 72-room North Vancouver Hotel and the 96-room Comfort Inn and Suites Hotel.
Event venues in North Vancouver take advantage of the area's natural setting. Perched above a spectacular river canyon, the Canyon House Banquet Room at the popular Capilano Suspension Bridge attraction can accommodate 110 guests. The adjacent Canyon Lookout, a heated tent, provides space for an additional 130 guests. Across the street, the Bridge House Garden offers outdoor space for 110 guests in a manicured garden setting perfect for summer events. Elsewhere, the Seymour Golf and Country Club can host 140 people in 2,254 square feet of event space. Finally, the Glen Eagles Golf Course, in neighboring West Vancouver, offers 3,980 square feet of meeting space for 250 people.
Dining venues in North Vancouver include the elegant Le Bistro Chez Michele, which offers French cuisine and accommodates 175 people in its main dining room or 32 in its private wine room. The trendy District Restaurant, on main drag Lonsdale Avenue, offers European-style dining and can host 75 people. For a more casual setting, Taylor's Crossing, a popular brew pub, can seat 168 people and has a private upstairs room that can accommodate 100 people. The rustic Bridge House Restaurant, at the site of the Capilano Suspension Bridge, has space for 40 guests. Finally, the Northlands Bar and Grill, a scenic golf course setting with outstanding views, has space for 80 people and a large, heated patio.