The mountainous landscapes, tracts of semi-wilderness and potential for outdoor pursuits offered by Vancouver’s North Shore represent for many people the city’s finest feature, though it’s not the place to stay or eat. The obvious way to get there is on the SeaBus, a lovely inexpensive chance to get out on the water. It leaves from behind the Waterfront SkyTrain in the old CPR building and docks at Lonsdale Quay Market, the North Shore’s only real focal point. Local buses continue from here. The glazed and galleried interior of the market, a throwback to 19th-century industrial architecture, is well worth a look.
The other main route to the North Shore is from Stanley Park across the Lion’s Gate Bridge, see 'East from Lion’s Gate Bridge' entry.
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