Lower Lonsdale is one of the lower mainland's oldest urban neighbourhoods. Situated on North Vancouver’s waterfront south of the north shore mountains and north of Vancouver’s downtown, it enjoys gorgeous views in both directions.
The Lower Lonsdale area boasts a rich history of shipbuilding, and today it is popular among shoppers and diners, with a wide variety of boutique-style shops and wonderful places to sit and enjoy a meal.The reasons to enjoy a day visiting Lower Lonsdale are many, but here are some of the best things to do when you find yourself in this remarkable neighbourhood:
Lonsdale Quay MarketPerhaps the most obvious thing to do, and the one you definitely don’t want to miss, is visiting the Lonsdale Quay Market, which features numerous retail shops and interesting boutiques, as well as fresh food vendors, restaurants, and more. The Market has become an important hub of activity and has been used for community events and festivals. It is also a great place to simply sit and enjoy the views.
After touring the Market, there is another spot that you shouldn’t miss. Head north on Lonsdale Avenue to discover Fun Alley, the most colourful alley in North Vancouver.
At one time, Fun Alley was simply a corridor filled with bright splashes of colour on the walls, but the red, blue, pink, and green alley has been seen all over social media, becoming a can’t miss destination and the most popular art installation in the area.
Visit the Polygon GalleryHoused in one of the North Shore’s newest and most modern-looking buildings, this is a public art gallery that focuses on photography and media-based art. It is the largest non-profit photographic gallery in Western Canada. Upstairs in the Gallery, you will find a bookstore that sells art and design books. Gallery also features the Polygon Shop, where you will discover a range of design-led products such as homewares, jewellery, and gift items.
Food and Drink
You’ll probably work up an appetite as you explore Lower Lonsdale, but you needn’t worry because you will find plenty of great places to grab something to eat. Looking for a taste of Japan? Grab some fresh, authentic sushi. Is Lebanese food made with the best local ingredients more your thing? Maybe some good old-fashioned burgers, hot wings, or a simple salad? Whatever you are looking for, you’ll find something to your liking.
Of course, there’s one more stop you should make and that’s Unity Clothing.
If you are looking for something beyond the usual sportswear and business attire, Unity is the place for you. Conceived as a place to find the best of trending women’s fashion, Unity Clothing has something for everyone.
We don’t limit ourselves to a single demographic, instead choosing to serve women of every age, shape, and style.
To top it all off, we strive to give the best customer service so that you know you mean more than just a sale to us. We know you have other options for your purchases, so when you visit the Unity Clothing Boutique, we aim to make it special.
Whether you are coming to Lower Lonsdale for some shopping, some great food, or just to enjoy the scenery, don’t forget to come to see us at Unity Clothing. If you would like to shop the Unity Clothing but you are not coming to North Vancouver anytime soon, don't fret. You can browse the women's clothing Canada shop online now! Bonus we know!
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