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CELEBRATING the 150th BIRTHDAY!

O Canada! Celebrating our pride of the True North Strong and Free… TOP THINGS TO DO in beautiful North Vancouver over the weekend. North Shore Canada Day at Waterfront Park   What: The 29th annual North Vancouver Canada Day Celebrations emphasizes heritage, multiculturalism, environmentalism and fun for the whole family. The free event features live performers, crafts, food trucks, as well as games and activities ...

BC’s Recreational Property Market Buoyed by Ripple E...

Sales and prices for recreational properties are up across BC, with overseas demand remaining steady The hot housing market in Greater Vancouver is spilling over into the BC-wide recreational property market, according to the 2017 Royal LePage Canadian Recreational Housing Report published June 20. The aggregate price of a recreational home in BC has risen to $595,077, as slower sales at the start of ...

Construction begins on $35-million Lonsdale waterfront...

North Vancouver’s Lower Lonsdale waterfront is already a regional attraction with Lonsdale Quay and the views the area provides of the downtown Vancouver skyline, and it will be further enhanced as a ‘place to play’ when the Shipyards Lot 5 redevelopment is fully complete. Construction will commence this summer on the new public event and commercial space on a 1.6-acre waterfront at the foot ...

Coming soon to Lower Lonsdale

We recently took a stroll around the hood to see what’s coming down the pipeline in terms of new business coming to Lower Lonsdale. It sure is an exciting time to be living here and it seems that every day there is a new decal on a previously vacant window, catching our eye and filling us with excitement for whats to come. Here are ...

Top 5 activities coming to Vancouver this summer

With summer here, you’re probably wondering about all the exciting activities you can do in and around Vancouver while the weather is warm. Here's a list of the top 5 things to do before summer ends! Shipyards Summer Sessions Concert When: Friday Nights 5-10pm from May 5th to September 29th Where: The Shipyards in North Vancouver This free event features a full farmers and artisan marketplace ...

DELBROOK’S new $53 Million, 95,000 Square Foot f...

When North Vancouver Recreation and Culture staff opened the doors to the brand new Delbrook Community Recreation Centre at 5:30 a.m. Wednesday, there was a lineup of 30 people, eager to get in. Almost five years since it was approved by District of North Vancouver, the $53.5-million, 95,000-square-foot facility began its phased opening this week, starting with the fitness centre and convertible squash/racquetball courts. ...

SeaBus increasing to every 15 minutes until 9 pm daily

A key connection between the North Shore and downtown Vancouver is getting a service upgrade, starting later this month. As part of TransLink’s continuing Phase One rollout of the 10-Year Mayors’ Vision for Metro Vancouver Transportation, SeaBus service will start earlier on weekends, and run later every day in 15-minute intervals. Fifteen-minute sailings will begin at 6 am on weekdays, 7 am on Saturdays, and 8 ...

Vancouver Not at Risk of Housing Crash: RBC

A crash in the Vancouver real estate market is “unlikely, given still-solid economic underpinnings,” according to a national housing report released by RBC April 24. Although it identified affordability “stress” as a key risk factor in the Vancouver housing market, and despite a “small improvement… mostly in the single family market” in pricing in late 2016, the report observed that prices are on the ...

What you need to know about Vancouver’s Empty Ho...

Own a home in Vancouver? If it’s not your principal residence, eligible for an exemption, or rented out for at least six months in 2017, it will be subject to the Empty Homes Tax – a 1% tax on the property’s assessed value. What if my home is vacant or occasionally-used? Take the City’s online questionnaire to find out if the tax applies to you. ...

Whether to Buy Resale or Presale: The Pros and Cons

When you’re looking for a home to buy, one of the biggest decisions is whether to buy a resale home through the MLS® or whether to go to a developer’s sales centre and buy a brand new unit off plan. Both decisions have their advantages and disadvantages, and knowing what those are will help you make the right choice for you. Resale home Pros: …

One bedroom or Two? Comparing Lower Lonsdale

One Bedroom or Two? Comparing Lower Lonsdale over 5 years! I continue to look at the graph between 1 or 2 bedrooms in North Vancouver. Which is a better investment, a 1 bed or a 2 bed? For first-time home buyers, size versus price can be a big question. Do you buy a condo with two bedrooms at a price that might stretch you …

Five Great Things about Living in North Vancouver

While the City is a relatively densely populated area with plenty of condos, the District extends into the North Shore Mountains, offering plenty of wild, open spaces and some of the best outdoor recreation in the Lower Mainland. In fact, North Vancouver is said to have the region’s happiest residents, according to a 2014 poll – and it’s easy to see why. Here are …