Learn About the Lonsdale Quay
What is the Lonsdale Quay?
Historically the waterfront at the south end of Lonsdale Avenue was known as the Lonsdale Quay, which includes a public pier, seawall, docks, farmers market and event space, art galleries, parks, restaurants, local shops, and so much more. Today the Lonsdale Quay goes west to Waterfront Park and East to The Shipyards District and then from the waterfront North to 3rd Street. You can also call the area Lower Lonsdale or Lolo.
Where is the Lonsdale Quay?
Located on the North Shore in Vancouver British Columbia Canada. Directly North of the downtown Vancouver core and east of the Lions gate bridge, on the south end of Lonsdale Ave.
How do you get to the Lonsdale Quay?
Of course you can drive and park nearby to save on communicating costs by using the Seabus to downtown Vancouver, but it is accessible by Seabus, the Translink bus system which connects all of Greater Vancouver, bicycle, walking, taxi, rideshare or similar.
What’s close to the Lonsdale Quay?
If you would like to find out what to do and see in the area or what to eat and drink we have lots of suggestions for you. Lonsdale Quay is somewhat like Yaletown before it became a condo mecca and has excellent local shopping and a trendy hip vibe with young professionals and families.
How to use the Seabus and Transit Exchange for commuting?
You are in luck! We have setup a section of our website dedicated to using the Seabus.
Is there Free Parking at Lonsdale Quay?
There is free and paid parking nearby, planning ahead here will help a lot. Using paid parking is of course more secure generally if you are leaving your vehicle over night. But within a few blocks radius of the Lonsdale Quay there is plenty of multi hour and over night street parking that is free and accessible.
Useful Products and Services nearby?
The Lonsdale Quay is like the best parts of Gastown and Yaletown with a sprinkle of Coal Harbour and the West End, so we have setup a detailed page for finding local products and services that may be of interest to you.
Living and Working Near the Lonsdale Quay?
With a growing and vibrant professional ecosystem nearby, you can always find a job or career with a solid employer if you have the skills and education required. Many people are moving from downtown Vancouver to the Lonsdale Quay area of the North Shore for a better quality of life while lowering your cost of living. If you are looking for shared office space or leases there is plenty of options for that too. You can still find nice condos for sale under $500K and reasonable rent which is hard to do in downtown Vancouver. Of course, there are stunning homes and residences available throughout the area for the discerning person. Whatever it is you want to be doing, Lonsdale Quay has it all nearby.
Post Secondary Education or Universities nearby?
BCIT Marine Campus
Think Tank Training Centre
North Shore Driving School
History of the Lonsdale Quay and Lower Lonsdale Shipyards
Lonsdale Quay was opened many years ago in 1977 as the Seabus began connecting North Vancouver to downtown Vancouver through Burrard Inlet and Waterfront Station. Since then the area has developed over time to what it is today. Lower Lonsdale was a blue collar working class neighbourhood and is the oldest neighbourhood on the North Shore. The Shipyards area was where ships for World War 2 were built and after that a commercial ship building and repair dock took its place.
Learn more about our plans for LonsdaleQuay.ca
With this growing website, our writers, photographers, and video creators are going to develop a truly community resource for everything you will need in and around Lonsdale Quay. Being a top destination for young professionals and families looking for a great quality of life. We have launched the website in Beta for the time being.
Useful links and resources
City of North Vancouver
District of North Vancouver
North Vancouver Chamber
Lower Lonsdale BIA
North Vancouver Tourism
North Vancouver Recreation and Culture
Elections Canada for North Vancouver
North Vancouver City Library
North Vancouver District Public Library
Learn about the City North Vancouver on Wikipedia
Learn about the District of North Vancouver on Wikipedia
North Vancouver School District
North Vancouver Community Arts Council
The RCMP Police in North Vancouver
Work BC Career Employment Centre
Child and Family Services Office
North Shore News and Current Events
North Shore Waterfront Liaison Committee
North Shore Area Transit Plan
Lions Gate Hospital Foundation