Why living in North Vancouver is perfect for couples

Feb 13 2019, 10:12 pm

Did you know that North Vancouver residents are some of the happiest in the region? Or that North Vancouver is widely regarded as one of the safest, cleanest, and most beautiful places to live in Canada?

It might be time for you to fix your assumptions about life across the Lions Gate Bridge.

As a family-friendly area, an Angus Reid Global poll found that 85% of residents rated the North Shore as excellent in terms of safety (compared to a regional average of only 49%). It’s easy to see why more young people are choosing to call North Vancouver home. If you love the great outdoors, as well as the convenience of having all the amenities of a big city near you, you’ll fit right in.

With its lifestyle and location, it’s easy to see why North Vancouver is becoming an increasingly popular spot for couples. Here’s why it could be exactly what you’re looking for.

Close proximity to the outdoors

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Located close to the water, the mountains, and many popular trails, North Vancouver is a haven for all kinds of full or part-time adventure seekers — especially those with a passion for hiking.

You’re never far from a beautiful park, a stroll by the water, or a walk through the forest in North Vancouver. And living here is the best way for couples to connect with nature, with popular hiking trails nearby including the Baden Powell Trail, Spirit Trail, and Kennedy Falls. There are plenty of off-leash dog parks such as Lynmouth and Mosquito Creek West, where you and your S.O can bring out your furry friends.

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For those of you who love to hit the slopes during winter, there are plenty of options when you live in North Vancouver. The vast skiable terrain of Cypress Mountain and Mount Seymour calls your name and both ski resorts are very easily accessible. Of course, you know what that means — less time on the road means more time on the slopes!

Neighbourhood amenities and local businesses

Whatever your food craving may be, you’ll find a restaurant to satisfy it in North Vancouver. With a wide range of great eateries, it’s the perfect place for couples to indulge their inner (or out) foodie selves. Let’s be real; we all need a day off from cooking every now and again.

If you’re in the mood for some healthy plant-based eats, we recommend spending an entire day at Buddha-Full, or for the freshest seafood around — The Crab Shop is your go-to.

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Looking for something to do on date night? Head over to one of North Vancouver’s local breweries for a craft brew or tasting experience. With options like Bridge Brewing Company and Wildeye Brewery, there’s no need to journey downtown.

North Vancouver is home to a plethora of shops and food options, so you never have to venture far — the convenience of everything you need is in close proximity. Knowing all fo your essentials are blocks away is one of the best feelings in the world. (Sorrynotsorry, SkyTrain.)

Friendly neighbourhood

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It goes without saying: Vancouver is a friendly city. And North Vancouver is known to have some of the friendliest people around (what’s not to love about that?). That’s why many families and young couples choose have decided to call the are home. You only have to step outside your front door to connect with like-minded people.

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Okay, now imagine living somewhere you can enjoy the city and the slopes all in one day, a place where you can take in spectacular mountain vistas from your own home.

Here’s the thing: This could happen a lot sooner than you think. Brought to you by Intergulf Development Group, the West Tower at Hunter at Lynn Creek features 27-stories of one, two, and three-bedroom living spaces in North Vancouver’s newest neighbourhood — just 20 minutes from Downtown Vancouver.

Lobby/Hunter at Lynn Creek

Hunter West is the latest landmark of Lynn Creek. Picture yourself living here — gorgeous European-inspired interiors, amazing views of the mountains, and with all of life’s amenities either an elevator ride away or at your doorstep. Whether it’s the gym, hosting a dinner party for your friends, or a relaxing spa day, Hunter West is made to be the perfect living space for young families and couples.

Living room/Hunter at Lynn Creek

Outdoor courtyard/Hunter at Lynn Creek

Hunter at Lynn Creek’s brand new presentation centre featuring a 2-bedroom display home is now open at 1519 Hunter Street. Register now and visit to learn more.