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Marine Drive in North Van – your new happy place.

First timers to families of five, discover these six great neighbourhoods in Marine Drive.

The six neighbourhoods located in the Marine Drive area in the District of North Vancouver are easy to access via Marine Drive – a major east-west arterial, with single family homes, condominiums & townhomes close to shopping, recreation & quality schools. From verdant enclaves to classic west coast waterfront, the neighbourhoods in Marine Drive include Hamilton, Norgate, Pemberton, Pemberton Heights, Hamilton Heights & Mosquito Creek. From Marine Drive, Lions Gate Bridge is just five minutes away, while the finest hiking trails, mountain bike tracks, dog walk escapes, scenic waterfront and the best of Mother Nature on the North Shore beckons.


The Marine Drive neighbourhoods are members of School District 44 in North Vancouver. Parents will find an excellent range of public and private educational institutions to select from. There’s Westview Elementary and Norgate Community Elementary with grades K to 7, and Capilano Elementary with International Baccalaureate accreditation. For high schools there’s Carson Graham Secondary, Bodwell High School a private institution and St. Thomas Aquinas Regional Catholic School with grades 8 to 12.


The six neighbourhoods in the Marine Drive area in the District of North Vancouver are situated with the shores of Burrard Inlet and Welch Street to the south, McGuire Avenue jumping up to Glenaire Drive to the west, Highway 1 and the Trans Canada Highway to the north and Bewicke Avenue and Larson Road to the east.

Residential Housing

For families looking to purchase a new home, the Marine Drive neighbourhoods of North Vancouver offer an attractive selection of single family properties, townhomes, condominiums & apartments. The Hamilton neighbourhood has a convenient location where you can walk to shops and transit. The Hamilton Heights enclave is popular for its waterfront views across from the Vancouver skyline. In the Norgate neighbourhood, look for terrific value with one level ranch style homes built after World War ll averaging under 1,700 sq. ft. First time buyers should consider the Pemberton neighbourhood with numerous concrete high-rises close to the Capilano River. High above Marine sits Pemberton Heights with mostly detached properties on level streets, a perfect child friendly neighbourhood. Or enjoy stunning city views from a new 3 bedroom townhome in the Mosquito Creek neighbourhood.

The Mosquito Creek Ravine to Grouse Mountain is a haven for dog walkers and mountain bikers


North Vancouver is renowned around the continent for forest escapes, hiking trails & awesome skiing and snowboarding just minutes away on local mountains. The Mosquito Creek Ravine to Grouse Mountain is a haven for dog walkers and mountain bikers. Discover easy access to the North Shore Spirit Trail – a 35km greenway from Horseshoe Bay to Deep Cove. Nearby is the Grant Connell Tennis Centre with year round tennis and an official Tennis Canada Development Centre. Boaters and sailing enthusiasts will enjoy the Burrard Yacht Club on the Hamilton waterfront with affordable moorage, group socials & vaunted junior program.


For family dining, take out or sushi on Netflix night, the Marine Drive neighbourhoods in North Vancouver have plenty to offer. Local favourites include A & W, the Cactus Club and Sushi Town. Down from the North Shore Auto Mall is Thomas Haas Fine Chocolates & Patisserie. Yumm. Nearby is the lovely Edgemont Village with Italian at Bufala, BjornBar Bakery, Coco Froyo and more. A local favourite is the famous Tomahawk Barbecue Restaurant on Marine built in 1930 – featured on ‘Diners, Drive-ins and Dives’ and where musician Bryan Adams was a dishwasher as a teenager in the 1970s.


Capilano Mall on Marine has been a staple of these North Vancouver neighbourhoods for over 50 years. With over 400,000 square feet, well known retailers include Walmart, Starbucks & a Government Liquor Store. The recently redeveloped Pemberton Plaza is home to Save-On-Foods, one of the largest and longest grocery retailers in British Columbia. Other destinations include the White Spot, Post Office and VanCity Credit Union. In Pemberton Heights all the locals pop into ‘The Corner Stone Bistro’ open since the early 1920s, your home away from home featuring fresh flowers, organic coffees, baked goods & take ‘n’ bake pizza.


All six of these North Shore neighbourhoods are in close proximity to Marine Drive, a main east-west arterial connecting to Highway 1, the Lions Gate Bridge and Grouse Mountain. BC Transit has frequent buses along Marine Drive with connections to Seabus at Lonsdale Quay, West Vancouver and downtown Vancouver.

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