Month: June 2015

Green Leaf Brewing Co

Enjoy a Refreshing Craft Beer at Green Leaf Brewing Co. in the Lonsdale Quay

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If you’re looking for a flavourful and refreshing glass of craft beer, look no further. The Green Leaf Brewing Co. located inside the Lonsdale Quay Market is another North Vancouver hidden gem, now boasting a new outdoor patio.

Green Leaf Brewing Co

Pushing the boundaries of craft beer, Green Leaf produces some innovative new brews along with a wide selection of classic brews for the traditionalists in the house. Their friendly service shines and the environment of Green Leaf is a very enjoyable place to spend an afternoon in North Vancouver. So come on down to fill up your growler or enjoy a flight of their latest brews. If they’re not too busy serving they also offer brewery tours.

If you’re crossing over from downtown Vancouver on the Seabus, head straight to the market entrance near the water and you’ll find Green Leaf. Keep your eyes peeled for several locals enjoying a pint on the outdoor patio, you can’t miss it!

If you arrive at the street entrance, head straight to the far Southwest corner on the ground floor to find Green Leaf.

Don’t miss out on the most delicious beer North Vancouver has to offer.


North Vancouver Hiking

5 North Vancouver Hikes for the Weekend

North Vancouver Hiking

Let’s face it, hiking in North Vancouver is awesome! The beautiful forest is right in our backyard so we might as well take advantage of it. There are many trails to explore throughout the North Vancouver parks and mountains; here are 5 hikes that are of various difficulty levels that are worth checking out.

1. Hike to 30 Foot Pool in Lynn Canyon Park

30 Foot Pool

That’s why we’re all here right? To find that beautiful emerald green swimming hole called 30 Foot Pool that everyone talks about. These precious places can take hours to reach but this one is a lot closer than you think! This hike is perfect for families hoping to find a place to cool off on a hot day. Read More »

2. Hike to Mystery Lake on Mount Seymour

Mystery Lake on Mount Seymour

Looking for stunning views of the city from the top of a mountain? Look no further than Mount Seymour. The hike to Mystery Lake is a bit of a scramble up the alpine but there’s a refreshing swim at the top and some beautiful scenery too! This hike is for all levels but beware the steep alpine trail and loose rocks leading up to the lake. Read more »

3. Hike the Seymour Demonstration Forest

Seymour Demonstration Forest

It’s a paved path like no other. The Seymour Demonstration forest road is closed to vehicles and open to hikers, walkers, runners and riders. If you’re looking for a fairly smooth path to get some exercise or take the kids on a long bike ride, this is the perfect spot. It’s a long road but there’s some goodies at the end including a Fish Hatchery! Read More »

4. Hike to Norvan Falls

Norvan Falls in North Vancouver

Norvan Falls is a long ways from civilization but you’re in for a real treat with spectacular forest scenery and of course the amazing Norvan Falls at the end of the line. It’s a fairly easy path, however it’s a long hike so make sure you’re well prepared with lots of water, food and good hiking shoes! Read More »

5. Hike to Quarry Rock in Deep Cove

Quarry Rock in Deep Cove

There’s more than one reason to visit Deep Cove, and while you’re there you might as well hike to Quarry Rock. Some say it’s a bit strenuous with lots of ascending and descending through the trail with large roots sticking out. It’s a fairly short hike though, and there’s a great view of Deep Cove and Indian Arm at the end too! Read More »


Mystery Lake on Mount Seymour

Hike to Mystery Lake on Mount Seymour

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Some may say this hike is easy, but when you’re hiking an elevation of 150 metres on an alpine of loose rocks in only 3km… it’s not that easy. It’s worth it though, especially on a crystal clear North Vancouver day. If the clouds are low you may find yourself hiking through the fog.

Mystery Lake on Mount Seymour

Take the scenic drive to the top of Mount Seymour and park at the main parking lot. It’s free! The hike to Mystery Lake is pretty straight forward, you hike straight up the alpine switchbacks. Keep to the right near the top of the trail and you’ll find the lake. If you’re unsure of where to go, just follow the trail signs or ask another hiker nearby. There’s usually a steady flow of hikers going to Mystery Lake.

Alpine Flower

When you reach the lake there is a small trail that takes you around it where you’ll find some large rocks near the water to sit on. On a hot day the lake is usually quite crowded so get there early if you plan to stay a while. It’s always recommended to pack light but you will see some carry their favorite floatation device up the mountain to relax on in the lake. Just make sure you bring lots of water, drinking the lake water is not recommended.

Mount Seymour Alpine Trail

The descent back to the parking lot can be fun and it goes a lot faster than the hike up. Just watch your step as the alpine trail has very loose rocks and slippery patches. If this short hike wasn’t quite enough, Mount Seymour has several other trails to choose from but make sure you’re well equipped for a full day of hiking!