North Vancouver greeted the new year with the re-opening of the Seymour River Suspension Bridge— reconnecting the hiking, running and mountain biking trails on the east and west sides of the river. This includes the Fisherman’s Trail and the hiking known as Two Canyon Loop.
The new bridge sits about 100 metres upstream of the old Twin Bridge, which was dismantled in 2014 after flooding from a nearby rockslide raised water levels across much of the river system. Even through the new bridge is complete, Metro crews are still rebuilding some of the trail connections lost to flooding on the east side of the river.
Originally expected to open this past November 2018, the new bridge has been under construction since May 2018.
At 2.5 metres wide and an impressive 73 metres long, this project means suspension bridge experiences are now available on all three of the North Shore’s major rivers: Capilano River with the Capilano Suspension Bridge, Lynn River with its Lynn Canyon Suspension Bridge, and now again, the Seymour River.
Joining the new bridge is another addition to the trail system: a new staircase at the Baden Powell Trail, which will offer hikers a safer option for connecting to trails in the Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve.
We hope everyone enjoyed a happy holiday and that your new year is off to an excellent start! Here’s hoping we see you enjoying one of the many wonderful North Shore trails soon.


Jan 18 – Feb 3
This festival brings together hundreds of chefs, more than 200 restaurants, wineries, craft breweries, suppliers and more for 17 days of food-forward events. Offering tasting menus and other food experiences bound to delight your palate, be sure to explore what North Shore restaurants are taking part in 2019.

Jan 23 | 7PM
Horseshoe Bay, Gleneagles & Whytecliff Town Hall Meeting
Residents of these three communities are invited to attend a Town Hall on the future vision of our community. There are a myriad of proposed changes for our area, and this is an ideal way to stay informed and share your voice. Agenda items include the Local Area Plan, BC Ferries’ Plans, Horseshoe Bay Streetscape, Horseshoe Bay, St. Monica’s proposed rezoning and development, and Marine Drive land assembly. The meeting will be held at Gleneagles Golf Club’s Great Hall

Lonsdale Quay Market will be hosting a day-long celebration for all ages to ring in the Year of the Pig. Fan Dancing will lead a workshop and performance, followed by kids crafts and the Lion Dance blessing throughout the market. Of course, the traditional red envelopes will be available, so make sure to arrive early to get yours before they run out.

Jan 31 | 7 – 9PM
The Mapmaker’s Soul
By know, you certainly know of our passion for boating. It was music to our ears to hear that Coast Salish artist Wade Baker and Mary Tasi will be giving a lecture on their new book, The Hidden Journals: Captain Vancouver & His Mapmaker. The book is a culmination of ten years of research, and explores the records of Captain Vancouver’s travels from an Indigenous perspective. Tickets are $15 and can be bought here.

Feb 9 | 7 – 11:30PM
Giving back to our community is something really important to us both. Join us at this fundraiser to create a new Outdoor Classroom, ensuring everyone at Rockridge has a true West Coast learning experience. Tickets are $60 and can be purchased by clicking here. We’ve already bought our tickets and made a donation.

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January was the sixth month in a row of what is considered a balanced market, with the sales to active listings ratio around 12% across Metro Vancouver. Buyer demand remained below typical 10-year average levels for this time of year, putting continued downward pressure on pricing, particularly single-family detached homes.
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