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  • West Vancouver
  • North Vancouver
  • Richmond
  • Delta
  • Tsawwassen
  • Burnaby
  • Port Moody
  • Coquitlam and Port Coquitlam
  • New Westminster
  • Surrey
  • White Rock
  • Pitt Meadows
  • Langley
  • Maple Ridge
  • Mission
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West Vancouver
Vancouver BC Canada

Located north of Downtown Vancouver, West Vancouver is a city of spacious homes and stunning sea views resting on the slopes of the North Shore Mountains. A highlight of any day trip to the West Van is a walk through the 80 acres of old growth forest known as Lighthouse Park. If you're extremely lucky, you may get the chance to see seal basking near the rocks in Howe Sound.


  • West Vancouver Community
  • West Vancouver Memorial Library

North Vancouver
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At the water's edge in North Vancouver, is the color and bustle life of Lonsdale Quay Market. Further up the mountain's side, you can find the peaceful beauty of the Lynn Canyon Park and Ecology Centre, the exciting thrill of the Capilano Suspension Bridge and the awesome beauty of a full view of the Fraser Valley from the top of the Grouse Mountain tram.


  • North Vancouver Shopping
  • District of North Vancouver
  • North Vancouver Public Library

Vancouver BC Canada

The city of Richmond takes its shape from the Fraser River and is surrounded by the Fraser River's North and South Arms. The city is protected from flooding by man made high dikes which are ideal if you want to go for a short stroll or cycle a bike. It is a rapidly growing city with a large community of Asians.


  • Richmond Shopping
  • City of Richmond Council
  • Richmond Public Library

Vancouver BC Canada

Across the river from Steveston is the municipality of Delta and is known far and wide among bird loves as the home of George C. Reifel Bird Sanctuary. It provides a critical stopover point for migratory birds flying north or south along the Pacific flyway. You can take a stroll along the broadwalks and see over 350 species of migratory birds.


  • Municipality of Delta, BC

Vancouver BC Canada

At the southern tip of the Delta lies the community of Tsawwassen and the Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal, where you can take a journey to Victoria and Nanaimo, on Vancouver Island.


  • Municipality of Delta, BC

Vancouver BC Canada

Sandwiched between the Fraser River's North Arm and Burrard Inlet is the town of Burnaby which is Vancouver's next door neighbor. Once known as a sleepy suburb, it has become a busy place with the emergence of the huge Metrotown Shopping Centre. It now draws shoppers from every corner of the region and the Simon Fraser University atop the Burnaby Mountain attracts students from around the world. A more recent addition to Burnaby is the Crystal Mall which has a number of Chinese shops offering exotic wares from China, Hong Kong and Taiwan.


  • Burnaby Shopping
  • Map of Burnaby
  • City of Burnaby Council
  • Burnaby Public Library

Port Moody
Vancouver BC Canada

Located just east of Burnaby is the city of Port Moody which is often described as a horseshoe shape around the far end of the Burrrad Inlet. The port was originally slated to become one of Canada's largest city on the Pacific Coast but the Canadian Pacific Railway decided to move its railway terminus 20km further down the inlet to Vancouver. The community of this quiet and snug city say it is probably the best thing that could have happened to them. Port Moody is now blessed with the peaceful sight of the Belcarra Regional Park and a number of beautiful lakes.


  • City of Port Coquitlam
  • Port Moody Public Library

Coquitlam and Port Coquitlam
Vancouver BC Canada

Port Moody, Coquitlam and Port Coquitlam from the Tri Cities area is a region that is coming into its own as a unique urban environment. New town centres like the Coquitlam Centre offer opportunities for shopping and dining as well as a chance to experience some fine artworks. Even though Coquitlam has become urbanized, it has a number of untouched parks for hikes and mountain bike riding. You can choose to hike up the marshes and rocky knolls of the Minnekhada Regional Park or take the Port Coquiltlam Trail.


  • City of Port Coquitlam

New Westminster
Vancouver BC Canada

Where the Fraser River's two branches meet lies the city of New Westminster. Chosen for its easily defended position on a hill overlooking a river, the 'royal city' has never forgotten that it was once a fine colonial capital when Vancouver was still a young city. When in the New West, try taking a cruise up the river and browse the shops at the Westminster Quay or walk along the shores of the Fraser River.


  • Surrey Shopping
  • City of New Westminster
  • New Westminster Public Library

Vancouver BC Canada

Surrey is opposite New Westminster and is a city of such extent that it stretches from the Fraser River's south bank all the way to the ocean and the United State border. Surrey is a vibrant new 'edge city' and is considered as one of the fastest growing in Canada. Around Cloverdale is where you can find rodeo and reminiscent of the old cowboy days. Be sure to check out the annual Cloverdale Rodeo.


  • Surrey Shopping
  • Map of Surrey
  • City of Surrey
  • Surrey Public Library

    White Rock
    Vancouver BC Canada

    To the south of Surrey is the city of White Rock which is perched on one of the prettiest and loveliest beaches in the Lower Mainland. If you are planning on visiting White Rock, try wandering along these white sandy beaches, browse through the galleries and dine during dinner time in one of the many restaurants overlooking the dark sea. See:

    • White Rock Online

    Pitt Meadows
    Vancouver BC Canada

    Just north of Surrey is Pitt Meadows which is surrounded on three sides by water. To the south is the Fraser River, the west is Pitt Lake which is the largest freshwater tidal lake in North America and a great place to go boating, and hems Pitt Meadows in the north. While here, why not visit any of the three 18 hole golf courses or watch out for the many wildlife and bird life from atop one of the many riverside dikes.


    • District of Pitt Meadows

    Vancouver BC Canada

    Langley has many opportunities for activities like horseback riding, live theatres, art gallaries and the chance to visit the only estate winery in the Fraser Valley. Located on the Fraser River is British Columbia's oldest European settlement and the birthplace of the province. It is the home to the Langely National Historic Site (View brief history of Fort Langley) and is a working museum seeking to recreate the life in the early years of fur trade. Visit Langley Museum for more information.


    • City of Langley

    Maple Ridge
    Vancouver BC Canada

    Maple Ridge is located across the Fraser River from Fort Langley and is considered one of the newest and fastest growing communities in the Lower Mainland. If you are planning on visiting Maple Ridge, try hiking in the vast Golden Ears Provincial Park.


    • District of Maple Ridge

    Vancouver BC Canada

    The Mission is famous for its Mission's Heritage Park music concerts and the annual folk festival. Try touring Vancouver's own Westminster Abbey, the Benedictine Monastery or catch the action at the Mission Raceways.


    • Directory of Mission

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