The city of North Vancouver is located 4,469 km away from Ottawa, which would take about 46 hours to drive via the Trans-Canada Highway. The riding also includes the District of North Vancouver, a separate municipality.
Almost 20% of the riding’s labour force uses public transit to get to work. The Frequent Transit Network bus corridor serves the riding, as does the SeaBus, a passenger-only ferry that crosses Vancouver Harbour, connecting the riding to downtown Vancouver.
The City of North Vancouver is separated from the City of Vancouver by the Burrard Inlet. The City of North Vancouver is urban with no mountainous terrain. The District of North Vancouver is comparatively suburban and is mountainous, due to the North Shore Mountains.
Pods of orcas have been spotted in the Burrard Inlet. Residents are encouraged to report sightings of whales, sea turtles, etc., to help scientists develop conservation measures.
About 35% of the riding’s population are immigrants, with some of the largest populations born in Iran, the United Kingdom, and the Philippines.
Persian, Mandarin, and Tagalog are the most common non-official mother tongues in the riding.
Approximately 2% of the riding’s population identify as Aboriginal.
Average individual income is $58,194.
The Grouse Grind is the North Shore's most famous hike. It is a steep 2.9 km trail that climbs 853 m from the bottom gate to the “Grind Timer” at the top. Ninety minutes is the average hiking time. The Skyride cable car will also get you to the top while offering some of the best views of the city. Another option is the Skyride Surf Adventure, where visitors can ride on the roof instead of being inside the tram.
The Cleveland Dam holds back the man-made Capilano Lake. The dam’s main purpose is not to generate hydroelectricity, but to provide pure drinking water for Metro Vancouver.
Singer Bryan Adams, actor Jason Priestley, and NHL hockey players Brett Hull and Paul Kariya are famous alumni of Argyle Secondary School.
The industries that employ the most people in this riding are professional, scientific and technical services.
The riding is home to the Vancouver Shipyards and Vancouver Drydock, which help contribute to Vancouver’s status as an important transportation hub and major gateway for Pan-Pacific trade. Overall, the port contributes about $4 billion to Canada’s GDP.
Grouse Mountain is host to a 1.5 MW wind turbine, which is said to supply about 25% of the Grouse Mountain Resort’s electricity or enough to power 400 homes. This was North America’s first wind turbine to be built at such an extreme high-altitude location.
Capilano University retrofitted its Sportsplex with energy-saving lights, helping the university achieve a 19% reduction in energy consumption.
The Capilano Suspension Bridge was first built in 1889. It stretches 140 metres, suspended 70 metres above the Capilano River – which would reach the height of the Statue of Liberty’s shoulder. Originally made of hemp ropes with a deck of cedar planks, in 1903 it was replaced with a wire cable bridge and then completely rebuilt in 1956. It’s now strong enough to hold 96 full grown elephants.
Indigenous communities in this riding include: