Shipyards Festival Set to Take Over Lower Lonsdale

Live music on three stages and entertainment for all ages set against Vancouver’s skyline.

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Shipyards Festival Set to Take Over Lower Lonsdale

Shipyards Grand Opening marks a unique new space on Vancouver’s North Shore

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Although we were devastated to hear that the 2019 Fun City Festival and its giant waterslide down Lonsdale Avenue was cancelled for the year, spirits were raised after hearing about the Shipyards Grand Opening on July 20 in North Vancouver.

The Shipyards is a unique, interactive, and activity-driven place in the heart of North Vancouver, just a quick Seabus ride from Downtown.

There will be activity and entertainment throughout the waterfront for all ages and you’ll get a first look into the exciting new spaces that will be opening with the Shipyards.

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Shipyards Grand Opening marks a unique new space on Vancouver’s North Shore

Kids In Vancouver: Soak Up The Scenery At The Shipyards Night Market

Shipyards Night Market | Photo: Vancouver's North Shore

Shipyards Night Market | Photo: Vancouver’s North Shore

The Lonsdale Quay on Vancouver’s North Shore is a great place to spend a warm Spring day shopping, playing and dining with kids, but the fun doesn’t stop when the sun sets.

Beginning on May 6th, the neighbouring Shipyards Night Market will be open to visitors – accessible every Friday night from 5pm to 10pm. Entering its fifth year, the night market on The Shore has exploded as one of the top, can’t-miss outdoor events in the city – and it’s not just popular for its beer gardens.

Here are 5 reasons why the North Vancouver Shipyards Night Market is the perfect spot for soaking up the scenery with family on Friday nights.

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Kids In Vancouver: Soak Up The Scenery At The Shipyards Night Market

Got Culture? 2 New $10-Million-Plus Museums Coming to Vancouver’s North Shore

Historical photo of North Vancouver shipyards

Historical photo of North Vancouver shipyards

The North Vancouver waterfront is one step closer to getting a landmark $10-million museum to showcase its rich history.

This week, the federal government chipped in with a huge $2.2-million cheque for the high-tech project, which will revitalize the historic Pipe Shop shipyard and is expected to attract 60,000 visitors a year.

Construction is expected to begin as soon as early 2016 on the new North Vancouver Museum and Archives. It will anchor the dramatic transformation of the waterfront from industrial space to tourist-friendly, must-see destination (similar to the remaking of Vancouver’s Granville Island decades ago).

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Got Culture? 2 New $10-Million-Plus Museums Coming to Vancouver’s North Shore