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Capilano - Grouse - Lynn - Lonsdale

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Capilano - Grouse - Lynn - Lonsdale

Earlier this was recommended for a day trip

Capilano Suspension Bridge - 1 - 1.5 hours

Grouse Mountain - 2-3 hours

Lynn Canyon Suspension Bridge - 1 - 1.5 hours

Lonsdale Quay - 45 minutes

http://www.bing.com/maps/?v=2&cp=49.343907946065634~-123.06107360839844&lvl=12&dir=0&sty=r&cid=FAFD830E0CA129CD!10499

1. Is this the best order for driving around?

2. Any good lunch and coffee places on the way?

3. Other tips?

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1. Re: Capilano - Grouse - Lynn - Lonsdale

Lonsdale Quay will have some nice places for a lunch. Grouse Mountain will too, but it will cost you more.

Are you really keen to see both Capilano and Lynn Canyon?? Capilano costs heaps, Lynn Canyon is free, and more "natural".

I also like to send people up to Grouse Mountain later in the day, assuming it's a clear day, to watch the city lights come on. Not necessary of course, but really beautiful. And you need to time it right, unless you want to spend more than 3 hours up there.... just a thought.

Park Royal mall is huge, on both sides of the road, and there are lots of restaurants in there. Or travel further west to West Vancouver, along the same road, and there are cute little shops and more interesting restaurants there.

Make sure you cross the border with a FULL tank of gas!

Edit: I mean fill up in Blaine before crossing into Canada..

Edited: 15 June 2012, 04:00
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2. Re: Capilano - Grouse - Lynn - Lonsdale

Hi littletramp ~

Yes I think the order you have laid out is fine. You could switch Cap with Grouse as you please.

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On the above link, you will find transit directions between these 4 locations. Forget the transit directions, and look at the tiny.url maps for driving from either Grouse to Lynn Canyon or from Cap to Lynn Canyon. You can cut across the mountain in 15 minutes or so. Otherwise, the roads in North Vancouver are all geared to go over the existing bridges (many creeks flow down the mountains) which means driving down to the bottom of the mountain before going east or west. The maps show you the way across mid mountain.

Restos:

For breakfast, The Tomahawk on Philip south of Marine Drive in North Van. Best for breakfast, but great for their pie and coffee later. Family business, started up in the 1920s, fantastic "museum" of artifacts from the early days, mostly First Nations, but some pioneering things. http://www.tomahawkrestaurant.com/ Here's the location: http://goo.gl/maps/u6SV

Mythos Greek on Lonsdale at 18th St.

White Spot on Lonsdale at 23rd St.

Brown's Social House at Lynn Valley Center, Lynn Valley Road and Mountain Highway.

Delany's coffee at Lynn Valley Center

Burgoo on Lonsdale south of Esplanade

Earl's on Marine Drive west of Capilano Rd.

Parking at Lonsdale Quay:

You need to get yourself to the corner of Chesterfield and Esplanade from your last location. Then follow the blue route on the following map to balloon C. Zoom the map for detail. The entry to the Lonsdale Quay underground parking lot is at C and is free for 2 hours. There may be a small line up of cars there if the lot is full, depends on the day, but it wouldn't be a long wait and approaching from A to B to C will put you on the correct side of the road.

http://goo.gl/maps/0kO4

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3. Re: Capilano - Grouse - Lynn - Lonsdale

thank you very much MuftiMixAndMatch - that's awesome information

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