About North Vancouver
In the postwar years, the City and the District of North Vancouver continued to grow, with most of the growth taking place in the District because of its greater land resources. The opening of the Cleveland Dam
in 1954, the new Lions Gate Hospital in 1961, new municipal halls, and other significant developments such as the Lonsdale Quay market are changing the face of the North Shore. The proposed development of the
former shipyards will bring a massive infusion of culture, business and people, many eager to hike mountain trails, ski and participate in outdoor activities just minutes from their doorstep.
While industry was the engine that propelled North Vancouver for much of this century, this has now largely been replaced by enterprises more in tune with present economic realities. Many North Shore companies are
in the business of creating and marketing high technology.
The television and film industry has made the area the centre of Hollywood North. Filming of the popular series The X-Files took place in
North Vancouver for five seasons, with many of its "wilderness" sequences shot in the Seymour Demonstration Forest.
What lies ahead for North Vancouver? Certainly its days as a quiet residential escape from Vancouver'
s hubbub are numbered. Development of the waterfront east of Lonsdale Quay may be the next step in realizing the dreams of North Vancouver's founders of a centre for sophisticated urban living
removed from the frustrations of urban life, with quick and easy access to some of the most magnificent mountain recreation anywhere. Whatever the future brings, it is certain to involve major changes.
Important Birding Areas (IBA)
Greater Vancouver Watershed, BC http://www.bsc-eoc.org/iba/site.jsp?siteID=BC038