Located at the foot of Mount Seymour, Deep Cove is the easternmost neighbourhood in the District of North Vancouver. 

This neighbourhood is on the traditional clamming and fishing grounds of the Squamish Salish native nation. By the 1910s, Deep Cove had become a popular summer resort for Vancouver residents. The population grew in the 1960s and 1970s after the completion of the Second Narrows Bridge. 

Deep Cove has retained its small town feel despite its growth. It is popular among outdoor enthusiasts due to its proximity to the forests, mountains, and the ocean. And if you'd rather relax on your holiday, the boutique shops and cafés should keep you occupied. 

Here's what we recommend:

Quarry Rock
This is by far North Vancouver's most popular hike. It's 3.8 kilometres, 100 metres in elevation, and takes about two hours two hours to complete (less if you have a dog who can pull you up the hill). The hike is part of the Baden Powell Trail, a 48 kilometre hiking trail named after Lord Baden Powell, founder of the Scouting Movement.
The hike takes you over bridges, past waterfalls, and ultimately to a rocky outcrop called Quarry Rock. The view of Indian Arm and Burnaby Mountain will make you forget about all the stairs on the way back down.
To find the trail's entrance, head north on Panorama Drive toward the signs pointing to the Baden Powell Trail.

A'hoy Goods
This shop is the personification of the West Coast. It has just enough nautical overtones to give it a Deep Cove flavour, but not too many to make it cheesy. The store stocks gift items but also women's, men's, and children's clothing and footwear. Oh, and it's owned by Lyndon and Jamie Cormack, the minds behind Herschel Supply Co. so there are plenty of those, too.
4391 Gallant Avenue, North Vancouver

Café Orso
This European inspired café serves breakfast and lunch dishes, and everything in between. The Liege waffles are a great reward after your north shore adventures, and the Ploughman's Lunch will give you fuel if you're having a tough time getting started. The café serves Forty-Ninth Parallel coffee, Blasted Church wine, Deep Cove craft beer, and bread from Nelson the Seagull. Regardless of whether you'll burn off the calories, Café Orso is always worth a visit.
4316 Gallant Avenue, North Vancouver

Honey Doughnuts and Goodies
While Honeys serves brunch and lunch, it's probably best known for its doughnuts. They are baked fresh throughout the day, so chances are you will get to enjoy it warm. These aren't your average doughnuts though - they are so packed with flavour there's no room for the hole! There's a big patio out front (on top of an AstroTurf soccer field) so everyone else can admire your doughnut eating.
4373 Gallant Avenue, North Vancouver

Sunny Side
According to its website, this shop was inspired by the idea of finding an abandoned cottage in the woods on the sunny side of Indian Arm and bringing it back to life. This is probably the most perfect description of this little store. It's filled with succulents, skincare items, tea, ceramics, and textiles. It's the perfect place to find any gift - either for yourself or someone else.
105C - 4390 Gallant Avenue, North Vancouver

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Up until a few years ago, we might have convinced you that Vancouver was still bound by the principles that were put in place during the prohibition. The recent changes to liquor laws, however, have been slowly modernizing the province’s alcohol consumption. This has brought on the recent proliferation of microbreweries, which have been popping up all over Vancouver. More recently, micro-distilleries have been taking advantage of this growing interest in local, small-scale production.

Located in North Vancouver, the Sons of Vancouver is one such distillery, which is dedicated to making good quality, local spirits. Cofounders Richard Klaus and James Lester are originally from Northern British Columbia, where they started learning to brew their own beer in junior high. After a series of events that included early “retirement” and traveling through Mexico, they relocated to Vancouver and decided to open a distillery together. They interned at distilleries in Washington and Portland until they were confident they knew enough to open their own.

After taking over a North Vancouver space in March 2014, the pair started a crowd-funding campaign on Indiegogo to outfit their tasting room. They officially opened their doors in February 2015, with a fully outfitted tasting room where they offer samples of their three products: amaretto, vodka, and chili vodka.

Amaretto No. 82 is named after the 81 failed attempts that came before it, and is the first craft amaretto in North America (that they know of). The pair like the simplicity of old fashioned drinks (like the Old Fashioned), but thought it could be done a little differently. Their amaretto is sweetened with Demerera, BC blackberry honey simple syrup, and a combination of apricot kernels, Bourbon vanilla beans and orange peel. If your mouth isn’t already watering, it pairs so perfectly with ice cream that they teamed up with Earnest Ice Cream to create the Cherry Amaretto Sundae.

Their vodka is equally original, made with BC spring wheat, malted barley and fermented with champagne yeast. The result is a smooth vodka unlike any other you’ve previously tried at your local bar. Finally, if you’re really adventurous (or like to make really good Ceasars), try the Chili Vodka – it’s infused with Thai Dragon chilies and carries enough punch to really wake you up in the morning (or afternoon, or evening…).

The Sons of Vancouver Tasting Room is open Saturday and Sunday from 1:00 to 7:00pm. If you’re not looking to cross the bridge though, their products are available all over the city – check out their website for locations.