The legendary...the real deal.
Few places on earth have had as much impact on the mtb world as Vancouver's North Shore mountains. From way back in the day it has been featured in countless freeride films and inspired trail builders and bikers around the world to replicate "The Shore" style of riding.
Only 45 minutes from the furthest outlying suburb of Metro Vancouver, the beautiful North Shore Mountains are a treasure to both residents and visitors of the region. “The Shore” as it is affectionately referred to by the locals is the backyard playground to the regions 2.3 million residents and offers some of the best mountain biking experiences in BC.
The North Shore community offers a full range of shops and services to support your biking adventure. With 8 bike shops within minutes of trail heads, local hotels that cater to the cycling community and a host of restaurants and snack shops to choose from you will find everything you need to make your day trip or week long adventure enjoyable.
The North Shore trails featured here are brought to you by a partnership of land managers including BC Parks (Mount Seymour), Metro Vancouver (Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve), District of North Vancouver (Mt Fromme) and the North Shore Mountain Biking Association (local trail advocacy group). This partnership extends beyond trail advocacy and maintenance as many of the partners play host to “the shore’s” annual cycling events including the Dirty Duo, the Muddy Buddy, the BC Bike Race and The North Shore Bike Festival, a weekend long event that promotes cycling of all kinds from BMX, Cross-Country and Downhill.
The trails highlighted here are a small selection of trails that can serve as starting points as you discover the wide variety of riding on the original “North Shore”.
Located to the north of Burrard Inlet, the North Shore is a suburb of Vancouver with a population of more than 178,000. It includes three municipalities: the District of West Vancouver, the City of North Vancouver and the District of North Vancouver.
Getting to Vancouver's North Shore is simple, quick, and scenic. The North Shore is linked to Vancouver by two historic bridges: The Ladmark Lions Gate Bridge and the Ironworker's memorial (or Second Narrows) Bridge.
Driving Distances from:
Vancouver, BC Airport = 25 km
Victoria, BC = 125 km
Nanaimo, BC = 80km
Kamloops, BC = 355 km
Bellingham, WA = 56 mi
Seattle, WA = 146 mi
If you are not driving, sit back and enjoy the sights.
One of the most popular and scenic ways to cross Burrard Inlet is by SeaBus, a short 12-minute harbour-hop that zips you from downtown Vancouver to Lonsdale Quay, amidst freighters, tugs, float planes, helicopters and occasional cruise ships and kayaks that ply the bustling harbour. If you are coming from Vancouver Airport, take the Canada Line Skytrain to Waterfront Station. Then take the Seabus accross to the Lonsdale Quay. From the Quay you can either take a taxi or a bus to reach your destination.
You can also take the 210 Bus from downtown right to the base of Fromme Mountain.
Click the Video tab to Check out how easy it is to get the North Shore!