Lower Lonsdale Houses for Sale
Search all Lower Lonsdale houses for sale and real estate listings below. Lower Lonsdale is a neighbourhood within North Vancouver, BC, tucked against the Burrard Inlet. Notable amenities include the Lonsdale Quay Market, the Shipyards, Mosquito Creek Marina, and a few retail shops along Lonsdale Avenue.
Lower Lonsdale homes tend to be a mix of detached, single-family homes, townhouses, and condominiums. Newer condominiums can be found the closer you are to Burrard Inlet, offering water views and convenient access to nearby shops. Single-family homes come in various styles, as most have been built throughout the years. Craftsman, mid-century modern, and contemporary are the primary style for both townhouses and single-family homes. To request up-to-date information about properties for sale in Lower Lonsdale, or to arrange a private showing, contact your North Vancouver real estate experts today!
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Real Estate in Lower Lonsdale
Lower Lonsdale is one of the oldest communities in North Vancouver. Still, the real estate scene has exploded over the years, and the area is best known for being close to the water. The most prominent real estate opportunities are high-rise and low-rise condo developments and other multi-family developments. Several townhomes are also available in newer complexes and older townhomes that have since seen updates. Lower Lonsdale is popular among young and middle-aged individuals who enjoy the waterfront views and quick access to a hip and energetic downtown.
The Shipyards District is a development in Lower Lonsdale that offers a unique environment. one of this city’s oldest and fastest-growing urban neighbourhoods. The panoramic views of Vancouver's skyline and mountain backdrop attract residents to one of the most desired neighbourhoods in North Vancouver.
About Lower Lonsdale
Lower Lonsdale is a historic ship-building neighbourhood in North Vancouver. It was initially inhabited by the Squamish peoples, who built villages along the shoreline. Lonsdale is named after Arthur Pemberton Heywood-Lonsdale, who, with the assistance of J.P. Fell, opened land to settlers in 1903. Lower Lonsdale was once a marine industrial hub for Vancouver, hosting the largest shipyard in Canada in the early 1900s. Today this waterfront neighbourhood is very trendy, with up-and-coming businesses and shops. Some residents fondly refer to Lower Lonsdale as “LoLo.” The old shipyards have been taken over by diverse dining options, eclectic shops, and cafes. This has also made way for other buildings, condominiums, and public spaces.
Within the community, homeowners can take advantage of the John Braithwaite Community Center, which provides different programs and activities for all ages. There is something for all residents, from the prenatal swim class to senior paint classes. Lower Lonsdale offers residents several restaurants and pubs, an ice cream shop, a brewing company, and even a bowling alley. Lower Lonsdale is also a popular tourist spot with three of the nicest hotels in North Vancouver.
Lower Lonsdale is just over ten minutes from downtown Vancouver so residents can easily travel by car to the many amenities offered. For those who don't own a vehicle, nearby neighbourhoods are easily accessible via public transit, including the Lonsdale Quay SeaBus terminal and bus exchange. The terminal of the TransLink ferry service is located at Lonsdale Quay. It offers connections to Vancouver’s Waterfront Station as frequently as fifteen minutes at peak times, and beside the SeaBus is the North Shore’s main public bus terminal.
There are several elementary and secondary schools in Lower Lonsdale. Teaching K-9 includes Westview Elementary, Queen Mary Community School, Andre-Piolat, Ridgeway Elementary, Queensbury Elementary, Larson Elementary, Carisbrooke Elementary, and Braemar Elementary.
Youth in grades 7-12 can attend Sutherland Secondary, Carson Graham Secondary, and Mountainside Secondary. There are also a few Catholic schools and a few small colleges for continuing education.
Things To Do in Lower Lonsdale
Shipyards Night Market is a large and free weekly night market that features local artisans, food trucks, a beer garden and live music at Shipbuilders’ Square on Fridays between May and September. In July and August, the Shipyards Summer Sessions Concerts offer free live music at Shipbuilders’ Square on Saturday evenings. The Shipyards Festival also hosts a music festival and street party in September. The event features live entertainment, an artisan market and many family-friendly activities. There is even a Christmas festival in December featuring live music and an artisan market.
The Shipyard Commons is a massive outdoor facility but is completely covered. It offers free public skating in the winter, an 8,000-square-foot water park in the summer and all kinds of community events and activities year-round. It was completed in 2019, with 20,000 square feet of event space and underground parking.
MONOVA: the Museum of North Vancouver
The Museum of North Vancouver, Located in the heart of The Shipyards, was founded in 1894 and was rebranded as the Museum of Vancouver in 2009. The museum holds a rare amount of Vancouver history and an extensive collection of donated objects and antiques.
The Polygon Gallery
The Polygon Gallery is a vibrant art institution proud to showcase the histories and evolving technologies of photography and related media. The Gallery has been running for over forty years and has hosted over 300 exhibitions. You can view artwork from world‐renowned and emerging artists, and the Gallery hosts events and gallery tours.
One of the most popular parks nearby is Waterfront Park. It has a dock, large grassy area, playground and collection of local art. The park also features a Japanese garden and an off-leash dog area. They host festivals throughout the year, and the park connects to the Spirit Trail, which runs along North Vancouver's waterfront all the way to West Vancouver.