Lonsdale Quay Market in Lower Lonsdale, North Vancouver

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Lonsdale Quay Market in Lower Lonsdale, North Vancouver

The Lonsdale Quay Market, located in the Lower Lonsdale area of North Vancouver, is a mecca for anyone searching for fresh, local produce, freshly cut flowers, fish, meat, delis, arts & crafts, clothing, local wine, and great restaurants.  The Quay came to life during Expo 86, and hasn't looked back.  Located right by the ocean, near a working ship building site, Lonsdale Quay has attracted foodies and latte lovers alike.  This is a wonderful place to hang out in the summer, sit on the deck, and look across at the downtown Vancouver skyline. 

Lonsdale Quay - Lower Lonsdale - North Vancouver

Lower Lonsdale is a neighbourhood of condos and townhouses, with everything you'd need within walking distance.  There is a distinct west coast maritime feel all around, complete with brightly coloured tug boats mooring right by the Quay.  In the summer there's a fresh farmer's market outdoors, also, with lots of organic produce to choose from.  Lonsdale Quay is the place to be on a lazy Saturday afternoon, sitting on the deck by the ocean, with an ice cream and a couple of seagulls eying you closely.

Lonsdale Quay - Lower Lonsdale - North Vancouver

It's great to stroll by the shops at Lonsdale Quay.  The Artisan Wine Shop is a great place to find local B.C. wines and ice wines.

Lonsdale Quay - Lower Lonsdale - North Vancouver

The Quay has two levels for your shopping pleasure, with the remaining floors being the Lonsdale Quay Hotel. 

Lonsdale Quay - Lower Lonsdale - North Vancouver

You don't need a car when you live close to Lonsdale Quay.  This is a tug boat, moored right next to the Market.   

The Market is open 7 days a week, from 9am - 7pm (with retail shops opening at 10am), and restaurants staying open until later.

Treat yourself.  Visit the Lonsdale Quay Market in Lower Lonsdale.

Comments (17)

Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Sally- Lonsdale Quay Market looks like my kind of place.  It's exactly where I'd want to go and explore.  Look at your framed pics!!!

Jun 28, 2011 03:27 PM
Kristine Ginsberg
Elite Staging and Redesign, LLC - Short Hills, NJ
NJ Home Stager

Sally - The Lonsdale Quay Market looks like a great place and fun way to spend the day! Vancouver is so beautiful - you guys have it all!

Jun 28, 2011 04:08 PM
Lori Churchill Cofer
Beasley Realty - Pullman, WA
Realtor - 509-330-0086 - Pullman, WA

Sally,

That market looks a lot like Pike Market in Seattle....now you have gone and done it...I am craving seafood!  :)

Jun 28, 2011 04:40 PM
Hrisco & Associates
Hrisco & Associates - Roanoke, TX
Roanoke Homes for Sale - Roanoke Neighborhoods

Hi Sally, Lonsdale Quay market looks like a cool place to visit, of course anywhere in Vancouver or that area, looks pretty cool, I know Victoria is Beautiful, been there.   Gave me some great ideas for future posts in my area, thanks.   I see you been to the Kristine G school of photo presentation like me....

Jun 28, 2011 04:43 PM
Peg Barcelo
Fluff My House! Home Staging Inc. 250.486.6369 - Summerland, BC
The FlufftasticStager from Summerland, BC

Seaside! What a great post and pix! Your sponsored page is going to be dy-no-mite! :D It makes me want to visit!

Jun 28, 2011 05:37 PM
Sally Weatherley
EXIT STAGE RIGHT - Vancouver, BC
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C

Kathy - Well, they don't serve aligator here, but they have pretty much everything else...  I usually do the drop away shadow framing, but Kristine inspired me!

Kristine - It does make for a great day, and if I have company over, I'll usually dash down to the quay for some fresh crab.  If ever you're on the west coast...

Lori - I have a feeling that Lonsdale Quay was "inspired" by Pike's Market - there are just too many similarities.  Oh, you must be psychic - my next post will be addressing seafood!

John - Isn't it funny how we all move around.  I was in Houston several years ago and loved it.  I love Victoria, too.  It's way more British than in England.  Yes, Kristine inspires a lot of us.  She's the best!

Jun 28, 2011 05:39 PM
Sally Weatherley
EXIT STAGE RIGHT - Vancouver, BC
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C

Peg - Well what are you waiting for?  Come on out!  Peggy Sue and Seaside Sally - Part II!

Jun 28, 2011 05:42 PM
Alicia Barrington
THE ORIGINAL HOUSTON HOME STAGING - Katy, TX
Houston Home Staging Presents Alicia Barrington

May I ask how one pronounces Quay?  Is it key, or kway?  I just never know.  Either way, it's a nice place to visit, and I probably wouldn't mind living there!  Actually, this reminds me of Toronto with just a touch of San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf.

Jun 28, 2011 08:06 PM
Roger D. Mucci
Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092 - Euclid, OH
Lets shake things up at your home today!

Sorry I haven't mentioned this sooner, but I love the new photo Sally.........fabulous.  Lonsdale Quay Market looks like a fun place to hang out............I could spend the day there!

Jun 28, 2011 10:38 PM
Judy Klem
Transition Stage LLC - Shelton, CT
Home Staging, Senior Move Management, Fairfield/New Haven counties

Hi Sally - That looks like a perfect way to spend a great vacation day! Some day I'll get out there again (she says with great longing...).

Jun 29, 2011 02:01 AM
Sally Weatherley
EXIT STAGE RIGHT - Vancouver, BC
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C

Tom - That's a very good question.  Here we say "key", but my mum, who is British, pronounces it "kay".  I've heard that said before, that Vancouver's like Toronto, but with mountains and an ocean thrown in.  Oh yeh, and warmer weather!

Roger - Awww, thanks, Roger.  Glad you like my new pic.  Oh yes, I can just imagine you wandering through the quay at leisure.

Judy - It would be so great to have all my American friends come up here.  What fun we'd have!

Jun 29, 2011 03:42 AM
David Stevens
Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty, Victoria BC Canada - Victoria, BC
Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty

Sally - What great pictures of Lonsdale Quay. I think Vancouver and Victoria have the best of everything!

Cheers from the island ...

Jun 29, 2011 03:51 AM
Sally Weatherley
EXIT STAGE RIGHT - Vancouver, BC
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C

David - I couldn't agree more.  Here's to our Vancouver/Victoria mutual admiration society!

Jun 29, 2011 03:58 AM
Malcolm Johnston
Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario - Trenton, ON
Trenton Real Estate

That looks like a really neat place Sally, sort of like a very modern St. Lawrence Market without all the pungent summertime odours.

Jun 29, 2011 05:03 AM
Sally Weatherley
EXIT STAGE RIGHT - Vancouver, BC
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C

Malcolm - Ha ha!  Call me crazy, but there's something I love about the rawness of the St. Lawrence Market - yup, smells and all!

Jun 29, 2011 05:12 AM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Looks like an awesome place to walk around and a great way to visit your beautiful area!

Jun 29, 2011 09:53 AM
Sally Weatherley
EXIT STAGE RIGHT - Vancouver, BC
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C

Sharon - It's fantastic on a sunny day.  Unfortunately, it was a bit cloudy the day I shot these photos. 

Jun 29, 2011 02:15 PM