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North Vancouver, Canada

Main living area and kitchen

Main living area and kitchen

Outside deck and bbq

Outside deck and bbq

Master bedroom ensuite bathroom

Master bedroom ensuite bathroom

Master Bedroom ensuite

Master Bedroom ensuite

Main living area and kitchen Outside deck and bbq Master bedroom ensuite bathroom Master Bedroom ensuite
Silver

Member since

2003

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House in North Vancouver, Canada

Our neighbourhood is located at the foot of the North Shore mountains, just a 20 minute drive from downtown Vancouver.  Our comfortable 4 bedroom, 4500 square foot home is situated on an 18 hole public golf course (Northlands) at the base of a ski mountain (Seymour) where there are hiking, biking and walking trails. 

The main floor of our house has a fully equipped kitchen with an open plan family room and dining room, a gas fireplace and a high definition 100+ channel TV with surround sound. This floor has a half bath and an office. The adjoining deck has a large marble table as well as a gas BBQ and heater. There is also a hot tub in the back yard.

 
On the second floor is the master bedroom with a private ensuite that includes a bath and separate shower, a king size bed, television and fireplace.  Also on this floor are two additional bedrooms, one with a double size bed and the other with a bunk bed.  There is a full bathroom adjacent to these bedrooms. A laundry facility is located on this floor (a second washer and dryer is located in the suite downstairs)

Downstairs is another family room with lots of amenities, including a piano, elliptical trainer, weights, wii  and a tv with surround sound.  There is a full bathroom off the family room.

 
Our neighborhood is ideal for walking/hiking and biking either on the mountain trails or the roads.  We are a 3 minute drive (or 10 minute walk) from the nearest shopping centre which has a Safeway grocery store, pharmacy, cafe, liquor store, juice bar, Little Ceasar’s pizza, Subway, and sushi restaurant in addition to other shops.   There is a library here as well as a public recreation centre that has weight rooms and exercise classes.  Another recreation centre which has an indoor pool and squash courts in addition to the weight rooms is a 5 minute drive from the house. 

Nearby is a quaint area called Deep Cove (about a 5 minute drive or half an hour walk from our home) where you can rent a kayak or just relax at the beach.  On the main street there is an excellent bistro with a deck that overlooks the bay (Arms Reach), a cafe with doughnuts (Honey's), gift shops, ice cream, sushi restaurant, a pizza place and clothes shops.  In the summer, there are open air concerts in the park. 
 
A 3 minute drive from Deep Cove is Dollarton shopping centre where there is a Starbucks, a good restaurtant (the Villiage Table) spa, liquor store, physio, Curves and health food store. 

The North Shore of Vancouver has so much to offer.  The trails go for miles from North Vancouver to West Vancouver. There are small hikes such as Quarrie Rock which has a beautiful view of the inlet at Deep Cove or more challenging hikes including the Grouse Grind at Grouse Moutain.  You can swim and collect shells on the beach at Caites Park, buy fresh seafood and local goods at Lonsdale Quay, take the gondola up Grouse Mountain to watch the lumberjack show and see the grizzly bears, take a dizzying walk over the Lynn Valley Canyon or larger Capilano Suspension Bridges, or just hang out at Ambleside Beach under the Lions Gate Bridge. 

Vancouver is a city surrounded natural beauty yet it maintains a cosmopolitan feel.  It is a multicultural city and that diversity is reflected in the variety of ethnic restaurants and markets.  There are many high quality but very affordable restaurants which showcase the regional cuisine as well as many of the local Okanagan wines and microbrewery beers. Vancouver has many museums, galleries and theatres as well as beautiful parks and gardens for leisurely strolls, including our famous Stanley Park and Vancouver Aquarium in the heart of the downtown core.  If you are a Shakespeare buff (or just enjoy theatre) there is also Bard on the Beach where plays are held outside at Vanier Park in Kitsilano.  
Our home is a 1-1/2 - 2 hour drive to Whistler, where you can canoe, ride a zip line, hike, golf and enjoy the world class biking trails in the summer.  You can also ski in the summer at the top of the mountain.  Ferry access to the Gulf and Vancouver Islands is conveniently close. Seattle and the San Juan Islands in the US are only a three hour drive away. 

Our family has done 5 exchanges in France, San Diego, Monterey, Kona and the Canary Islands.
 
Please view the following websites which help showcase all of the wonderful attractions of the area:

http://www.britishcolumbia.com/regions/towns/?townID=4029

http://www.tourismvancouver.com/visitors/things_to_do/

http://www.hellobc.com/en-CA/default.htm

http://www.bcadventure.com/adventure/explore/vancouver/cities/northvan.htm

http://www.britishcolumbia.com/

http://joecampbell.ca/info.html
 

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Our Family

  • 2 Adults
  • 2 Children
  • 4 Exchanges made

Occupation

  • Lawyers
  • Lawyers

Our Home

  • House Type: House
  • Floor: 3
  • Environment: In the suburbs
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 5
  • Sleeping Capacity: 8

References

In my house

  • Pets - Allowed
  • Small children - Allowed

Exchange Types

  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Long-term exchange wanted
  • Non-simultaneous exchange
  • Home exchange
  • Hospitality exchange
  • Youth exchange
  • Renting possible

Indoor

  • Free internet access
  • Computer available
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Clothes dryer
  • Television

Outdoor

  • Garden
  • Balcony
  • Park / playground
  • Sauna private
  • Garage
  • Bicycles: 4

Facilities

  • No smoking
  • Car necessary
  • Use/Exchange of car
  • Seclusion/Privacy

Our Destination Wish List

  • Open for all offers
  • Fiji
  • Greece
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Cayman Islands
  • Saint Martin
  • Martinique
  • Mexico
  • Portugal
  • Seychelles
  • Turks and Caicos Islands
  • Thailand
  • Cambodia
  • Vietnam
  • Bora Bora, French Polynesia
  • The Bahamas
  • India
  • Africa

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • Français

Our Neighbourhood

Occupation

  • Lawyers
  • Lawyers

Children

  • Girl - Age: 22
  • Girl - Age: 25

Pets

  • We do not have pets.

References

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