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NORTH VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA

As North Vancouver Movers, Ferguson Moving and Storage is committed to giving you the best
information for helping you move to or within North Vancouver.

We hope you will find the following information useful.

The City of North Vancouver is situated in southwestern British Columbia, adjacent to the City of
Vancouver, in the Greater Vancouver Regional District. North Vancouver is located along the north
shore of the Burrard Inlet and extends from the Capilano River on the west to beyond Deep Cove on
the east. The Trans Canada Highway is the main roadway through North Vancouver.

The population of North Vancouver numbers approximately 47,733.

HISTORY

Settlers were first attracted to the area by the rich forests on the north shore of the Burrard
Inlet. In 1864 T.W. Graham and Co. acquired a 194 hectare timber stand and timber was soon being shipped from the
quickly built Pioneer Mills. The small waterfront mill town became the largest settlement on the
inlet. In 1872 Pioneer Mills was bought by an American by the name of Sewell P. Moody. He gave his
name to the settlement of Moodyville.

After Vancouver was incorporated, the north shore became North Vancouver. In 1925 the Second
Narrows Bridge was completed, providing a fixed link with Vancouver. In 1938 the Lion’s Gate
Bridge provided a second link.

TODAY

North Vancouver is an important shipping port for lumber and grain and is home to
numerous manufacturing establishments and shipyards. The city is also the transportation hub for the Lower
Mainland. Tourism also plays a key role in the economy of North Vancouver.

ATTRACTIONS

North Vancouver Museum and Archives – Traces the history of North Vancouver through displays and
special exhibits and events.

Parks –The city maintains 40 parks throughout the community that offer trails, landscapes and
facilities. Park and Tilford Gardens – 8 hectares of 8 different European styled gardens including
water fountains and bridges.

The Pier – A 700 foot long walkway along the Burrard Inlet, offering a view of the skyline and the
city’s shipyard.

Lonsdale Quay Market and Shops – A multi level complex with over 90 shop and restaurants including
a farmers market.

MEDIA

One of the best ways to learn about your new community is to subscribe to the local newspaper.
Many publishers will mail their newspaper to you, even before you move. For more information, contact:

“North Shore News”
100 – 126 East 15th St. North Vancouver, BC V7L 2P9
(604) 985-2131 www.nsnews.com

“North Shore Outlook”
#104, 980 West 1st Street North Vancouver, BC V7P 3N4
(604) 903-1000

PUBLIC SERVICES

Cable: Shaw Cable …………………………………………………………. (604) 629-3300
Website ………………………………………………………………….. www.shaw.ca

Hydro: BC Hydro ……………………………………………………………. 1-800-224-9376
Website …………………………………………………………….. www.bchydro.com

Gas: Terasen Gas ………………………………………………………… 1-888-224-2710
Website …………………………………………………………….. www.terasen.com

Water: General Inquiries ………………………………………………….. (604) 987-7155

Garbage/Recycling: General Inquiries ………………………………………………….. (604) 987-7155
Collection Inquiries-Waste Management …………………… (604) 929-3416
North Shore Recycling:……………………………………………. (604) 984-9730

Telephone: Telus (outside BC) ………………………………………………… 1-888-811-2323
Telus (within BC) ……………………………………………………………. 310-2255
Website …………………………………………………………………. www.telus.com

The telephone area code for North Vancouver is 604.

RECREATION

For information regarding recreation programs in your area, please contact: Recreation Commission
………………………………. (604) 987-7529
North Vancouver City Library ………………………. (604) 998-3450
John Braithwaite Community Centre ……………… (604) 982-8300
Harry Jerome Recreation Complex ………………… (604) 987-7529

EDUCATION

For information regarding curriculum and enrollment procedures, please contact:

School District #44 (North Vancouver)
721 Chesterfield Ave. North Vancouver, BC V7M 2M5
(604) 903-3444 www.nvsd44.bc.ca

Catholic Independent Schools of the Vancouver Archdiocese
150 Robson St. Vancouver, BC V6B 2A7
(604) 683-9331 www.cisva.bc.ca

Conseil scolaire francophone de la Colombie-Britannique (School District 93)
180 – 10200 Shellbridge Way
Richmond, BC V6X 2W7
(604) 214-2600 www.csf.bc.ca

Additional educational institutes:

Capilano College
2055 Purcell Way North Vancouver, BC V7J 3H5
(604) 986-1911 www.capilanou.ca

TRANSPORTATION

Translink ………………………………………….. (604) 953-3333
Coast Mountain Bus-SeaBus-Ferry ……… (604) 953-3000
Driver and Vehicle Licences – ICBC ……. 1-800-950-1498

MEDICAL SERVICES

A list of names and addresses of physicians currently accepting new patients is available from:
Lions Gate Hospital
231 – 15th St. East North Vancouver, BC V7L 2L7
(604) 988-3131
www.vch.ca

EMERGENCY TELEPHONE NUMBERS

*Please confirm these emergency numbers when you arrive in your new community.
AMBULANCE ……………………………………………. 911
FIRE ………………………………………………………….. 911
POLICE …………………………………………………….. 911

OTHER USEFUL INFORMATION

The Chamber of Commerce is the best source of information about your new community. Many of these
groups have brochures and booklets full of local facts. Please contact:

North Vancouver Chamber of Commerce
#102 – 124 West 1st St. North Vancouver, BC V7M 3N3
(604) 987-4488 www.nvchamber.ca

For other information on your new community, including brochures and area maps, contact:

Town Clerk
141 – 14th St. West North Vancouver, BC V7M 1H9
(604) 985-7761

For more information about North Vancouver, visit their website at www.cnv.org

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