The North Shore
September 20, 2014
North and West Vancouver
The enormous old growth forests on the North Shore first attracted European settlement to the area. Sawmills built at Moodyville, at the foot of today's Lonsdale Avenue, were the first European settlements on Burrard Inlet. Over the next century the North Shore's difficult geographyâ€”steep mountains and numerous watershedsâ€”made developing the area and connecting it with the rest of Vancouver expensive. The district of North Vancouver went bankrupt several times in the 20th Century and one such bankruptcy led to the partition of the municipality into the City of North Vancouver, the District of North Vancouver, and West Vancouver.
Another shot of the ferry lineup.
Hamilton Bank in North Vancouver's early days.
Two girls play on Ambleside beach. The reference point is the house at the extreme left.
A girl enjoys a view of the Coast Mountains from Ambleside Pier.
Looking up towards the Coast mountains from the foot of 17th Avenue. Houses have since crept up the side of the mountain.
Docking a ferry at the Ambleside pier. The reference point is the stand of trees in the back. They've grown!