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North Vancouvercity and district municipality, southwestern British ColumbiaCanada.
The city lies along the north shore of Burrard Inlet of the Strait of Georgia opposite the city of Vancouver. The city occupies a relatively small area on low hills near the coastline, whereas the district municipality British Columbia mo for some distance into ruggedly mountainous and heavily wooded terrain to the north. The first community there, founded shortly after a sawmill was built on the site inwas for years the largest settlement on Burrard Inlet. In it was named Moodyville for Sewell Moody, who owned the sawmill. The district of North Vancouver was established in and included all of the territory along the northern shore of the inlet except Moodyville.
In the city of North Vancouver was incorporated as an enclave within the district, and in the city annexed Moodyville. The western portion of North Vancouver district established itself separately as West Vancouver in Services have grown in importance, including tourism and filmmaking.
The north shore area of Burrard Inlet is connected to the south side by two bridges: the Lions Gate in the west to Vancouver and the Second Narrows in the east to Burnaby on the east side of Vancouver. In addition, a passenger ferry operates across the inlet between North Vancouver city and downtown Vancouver. The city has a fine system of parks, but the district municipality is especially noted for the extensive parklands and greenbelts in the mountains behind its southern built-up area.
Area district municipality, 62 square miles square km. North Vancouver. Additional Info.
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The city of North Vancouver centrewith the mountains of North Vancouver district municipality rising in the background behind it, southwestern British Columbia, Canada. Get a Britannica Premium subscription and gain access to exclusive content. Subscribe Now. Learn More in these related Britannica articles:.
It is bounded to the north by Yukon and the Northwest Territories, to the east by the province of Alberta, to the south by the U. Canadasecond largest country in the world in area after Russiaoccupying roughly the northern two-fifths of the continent of North America.
This fact,…. Burrard Inleteastern arm of the Strait of Georgia, extending 23 miles 37 km in an easterly direction into southeastern British Columbia, Canada. It varies from 1 to 4 miles in width and forms Vancouver Harbour, one of the best natural harbours on the Pacific coast of North America.
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