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Northwest Marine Drive

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Address: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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A scenic drive through upscale city neighborhoods and breathtaking ocean...

A scenic drive through upscale city neighborhoods and breathtaking ocean and mountain landscapes.

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Possibly the Only Free Parking Left in the Lower Mainland

You can still park for free alongside Locarno Beach! This is a popular beach with large logs to lean against, soft white sand, and a great view of Vancouver Harbour. When the tide... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

You can still park for free alongside Locarno Beach! This is a popular beach with large logs to lean against, soft white sand, and a great view of Vancouver Harbour. When the tide is in, the beach offers a large shallow/semi-shallow water area that makes it easy for small children to run back and forth to the water as they... More 

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Coppell, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Nice view of the water and gorgeous homes, when you start in town there are a lot of shops and restaurants to stop by and look around. We didn't, we just drove to look around. The driver doesn't get to see much of the view or the homes (there's not a place to stop and get out-two lane road only)

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I drove that route both directions. it is really good drive. Great views on the way. Amazing houses beside the road. it is really worth to spend 30min and go for a ride. You will not be disappointed.

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Richmond,B.C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

This is a wonderful drive along the waterfront from West Vancouver to Horsehoe Bay, the homes and the scenery are out of this world. The road has lots of curves along it so best to take your time.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

The scenery along this stretch of road was amazing and there were lots of places to stop and take pictures. The houses and sites were abundant and it is quite narrow at times with houses built on properties were normally you would not expect to see them. Views were spectacular with a lighthouse to visit along the route. Long winding... More 

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Seattle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

Beautiful run, hardly any traffic. Undulating road past yacht clubs, marinas and gorgeous scenery between the trees. Lovely homes dotted down to small coves, and Horseshoe Bay breaking the Marine Drive with its restaurants, ferries and boats at anchor.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2012

From West Vancouver to Horseshoe Bay a delighful scenic drive by the water.

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2011

Even though Vancouver is my home, I take this drive often on my way to lighthouse park or even Horseshoe bay ferry terminal, just because the drive is so pretty. Ambleside is also a lovely stop along the way,

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Vancouver, British Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2010

Marine Drive, West Vancouver. Enjoy some enticing treats from the shopkeepers along West Vancouver's village-like Marine Drive. Digress on your way back from the ferry at Horseshoe Bay, from your trip to Whistler (the site of the 2010 Winter Olympics) or just take a quick trip across the magnificent Lions Gate Bridge spanning Vancouver's harbour from the downtown area to... More 

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University Land Endowments
An area as rich in history as it is in natural beauty, the expansive parkland of the University Land Endowments is protected by the city in cooperation with the University of British Columbia. A large green space studded by rose gardens, Japanese rock gardens, botanic gardens, canopy walks, regional parkland, and hiking trails, the University Land Endowments are a breath of fresh air. Combining a commitment to preserving nature with a similar promise to preserve culture, its valleys are also home to the First Nations heritage museum, the biodiversity museum, and anthropological and memorial exhibitions. From its highest canopies to the sandy shorelines of Wreck Beach, its serenity is preserved by the University buildings that dot it, combining Mother Nature and scholarship.