My husband and I plan to visit Vancouver for a couple of nights in late August of this year. North Vancouver looks like a nice place to stay, due to its serenity and proximity to national parks and hiking.
I am curious if North Vancouver is very isolated (we are not big night life people, but do like to go out to dinner and walk around town). Do we need to drive into or even stay in, Vancouver city centre to really experience Vancouver?
If so, will renting a car be a hindrance? (Parking issues, etc.) Are there parts of North Vancouver that are central/walkable?
Thanks in advance for any advice on this subject.