Situated at the base of the North Shore Mountains, North Vancouver is a hub for outdoor recreation, stunning natural features and vibrant culture.

If you’re a skier or enjoy hiking through trails, there’s plenty of parks, suspension bridges, forests and mountains waiting to be explored in this community. Even if you’re not an avid outdoors enthusiast, a selection of local food vendors and retailers located within the Lonsdale Quay Market are available to try. Getting to downtown Vancouver in a pinch is no problem too, thanks to two over-water bridges and the SeaBus route that runs across Burrard Inlet from Waterfront Station to Lonsdale Quay.

If you’re thinking of moving to the North Shore, there’s a number of spacious townhome projects springing up across the area. Here’s a handful of developments that are currently in registration that you should consider.

1. Morrison on the Park

Developer: Creo Developments
Ownership: Condominium
Number of units: TBA

London row housing and the natural North Vancouver landscape were sources of inspiration for the founder of SHAPE Architecture when designing these contemporary townhomes near Low Level Road. Most homes in this community are topped with a patio, providing a private spot to sit around the fire pit and enjoy views of Vancouver Harbour. Inside, warm colour tones and natural details mesh together to deliver modern, yet comfortable interiors.

2. Founders Block South

Developer: Anthem
Ownership: Condominium
Number of units: 56

Offering multi-bedroom floorplans ranging from 1,974 to 2,208 square feet, Founders Block South touts spacious living for growing families. Scandinavian-inspired interiors showcase engineered hardwood flooring, designer colour palettes and nine-foot ceilings. A walk-in closet with built-in shelving paired with an ensuite and private balcony creates a true master bedroom retreat, while matte black hardware and Caesarstone quartz countertops with matching backsplashes complete the contemporary kitchens.

3. The Trails

Developer: Wall Financial
Ownership: Condominium
Number of units: 62

When fully complete, this garden townhouse and duplex master-planned community will consist of 300 residences between Low Level Road and East 3rd Street. Sporting weathered brick, double-height box windows and heavy timber, the exteriors of these homes are said to evoke contemporary Craftsman architectural style. Future residents will be a three-minute drive from Lower Lonsdale, where local eateries, galleries, shopping and waterfront entertainment awaits.

4. West Wood Homes

Developer: Cascadia Green Development
Ownership: Freehold
Number of units: Six

A boutique collection of just six townhomes, West Wood Homes offers two- to three-bedroom floorplans with private outdoor balconies. These residences are designed with open-concept living spaces, complemented by natural wood finishes and soothing colour palettes.

Situated on Larson Road, this collection is walking distance to Mahon Park, a popular neighborhood greenspace with a running track, water park and playground. Future residents will also be in proximity to shopping and grocery amenities, including Capilano Mall, Thrifty Foods, Walmart Supercentre and Save-On-Foods.

5. 1515 Rupert

Developer: Areva Living
Ownership: Freehold
Number of units: 26

Located near Lynn Creek, 1515 Rupert flaunts a slick steel, brick and charcoal-finish concrete exterior, complemented by a central 2,800-square-foot courtyard with landscaping.

Throughout each townhome, West Coast-inspired colour palettes and engineered wide-plank flooring create timeless interiors, which are matched with modern in-home conveniences like Nest thermostats and built-in USB charging ports. Walk-in pantries and white quartz countertops in the kitchen provide practicality and durability, while rain showerheads and frameless glass shower surrounds turn every bathroom into a spa-like getaway.

6. Harmony on Eighth

Developer: Unspecified
Ownership: Condominium
Number of units: 6

This intimate townhome collection of just six units is a short walk from local parks and Lonsdale Avenue, the main shopping and retail strip in Central Lonsdale. Within a four-minute drive, find all of the conveniences you’ll need to complete the weekly errands run, including Loblaws, Shoppers Drug Mart and major bank branches.

Each floorplan at Harmony on Eighth is unique, with some homes offering the luxury of a rooftop deck, or a lock-off suite, which would make an ideal in-laws apartment or a source of rental income.

7. Holland Row

Developer: PC Urban
Ownership: Condominium
Number of units: 23

Holland Row is under construction near the shore of the Capilano River in Lions Gate Village, where you can enjoy sounds of the water and North Shore scenery from your very own backyard. Just west of the community is Klahanie Park, a local greenspace with open sports fields, trails and play structures. When you need to stock up on groceries or revamp your wardrobe, it’s just a six-minute drive to Whole Foods Market, Loblaws and the Park Royal shopping mall.

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