Experience the best of Lonsdale Quay with a Local

The Perfect Experience for Curious Travellers

Connect with a Local
& Meet New People

See the best of a Local Neighborhood

Enjoy Good
Food & Drinks

Meet the Host

Experience Lonsdale Quay and meet new people with a local host by your side! Join a Getogether today!

Matt ColangeloHey There,

My name is Matt Colangelo, and I am the host of Getogether at Lonsdale Quay. I want to personally invite you to join me for one of my upcoming Getogethers where I will take you and up to 9 others on a fun  and social adventure across this special Vancouver neighbourhood. I can’t wait to show you around and connect you with new people!

So What’s a Getogether Anyway?

A “Getogether” is a social experience that makes it easy to connect with a local host, socialize with new people, and explore a local neighbourhood.

If you are someone that enjoys local neighbourhood vibes and meeting new people, Getogether is perfect for you!

For just $100, you get the opportunity to:

  • Connect with a local Host.
  • Meet and socialize with new people.
  • Enjoy a guided walk across a local neighbourhood.
  • Discover the secret spots that only locals know about.
  • Get VIP seating at a one-of-kind restaurant.
  • Enjoy a drink & tasty appetizers on the house.

The duration of each Getogether is 90 minutes, and starts off by meeting your local host at a recognizable neighbourhood landmark. Your host will get you and the other guests socially acquainted through friendly introductions, and then take everyone for a special walk across the neighbourhood.

Your local host will conclude your Getogether at special restaurant unique to the neighbourhood, where a round of complimentary drinks and appetizers will be served. While your host will eventually depart, you and the other guests will be encouraged to continue the conversation and good times over additional food and drinks at your discretion.

Join Us for a Getogether at Lonsdale Quay!

There is no better way to experience Lonsdale Quay than through a Getogether! So why not join one today?

What to Expect from Your Getogether at Lonsdale Quay?

You will meet your local host by the fountain between the iconic Lonsdale Quay sign and main entrance to the Lonsdale Quay Market. Your host will get you and the other guests socially acquainted through friendly introductions and conversation.

Your host will then take you and the other guests on a special walk across the Lonsdale Quay neighbourhood showing you:

  • The waterfront overlooking Downtown Vancouver.
  • The iconic Lonsdale Quay Q.
  • The famous Lonsdale Quay Market.
  • The modern grounds of the Polygon Art Gallery.
  • The newly developed Shipyards Community Space.
  • The beautiful street art by local artists.

Your walk will lead to the top of the Shipyards Pier where you will have the opportunity to taken in a beautiful panoramic view that spans across the Burrard Inlet, Downtown Vancouver, the Lions Gate Bridge, West Vancouver, and North Vancouver.

After spending a little bit of time at the Shipyards Pier, your host will lead everyone to a popular restaurant unique to Lonsdale Quay where drinks and appetizers will be served.

Getogethers take place at Lonsdale Quay every Saturday at 6 pm PST. Book yours today!

We can’t wait to meet you and show you around.

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Thomas K
Thomas K
Great tour around English Bay Loved the tour through West downtown. Matthew is very social, quite knowledgeable and has interesting stories to share about some of the buildings and local places you will encounter. I can only recommend this to anyone, especially if you want to get to know other people that visit vancouver.
The setting sun from the craft beer bar that we stayed at was pretty awesome as well!
Lily L
Lily L
Enjoyed it! It was so refreshing. I had a great time! Definitely enjoyed the experience :) Will be back for another neighborhood.
Great Time on this Experience Travelling alone to Vancouver, this was a great way to pass a couple of hours, and explore a neighborhood I may have missed with a local resident. Matt was a great host and showed us some spots as we enjoyed a leisurely stroll through the English Bay neighborhood. There was a nice vibe among the group and it was fun to socialize with some other travelers and enjoy a drink together. Would love to see this type of thing in other cities too!
Marigie A
Marigie A
Great experience! My experience with Getogether at English Bay was amazing! Matt showed me parts of English Bay I never would've found on my own. We met at my favourite bakery in Vancouver and went for a nice walk through the neighborhood. I learned about the history of Sylvia Hotel and the Boston Ivy that runs up the building. Our walk led us along the seawall where we enjoyed awesome ocean views and a nice conversation. We ended our walk at the Craft pub and enjoyed some food and drinks. I would recommend booking if you enjoy local neighborhood vibes and meeting new people.
Justin S
Justin S
Absolutely 10/5! Amazing experience I had an amazing experience with Matt. He showed me a side of the city I’ve not seen before. Even as a local, I experienced Vancouver in a new way.
Can’t wait to book again!!
Yoncer Y
Yoncer Y
Amazing experience! Glad I booked this for my families. Vancouver is such a beautiful city and worth the exploring, especially with people like Matt, who knows the city well and good at telling the stories. Will definitely book another one again when my other relatives visit next year.
Great time It was a great experience having the opportunity to explore English Bay and meeting people. Highly recommend!
Kyle E
Kyle E
Fantastic! In a city where meeting new people is notoriously difficult, Getogether is a breath of fresh air. Matt the guide was great at organically progressing the group toward each stop as well as breaking the ice with one another, which allowed for a chill and fun experience that gave me a greater appreciation for this beautiful part of the city- as well as more people to enjoy it with.
Thamasha A
Thamasha A
Refreshing It was a refreshing experience to be exploring English Bay. I just moved to Vancouver, and this was an excellent way to learn English Bay's exciting stories and histories. I learnt not only about the area, but I got to meet new people and get to know their stories. Also, having a local who knows the best spots for taking pictures and food is fantastic. I would want to do this again!
Christopher T
Christopher T
Getogether Experience This experience definitely blew my expectations. My first time in Vancouver visiting from Toronto and Matt was an amazing local guide taking us to Morton Space Park and a glimpse of the Vancouver Seawall. Looking forward to booking again the next time I come and visiting new places!

Your Neighbourhood Guide to Lonsdale Quay

Lonsdale Quay is a popular destination for locals and travellers in North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The iconic Q Sign at Lonsdale Quay Market makes it impossible to miss even from afar. After a relaxing time at the North Shore’s public market surrounded by Vancouver’s best views, there are still plenty of fun activities await. Whether you are an outdoor enthusiast or an indoor lover, from outdoor kayaking to brewery tours, expect an unforgettable experience during your stay!

Lonsdale Quay Market

The Lonsdale Quay Market is a signature public market with over 90 specialty shops and services. Opened in April 1986, it features a fresh food market, plenty of restaurants and food court, local designers and shops, boutique hotels and spa, and so much more.

The Lonsdale Quay Sign

Rotating 24/7 and lit 365 per year, the iconic Q sign is towering above the Public Market with an observation deck that allows visitors to observe and enjoy the beautiful view of Metro Vancouver harbour and city skyline. Over 60 feet in the air, the sign was designed to be visible even from downtown Vancouver.

The Polygon Art Gallery

The Polygon Art Gallery is a Canadian non-profit modern art museum that focuses on photography and media-formed art. Opened in 1981 and known as the Presentation House Gallery for more than 40 years, The Polygon Gallery has a unique architectural design that makes it stand out along the North Vancouver harbourfront.

The Shipyards Community Space

The Shipyards Commons is a public plaza located in Lot 5 at the North end of the Burrard Dry Dock Pier. Newly built in 2019, it is home to a water spray park in the summer, an ice skating rink in the winter, and consists of an outdoor plaza that hosts events year-round for community gatherings! From restaurants and markets to concerts and even weddings, the recently built Shipyards Community Space takes the quality of life of this neighbourhood to a whole new level.

Burrard Dry Dock Pier

At 700 ft long, the Burrard Dry Dock Pier is the largest pier in North Vancouver. Located at the foot of Lonsdale, visitors at the Pier can enjoy a spectacular panoramic view of the North Shore and Metro Vancouver skylines and harbour. Built in 1925 for warship building, the Burrard Dry Dock Pier launched over 450 ships used in both the First and Second World Wars. It is a signature landmark and shaped the history of Canada’s West Coast.

Lonsdale Quay Hotels

With more than 15 different hotel options near the Quay, rest assured that one is perfect just for you! The Pinnacle Hotel At The Pier is a boutique hotel only steps away from the vibrant Lonsdale Quay Market, the Shipyards community, and all the fantastic local restaurants and shops nearby. You can enjoy the stunning harbour views with downtown Vancouver being just 15 minutes away by Seabus. Another good option is the recently opened Seaside Boutique Hotel + Spa at The Shipyards Commons building.

Lonsdale Quay Shopping

Planning for a fun shopping day? You’re looking at the right place! From local apparel, gifts, and groceries to live night markets and shopping malls, you won’t run out of options. Explore the local stores and merchants by going for a walk along the Lonsdale Ave or popping into the signature Public Marketplace. On Fridays, nothing is better than an adventure to The Shipyards Night Market for live music and food trucks. Besides the awesome local crafts, you are never too far from the global brands and the latest fashions. Park Royal Shopping Centre and Capilano Mall are always waiting for you if you want a mall day.

Lonsdale Quay Restaurants

Expect to find plenty of international cuisines among all the restaurants at Lonsdale Quay. You can sip on a drink on the patio at Browns Social House, enjoy the waterfront view while having some local craft beers at Tap and Barrel, or try some amazing seafood at Pier 7 Restaurant and Bar. Craving European cuisine? Jägerhof Restaurant serves delicious food from Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. If you are a sashimi or sushi rolls lover, check out Mr. Sushi Lonsdale. Buddha Full is perfect for vegetarians with their locally sourced vegan meals and smoothies. Jack Lonsdale’s Public House and The Gull are good choices for chill pub experiences. On top of everything above, Lobby Restaurant and the upcoming Joey Restaurant at The Shipyards Commons are great additions to the mix.

Lonsdale Quay Art

Lonsdale Quay is filled with arts of different forms. Without a closer look, you could easily miss the tile arts on the inside of the water fountain at the Quay featuring all the signature landmarks of Vancouver from Gastown to Stanley Park. When shopping inside the Public Market, you might come across rainbow tile art on the staircase featuring the poetic book “Oh, The Places You’ll Go” written by Dr. Seuss. When walking casually around the streets in the Lonsdale Quay neighbourhood, you’ll also notice various colourful murals hidden around the corner of the streets.

Living at Lonsdale Quay

Lonsdale Quay is home to thousands of North Vancouver residents. With a growing number of tenants and population, new condos at the Quay continue to emerge. From the Promenade At The Quay to The Trails, you can expect to experience a more populated neighbourhood featuring various residential building types from high-rise condos to townhouses.

Lonsdale Quay Parks

Nothing is better than a quiet walk or picnic in the park. At Lonsdale Quay, there are several beautiful parks to enjoy spectacular views while catching some fresh air. The Waterfront Park features amazing views of the Burrard Inlet and it’s only minutes away from the Lower Lonsdale neighbourhood. Aside from the numerous benches and places to sit throughout the park, you could also find a children’s play park, public art, maritime memorial, and active markets and events happening throughout the summer. If it gets busy at the Waterfront Park, simply switch to the Derek Inman Park and Lower Lonsdale Community Gardens that are fdnot far from the Quay.

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