Neighbourhood Profile: Capilano

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Neighbourhood Profile: Capilano

Capilano is a small area of homes with many cul-de-sacs to the South of Edgemont Village, stemming off of the main routes of Edgemont Boulevard, Paisley Road and bordering the Upper Levels Highway to the North. It is an area that was developed after World War II and has seen a remarkable growth since that time. Most recently this area is considered “Walking distance to Edgemont Village” thus increasing its property values. Many small ranchers and bungalows are being re-built as large family homes. This area is desirable because of its proximity to Edgemont Village, as well as Lions Gate Bridge and Marine Drive and most importantly its location in sought after school catchments. When buyers are searching for homes in the Edgemont Village area, Capilano is one of the four real estate neighbourhoods they consider.


Capilano borders one of the district’s newly renovated playgrounds located at Murdo Fraser Park which is also home to 7 tennis courts, a picnic area, and a trail that leads up a stairway to Edgemont Village in a matter of minutes!

Access to Murdo Frazer Park click here


Capilano Library (located in Capilano Highlands)

Located in the heart of Edgemont Village, the recently renovated Capilano Branch Library is a cornerstone of its community. The spacious new design features reading area, an enhanced children’s section on the main floor, a new Teen area on the second floor, a quiet study room, automated check-outs, public computer terminals, plus a great selection of books, music, movies and much more. Throughout the year they offer storytimes and events for children as well as computer training and other exciting programs for adults.

Restaurants in the Edgemont Village Area:

La Galleria Fine Foods

A true Edgemont Village gem – La Galleria Fine Foods is a deli that offers fresh meals like lasagne, cannelloni, homemade soups, tomato and meat sauce and stocks. They also make amazing sandwiches — popular all over Vancouver — and for this, won the Readers’ Choice Award on the North Shore 7 years in a row. You will find a great choice of salads prepared each day on the premises. On their shelves, you will find Italian pasta, oil, vinegar and sweets.

The Bakehouse

The Bakehouse is a bakery restaurant that makes everything from scratch. They bake bread, pies, muffins, scones and cinnamon buns fresh for breakfast and lunch, 7 days a week. They have won awards for “Best Bakery on the North Shore” and have been written up regularly — always with rave reviews. One article called The Bakehouse “Hobbit-like, with wonderful food.” Their menu includes soups and stews, sandwiches on fresh breads and salads. For breakfast: bennies, cinnamon bun French toast with caramelized apples and other specialities on the weekends.

1050 West Queens Road


All located in Edgemont Village, for a full directory of business and shops click here

A one of a kind store featuring locally made pottery, art glass, jewellery, paintings, specialty baby items and much more.

Highland Optical
A small, independently owned, full service optical boutique with carefully selected, unique, beautifully crafted frames that will enable you to distinguish yourself from the crowd.

BC Playthings
BC Playthings offers a good selection of quality, wholesome toys. They are well known for their wooden and other natural toys, and are a resource for Waldorf parents and educators.

Kidsbooks offers a huge selection of books for your whole family – from babies to teens and adults.

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory
Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, is the peak of perfection in handmade chocolates. They carry the best Caramel apples, brittles & Ice Cream. Something for everyone to enjoy!

Super Value
Your Neighbourhood Grocery Store. Open everyday from 8:00 am to 10:00 pm. They carry a huge selection of natural, organic and imported foods, as well as President’s Choice products.

Inspiration for your imagination. Trims is a unique boutique featuring exclusive high-end artificial flowers and foliage for both indoor and outdoor application. They carry a full range selection of seasonal stem flowers, plants and trees and offer consultation and custom design services. Unique decorating ideas and related products are Trims’ hallmark.



The Edgemont Village Business association hosts many family fun events throughout the year including Easter Bunny Treasure Hunt, Trick or Treating, Christmas in the Village, the Show & Shine, and the popular Summer Concert Series.
To see a video of the Show and Shine: click here

Team Clarke is proud to sponsor the Edgemont Village Summer Concert Series, see pictures here:
For more information click here

Highlands United Church
Highlands United Church is an open-minded neighbourhood church providing lively Sunday worship, youth activities, weddings, memorial services, and music education through choirs for everyone 4-104 years. Highlands is home for the Waldorf High School, Highlands Preschool, 15th Capilano Scouts, and Healing Hands group. Space is available and many community groups meet here including fitness, dog obedience and AA.

3255 Edgemont Boulevard

St. Catherine’s Anglican Church
Christians becoming compassionate, courageous, community, living abundant Love. Sunday communion services at 8 and 10 am with children’s programs at 10 am, Wednesday communion service at 10 am. Everyone welcome. Home to St. Catherine’s Childcare Society Pre-School.

1058 Ridgewood Drive
V7R 1H8 North Vancouver, BC

Kids’ Activities:

4Cats Arts Studio
4Cats Arts Studio is a professional arts studio for artists ages 2 to 15. Taking inspiration from the works of famous artists, we create masterpieces in a variety of mediums using professional art supplies. Technique as well as art history is taught through curators telling captivating and inspiring stories in a fun and humorous manner about the life and work of the artist being introduced.

In Edgemont Village – 778.340.1225


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