The First Nations name for Horseshoe Bay is Ch’axáý; meaning the bay of “sizzling” waters, caused by schools of herring being pushed to the surface by salmon creating the look of bubbling or sizzling water. Horseshoe Bay, West Vancouver has always been a place to wet the lines and catch a fish, but it is also a place to visit and relax. It is a picturesque seaside village nestled in a horseshoe cove on the western edge of West Vancouver and Vancouver’s North Shore.
Grab some fish and chips, sit on a park bench and watch the boats and ferries come and go. Keep an eye on your food though, our feathered friends are quick to pounce on some fresh french fries. Keep an eye out for some of our local seals; we have a couple of resident seals momma Oreo, and her offspring Cookie who can often be found by the fish cleaning table.
Explore the local shops; the Spirit Gallery, Lali Loves it and the Lookout. There are some truly unique shops in Horseshoe Bay.
There are many food take-out options (Troll’s, Olive and Anchor, Sea Side Deli, Pudgies Pizza, etc) for your trip on your self-drive rental boat or great patios (The Boathouse Restaurant, Bay Moorings Restaurant, Troller Pub, etc) to visit afterwards.
Most of the businesses in Horseshoe Bay are run by their owners who take great pride in their community. Some local events throughout the year are:
Taste of the Bay – April 20 2017; where participating business offer samplings of what they have to offer.
Kids Art in the Bay – TBD
Horseshoe Bay Art Walk – TBD; come see some of the immense talent in Horseshoe Bay
Dinner on the Dock – TBD
Movie Night in the Park – TBD
Bonfire on the Beach with some Holiday Caroling – TBD