City of North Vancouver is reminding people to expect an increase in traffic and crowd next week for the Car Free Day and the Shipyards Festival on September 23. Throughout the day on September 23, Carrie Cates Court will be closed to vehicle traffic, and parking in the area will be limited.
People can expect traffic and transit delays throughout the day. Presented by the Shipyards District Business Improvement Area, the Shipyards Festival will have live music on two different stages, a beverage garden, and family friendly fun.
CNV is urging people to walk, bike, roll or take transit to The Shipyards as Car Free Day will be back with live music and vendors at Carrie Cates Court. The event is expected to draw a large amount of visitors to the Lower Lonsdale and Shipyards area, so residents are urged to plan extra time for all activities, and be patient with staff and other visitors.
Visitors are encouraged to walk, take transit or bike to The Shipyards. Bike parking is located throughout the area and a free bike valet will be available on-site during the event. Access is easy by transit, with the SeaBus arriving right at The Shipyards and bus connections nearby, CNV says.
The Shipyards District Business Improvement Area (SDBIA) has announced that the Shipyards Festival is returning to the Shipyards District on Saturday, September 23, from noon to 10 pm.
This free event features musical performances across two stages, Shipbuilders Square Stage presented by WAVE 98.3, and Commons Stage presented by Lonsdale Quay Market.
Performing artists include SonReal, JUNO Nominated singer, songwriter and rapper known to bring the energy, plus Miina, a new project by the band formerly known as Carmanah, who will debut an exciting new show. North Vancouver favourites Tourist Company are also joining the lineup – coming out of an extended hiatus to play Shipyards. Other must-see performances are Sol, Garret T. Willie, Ruin Garner, Michaela Slinger and many more.