The View on Lonsdale – seeing is believing.

Perched at the top of Lonsdale, The View is North Vancouver’s brightest event venue. It is a showcase for modern West Coast design with stunning panoramic views of Vancouver's harbour, the downtown skyline and the North Shore mountains.


This sustainably designed building - one whole wall of which retracts to invite the view inside - features a large outdoor patio and combines reclaimed historical wood beams with sleek, airy finishes and floor-to-ceiling windows.


Whether your dream event, conference or training sessions is for 50 or 250 guests, The View’s open-concept floor plan provides you with the flexibility to make that dream come true.

About Us


The “View” on Lonsdale came by its name honestly! Located in the North Vancouver School District Education Services Centre at 21st and Lonsdale in North Vancouver, The View occupies the entire top floor and includes a 1200 square foot deck at the south end that provides a glorious panoramic view of the Lower Mainland, the Pacific ocean and beyond! The north end of the floor highlights the North Shore mountains.

The building (opened June 2012) is an architecturally interesting structure, built to LEED standards in a modern West Coast style that artfully combines elements of glass, metal and reclaimed wood. It abuts a charming little park with winding walkways, benches, a play space and a historical stone archway that can be used as a ceremony location. The park is also a curated art space, with a sculpture garden.

Inside, complementing to the 5th floor “View” space, there is a large, attractive lobby space and the Gordon Smith Gallery on the ground floor which can also be rented as additional event spaces.


The View was built to the LEED Gold Standard, with energy efficiency measures throughout the building, including occupancy sensors, heat pump systems and natural ventilation. Geothermal walls beneath the building, in the park and walkway provide clean heating and “air-conditioning” throughout the building. Rain water “run off” is collected onsite and treated through a vegetated bio-swale incorporated into the landscaping on the site. All rainwater flows to the water feature and bio-swale in Rey Sargent Park. The building also hosts a Lonsdale Energy Corporate “sub-station” that provides energy to neighbouring residential complexes.

Flexible & Functional.

The View can be used as one big space, with even the walls to the deck retracting to create an uninterrupted flow. It can be sectioned off into three distinct spaces for groups of up to 245 people – The Mountain View, The Sky View and The Ocean View.

The building also boasts two levels of secure underground parking for up to 100 vehicles. With two elevators and a dedicated loading bay, load-in and load-out are a breeze.

With wireless Internet throughout the building and a well-equipped kitchen facility, your event or meeting will be a great success!

Click here for rental rates and further information regarding booking events at The View.


Whether it’s a corporate meeting, holiday party or milestone celebration, let Forage Catering cover all the details. Our team has carefully constructed a variety of packages to make the planning process even easier. You put together the guest list and we’ll take care of the rest!


Celebration of Life



All of our meeting spaces include:

  • • natural light
  • • motorized blinds
  • • variable overhead lighting
  • • wireless Internet
  • • access to a full array of audio visual aids
  • • access to a kitchen server with a sink, fridge and stove
  • • elevator (lockable for load-in and load-out) access directly into the room from street level and underground parkade.

Key for floorplan:

  • C - cable outlet
  • T - telephone outlet
  • E - electrical outlet
  • M - microphone jack
  • H - high-speed Internet connection
5th floor floorplan
Click image to enlarge. To download a printable pdf, click here.

Capacity & Measurements

Ocean View Sky View Mountain View Full space

(not including patio)

Theatre Style 108 125 197 245 n/a
Classroom 57 37 33 100 n/a
Boardroom 26 44 38 44 n/a
Training 51 51 83 100 n/a
U-shaped 46 41 50 50 n/a
Hollow Square 48 30 70 80 n/a
Banquet Rounds 70 80 140 245 n/a
Dinner Dance 50 60 110 245 n/a
Reception 100 120 175 245 n/a
Dimensions 26' x 39' *52' x 24' 45' x 39' 123' x 39' n/a
Square Footage 1,014 1,248 1,755 4,712 1,224
Interior Doors 2' 11" X 6' 9.5" n/a 2' 11" X 6' 9.5" n/a 3' 1.5" X 7' 4.5"
Ceiling Height 9' 9' 9' 9' n/a

* This space is a unique shape overlooking the view to below. Please see floorplan.



Forage Catering is The View on Lonsdale’s exclusive catering partner. At Forage, our philosophy is as much a way of life as a way of doing business. Our innovative cuisine is prepared using solid cooking fundamentals and advanced techniques, and our products are sourced from local and organic farmers, fishers and foragers. We seek to provide you with a wonderful sense of occasion, while also maintaining sustainability and a strong connection to the places and people your menu items come from.

For further information on Forage Catering and to check out our menus please visit the Forage Catering website.

Preview our festive menus HERE.

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2121 Lonsdale

For information or to view The View, please contact:

Brandon Harris
Rental Manager
2121 Lonsdale Avenue
North Vancouver, BC V7M 2K6
ph: 604.661.1416