These communities are clustered around Marine Drive east of the Caplilano River and Capilano Rd, and located just east of the Capilano Indian Reserve lands. The neighbourhood of Pemberton was settled in the 1920s through the 1940s, taking advantage of the flat waterfront land to house the Burrard Inlet's shipyard employees. Today Pemberton is the area west of MacKay Ave north or Marine Drive and Norgate is the neighbourhood south of Marine Drive stretching south to Welch St.
Simply put, Norgate is close to everything. Marine Drive is at most 4 blocks away, and connects to everywhere on the North Shore. Nearby is a large Save-On-Foods store, restaurants, and services. Mini-malls line Marine Drive. Going west on Marine drive immediately takes you to West Vancouver and the Park Royal Shopping Centre, recently renovated, it is one of the largest shopping centres in the region.
The area is served by Norgate Elementary south of Lonsdale and Capilano Elementary north of Lonsdale. The nearest high schools are Carson Graham to the east and Handsworth above the Upper Levels Highway.
The community has a number of small parks scattered throughout, but is close to the Capilano River, with Klahanie Park to the west and Capilano Regional Park just to the north, along with the popular Capilano Suspension Bridge tourist attraction. Just to the west, past the Park Royal Shopping Centre is Ambleside Park along the waterfront.
Today, Norgate is a quiet neighbourhood with well-treed shady, crescents, and single-level ranch style homes with mature gardens. Pemberton is a mix of small single-family homes and modern "in-fill" houses. There are a number of high-rises being built close to Marine Drive. Price Range: $250,000 to $450,000
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