Whether you’re a dedicated gearhead whose second home is in the mountains, or a wishful wanderluster who dreams of future outdoor excursions, True North is a place that reflects all the best of the Northwest. Our location in South Lake Union, one of Seattle’s most vibrant neighborhoods, just two blocks from Lake Union Park, makes it easy to fit in an urban adventure—like running, walking or biking the Cheshiahud Loop, hopping into a kayak (available to borrow at True North) or learning to sail at the Center for Wooden Boats.

Your home at True North supports these activities and more—with dedicated gear storage, a place to dry out a tent after a camping trip, and comfortable spots, indoors and outdoors, to gather, share stories and plan your next adventure.

While the True North community is helping to support Washington’s green fields and forests through our partnership with Forterra, we have also worked to ensure that our urban footprint is light.  True North has been designed to achieve LEED certification, a measurement system of the US Green Building Council that supports sustainable building efforts.

True North

About Our Name

True North is a name used in navigation, and in any wilderness exploration guided by a compass. It is the direction to the North Pole as measured by the axis of the rotation of the earth, rather than the magnetic north pole of the earth’s magnetic field. The two points are not geographically the same and thus cause variations in compass readings.

The name is also inspired by the concept of finding your own True North—where you’re meant to be!