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two sides by water, the district of West Vancouver stretches along
28 kilometres of shoreline and up the lower slopes of Hollyburn
Mountain, between Capilano River valley and Horseshoe Bay. This
area of outstanding natural beauty has the highest income in Canada
and a low crime rate. Its residents are strongly committed to maintaining
the high quality of life and the charm of the municipality.
For the structure
of population and other community statistics visit the
Stats Web site .
is a residential area with no industrial zoning. Most of the housing
stock consists of single family homes a choice of old summer cottages,
modest homes and multimillion-dollar waterfront estates. If you
are looking for a house of outstanding architectural quality with
breathtaking views, West Vancouver is a perfect place to start.
developments are relatively scarce but there is an intention to
provide a wide range of housing types and sizes. High rise apartment
buildings are located along the eastern beachfront.
is taking care that new development continues to enhance the park-like
environment with a well-balanced housing density and limited tree
cutting. All land above the 1,200-foot elevation is preserved for
are the highest in the region. For current house prices see our
Dining and Entertainment
is one of the largest shopping malls in the region with one million
square feet of retail and office space.
nearby Dundarave are the liveliest retail sections of West Vancouver.
Connected with a 15-block long seawall only a block from the waterfront,
these two centres feature hundreds of shops, galleries, excellent
restaurants, and all kinds of services.
servicing affluent new developments in the area, features one of
a kind stores and services.
commercial centre abounds with restaurants and other tourist and
traveler related amenities.
has over 2,500 hectares of parkland.
The area is
noted for excellent salmon fishing and contains many popular spots
for boating, swimming, and scuba diving. There are excellent marina
facilities and numerous waterfront parks attracting visitors from
the entire region.
Park offers day and night downhill skiing, snowboarding, tobogganing,
hiking and cross-country skiing along with fabulous views of Vancouver.
Lion's Gate Bridge connects West Vancouver to Downtown Vancouver.
The district has its own beloved "Blue Bus", the first public transit
system in Canada to be totally wheelchair-accessible. It connects
various parts of the district with Vancouver and with buses driving
to other cities.
The Upper Levels
Highway, part of the Trans Canada Highway, traverses the area from
east to west providing fast road access to other parts of the region.
at the northwest edge of the district is a major terminus for the
provincial ferry system. It services Nanaimo (on Vancouver Island),
Bowen Island, and the nearby Sunshine Coast.
public and private schools have an excellent reputation.