West Vancouver

West Vancouver's spectacular coastline and mountain backdrop provide the perfect setting for this quintessential west coast city. Cross the landmark Lions Gate Bridge - originally constructed in the 1930s by Britain's Guinness family to access their vast property development know as the British Properties - and in 15 minutes from downtown Vancouver, you're there!

Rewarding yourself with a relaxing afternoon poking around the village like communities that make up West Vancouver. If you're on the lookout for antiques and crafts, Ambleside is worth a try while Dundarave is known for its boutiques and galleries. Further, why not relax with a walk along Ambleside Beach or stroll the length of the seawall which connects both neighbourhoods.

Horseshoe Bay Ferry Terminal Horseshoe Bay is the western most community in West Vancouver. It is the departure point for ferries to Bowen Island, Vancouver Island and the Sunshine Coast. It's a great place to book a fishing charter, find fish and chips and walk along the wharves of local marinas. The many restaurants offer ocean views, perfect for watching the coming and goings of the ferry boats.

Along the impossibly picturesque Marine Drive, on the way to Horseshoe Bay, you'll find Lighthouse Park and its 75 hectares (185 acres) of majestic forest including towering Douglas Fir. The park's extensive network of trails can take you out to the 1874 lighthouse - Canada's oldest manned lighthouse - and along the rugged coastline where seals can be found basking on the rocks below. An equally impressive road will take you up to Cypress Mountain where there's great skiing in winter and a host of summer time activities.

For further information contact:
West Vancouver Chamber of Commerce
775 - 15th Street
West Vancouver, BC V7T 2S9
Tel: 604.926.6614
Fax: 604.926.6436

Useful Links

BC Institute of Technology
North Vancouver (School District #44)
West Vancouver (School District #45)
Simon Fraser University
University of BC

CBC Vancouver

CFMI - classic rock
CKNW - talk, sports
Z95 - pop

Newspapers and Magazines:
North Shore News
Vancouver Province
Vancouver Sun


BC Ferries
BC Rail
Translink (bus system)
Vancouver International Airport

City Halls:
North Vancouver - City
North Vancouver - District
West Vancouver

Cypress Mountain
Grouse Mountain
Mount Seymour
Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains

North Vancouver Rec Centre

Sunshine Coast Information:

Royal LePage Sussex
Sechelt Bus: (604) 740-1304   ·  West Van Bus: (604) 926-6011
Fax: (604) 885-5422
E-mail: johnmckenzie99@gmail.com