West Vancouver Real Estate and Homes for Sale
West Vancouver is a captivating community of 44,000 residents bounded by the Capilano River basin to the east, Burrard Inlet and Howe Sound to the south and west, and mountains to the north. A series of commercial clusters can be found along Marine Drive, starting with the Park Royal Shopping Centre’s two malls and an outdoor village setting which hosts over 280 stores and services.
Traveling west, the next commercial hub is Ambleside Village, with excellent shops, restaurants and coffee shops as well as Ambleside Beach and the Centennial Seawalk which beckons residents to the magnificent shoreline all year round. Further along Marine Drive is the charming Dundarave Village with its quaint pubs and bistros, as well as unique galleries and boutiques. Caulfeild Village in the Lighthouse Park region provides one-stop shopping with a practical mix of stores and services. Horseshoe Bay completes the list of West Vancouver ‘villages’ with its offering of a variety of galleries and restaurants at the bustling ferry terminal. No industry is permitted in West Vancouver, guaranteeing the pristine and quiet enjoyment of this spectacular location for area residents.
More than 100 km of urban paths and wilderness trails meander through the region, and there are close to 140 parks! Cypress Falls Park features waterfalls in a rainforest setting, Lighthouse Park showcases stunning waterfront vistas, and a myriad of smaller parks provide playgrounds, sports fields, tennis courts, and walking circuits. In 2006, the federal government designated West Vancouver a ‘cultural capital’ in recognition of its public art program and the many cultural and artistic activities which enrich the community. West Vancouver is truly a unique jewel in an unsurpassed westcoast environment.