West Vancouver is located just 10-minutes north over the Lions Gate Bridge from downtown Vancouver. It borders on the east with the District of North Vancouver. The Horseshoe Bay ferry terminal is at the most westerly edge of the municipality.
West Vancouver is nestled between the North Shore Mountains and the Pacific Ocean. This spectacular scenery provides the perfect backdrop for some of the most unique and charming villages in the region, and has inspired the creation of a number of world-class public art pieces.
West Vancouver also offers a variety of activities — stroll the Centennial Seawalk, relax on Ambleside Beach, rent a boat or enjoy winter skiing or summer hiking in Cypress Provincial Park.
West Vancouver separated from the District of North Vancouver in 1912, and since then, has remained primarily residential. Several neighbourhood business areas such as Ambleside, Dundarave, Caulfeild Village, Horseshoe Bay and Park Royal are spread throughout the community to serve the needs of area residents. The small town atmosphere is a result of careful planning, even though West Vancouver has seen a population growth characteristic of the Greater Vancouver region.
West Vancouver is fortunate to have dedicated residents and staff. We’re proud of our beautiful community and will continue to preserve the characteristics that make it such a desirable place to live and work.