Nestled against the magnificent North Shore Mountains, West Vancouver listings offer unbelievable access to nature along with ritzy urban amenities.West Vancouver is a member municipality of Metro Vancouver. The municipality is northwest of the city of Vancouver on the northern side of English Bay and the southeast shore of Howe Sound and is adjoined by the District of North Vancouver to its east. Together with the District of North Vancouver and City of North Vancouver, it is part of a local regional grouping referred to as the North Shore municipalities, or simply “The North Shore”.
West Vancouver is also the home of Canada’s first shopping mall, Park Royal Shopping Centre, and also of the Horseshoe Bay Ferry Terminal, one of the main connecting points between the British Columbia mainland and Vancouver Island.
Some homes in West Vancouver date back to the 1920s and 30s, though most of the currently existing dwellings were built in the 1970s and 80s, and mostly in British Pacific Properties’ developments. West Vancouver is mainly a residential district as many residents are retired, work at home, or take the short commute to downtown Vancouver. A 25-block strip of Marine Drive serves as a commercial district, featuring shops, small offices, garages and gas stations, restaurants, banks, and other common amenities. This area is commonly known as ‘Ambleside’, with a one-block section separated from that area known as ‘Dundarave’. View All MLS Listings