West Vancouver – The Waterfront Community
West Vancouver is nestled on the lush south-facing slopes of the Coast Mountains on the North Shore of Burrard Inlet, in British Columbia. The Municipality spans 89 square kilometres and is bordered by Howe Sound to the west, the Capilano River to the east, the mountains to the north.
Our picturesque community of more than 44,000 residents is known for its sandy beaches, seaside walks, marinas, hiking trails, ski area, and distinctive residential neighbourhoods. West Vancouver combines small-town charm with cosmopolitan amenities in several unique village business areas. The natural setting and proximity to downtown Vancouver completes our desirable setting.
West Vancouver separated from the District of North Vancouver in 1912, and since then, has remained primarily residential. Several neighborhood business areas throughout the community 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.