West Vancouver Neighbourhoods
If unbelievable views, incredible access to the outdoors, and ritzy urban amenities sound like the right combination, then you’ve likely stumbled upon your ideal community. And while there are many more hidden pockets in West Vancouver to enjoy, below is a small sample that proves one thing for sure – lifestyle isn’t something you should compromise on!
Horseshoe Bay / Gleneagles
An explorer’s dream, Horseshoe Bay and Gleneagles are perfectly located for those seeking adventure. Literally minutes from the ferry terminal, families here are bound to be on the move spending weekend’s beachcombing on Vancouver Island or camping on the Sunshine Coast. And when the weather turns, you can bet they’ll be loaded up and hitting Highway 99 for that ski vacation in Whistler. Highly favored by those relocating to Vancouver for the first time, this area is filled with young families looking for a real sense of community. Children are bound to make friends quickly at Gleneagles Elementary so stock up when you go grocery shopping, the chances you’ll need an extra place setting for dinner is likely!
Caulfeild / Eagle Harbour
A short jump East from Gleneagles and boasting some of the best sunsets in West Vancouver are Caulfeild and Eagle Harbour. With many of these houses perched on cliffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean, you’re almost guaranteed a home with a panoramic view so make sure there is room to entertain and a sunny deck to enjoy! Cruise ships leaving Vancouver harbor, ferries crossing daily to the Islands, and glimpses of summer fireworks will be just some of the action you’ll start taking for granted. Minutes from the highway, living here means quick access to almost anything but tons of local amenities in Caulfeild Shopping Centre, you won’t always have to make that trek.
One of the most in demand neighbourhoods in West Vancouver, Dundarave is a beautiful beachside community with a southern California vibe. With most homes within walking distance of the Village, families here enjoy leaving the car at home and hitting the pavement en route to enjoy a variety of shops and restaurants. Not in the mood for window-shopping? Shore access is available at the end of almost every street and a picturesque seawall walk can relax just about anyone. An extra bonus? Thanks to Vancouver’s temperate climate, the oceanfront is used year round so get your toque and Canada mittens ready because Dundarave’s Festival of Lights is one of the local highlights!
If you already live in Vancouver, we guarantee you’ve spent many hours here; if you’re new to Vancouver, this is a spot you’ll become familiar with fast! Ambleside is one of Vancouver’s most loved locations as it boasts a ton of amenities for everyone to enjoy, even man’s best friend! While Ambleside Beach is a prime summer spot, the doggie park, local village and newly renovated sport fields are year round attractions. Much like Dundarave, families living here walk almost everywhere with several amenities at their doorstep including the West Vancouver Community Centre that offers everything from a tennis courts to a water slide. Some of the North Shore’s best shopping is also nearby as Park Royal offers close to 300 unique shops and restaurants.