West Vancouver Real Estate

The District of West Vancouver separated from North Vancouver in 1912 and is located on the North Shore of English Bay. Since the separation occurred, the area has developed its personality which makes it distinct from the rest of Vancouver. The area is one of the main ports in the region and connects the island of Vancouver with the mainland of BC. West Vancouver gained the attention of the world in 2010 when the Winter Olympics were held at Cypress Provincial Park. 
 
West Vancouver is very popular with tourists because of the mix of urban and rural areas that it has which is not typical of anything you would find elsewhere. Most people choose to move here because they want the combination of rural and city living that 'West Van' provides. 
 

The History Of West Vancouver  

West Vancouver was incorporated as a municipality in March 1912, and the community grew quite rapidly after this date and continued to do so through the 1920s. This growth became even more pronounced in 1938 when the district became linked to the mainland via the Lion's Gate Bridge. Before this date then a ferry crossing was all that connected West Van to the rest of Vancouver. 
 
Most of the properties in West Van date back to the 1930s which were when the population started to boom. During this time construction of railways, lighthouses and schools also began. Telephone services and direct ferries to the mainland were also established during this period. 
 
Today the industries that are based in West Van are geared towards those that will benefit the older generation such as insurance services, healthcare and retail services. 22% of the population are aged 65 and over, and this is the highest proportion of people in this age group in the whole of British Columbia. 
 

Parks And Recreational Areas

There are many famous parks and other places to take part in sporting activities in West Van.
 
Ambleside Park is one of the most popular parks in the area. It is located right on the edge of English Bay, and there is a sea walk that allows you to take in the views across the Bay.  
 

Culture And Community

The cultural activities that take place in West Van are a great way for visitors to learn about the local community and to meet residents. 
 
The library is one of the best places to find out about the community. Apart from having many books about the local area, they also have film nights, concerts and an art gallery. 
 

Transport And Economy 

Blue Bus Transit is the company that is responsible for transportation in West Van. The company is well known for being the first bus company to offer complete wheelchair access on all its buses, and it is the longest running municipal bus service in the whole of Canada.  Horseshoe Bay ferry terminal operates to Nanaimo, Langdale and Bowen Island.
 

Education And Healthcare 

17 public schools are located in West Van that covers all the grades. All of the schools in the area are controlled by the School District 45 West Vancouver. 
 
The District of West Vancouver separated from North Vancouver in 1912 and is located on the North Shore of English Bay. Since the separation occurred, the area has developed its personality which makes it distinct from the rest of Vancouver. The area is one of the main ports in the region and connects the island of Vancouver with the mainland of BC. West Vancouver gained the attention of the world in 2010 when the Winter Olympics were held at Cypress Provincial Park. 
 
West Vancouver is very popular with tourists because of the mix of urban and rural areas that it has which is not typical of anything you would find elsewhere. Most people choose to move here because they want the combination of rural and city living that 'West Van' provides. 
 

The History Of West Vancouver 

West Vancouver was incorporated as a municipality in March 1912, and the community grew quite rapidly after this date and continued to do so through the 1920s. This growth became even more pronounced in 1938 when the district became linked to the mainland via the Lion's Gate Bridge. Before this date then a ferry crossing was all that connected West Van to the rest of Vancouver. 
 
Most of the properties in West Van date back to the 1930s which were when the population started to boom. During this time construction of railways, lighthouses and schools also began. Telephone services and direct ferries to the mainland were also established during this period. 
 
Today the industries that are based in West Van are geared towards those that will benefit the older generation such as insurance services, healthcare and retail services. 22% of the population are aged 65 and over, and this is the highest proportion of people in this age group in the whole of British Columbia


 

Parks And Recreational Areas

There are many famous parks and other places to take part in sporting activities in West Van.
 
Ambleside Park is one of the most popular parks in the area. It is located right on the edge of English Bay, and there is a sea walk that allows you to take in the views across the Bay.  
 

Culture And Community

The cultural activities that take place in West Van are a great way for visitors to learn about the local community and to meet residents. 
 
The library is one of the best places to find out about the community. Apart from having many books about the local area, they also have film nights, concerts and an art gallery. 
 

Transport And Economy

Blue Bus Transit is the company that is responsible for transportation in West Van. The company is well known for being the first bus company to offer complete wheelchair access on all its buses, and it is the longest running municipal bus service in the whole of Canada. 
 

Education And Healthcare  

17 public schools are located in West Van that covers all the grades. All of the schools in the area are controlled by the School District 45 West Vancouver.  


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Sean & Kim Whittall - Real Estate Team RE/MAX Masters Realty 
1453 Bellevue Avenue West Vancouver BC V7T 1C3 

Phone: Sean: 604.880.9400
Kim: 604.720.3659
Office: 604.913.9000
 
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6484 Pitt St
West Vancouver BC, V7W 2C2
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