Welcome to West Vancouver, one of the wealthiest cities in the Lower Mainland, located on the northwest shore of the city of Vancouver. West Vancouver was incorporated in 1912, after separating from the district of North Vancouver. At the time, most of the existing dwellings were built in the British Pacific Properties development, controlled by the Guinness family. In the city of West Vancouver, residents get to enjoy late night strolls alongside the Ambleside Seawalk, day trips along the coast and around the shoreline, or a hike up Cypress Mountain. Not only is West Vancouver rich in its recreational activities, it also includes areas of luxury real estate and gorgeous waterfront view homes.
The City at Glance
Average Household Income: $166,221
Top 3 Languages: English, Chinese, Persian
Distance to Downtown Vancouver: 10 km
Driving time to Vancouver Airport: 50 minutes
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Highway 99 runs through West Vancouver and connects it with Downtown Vancouver via Lions Gate Bridge. British Columbia Highway 1, the Trans-Canada Highway, is the only highway route within municipal limits. It begins at the community of Horseshoe Bay and runs east into the district of North Vancouver. Horseshoe Bay also has a BC Ferry terminal with access to Vancouver Island, Bowen Island and the Sunshine Coast. Moreover, the highway to Whistler leaves from Horseshoe Bay as well. Blue Bus serves as the main transportation in West Vancouver and transfer is free between the Blue buses and other TransLink buses.
School District No. 45 operates the elementary and high schools in West Vancouver. There are also several independent private schools in the area.
Click here to see a complete list of West Vancouver public schools.
Public Elementary Schools:
École Cedardale Elementary School
Irwin Park Elementary School
West Bay Elementary School
Public High Schools:
Rockridge Secondary School
Sentinel Secondary School
West Vancouver Secondary School
Private K-12 Schools:
Private Elementary Schools:
St Anthony’s Elementary School
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