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West Vancouver, BC, Canada
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West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada is located on the northwest border of Metro Vancouver (Vancouver Lower Mainland). The community is situated on the shores of English Bay and on the southeast shore of Howe Sound. To the east is the City of North Vancouver.

Together... West Vancouver, the District of North Vancouver and North Vancouver form the North Shore communities. The landscapes and seascapes of the North Shore go from sea level to high elevation mountain peaks. At sea level the North Shore is situated on the shores of Burrard Inlet. Up high, behind the communities are mountain peaks.

On the opposite side of the Burrard Inlet are the sights, lights and sounds of the City of Vancouver. The North Shore communities are connected to the City of Vancouver via two bridges - the Second Narrows and Lions' Gate Bridges. By water - a passenger ferry connects the city with the North Shore.

Much of Metro Vancouver was first the home and hunting grounds of the First Nation people of British Columbia, Canada. In the North Shore region it was the Tseil-Waututh, Musqueam and Squamish First Nation people who lived off the land. The European settlers arrived in the mid to late 1800s seeking to harvest the local forests.

West Vancouver is home to many services and amenities popular with travelers. Some of the services provided include accommodations, restaurants, gift shops, tours, attractions, gas stations, grocery stores, banks, fine dining, internet, shopping centres, retail stores, big box stores, delis, coffee houses, pubs and transportation (taxi, bus and passenger ferry).

West Vancouver is rich in cultural, entertainment and educational venues. Some of the cultural experiences and attractions include an art centre, artisan galleries, art studios, live theatre, outdoor concerts and festivals.

There are many community parks and trails in the West Vancouver. Some of the more popular green space parks, trails and natural attractions include Ambleside Park, Whytecliff Park, Lighthouse Park, Cypress Falls, Leyland Park, Nelson Canyon Park, Cypress Provincial Park, TCT (Trans Canada Trail - West Vancouver), Whtye Lake Trail, Dundarave Beach and the two waterfront seawalks (Capilano Pacific Trail & the Centennial Seawalk)

The numerous parks, waterways, trails and mountains on the North Shore provide an ideal year round environment for adventure and activities. Some of the summer activities in the region include mountain biking, hiking, paragliding, backpacking, flightseeing tours, ocean kayaking, wildlife tours, golfing, rollerblading, rock climbing, swimming, camping, boating, sailing, fishing, beach combing and scuba diving.

In the winter months, after the snow has accumulated at the higher elevations, the North Shore mountains become a winter wonderland of activities. All three resort mountains operate ski hills providing an opportunity for downhill skiing, snowboarding, xc skiing, snowshoeing, backcountry skiing and helicopter skiing.
West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada is located on the northwest border of Metro Vancouver (Vancouver Lower Mainland). The community is situated on the shores of English Bay and on the southeast shore of Howe Sound. To the east is the City of North Vancouver.

Together... West Vancouver, the District of North Vancouver and North Vancouver form the North Shore communities. The landscapes and seascapes of the North Shore go from sea level to high elevation mountain peaks. At sea level the North Shore is situated on the shores of Burrard Inlet. Up high, behind the communities are mountain peaks.

On the opposite side of the Burrard Inlet are the sights, lights and sounds of the City of Vancouver. The North Shore communities are connected to the City of Vancouver via two bridges - the Second Narrows and Lions' Gate Bridges. By water - a passenger ferry connects the city with the North Shore.

Much of Metro Vancouver was first the home and hunting grounds of the First Nation people of British Columbia, Canada. In the North Shore region it was the Tseil-Waututh, Musqueam and Squamish First Nation people who lived off the land. The European settlers arrived in the mid to late 1800s seeking to harvest the local forests.

West Vancouver is home to many services and amenities popular with travelers. Some of the services provided include accommodations, restaurants, gift shops, tours, attractions, gas stations, grocery stores, banks, fine dining, internet, shopping centres, retail stores, big box stores, delis, coffee houses, pubs and transportation (taxi, bus and passenger ferry).

West Vancouver is rich in cultural, entertainment and educational venues. Some of the cultural experiences and attractions include an art centre, artisan galleries, art studios, live theatre, outdoor concerts and festivals.


There are many community parks and trails in the West Vancouver. Some of the more popular green space parks, trails and natural attractions include Ambleside Park, Whytecliff Park, Lighthouse Park, Cypress Falls, Leyland Park, Nelson Canyon Park, Cypress Provincial Park, TCT (Trans Canada Trail - West Vancouver), Whtye Lake Trail, Dundarave Beach and the two waterfront seawalks (Capilano Pacific Trail & the Centennial Seawalk)

The numerous parks, waterways, trails and mountains on the North Shore provide an ideal year round environment for adventure and activities. Some of the summer activities in the region include mountain biking, hiking, paragliding, backpacking, flightseeing tours, ocean kayaking, wildlife tours, golfing, rollerblading, rock climbing, swimming, camping, boating, sailing, fishing, beach combing and scuba diving.

In the winter months, after the snow has accumulated at the higher elevations, the North Shore mountains become a winter wonderland of activities. All three resort mountains operate ski hills providing an opportunity for downhill skiing, snowboarding, xc skiing, snowshoeing, backcountry skiing and helicopter skiing.

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