Grouse Mountain Winter Skiing & Year Round Gondola
Mount Seymour & Cypress offer Skiing/Snowboarding (mid-winter)
Cypress Mountain & Cypress Parkway for Cyclists
Ambleside by the Sea
Out of the various tribes of the First Nations aboriginals, which resided along the Sunshine Coast for thousands of years following the last Ice Age, the Salish kept a camp in the area known today as West Vancouver.
Captain George Vancouver, a British Explorer, arrived in the late 1700's and named Point Atkinson in 1791. During the 1800's the shoreline was developed by many visionaries who saw the potential of the port. Piers and community planning (electric, hydro and roadways)developed throughout the early 1900's. In 1914, the Pacific Great Eastern Railway reached the area and opened up transportation routes. By 1938, the six million dollar Lions Gate Bridge was complete. West Vancouver also was home to Canada's the first shopping centre, Park Royal which was complete in 1950.
Since, the area has thrived socially and in real estate, primarily in the British Properties.
Summer average 20 degrees Celsius
Winter average 5 degrees Celsius
Map of West Vancouver
Please select from the West Vancouver travel directory below to find out more details.