Investing in West Vancouver, British Columbia



Region:  Lower Mainland/Southwest

Regional District:  Greater Vancouver

West Vancouver is a waterfront community bounded by the mountains to the

north, Burrard Inlet and Howe Sound to the south and west, and the Capilano

River corridor to the east. Connections to downtown Vancouver and points east and south from West

Vancouver are via the Lions Gate Bridge and through North Vancouver via

Highway 1 to the Second Narrows Bridge. The Upper Levels Highway serves as

the major east/west connection to the Horseshoe Bay ferry terminal, Sea to Sky

Highway (Highway 99 North) and Whistler to the north, and to the other North

Shore municipalities. Marine Drive is the scenic route connecting local

neighbourhoods along West Vancouver’s waterfront and providing a lower

connection to North Vancouver and the Lions Gate Bridge.

West Vancouver’s dramatic topography is one of its defining characteristics. The

rugged shoreline, steep terrain, numerous creeks and watercourses, and

spectacular views provide an extremely attractive setting of international renown.

District, regional, and provincial parks throughout the community offer

unparalleled opportunities for outdoor recreation, open space, and access to

natural areas. There is a range of amenities and natural features – from the beaches and marinas along the shores of Burrard Inlet and Howe Sound to the

hiking trails and ski areas on Hollyburn Ridge and Cypress Mountain.

Extensive areas above the Upper Levels Highway are mountain wilderness.

Most of the uppermost areas will continue to be preserved in their natural

forested state for watershed, open space, limited use and recreation, while lands

below the 1200’ elevation will be developed over time as attractive

neighbourhoods within a framework of significant open space features.


Community Size: 99.46 km²

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West Wood Organic Grocery

2307 47th Ave, Vancouver, BC
The store is located in an affluent area, Kerrisdale in Vancouver where young Chinese family population is growing, yet not enough businesses to service them. Currently the store features unique specialty organic produce items and local culinary products. Its floor space can easily display multiple ... continue

Foot Solutions West Vancouver is a business for sale in BC.

Foot Solutions West Vancouver

1836 Marine Drive, West Vancouver, BC
Foot Solutions West Vancouver Franchise For Sale. Foot Solutions is a leading international retailer specializing in personalized assessments, stylish performance footwear and custom-crafted arch supports. Cater to an affluent area where there is a high demand for personal, professional service. The... continue

1763 Bellevue Ave is a commercial real estate opportunity in BC.

2nd floor floor - 1763 Bellevue Ave

1763 Bellevue Ave, West Vancouver, BC, V7V 1A8
This is an old building which we want to rent out for a year or so before having to demolish it. It can be used as storage space or anything else. See photos for reference. $3000/month Included: half hydro and fortis we pay the tax and water. Also 4 parkings available for rent on site if interested.... continue

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B.C. becomes newest location for New York-based WeWork

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