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West Vancouver

west vancouverWest Vancouver is only minutes from downtown Vancouver, at the base of the North Shore mountains. It Comprises over 30 village-like communities, most of which are stamped along the coastline. The community of Ambleside, a playground for socialites, attracts people with its trendy shops, posh restaurants and happening bars. Heading northwest along the coast, Dundarave is home to some interesting boutiques and an enclave of antique stores.

Heading further up the coast visitors are sure to stop at Lighthouse Park, which contains Canada's oldest manned lighthouse. Once in Horseshoe Bay–the gateway to Bowen Island, the Sunshine Coast and Vancouver Island–be sure to peruse the inviting waterfront shops and cafes, and take in the spectacular sunsets over the water.

Photographic opportunities are plentiful here with locations such as Horseshoe Bay Park which is also a popular place to enjoy a stroll along the gravel beach.

ambleside park - west vancouverA strong Cultural and Arts presence can be felt in West Vancouver has been designated as one of the 2006 Cultural Capitals of Canada by the Canadian Heritage Ministry. West Vancouver is littered with Public Parks so walking and biking are heavily supported.

Parks include; Leyland Park, Dundagrave Park, John Lawson Park, Lighthouse Park, Skateboard Park, Ambleside Park, Whytecliff Park, Horseshoe Bay Park, Cypress Falls Park and Memorial Park.

There are also many recognized walkways and trails within the locale including; Centennial Seawalk (West Vancouver's most used walkway) Old Brewis Trail, Brothers Creek Trail, Capilano Pacific Trail, Seaview Walk (Wheelchair Accessable) and the Trans Canada Trail.

Beaches can be located at the following locations; Altamont Beach Park, Ambleside Park, Batchellor Bay, Caulfeild Park, Dundarave Park, Eagle Harbour Beach Park, Erwin Park, John Lawson Park, Kew Beach Park, Larson Bay Park, Parthenon Park, Sandy Cove Park, Tall Trees Park, West Bay Park, Whytecliff Park. See official listings here. For activities, accommodations, real estate, shopping and other useful links please use navigation on the sidebar.

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