Edwin Lam 林玉德 

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Buying and Selling Real Estate in Metro Vancouver, BC, Canada,

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Buyer’s Guide

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West Vancouver

Location:

    West Vancouver is located between Marine Drive and the Trans-Canada Highway 1, on the North Shore of Vancouver.

    West Vancouver includes Ambleside, Dundarave, Caulfield, and Horseshoe Bay. It's bordered by Burrard Inlet to the south and Howe Sound to the west, between the Capilano River Valley and Horseshoe Bay, on the lower slopes of Hollyburn Mountain.

     Ambleside, one of West Vancouver's oldest neighbourhoods, is the social heart of West Vancouver now, offering a wonderful combination of business, shopping and recreation. Dundarave Village has grown into a charming block of sidewalk or ocean view cafes, with an interesting array of unique shops  The Horseshoe Bay was a traditional meeting place for Native people, used both as a seasonal fishing encampment and a place to spend a night when travelling between villages on the Squamish River and Burrard Inlet.

    On a clear day, few skylines can compete with the one composed of the Shores' six peaks - Black, Strachan, Hollyburn, Grouse, Fromme, and Seymour Mountains. After a rainstorm, the brilliant black-green hue of the North Shore shines with freshness.

 Three-quarters of Lower Mainlanders learn to ski in Seymour,  and intermediate and advanced skiers and snowboarders gravitate to Cypress and Grouse Mountain.

  The black bears and cougars prowl still influences the North Shore. Hapless hikers, skiers, and snowboarders routinely lose their way and wait or pray to be saved by the North Shore Rescue Team, a volunteer group who selflessly put their own lives at risk to track down missing adventurers.

 The Sea to Sky Highway starts in West Vancouver taking the traveller along views of snowcapped mountains, tall stands of ancient timber and the gleaming Pacific Ocean leads to the recreation paradise of Britannia Beach, Squamish and Whistler, and north to Lillooet, gateway to the Cariboo.

    Lighthouse Park and its 75 hectares (185 acres) of majestic forest including towering Douglas Fir can be found along picturesque Marine Drive, on the way to Horseshoe Bay. Seals can be seen basking on the rocks below along the rugged coastline. An equally impressive road will take you up to Cypress Mountain. Horseshoe Bay, the departure point for ferries to Bowen Island, Vancouver Island and the Sunshine Coast, is the western most community in West Vancouver.

 

History:

    The North Shore was a world apart before the construction of the original Second Narrows Bridge in 1925 . Ferries once linked Ambleside in West Vancouver with Vancouver. The Coast Mountains, which begin on the North Shore and sweep north along the British Columbia coast and through Alaska, are the tallest range in North America and among the most heavily glaciated.

    The Lions Gate Bridge, built by the Guiness Family, opened Vancouver's North Shore to vehicle traffic in 1938.  named after the two mountain peaks that look like sleeping lions.

 

Population in 2011 : 42,694

 

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