West Vancouver Houses for Sale
Search all West Vancouver Houses for Sale and real estate listings below. Imagine luxury oceanside living with beautiful mountain scenery and access to the best recreation, plus the grandest homes and amenities for top-quality living. Now, add in art, culture, and community spirit, and you’ve got West Vancouver!
The District of West Vancouver, with a population of nearly 44,000, is often noted as one of Canada’s wealthiest areas and one of its best and most beautiful places to live. Be sure to register for a free account so that you can receive email alerts whenever new West Vancouver properties come on the market.
West Vancouver Real Estate Market
West Vancouver has over 30 neighbourhoods from Caulfield on the west side to Cedardale on the east. They are all desirable places to live! Here are just a few of the fantastic neighbourhoods that may have real estate for sale in West Vancouver:
Chartwell features large single-family estate homes, some with stunning water views. This is the ultimate luxury living in beautiful surroundings! Caulfield is close to West Vancouver's iconic Lighthouse Park and offers grand single-family houses. The Caulfield Village stores provide nearby convenience to shopping and restaurants.
Horseshoe Bay once had only large, sweeping estates, but more recently, this gorgeous waterfront community changed its real estate market by building townhomes, duplexes, and triplexes to offer more fine West Vancouver living options.
About West Vancouver, BC
West Vancouver, or “West Van,” is bordered by stunning water views on three sides and incredible mountain scenery on the other. That alone is something spectacular to see. The Burrard Inlet, Howe Sound, and the mouth of the Capilano River along the Ambleside area all do their part to make waterfront living an absolute dream come true here.
As if that weren’t enough breathtaking beauty, the North Shore Mountains, notably West Vancouver’s Cypress Mountain and adjacent North Vancouver’s Grouse Mountain, add a stunning backdrop. Of course, all that water and mountain scenery isn’t just for show, but also provides endless recreation from watersports to snow sports and everything in between all year round.
Plus, of course, the actual livability in terms of homes and amenities is second to none, especially with the City of Vancouver just minutes away!
Getting to West Vancouver
It’s only a 15-minute drive to West Vancouver from Vancouver, though of course, it will mainly depend on traffic, especially during rush hour. From Whistler, the drive is about 1.5 hours, while driving to West Van from Seattle will take about 2.45 hours via the I-5N.
Fun Fact: West Vancouver has over 250km of paved roads to get you wherever you want to go!
West Vancouver Weather
Not surprisingly, West Van's weather is like Vancouver's, typically mild, though July and August can be hot. November and December are by far the rainiest months on average here, with the latter month also presenting the highest chance of snowfalls. Snow may occur, though from October to sometimes even April.
West Vancouver Culture
West Vancouver has at least nine municipality-designated heritage properties. West Van's assessment of estates that offer value to the community was based on the people who lived in the home or the architect who designed the building. Their heritage designation was awarded to houses that relate to the historical styles of the architecture within the area.
The Sykes House represents the West Coast architectural style, while another municipal heritage home, the Rush House, exemplifies the Craftsman style. Both styles were common in West Vancouver's history. Another West Van heritage property, the Gertrude Lawson House, a 1940s stone-sheathed mansion, is now the home of the West Vancouver Museum.
Fun Fact: Gertrude Lawson, a teacher at the time, is thought to be one of the first women in British Columbia to be approved for a home mortgage.
For more cultural sources in West Van, the public library has books and programs for all ages. For instance, to support the truth about Canada's dark past and residential schools, The West Vancouver library has learning materials relating to Indigenous peoples.
West Vancouver Education
West Vancouver has two primary schools, twelve elementary schools, and three high schools; Rockridge Secondary and West Vancouver Secondary offer International Baccalaureate and Sentinel Secondary have advanced placement and French Immersion.
West Vancouver Health Care
Lion's Gate Hospital, located in neighbouring North Vancouver, also serves West Van. It provides a wide range of services, including hospital treatment, home health assistance, and mental health care. Lion's Gate Hospital is one of only a handful of Lower Mainland hospitals with a neurosurgery centre.
Under the BC authority, Vancouver Coastal Health, the West Van area has many care services, including seniors' assisted living and all types of medical professionals. With about six doctors, Ambleside Medical Center treats area patients for both preventive health and patient-focused care.
Things to Do in West Vancouver
With the most spectacular ocean and mountain living possible, it's no surprise that the best things to do in West Van involve outdoor recreation!
The Ambleside Par 3 Golf Course is an 18-hole family-friendly pitch-and-putt with expansive waterfront views of English Bay and the Burrard Inlet. There's also a fantastic beach in Ambleside Park! A sandy beach, wading pool, and a playground make Dundarave Park ideal for families.
West Vancouver even has a waterfall. You'll find it in Cypress Falls Park, along with tennis, hiking, and an off-leash dog area too. A beautiful, fun, and classic West Van place to hike is Lighthouse Park… with an actual lighthouse.
West Vancouver's largest park, Whyte Lake Park, has popular walking and hiking trails. Cypress Mountain is home to the Eagle Coaster, and of course, winter skiing and snowboarding. There's also lots of adventure to be had at Grouse Mountain.
West Vancouver Realtors
Are you thinking of buying or selling a home in West Vancouver? If you’re looking to buy a home, contact our Loyal Homes real estate agents, who can answer all your West Vancouver community, neighbourhood, and real estate questions.
If you’re thinking of selling your West Vancouver, BC home, our associated Listing Realtors can provide information on recently sold comparable properties, up-to-date real estate market information, and professional tips to help you prepare and sell your house for top dollar.