One of the youngest of the cities circling Vancouver, the region was incorporated in 1912 after it split from North Vancouver and is separated from it by the Capilano River.
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West Vancouver saw major growth only after accessibility was improved with the completion of the Lion's Gate Bridge (before only ferry service provided transportation across the Burrard Inlet). It now holds some of the most exclusive real estate in the region with houses priced well into the millions.
The hilly land on the south facing slopes of the Cascade Mountain Range allows for few homes to be constructed capping sprawl but in return provides some of the most amazing views south, west and eastwards depending on the location. Some of the best views of downtown and Stanley Park can be seen from these estates which comprises most of West Vancouver.
There are a few parks situated in the higher elevations and two on the coast.
West Vancouver has a wide range of smaller towns included within its boundaries; Ambleside, Dundarave and Horseshoe Bay.
West Vancouver also is home to some significant historical sites such as Point Atkinson in Lighthouse Park, one of the first charted regions of Vancouver, named after the Capitan whose city bears is name, and Park Royal, Canada's first shopping mall built in the 1950s which is still in operation.
This area is also known for its winding Marine Drive route, this road offers some of the most amazing views of the Burrard Inlet leading from the Lion's Gate Bridge all the way to the end of West Vancouver at the Horseshoe Bay terminal. West Vancouver is also the starting point of the Sea to Sky highway which winds through the valleys and mountainsides to the popular Whistler region which comprises of the bulk of the traffic going through the region if not to the ferry terminal.
Be sure to ascend Cypress Mountain, the only ski hill found in West Vancouver, for some of the most stunning panoramic views of the city.
Whether on the coast or at its peak, West Vancouver offers many activities for all interests from hikes, water sports and skiing to shopping or even reading a book or putting together a puzzle at the beautifully designed West Vancouver Memorial Library.