West VancouverCanada

Take a ferry from downtown Vancouver to this district where you can see fine artwork and majestic architecture or stroll beside the sea against a backdrop of snowy mountains.

Lose yourself in a labyrinth of enthralling galleries and delightful cafés in West Vancouver. Sit by the ocean on the beautiful city-side beach or leave the noise behind you and head up the hill into tranquil forestland.

Step away from the skyscrapers and crowded streets of the inner city and take your time exploring the more peaceful western side. Start at the district’s southeast corner at the Ferry Building Gallery where constantly changing exhibitions ensure there is always a superb range of artwork that spans centuries and all genres.

Stop for a coffee or bite to eat nearby before you head to the West Vancouver Museum, a 10-minute walk northwest. Temporary displays here investigate the relationship between art and lifestyle while there are also works by celebrated local artists such as Gordon Smith, B.C. Binning and Emily Carr.

After a morning spent indoors get out into the sun and view some of the larger-than-life sculptures around town. The Centennial Seawalk goes past several of these glorious creations as it winds along the front of West Bay. Sit in peaceful Dundarave Park or continue further to leafy Ambleside Park and the adjoining beach.

If you are looking for more of an adventure, slip away into the lower woodland slopes of the North Shore Mountains. Try the signposted 3-mile (5-kilometer) Brothers Creek Trail or take the longer Baden Powell Trail to secluded Horseshoe Bay.

West Vancouver is separated from the southern district of the city by the spectacular Lions Gate Bridge. West Vancouver has a range of restaurants to suit all budgets; however, being a predominantly residential area there is a wider range of accommodation elsewhere in the city.

See the best that this spellbinding city has to offer at West Vancouver.

Top Hotels in West Vancouver

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Horseshoe Bay Motel
Horseshoe Bay Motel
2 out of 5
6588 Royal Ave, West Vancouver, BC
The price is ¥17,150 per night

Situated by the ocean, this motel is within 12 mi (20 km) of Capilano Suspension Bridge, Stanley Park, and Robson Street. Canada Place and Vancouver Convention ...

3.9/5Very Good! (301 reviews)

"Convenience for catching an early morning ferry. Arrived late, key left on door for me."…"

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2020

Horseshoe Bay Motel
West Vancouver Contemporary Living
West Vancouver Contemporary Living
3.5 out of 5
2010 Queens Ave, West Vancouver, BC

Located in Dundarave, this guesthouse is within 2 mi (3 km) of Burrard Inlet, Cypress Provincial Park, and Ambleside Park. Park Royal is 2.2 mi (3.6 km) ...

3.4/5Good! (26 reviews)

"The location is perfect and great parking. Nice view over Vancouver. Close to Capilano Suspension Bridge and Grouse Mountain as well as fast access to Stanley Park. Most important for us was that the Horseshoe Bay Ferry terminal was only 10 min. away as we left early Morning. If we had stayed downtown ..."…"

Reviewed on Sep 6, 2019

West Vancouver Contemporary Living
Warm and Sweet Room in West Vancouver by Elevate Rooms
Warm and Sweet Room in West Vancouver by Elevate Rooms
2.5 out of 5
1903 Queens Ave, West Vancouver, BC

Situated in West Vancouver, this guesthouse is within 2 mi (3 km) of Burrard Inlet, Cypress Provincial Park, and Ambleside Park. Park Royal is 2.2 mi (3.6 km) ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (8 reviews)

"Beautuful location, friendly helpful hosts, cute well behaved dog there to great us. Nice big room with patio doors opening to private backyard.Bed was quite hard."…"

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2019

Warm and Sweet Room in West Vancouver by Elevate Rooms

Reviews of West Vancouver


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Oct 19, 2019

Whistler is an 1hr away from where we stayed. Worth a drive!!

5/5 - Excellent

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Sep 19, 2019

Beautiful area. We enjoyed going to downtown Vancouver as well.

5/5 - Excellent

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Aug 2, 2019

Beautiful with lots to see. Do your research ahead of time. Parking was difficult.

5/5 - Excellent

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Jul 11, 2019

Beautiful quiet neighborhood away from downtown Vancouver, with lots of restaurant and food shopping options. A short drive will get you to all the tourist attractions and shopping at Royal Park Mall.

5/5 - Excellent

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Jun 16, 2019

Good food, expensive shopping. We rent a car and went to downtown for food and shopping, more variety and better prices

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