West Vancouver

Travel Guide
Cypress Mountain showing general coastal views, landscape views and snow

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.

Horseshoe Bay Motel
Horseshoe Bay Motel
2 out of 5
6588 Royal Ave, West Vancouver, BC
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 ...
3.9/5 Very Good! (303 reviews)
"Walking distance to restaurants and shopping. Subway right across the street for a quick bite. My room had a view down the length of the street into the bay. Had to push a doorbell to get someone to check me in at 5:30pm and drop key through a slot to check out at 8:30 am. Don't expect service. Room ..."

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2020

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Horseshoe Bay Motel
Newly Renovated One Bedroom Studio in West Vancouver Perfect For Quarantine!
Newly Renovated One Bedroom Studio in West Vancouver Perfect For Quarantine!
West Vancouver, BC
Situated in West Vancouver, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Ambleside Park, Burrard Inlet, and Park Royal. Lion's Gate Bridge and Prospect Point ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (26 reviews)
Great place
"The place was clean and bright. Communication was prompt It is best suited for people with a car."

Reviewed on Oct 1, 2021

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Newly Renovated One Bedroom Studio in West Vancouver Perfect For Quarantine!
Exclusive Spacious Suite with Private Patio
Exclusive Spacious Suite with Private Patio
West Vancouver, BC
This family-friendly West Vancouver vacation home is located by the sea, within 1 mi (2 km) of Ambleside Park and Burrard Inlet. Park Royal and Cypress Provincial ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (26 reviews)
Nice place, quite and clean
"We really enjoyed our stay. The property has lots of room and presents as listed. Everything about the stay was easy; check-in, communication and everything else. Would stay there again."

Reviewed on Oct 6, 2021

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Exclusive Spacious Suite with Private Patio
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Newly Renovated One Bedroom Studio in West Vancouver Perfect For Quarantine!
Newly Renovated One Bedroom Studio in West Vancouver Perfect For Quarantine!
West Vancouver, BC
Situated in West Vancouver, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Ambleside Park, Burrard Inlet, and Park Royal. Lion's Gate Bridge and Prospect Point ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (26 reviews)
Great place
"The place was clean and bright. Communication was prompt It is best suited for people with a car."

Reviewed on Oct 1, 2021

Newly Renovated One Bedroom Studio in West Vancouver Perfect For Quarantine!
Exclusive Spacious Suite with Private Patio
Exclusive Spacious Suite with Private Patio
West Vancouver, BC
This family-friendly West Vancouver vacation home is located by the sea, within 1 mi (2 km) of Ambleside Park and Burrard Inlet. Park Royal and Cypress Provincial ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (26 reviews)
Nice place, quite and clean
"We really enjoyed our stay. The property has lots of room and presents as listed. Everything about the stay was easy; check-in, communication and everything else. Would stay there again."

Reviewed on Oct 6, 2021

Exclusive Spacious Suite with Private Patio
Ferry Walk House, Family & Pet Friendly
Ferry Walk House, Family & Pet Friendly
West Vancouver, BC
This family-friendly West Vancouver apartment building is located by the sea, within 1 mi (2 km) of Whytecliff Park, Cypress Provincial Park, and Horseshoe Bay ...
5/5 Exceptional! (31 reviews)
Ferry Walk House
"Our stay at Ferry Walk House was amazing, Valerie (owner of the property) is lovely and very helpful with everything you need. The photos and description of Ferry Walk House is true to every word, it is simply home from home, very dog friendly too. It is a gem of a place in the middle of Horseshoe ..."

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2020

Ferry Walk House, Family & Pet Friendly
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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