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Better homes, beautiful views and the best money can buy – Upper West Van neighbourhoods are west coast nirvana.

Approaching its tenth decade as a residential enclave extraordinaire, the British Properties and the accompanying seven neighbourhoods in Upper West Van continue to exude the best in luxury living. Home to architectural masterpieces, legendary views, and the shining jewel in BC golf courses – the Capilano Golf and Country Club. Backed by money by the historic Guinness Family of Great Britain, who built the Lions Gate Bridge. Today Upper West Van is home to established families from around the globe. Amid English of many accents, you’ll hear a liberal sprinkling of Mandarin, Cantonese & Persian.


The best in private education is of prime importance to families in the British Properties and the Upper West Van neighbourhoods including Glenmore, Chartwell, Canterbury, Westhill, Whitby Estates, Panorama Village & Chelsea Park. Collingwood Morven Campus is ranked as one of the top five prep schools in BC. While Mulgrave School is a K to 12 IB non-denominational prep school. High quality public education choices in Upper West Van include Westcot, Ridgeview, Chartwell, Johnson & Hollyburn Elementary with grades K to 7. École Cedardale is an authorized IB World School offering full French Immersion from K to 7. For junior high and senior matriculation, Sentinel & West Vancouver Secondary Schools offer grades 8 to 12.

Residential Housing

An area of exclusive neighbourhoods with a multitude of large and stunning properties, the British Properties and its surrounding neighbourhoods are all famous for multi-terraced views and the highest level of modern contemporary fixtures. Buyers can choose from luxury townhomes and spacious single family homes designed for the most discriminating buyer. Green verdant hills, cozy cul-de-sacs and leafy old school luxury are just part of the story when your purchase in Upper West Vancouver. Home ownership in the area is a high 85 to 90 percent, with household incomes typically in the high six figure category.

The legendary 18-hole Capilano Golf & Country Club was carved out of the rainforest…


World-class outdoor recreation is on your doorstep in the Upper West Van area. Cypress Provincial park situated in the municipal boundaries, was a venue for the 2010 Winter Olympics. Skiiing, snowboarding & winter snowshoeing and mountain biking are some of best anywhere. The legendary 18-hole Capilano Golf & Country Club was carved out of the rainforest and designed by the renowned golf architect Stanley Thompson. It has been ranked fifth finest in Canada by Golf Digest and Score Magazine. Also located in the British Properties is the exclusive Hollyburn Country Club, located on 42 acres of prime real estate enjoying a recent $15 million expansion. Hollyburn is renowned as a private hub for physical activity, sports, dining, socialization & business. McDonald Creek Park, Douglas Woodward Park and Normandy Park all offer an easy escape to the great outdoors, with great hiking trails and large off-leash areas for your beloved four-legged companions. The West Vancouver Yacht Club in Eagle Harbour is the preferred local marina for boating types.


A well known restaurant in the neighbourhood frequented by locals and visitors alike includes the Salmon House on the Hill, a two-time winner of the Georgia Straight Golden Plate Reader’s Award and famous for panoramic vistas and west coast cuisine. Other choices include The Red Lion Bar & Grill and The Beach House at the foot of Dundarave Pier is a celebrated landmark, with sustainable seafood, steaks & regional wines. Along Marine Drive, coffee aficionados can indulge at Bean Around the World, Starbucks or Delanay’s Coffee.


The British Properties and the seven other exclusive Upper West Van neighbourhoods are mere minutes from Park Royal Shopping Centre – Canada first covered shopping mall and home to over 275 shops and services, with designer retail outlets, restaurants, grocery stores and professional services. Along Marine Drive residents will find a host of unique shops and services in addition to Marketplace IGA, Whole Foods & Shoppers Drug Mart.


With immediate proximity to Highway One, the neighbourhoods of Upper West Van connect quickly and easily by vehicle to downtown Vancouver, Squamish and the scenic Sea-to-Sky route to Whistler. Daily public bus service is available from West Vancouver Transit with connections to BC Ferries in Horseshoe Bay, North Vancouver and the Seabus terminus, downtown Vancouver and Skytrain and Canada Line Stations.

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