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From Park Royal to Altamont neighbourhood, welcome home.

The coveted six neighbourhoods comprising West Van Waterfront East include some of the most exclusive residential properties in all of Canada. It all begins with Park Royal – West Vancouver’s original shopping destination, and the community hub to 280 shops, professional services & restaurants in the new outdoor style retail. In addition to the famous Park Royal, the finest in west coast and waterfront living can be found in the surrounding Sentinel Hill, Ambleside, Dundarave, Queens & Altamont neighbourhoods.


The very best in public and private education is available to families of the West Van Waterfront East neighbourhoods. As part of School District #45, local elementary schools with grades K to 7 include Pauline Johnson, Hollyburn, Irwin Park, Ridgeview and École Cedardale – the first and only French Immersion elementary school in the province to combine the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme with French Immersion programming. For high school studies, West Vancouver Secondary in Ambleside is the public high school of choice with a north and south campus. Private schools nearby include Mulgrave School, a K to 12 non-denominational prep school and Collingwood School with grades 8 to 12, a top five ranked university prep school with a national reputation for speech and debate, performing arts and outdoor education.

Residential Housing

Beginning with the Park Royal neighbourhood, many of the stately waterfront homes are older, with new developments and luxury high-rise towers close to the shopping centre. Buyers will find most streets in West Van Waterfront East neighbourhoods tree lined with exceptional detached single family homes. Comfort and privacy are in abundance in this part of West Van. Substantial windows, large terraces and southern views are de rigueur. The seaside community of Dundarave was established in the early 1900s, before the construction of the Lions Gate Bridge in 1937. Today you’ll find a full range of condominium choices with unobstructed ocean & city views all the way to Lions Gate Bridge, Stanley Park, UBC, Vancouver Island, Light House Park & North Shore Mountains. For decades the homes in West Vancouver offer unparalleled quality – all located in a beautiful setting. Altamont, Queens, Dundarave, Ambleside, Sentinel Hill and Park Royal neighbourhoods represent true west coast refinement while close to the best in business and recreation.

…nearby Dundarave Beach is a great place to take your family, walk the SeaWalk or go for a swim.


Ambleside Beach offers sand, seashore & spectacular views of Lions Gate Bridge, Stanley Park and the lights of downtown. While nearby Dundarave Beach is a great place to take your family, walk the SeaWalk or go for a swim. Ambleside Park includes a large off-leash dog area in addition to walking trails, tennis, outdoor basketball and skateboard park. A lovely place to picnic or barbecue is John Lawson Park right on the West Van waterfront. Close by is Millennium Park, home to events such as the Harmony Arts Festival. Minutes away is world-class outdoor recreation with Cypress Provincial Park, a venue for the 2010 Winter Olympics. Skiing, snowboarding and cross country skiing are second-to-none. A short drive away is the legendary 18-hole Capilano Golf & Country Club, a top five course in Canada as reported by Golf Digest magazine. For boating enthusiasts, West Vancouver Yacht Club in Eagle Harbour has been serving locals since 1945.


Whether it’s something quick or fine dining is on the menu, Park Royal in West Vancouver is home to The Keg, The Whitespot and The Cactus Club just to name a few. Famous destinations in the Dundarave Village include Delaney’s Coffee and The Beach House at Dundarave Pier. For old-world Italian pasta, wood-fired pizza or a quick latte, Ambleside Village is mere minutes away.


First opened in 1950, Park Royal is a shopping mecca for West Vancouver citizens at over 1.5 million square feet, the second largest centre in British Columbia and offers 280 best-in-class stores, restaurants & services. Along Ambleside, specialty boutiques and the latest in fashions are easy to find. While the oh-so-quaint Dundarave Village offers unique gifts, antiques, crafts & gardening supplies.


Home to the distinctive West Vancouver ‘Blue Buses’, Park Royal is the centre of West Van’s transit network with quick connections to downtown Vancouver via the Lions Gate Bridge, to North Vancouver or west to Horseshoe Bay or Lions Bay. With easy access to Highway One, Squamish and the scenic Sea-to-Sky route to Whistler are available by vehicle.

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