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West Vancouver offers Canada’s highest average income and lowest urban crime rate.
Unspoiled natural beauty
Located on British’s Columbia’s west coast, West Vancouver is a one of the most desirable places to live in Canada.
West Vancouver is Just a quick trip to downtown Vancouver, one of the world’s most livable cities and the largest city in British Columbia.
With gorgeous surroundings of mountains, ocean, and forest, Vancouver offers no end to exciting activities for students who like to explore.
A delightful 24 hectares of greenery with a wide, sandy beach and a 1.2-kilometre walk along the Pacific Ocean (map)
Whistler Village and Whistler Mountain (co-host of the 2010 Winter Olympics!) and Blackcomb Mountain (map)
(requires a Student Travel Application)
A beautiful waterfront park with cedar and fir forests (map)
This outstanding park in the heart of the city of Vancouver has forests and waterfront trails, a public aquarium, top restaurants and more (map)
Cypress Mountain: top skiing and snowboarding at an Olympics-rated site (map)
Lynn Canyon: step into the temperate rainforest after crossing a narrow suspension bridge over a rushing canyon (map)
Plenty of shopping
Unique clothes and accessories. Top sports equipment. Designer shoes. West Vancouver offers an eclectic variety of shopping options, from classy boutiques with the latest fashions from local and international designers, to books and top-quality outdoor gear.
- Enjoy trendy Robson Street, with top designer shops and major chain stores like American Apparel. Locals have voted it the best shopping street in the city! (map)
- Gastown shopping district in historic old Vancouver is popular with tourists. See the city’s famous steam clock. (map)
If you’re an arts lover, you’ll feel right at home in Vancouver. Some of the most popular activities in West Vancouver and Vancouver are:
- Silk Purse Arts Centre: a creative focus for local theatre, music, art gallery displays, and workshops
- West Vancouver Museum
- Ferry Building Gallery
- West Vancouver Memorial Library
All of the above are located in the Ambleside waterfront area of West Vancouver (map)
- Chinatown: the second largest in North America, after the one in San Francisco (map)
- Sun Yat Sen Classical Chinese Garden (map)
- The Cultch, Vancouver East Cultural Arts Centre (map)
- Museum of Anthropology, University of British Columbia (map)
- Museum of Vancouver (map)
- Vancouver International Film Festival (map)
- Vancouver International Fringe Festival (map)
- Vancouver Police Museum (map)
First of all, see the TransLink Trip Planning website. If you are not sure how to get there, this site is very helpful.
Check out the Vancouver North Shore website for more events, attractions and activities.
- Aurora Winter Festival at the PNE
- Bright Nights at Stanley Park Christmas Train
- Capilano Suspension Bridge Lights
- Carol Ships Parade of Lights
- Dundarave Festival
- Festival of Lights at Van Dusen Botanical Garden
- Fly over Canada Christmas Special
- Glow Vancouver
- Grouse Mountain Peak of Christmas
- Heritage Christmas at Burnaby Village Museum
- Ice Skating at Robson Square
- Santa Claus Parade
- Santa Shuffle
- Skiing and snowboarding
- Snow tubing at Cypress Mountain
- Vancouver Christmas Market
For more holiday ideas, here is a link that has many more activities!!!
Gleneagles Skate Terrain Park
604-921-2100 | 6262 Marine Drive (adjacent to Gleneagles Community Centre)
Hours of Operation: Dawn to dusk, year round
West Vancouver Library – Room 14 (for Teens)
604-925-7400 | 1950 Marine Drive, West Vancouver, BC V7V 1J8
Hours of Operation: Mon. to Thu. 10 am – 9 pm | Fri. 10 am – 6 pm | Sat. & Sun. 10 am – 5 pm
Room 14 (a room for teens) in West Vancouver Memorial Library is dedicated to youth in Grades 8–12.
This is your place to relax, meet with friends, study or make something amazing!
Local hikes or attractions
Map of Greater Vancouver– places you can visit during the day without requiring the Student Travel Application.
- Lighthouse Park
- Lynn Canyon
- Cypress Falls
- Capilano Canyon
- Hollyburn Mountain
- Granville Island
- Stanley Park
Places that require Student Travel Application
- Gordon Sturtridge Football
- North Shore Minor Lacrosse
- Norwesters Track & Field Club
- West Van Lawn Bowling Club
- West Vancouver Baseball
- West Vancouver Cricket Club
- West Vancouver Field Hockey Club
- West Vancouver Soccer Club
- West Vancouver Tennis Club
- West Vancouver Track and Field Club
- BC Soccer Central
- BC Soccer Web
- Capilano Rugby Club
- Cypress Ski Club
- Deep Cove Yacht Club
- Delbrook Basketball
- Flicka Gymnastics
- North Van Wolf Pack Junior B Hockey
- North Van Central Baseball Association
- North Van Minor Hockey Association
- North Shore Youth Soccer Association
- North Shore Dolphins Dive Club
- North Shore Avalance
- North Shore Floorball Association
- North Shore Girls Fastpitch Association
- North Shore Girls Soccer Club
- North Shore Inline Hockey League
- North West Van Ringette Association
- NorWesters Track & Field Club
Greater Vancouver Area