Ambleside, West Vancouver
Located on Marine Drive, Ambleside is home to a variety of shopping, restaurants, and sites. As one of West Vancouver's oldest neighbourhoods, Ambleside Village (sometimes known as Ambleside-by-the-sea) was once a seaside retreat for those escaping the city. Today, Ambleside is a flourishing neighbourhood in West Vancouver. This neighbourhood is home to some of Vancouver's most beautiful parks and beach; the views include the Lions Gate Bridge, Stanley Park, Downtown, and the western parts of Vancouver like Kitsilano and Point Grey, and you can even see Vancouver Island. Take a stroll from the Capilano River past Park Royal Shopping Centre to Ambleside Park and get an unparalled harbour view from the Seawalk. Ambleside is also home to the Park Royal Shopping centre and its newest creation "The Village", which features many high end stores such as Whole Foods, Lululemon, Michaels and Danier Leather. The Village also has excellent dining by way of The Cactus Club, Milestone's, Browns Social House, The Keg and Steamworks. If sailing and kayaking are your pastimes, Hollyburn Sailing Club at the foot of 13th St. - overlooking Ambleside Beach - is the place to be.
Dundarave, West Vancouver
At the West end of the West Vancouver Sea Wall, Dundarave serves as the hub of a quaint and charming Sea Side village. Colourful planters and iron cast lamps decorated with hanging flower baskets adorn this cozy seaside neighbourhood. Beginning as a logging camp, Dundarave has since flowered into its own unique area with distinctive boutiques and sidewalk cafes. Don't miss the spectacular view of Burrard Inlet from Dundarave Pier, a ferry dock that predates the opening of the Lion's Gate Bridge in 1936.
Horseshoe Bay, West Vancouver
Not just a port for BC Ferries heading to Nanaimo, Langdale, and Bowen Island, Horseshoe Bay is also home for some residents of West Vancouver. Located at the entrance of Howe Sound, Horseshoe Bay has interesting shopping, a marina and full tourist facilities. Stroll along the waterfront park, browse through the quaint seaside shops, art galleries and antique store. It is a great place to book a fishing charter, find fish and chips or visit the many restaurants which offer ocean views perfect for watching the coming and goings of the ferry boats.