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.

Top Hotels in West Vancouver

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Horseshoe Bay Motel
Horseshoe Bay Motel
2 out of 5
6588 Royal Ave, West Vancouver, BC
The price is CA $218 per night

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 ...

3.9/5Very Good! (301 reviews)

"Convenience for catching an early morning ferry. Arrived late, key left on door for me."…"

Reviewed on Jan. 19, 2020

Horseshoe Bay Motel
3bed/4bath House With Ocean and Mountain View
3bed/4bath House With Ocean and Mountain View
6450 Nelson Ave, West Vancouver, BC

Situated in West Vancouver, this holiday home is within 1 mi (2 km) of Cypress Provincial Park and Horseshoe Bay Ferry Terminal. Burrard Inlet and Ambleside ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (10 reviews)
Great stay with family

"Great location. It was walking distance to Horseshoe bay. Beaches close by. The house was roomy with lots of bathrooms but the internet was poor. We would stay again."…"

Reviewed on Aug. 8, 2020

3bed/4bath House With Ocean and Mountain View
West Vancouver Private Garden House Near Beach! New, Modern, Quiet
West Vancouver Private Garden House Near Beach! New, Modern, Quiet
1235 Fulton Ave, Garden House, West Vancouver, BC
The price is CA $165 per night

Situated by the ocean, this guesthouse is 0.4 mi (0.7 km) from Ambleside Park and 2.5 mi (4.1 km) from Capilano Suspension Bridge. Burrard Inlet and Park Royal ...

West Vancouver Private Garden House Near Beach! New, Modern, Quiet

Popular places to visit in West Vancouver

Ambleside Park
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Ambleside Park

4/5(1 review)

Parks seem like refuges when they are surrounded by a large city. Get immersed in nature in this special spot near tall buildings.

Canada Place
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Canada Place

4.5/5(1,589 reviews)

Fly above Canada’s stunning scenery aboard a flight simulator and watch a movie in the open-air cinema at this expansive entertainment complex.

Top things to do in West Vancouver

Seaplane Flight & Zodiac Tour of Howe Sound
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Seaplane Flight & Zodiac Tour of Howe Sound

CA $299
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
Boat Rental
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Boat Rental

CA $190
Per adult
Private Towncar: Canada Place Cruise Ship Terminal
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Private Towncar: Canada Place Cruise Ship Terminal

CA $119
Per adult
86% of travellers recommend
Private SUV: Canada Place Cruise Ship Terminal
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Private SUV: Canada Place Cruise Ship Terminal

CA $132
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
Private Minibus: Canada Place Cruise Ship Terminal
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Private Minibus: Canada Place Cruise Ship Terminal

CA $165
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
IN GERMAN Day tour "In the heart of nature" -Lighthouse Park, Whistler, Squamish
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IN GERMAN Day tour "In the heart of nature" -Lighthouse Park, Whistler, Squamish

CA $551
Per adult

Reviews of West Vancouver

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Top Destination

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Sep 25, 2019

Great community centre, library, parks. Wide variety of restaurants in all price ranges. Coffee shops with good selection of baked goods and sandwiches and soup