Explore West Bay
An idyllic neighbourhood known for its breathtaking ocean views, the popular West Bay neighbourhood is a popular place for people from all walks of life, with families in particular, due to its close proximity to West Bay Elementary which boasts the highly acclaimed International Baccalaureate program. People move to West Bay in search of beauty, convenience, and prestige, and you can too! Come and take a closer look at West Bay to find out more.
A popular West Vancouver neighbourhood, West Bay is bordered by Dundarave to the east, Sandy Cove to the west and Westmount to the north. Other nearby neighbourhoods include Caulfeild and Altamont.
West Bay is comprised of approximately 8% children, 13% youth, 23% seniors and the rest adults, according to the West Vancouver website. The majority of the community is also comprised of English speakers, although the Asian population is growing.
Featuring many beautiful homes on steep winding roads with stunning views of the ocean, Point Grey, Kitsilano, and downtown Vancouver, properties in the West Bay neighbourhood are highly sought-after. Contact me to find out more about current bench mark pricing in the area.
West Bay Park is one of the area’s main recreational areas. A small waterfront park, its prime location and neighbourhood-feel make it an ideal location for relaxation, without the hustle and bustle of nearby neighbourhoods. Other popular outdoor areas include Altamont Beach, the perfect spot to take in the area’s beautiful surroundings, and Benbow Park, popular for its large tennis courts. If you’re more of an indoor person, West Vancouver Community Centre is located close by, offering yoga and group fitness classes, pottery, hiking, cycling and more.
Whatever your preference food-wise, West Bay has something for everyone. With choices ranging from fast food eateries like Five Guys, located near West Bay Park, to sophisticated dining spots with amazing views of Vancouver like The Salmon House, there’s plenty of options. Other popular restaurants include The Beach House at Dundarave Pier, with a spacious patio overlooking Howe Sound and serving local, sustainable among other delicious dishes, Feast Neighbourhood Table and Mangia E Bevi Ristorante.
There are various shopping areas located nearby, with the closest being Dundarave Village, located along Marine Drive and home to a large variety of shops and galleries, including convenience stores such as Shoppers Drug Mart and Pharmasave, as well as RBC Royal Bank, Animal Medical Hospital and Dundarave Dental Clinic. Park Royal Shopping Centre, the primary shopping destination for most West Vancouver residents, is also just a 10 minute drive from the neighbourhood, offering a fashion-dominant north mall and a food- and service-oriented south mall. Visitors are spoilt for choice, with over 275 shops and services, from home furnishings stores like Anthropologie and Home Depot, to fashion and shoe stores, like Banana Republic, Roots and Vans.
A popular area for families, West Bay is best known for the popular West Bay Elementary School, which offers the IB program for students from kindergarten to grade seven. High school students in West Bay generally attend Rockridge Secondary School. There are also two private schools nearby, Mulgrave School and Collingwood School.
If you drive, as many West Bay residents do, the neighbourhood is located close by to Highway One, allowing easy access to downtown Vancouver or north towards Squamish and Whistler. Various public transit routes serving the area also allow easy access to nearby neighbourhoods via bus.