A distinct neighbourhood in West Vancouver, Whytecliff is best loved for its natural beauty and close proximity to amenities and transit. Closely situated to Horseshoe Bay, Whytecliff is a great location for those looking for a tight knit and safe community to be a part of. An ideal neighbourhood for sports enthusiasts and those who appreciate the outdoors, Whytecliff welcomes you with open arms.
Located at the western tip of West Vancouver along the shores of Howe Sound, residents of Whytecliff enjoy scenic views of the mountains and neighbouring ocean. Whytecliff is located south of Horseshoe Bay and a 15 minute drive from Lions Gate Bridge, keeping downtown Vancouver, the Sunshine Coast, Vancouver Island and Bowen Island within close reach.
In Whytecliff, approximately 77% of residents own property, while 23% rent. Single-family households make up a large proportion of properties, with couples being the largest group. 56% of Whytecliff residents are married, while 27% are single. The highest age group living here is 50+.
Single-family detached houses make up a large proportion of Whytecliff homes. If you’re looking to own property in the neighbourhood, the average benchmark for a property in Whytecliff is between $1 and 2 million.
Whytecliff is known for its beautiful nature and largely outdoor lifestyle, and one of the main attractions in this neighbourhood is Whytecliff Park. As well as being home to some of West Vancouver’s many public parks and trails, it is also one of the best scuba diving spots in Western Canada, famous for its underwater diving. Expect to see rockfish, lingcod, crab, harbour seal, and the occasional wolf eel and giant octopus in this designated Saltwater Marine Protected Area. At Whytecliff Park, you can also explore the beach and island area, have a family picnic in the park, take advantage of the free public tennis courts, or enjoy the spectacular mountain views. Also popular in the Whytecliff area is the Gleneagles Golf Course.
Popular eateries in the Whytecliff community and nearby Horseshoe Bay include Olive & Anchor, Bay Moorings Restaurant, Ya Ya’s Oyster Bar, and Troll’s Restaurant, as well as convenience food stores, C-Lovers Fish and Chips, Starbucks and Baskin Robbins. Just 20 minutes from Whytecliff’s main area is the Village at Park Royal, home to a range of restaurants to suit everyone’s taste including Cactus Club Cafe and the Village Taphouse.
The main area for shopping in the Whytecliff area is nearby Horseshoe Bay, home to a range of shops, including gift shops and boutique stores such as Dayal’s Variety Store, Lalli Loves It and Presence Trading Co. Spirit Gallery is also worth a visit featuring a fantastic collection of West Coast Native Art from renowned and emerging artists. The Village at Park Royal is also home to popular Whole Foods Market. Alternative grocery stores include Safeway and IGA Marketplace, both a 10-15 minute drive from Whytecliff.
There are a variety of elementary and secondary schools in the Whytecliff area for students to attend. Elementary students typically attend Gleneagles Elementary or Eagle Harbour Montessori School. Secondary students usually attend the nearby Rockridge Secondary School. Mulgrave School and Collingwood School are two private schools in the area that accept students of all ages.
If you get around by car, as many Whytecliff residents do, commuting into the city or up to Whistler is made easier by the recent renovation to Highway 1. Driving around Whytecliff, simple residential roads make driving easy and the public bus service is available to those who prefer it. If you’re driving to Whytecliff Park, you can rest easy in the knowledge there is ample parking available.