If you’re looking for convenience, spectacular views and recreation on your doorstep, Ambleside is the ideal location. With its waterfront setting, seaside parks and close proximity to restaurants and shops, you can take your dog for a walk, play beach volleyball or chat and relax with friends over coffee. All these things combined with Ambleside’s friendly and close-knit community makes this neighbourhood everything you could want and more.
Ambleside Village is located in the heart of West Vancouver, sitting by the sea at Vancouver’s spectacular North Shore. This picturesque neighbourhood is bordered by Burrard Inlet to the south, Queens Avenue to the north, and 22nd Street to the east. Located moments from the Lions Gate Bridge, Ambleside Village is about 15 minutes from downtown Vancouver, and about two hours from Whistler. Ambleside itself is full of tiny stores and businesses, and its close proximity to the main corridor of Marine Drive means residents can walk everywhere they need to.
Approximately 61% of Ambleside’s residents own property, rather than renting. As with the majority of West Vancouver, single, detached homes make up the majority of housing types, where most inhabitants are families or retirees. An extremely family-friendly neighbourhood, Ambleside is surrounded by parks for athletics and family recreation. Whether you’re looking to raise a family or live out a peaceful retirement, Ambleside will meet your needs.
Ambleside is a highly-sought after neighbourhood in West Vancouver, and house prices reflect this. Some of Canada’s wealthiest apartments are located here, each offering breathtaking mountain and ocean views some can only dream of.
With Ambleside at the hub of West Vancouver, this neighbourhood has plenty of amenities, including Ambleside Park, with tennis courts, swimming facilities and a golf course, in addition to exciting community events, including the Canada Day celebrations and Harmony Arts Festival. Ambleside is particularly busy during the summer months, with lots of events, art galleries and concession stands. Ambleside Beach offers jogging trails, sailing facilities and picnic tables, as well as fishing at Ambleside Pier. The views of the city, Stanley Park, and Lions Gate Bridge are also pretty spectacular during sunset hours.
Ambleside offers a range of fast-casual and fine dining restaurants, with moderate to high-end prices. Popular choices are Carmelo’s, offering a mix of classic Italian and West Coast cuisineincluding their famous wood-fire oven pizza, and French restaurant, Chez Michel.
With a range of stores, Ambleside meets the daily needs of residents, with local merchants ranging from bakeries and clothing boutiques to grocery stores and markets. Mitra’s Market offers a wide selection of European items, including great deli products and fresh veggies, while Farm to Table offers the finest quality dairy, meat and produce. If you can’t find what you’re looking for in Ambleside, Park Royal Shopping Centre is a 20 minute walk or five minute drive away.
Nearby schools include Ridgeview Elementary, Hollyburn Elementary and West Vancouver Secondary. Ambleside is also home to a great library and the Pauline Johnson Preschool, reaffirming its status as an ideal neighbourhood for families.
With shops and amenities in such close proximity, Ambleside offers its residents the advantage of being able to move everywhere by foot. Marine Drive is also a great place to take a walk, where you will find additional stores and parks. Travelling uphill is a little steeper, so some residents choose to drive to these areas. Bus transit is great, with two major access routes through this part of West Vancouver. The neighbourhood’s vasts parks and green spaces also make it a fantastic area for biking.