West Vancouver

West Vancouver is a suburban area of Vancouver in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia, Canada. It has a few good parks, excellent hikes and some of the most expensive property in Canada.

Get in

By car

The main entry points to West Vancouver are Highway 1 (Trans Canada Highway) from North Vancouver or by Highway 99 across the Lion's Gate Bridge from Vancouver. Visitors travelling south on Highway 99 from Squamish or Whistler will arrive in the North Shore just above Horseshoe Bay.

By bus

The TransLink bus system connects West Vancouver with the rest of the TransLink system in Vancouver and its suburbs. Travelling to/from North Vancouver costs $2.75. Crossing the harbour means crossing a fare zone boundary so a ticket to/from Vancouver, Burnaby or Richmond will cost $4.00 and a ticket to/from Surrey will cost $5.50.

By boat

BC Ferries has a ferry terminal in Horseshoe Bay (West Vancouver) with three routes servicing it, including one from Nanaimo on Vancouver Island. The ferry terminal connects directly to Highway 1 and the Translink bus system (routes 250, 257, 259 and C12).



Cypress Mountain ski area




Go next

Vancouver Island is a 1 hr 35 minute ferry ride away via BC Ferries and the Horseshoe Bay ferry terminal. Arriving in Nanaimo, you can head down island to Victoria, the capital of British Columbia, or across the island to Tofino, where you can go whale-watching, surf and storm-watch. Other ferry destinations from Horseshoe Bay are Bowen Island and the Sunshine Coast.

Northward on Hwy 99 takes you through the Sea to Sky region, which offers varied outdoor activities including hiking, swimming, rock climbing and camping. It also takes you to the resort area of Whistler, with its nightlife, fine dining and a wide variety of activities that will keep you busy regardless of what season it is.

Routes through West Vancouver

Victoria Nanaimo  W  E  North Vancouver Vancouver
Whistler Lions Bay-Britannia Beach  N  S  Vancouver Seattle (via )
Powell River Gibsons ferry  N  S  END

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