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WEST VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA
The regional District of West Vancouver BC is located between the North Shore Mountains and the Pacific Ocean,
on the north shore of the Burrard Inlet. West Vancouver is located along the Trans Canada Highway,
with the Lions Gate Bridge separating West Vancouver from downtown Vancouver.
West Vancouver has an average winter temperature of 5°C and enjoys an average summer temperature of
25°C.
The population of West Vancouver BC numbers approximately 44,272.

ATTRACTIONS

Ferry Building Gallery – An art gallery housed in a restored heritage building.
West Vancouver Museum and Archives – Exhibits and educational programs relating to the history of
West Vancouver.
Dundarave Park – This popular community seaside park, includes 50 metres of sandy beach and is the
beginning of the Centennial Seawalk, a walking trail that runs through the city.
Ambleside Park –The park covers 24 hectares, including a white sandy beach with 1.2 km or shoreline
walk. Facilities also include tennis and basketball courts, sporting fields and picnic areas.
Annual Events – West Vancouver is host to numerous annual events including Canada Day Celebrations
in July, the Coho Festival in September, the Harmony Arts Festival in July and the Festival of Lights in
December.

MEDIA
One of the best ways to learn about your new community is to subscribe to the local newspaper. Many
publishers will mail their newspaper to you, even before you move. For more information, contact:
“North Shore News”
100 – 126 East 15th St.
North Vancouver, BC
V7L 2P9
(604) 985-2131
www.nsnews.com
(11/10)

WEST VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA
EDUCATION

For information regarding curriculum and enrollment procedures, please contact:
School District 45 (West Vancouver)
1075 – 21st St.
West Vancouver, BC
V7V 4A9
(604) 981-1000
www.sd45.bc.ca
For information on the Catholic Separate Schools, please contact:
Catholic Independent Schools of the Vancouver Archdiocese
150 Robson St.
Vancouver, BC
V6B 2A7
(604) 683-9331
www.cisva.bc.ca

MEDICAL SERVICES
A list of names and addresses of physicians currently accepting new patients is available from:
Lions Gate Hospital
231 – 15th St. East
North Vancouver, BC
V7L 2L7
(604) 988-3131

EMERGENCY TELEPHONE NUMBERS
*Please confirm these emergency numbers when you arrive in your new community.
AMBULANCE……………………………………………. 911
FIRE ………………………………………………………….. 911
POLICE …………………………………………………….. 911

RECREATION

For information about facilities, clubs and sports leagues in your area, please contact:
Parks and Community Services ……………………… (604) 925-7200
West Vancouver Memorial Library ……………….. (604) 925-7400
West Vancouver Community Centre ……………… (604) 925-7270
Aquatic Centre ……………………………………………. (604) 925-7210
Ice Arena ……………………………………………………. (604) 925-7250

WEST VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA
PUBLIC SERVICES

Cable TV: Shaw Cable ……………………………………………………………. (604) 629-8888
Website ……………………………………………………………………. www.shaw.ca
Hydro: BC Hydro ……………………………………………………………… 1-800-224-9376
Website …………………………………………………………….. www.bchydro.com
Gas: Terasen Gas ………………………………………………………….. 1-888-224-2710
Website …………………………………………………………….. www.terasen.com
Telephone: Telus (within BC) ……………………………………………………………. 310-2255
Telus (outside BC) …………………………………………………. 1-888-811-2323
Website …………………………………………………………………. www.telus.com
Water: General Inquiries-Utilities ……………………………………….. (604) 921-2166
Garbage/Recycling: Engineering Department ………………………………………….. (604) 925-7039
Collections-North Shore Recycling Program ……………… (604) 925-7176
The telephone area code for West Vancouver is 604.

TRANSPORTATION
Driver and Vehicle Licenses (ICBC) …………….. 1-800-950-1498
BC Ferries ………………………………………………….. 1-888-223-3779
Public Transit-Blue Bus Transit …………………….. (604) 985-7777
Translink ……………………………………………………. (604) 953-3333

OTHER USEFUL INFORMATION

The Chamber of Commerce is the best source of information about your new community. Many of these
groups have brochures and booklets full of local facts. Please contact:
West Vancouver Chamber of Commerce
100 Park Royal
Suite 401
West Vancouver, BC
V7T 1A2
(604) 926-6614
www.westvanchamber.com

WEST VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA
OTHER USEFUL INFORMATION (cont)

For other information on your new community, including brochures and area maps, contact:
The Municipality of West Vancouver
750 – 17 St.
West Vancouver, BC
V7V 3T3
(604) 925-7000
For more information about West Vancouver, contact their website at www.westvancouver.ca.

WELCOME WAGON
Welcome Wagon is a free service to help you get acquainted with your new community by
providing valuable information about your new area and gifts from local merchants.

Contact Ferguson Moving and Storage to request a free moving quote or estimate.

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