Vancouver West BC

Vancouver West Side BC

Vancouver West Side

  1. Arbutus
  2. Cambie
  3. Coal Harbour
  4. Downtown Vancouver West
  5. Dunbar
  6. Fairview Vancouver West
  7. False Creek
  8. Kerrisdale
  9. Kitsilano
  10. Mackenzie Heights
  11. Marpole
  12. Mount Pleasant Vancouver West
  13. Oakridge Vancouver West
  14. Point Grey
  15. Quilchena
  16. South West Marine
  17. Shaughnessy
  18. South Cambie
  19. South Granville
  20. Southlands
  21. University Vancouver West
  22. West End Vancouver West
  23. Yaletown

Vancouver’s West Side generally refers to the western half of the city, with Ontario Street marking its eastern border, UBC to the west, the Fraser River to the south and English Bay on the north. Known for its beautiful beaches, trails, bike paths and top notch public and private schools, West Side Vancouver is actually made up of a number of smaller neighbourhoods.

For a complete list of Vancouver neighbourhoods and their attractions, click here to go to the Vancouver website – Areas of the City.

Shopping, Dining and Entertainment

The West Side is a shopper’s paradise and attracts people from all over Greater Vancouver. Downtown shopping revolves around Robson Street, with its designer fashion stores, and Gastown, a popular tourist destination full of small boutiques and gift shops.

Fourth Avenue, in the heart of Kitsilano, is another trendy shopping spot. Browse through the upscale boutiques, gift stores and bookstores or grab a bite to eat at one of the many restaurants and cafes. South Granville Street and 10th Avenue also have excellent shopping.

Downtown is home to General Motors Place (hockey), BC Place (football), the Queen Elizabeth theatre, the Vogue and Orpheum theatres and “movie theatre row” on Granville Street.

Parks and Recreation

The West Side is blessed with an abundance of parkland and over 50 kilometres of beaches. Walking along the water you can go from Kits beach to Jericho, Locarno, Spanish Banks and “clothing optional” Wreck Beach.

Stanley Park, Pacific Spirit Regional Park, VanDusen Botanical Gardens, Queen Elizabeth Park, and dozens of smaller neighbourhood parks offer a wealth of recreational opportunities within the city.

For more information visit the City of Vancouver Parks Gardens and Beaches site.


Downtown Vancouver is only a 10 to 20 minute drive from most other areas in the West Side. Translink provides access to bus routes, SkyTrain stations and bikeways, makes it easy to get around without a car.


The West Side is part of the Vancouver School District.

A Full list of public schools and information on special programs can be found on the Vancouver School Board Web site.

A list of Independent schools is available at the Federation of Independent School Associations’ Web site.

For school rankings, visit the B.C. Ministry of Education site or contact the New Vancouver School Board for detailed school profiles.

The West Side is home to the University of British Columbia and Langara College. Vancouver Community College, the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) and Simon Fraser University all have downtown Vancouver campuses.

Schools in Vancouver West

Here is a list of Elementary Schools in Vancouver West Side:

Admiral Seymour


Britannia Elementary

Captain James Cook


Champlain Heights

Charles Dickens

Chief Maquinna

David Livingstone

David Lloyd George

David Oppenheimer

Dr. A.R. Lord

Dr. Annie B. Jamieson

Dr. George M. Weir

Dr. H.N. MacCorkindale

Dr. R.E. McKechnie

Edith Cavell

Elsie Roy

Emily Carr

False Creek

Florence Nightingale

General Brock

General Gordon

General Wolfe

George T. Cunningham

Graham D Bruce



Henry Hudson

J.W. Sexsmith

John Henderson

John Norquay

Jules Quesnel


L’Ecole Bilingue

Laura Secord

Lord Beaconsfield

Lord Kitchener

Lord Nelson

Lord Roberts

Lord Selkirk

Lord Strathcona

Lord Tennyson

Maple Grove

Mount Pleasant


Norma Rose Point School

Pierre Elliott Trudeau

Queen Alexandra

Queen Elizabeth

Queen Mary




Simon Fraser

Sir Alexander Mackenzie

Sir Charles Kingsford-Smith

Sir Guy Carleton

Sir James Douglas

Sir John Franklin

Sir Matthew Begbie

Sir Richard McBride

Sir Sandford Fleming

Sir Wilfred Grenfell

Sir Wilfrid Laurier

Sir William MacDonald

Sir William Osler

Sir William Van Horne






University Hill Elementary

Vancouver Learning Network Elementary

Walter Moberly


Here is a list of Secondary Schools in Vancouver West:

Britannia Secondary

David Thompson

Eric Hamber


John Oliver


King George


Lord Byng


Point Grey

Prince of Wales

Sir Charles Tupper

Sir Winston Churchill


University Hill

Vancouver Learning Network – Secondary

Vancouver Technical


(Sources:, Realtylinkonline, Google, & Wikipedia)