West Vancouver is a district municipality in the province of British Columbia, Canada. West Vancouver has a population of 42,694 (according to 2011 census).
Economy and Employment
West Vancouver has no manufacturing industry by law and is mainly a residential district as many residents are retired, work at home, or take the short commute to downtown Vancouver.
A 25-block strip of Marine Drive serves as a commercial district, featuring shops, small offices, garages and gas stations, restaurants, banks, and other common amenities. This area is commonly known as ‘Ambleside’, with a one-block section separated from that area known as ‘Dundarave’.
West Vancouver is also home to Park Royal Shopping Centre, Canada’s first mall. Opened in the 1950s, it now takes 2 km of both sides of Marine Drive near North Vancouver, and is home to several department stores and large retailers, as well as many small retailers.
Living and Things to Do
West Vancouver is a home of Canada’s first shopping mall, Park Royal Shopping Centre, and also of the Horseshoe Bay Ferry Terminal, one of the main connecting points between BC mainland and Vancouver Island.
West Vancouver has several public recreation facilities, including an 18-hole par 3 golf course, a pool, an ice rink, basketball and tennis courts, skateboard parks and numerous public parks.
The new West Vancouver Community Centre (or WVCC) has been rebuilt and opened in 2009. West Vancouver is also home to Cypress Provincial Park with mountain biking trails and a large ski and snowboard facility, which served as one of the venues for the 2010 Winter Olympics.
Here’s more information about living in West Vancouver, BC: https://westvancouver.ca
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