Welcome to West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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West Vancouver summary
West Vancouver is a district municipality in the province of British Columbia. It was home to 41,425 as of 2001. Cypress Provincial Park will be one of
the venues for the 2010 Winter Olympics. West Vancouver is also a 2006 Cultural Capital of Canada. The city is a part of Metro Vancouver in the Province of
British Columbia, Canada, northwest of the city of Vancouver on Burrard Inlet and Howe Sound. It is located on the North Shore and is adjoined by the District
of North Vancouver. West Vancouver is also home of Canada's first shopping mall, Park Royal Shopping Centre.
The Municipality of West Vancouver was incorporated on March 15, 1912, after separating from the District of North Vancouver. The first municipal election was
held on April 6, 1912. In November 1938, the Lions' Gate Bridge was opened to traffic, allowing extensive growth of the semi-populated community, only previously
accessible by ferry. Some homes in West Vancouver date back to the 1920s and 30s, though most of the currently existing dwellings were built in the 1970s and 80s,
and mostly in British Pacific Properties' developments.
West Vancouver is known for its parks such as Cypress Provincial Park, which offers scenic views of Howe Sound and the Metro Vancouver area. Those looking for a day-drive to see Howe Sound can enjoy Whytecliff Park and Horseshoe Bay Village, at the continental terminus of the Trans-Canada Highway. All of West Vancouver is situated on the side of the Coast Mountains. Because of this unique position, most homes in West Vancouver have views of Vancouver Island, the Lower Mainland, and/or Howe Sound.
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