The Communities of Vancouver's Westside
Visitors to Vancouver are often confused
by the term "west" as used to define some of the regions
areas. There are three "wests" in Vancouver:
- The area of the downtown core north and west of Burrard
Street is called the West End.
- The municipality to the north across the Lions Gate
Bridge is called West Vancouver
- The "Westside"
The exact boundaries of the
"Westside" of Vancouver, BC are not officially defined but are
loosely considered to be all of the neighbourhood communities
South of the downtown core and bordered by Main Street to the
east, The University of BC to the west, and the Fraser River to
The Westside is mainly a lush tree lined
residential area and contains many of the major attractions of
the city, such as
Granville Island Public Market,
of Kitsilano, Jericho, Locarno and Spanish
Van Dusen Botanical Gardens,
Queen Elizabeth Park, the
Pacific Spirit Park, the
Pacific Space Center and Planitarium
Click on the community name
to see a profile of the community and be sure to
our Vancouver attractions page for more links to the
attractions of the Greater Vancouver Region.
Vancouver citizens are very much concerned with
preserving the natural beauty of their city and the
unique nature of their neighbourhoods. To that end, they
have historically voted against any freeways being
constructed. Although there are no freeways, visitors
will find access to the major attractions relatively
quick and easy from all of our Westside Accommodations
Network members. All of the communities on the Westside
are 10 to 20 minutes from the downtown and approximately
the same to any of the attractions mentioned above.
Vancouver has an extensive public transportation system
and visitors without a car will find access to most of
the major attractions quick, reliable, and safe.