Incorporated in 1912, West Vancouver was an isolated community, with small developed areas in Caulfeild, Dundarave and Horseshoe Bay.
The 1926 Town Planning Act set the pattern for future growth. It included the banning of new industry and limiting commercial growth to specific areas.
Today, West Vancouver offers some of Canada’s most expensive and exclusive real estate.
West Vancouver Timeline
- 1912 – Incorporation
- 1914 – Passenger rail service arrives
- 1922 – Electrical power is introduced
- 1926 – Town Planning Act invoked
- 1927 – Gleneagles Golf Course is opened and Hollyburn Ski Club is formed
- 1931 – British Pacific Properties Limited is formed
- 1938 – Lions Gate Bridge is opened to traffic
- 1950 – Park Royal Shopping Centre, Canada’s first shopping centre is opened
- 1974 – Upper Levels Highway completed