Take a guided trip into the Old Growth Conservancy

The Old Growth Conservancy Society (OGCS) invites you to take a guided trip into the conservancy rain forest during August and early September, 2015.

Find out more and apply

Change to Council Meeting Start Time

The start time for Council Meetings has changed to 6 p.m. from 7 p.m.

This is in effect for May, June and July, 2015.


Council Calendar


Metro Vancouver enacts increased water conservation measures

It's hot and dry out there. We all have to do our part.Read More

Dry conditions lead to ban on all barbecues in West Vancouver parks

Effective immediately: the fire rating has moved into EXTREME and West Vancouver Fire & Rescue has announced a ban on the use of ALL... Read More

Personal use of fireworks banned in West Vancouver

The Canada Day fireworks display at John Lawson Park will go ahead as planned.Read More

Council briefs - June 22, 2015

The following items were considered by Council at the June 22 meeting:Read More

North Shore fire chiefs urge caution during hot, dry weather

The fire danger rating is "High" and could soon advance to "Extreme"Read More

Construction Updates

1100-1200 block Keith Road Water Main Replacement

Water main replacement is scheduled to begin June 29. Work will take approximately 12 weeks and will be followed by installation of a new sidewalk on the south side of this Keith Road segment as well as other pedestrian safety improvements.

Keith Road will remain open during construction, however, there will be times when vehicle access will be restricted.

Keith Road details

Marine Drive Bus Stop Repair and Repaving (19th to 21th Street)

Repairs to the bus stop on the north side of Marine Drive at 20th Street begin on Monday, June 29. Bus stop and curb repairs will take 5 days.

Marine Drive repaving will follow. Repaving from 19th to 21st Street is scheduled to begin July 6, and will take approximately one week (weather dependent).

For bus stop access during construction, please follow instructions from traffic control staff. During repaving, there will be no on-street parking allowed on Marine Drive, and temporary lane closures.

Marine Drive and Taylor Way Storm Sewer Rehabilitation

Storm sewer repairs from the intersection at Marine Drive and Taylor Way to the Capilano River will begin on June 15 and take approximately 3 weeks. Construction will primarily affect access to the trail connections south of Marine Drive. Marine Drive will remain open during construction; however, there may be occasional eastbound lane closures. To access the Capilano Pacific Trail, please use the north side of Marine Drive.

Storm Sewer details

TRRIP – Bus Stop Upgrades

Starting in early June, the District will begin upgrading the accessibility of multiple bus stop locations throughout the District. The transit stop upgrades will improve accessibility and safety for pedestrians, and are funded in partnership with Translink and Blue Bus.

4400 & 4500 block Keith Road

UPDATE: Expect restricted vehicle access on Keith Road from Willow Creek Road to Piccadilly North in mid-May. A detour will be in place and traffic controllers will be on site to direct traffic.

Utilities work will begin the week of February 16 and take approximately 18 weeks. Keith Road will remain open during construction, but there will be times when vehicle access will be restricted. 

Keith Road details

Queens Avenue & 21st Street Roadwork (Phase 2)

2100 block Queens Ave is closed to thru-traffic during construction. 21st Street will remain open, but vehicle access will be restricted at times.

Utilities work is now complete. Road reconstruction and intersection upgrades begin the week of May 19. Construction in the area is expected to continue until mid-September.

Queens & 21st details

For more information and updates:

2015 Projects Timetable




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Current Fire Rating

The current rating is EXTREME

Barbecues: All barbecues, both briquette and propane, are now banned in all West Vancouver parks due to the high fire rating. Smoking in parks is also banned.

Closures: none at this time
In forests and parks: no smoking, stay on trails

The following are not permitted:

  • backyard wood-burning fireplaces
  • campfires in parks or on beaches
  • discarded lighted matches, cigars, cigarettes
  • burning debris or green waste

Increased Lawn Sprinkling Restrictions in Effect

Effective July 3 Metro Vancouver has further restricted water use, due to unseasonably dry and hot weather.

Residential sprinkling is permitted only once per week:
4–9 a.m. (evening sprinkling prohibited)

For even-numbered addresses on:

For odd-numbered addresses on:

Sprinkling restrictions apply to lawns. You can continue to use tap water to water flowers, vegetables, shrubs and trees.

Neighbourhood Character and Building Bulk

The District is exploring a wide range of possible actions that may positively impact the issues of development on neighbourhood character.

Thank you for your feedback, it is under review, and the results will be reported to Council in July.

More information

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Notices of upcoming public hearings and public meetings and statutory notices are posted here.

Patron participation entertainment endorsement – Salmon House on the Hill

Notice of Consideration regarding Development Permit Application No. 13-069 for Daffodil Drive - Lots C and D (adjacent to 5619 Daffodil Lane) (to be considered at the July 20, 2015 Council meeting)

Spring/Summer Leisure Guide

The Spring-Summer Guide and Summer Camps website is live on westvancouverrec.ca! Check out the website for all programs and activities for this spring and summer. It’s easy to search and find the program that’s right for you.