Lawn Sprinkling Regulations

Did you know that evening sprinkling is no longer permitted?

Sprinkling is permitted between 4 a.m. and 9 a.m.

  • Even-numbered addresses: Mondays, Wednesdays, Saturdays
  • Odd-numbered addresses: Tuesdays, Thursdays, Sundays

One hour a week is all your lawn needs. for more information, visit

These regulations are in effect June 1 to September 30.


Ed Sheeran concert in Ambleside Park this weekend

Ambleside Park is the venue for the concert series known as Ambleside Live. This Saturday, Ed Sheeran will perform at 7 p.m.Read More

Organics recycling help available for businesses

Starting in 2015, all businesses in Metro Vancouver will need to separate food from regular garbage. Does your business need help getting ready? Free help is available.Read More

Swimming advisories lifted for three West Vancouver beaches

Ambleside, Dundarave and Sandy Cove advisories are removed today. Read More

Invitation: take a guided hHike of the Old Growth Conservancy

The Old Growth Conservancy Society (OGCS) still has spots available for guided trips into the Conservancy rain forest in September 2014.Read More

Advisory committee reps sought for Lions Gate wastewater plant

Metro Vancouver is looking for three representatives from North Shore communities to participate on an advisory committee.Read More

Construction Updates

Water interruption on Lawson, 11th, Braeside and Mathers for Tuesday August 19
Residents of: 1000-1100 block Lawson Avenue, 1300 block 11th Street, 1360-1390 Braeside Street, and 1098-1104 Mathers Avenue are advised that the District will be upgrading the water system serving your area; this upgrade will require an interruption to your water supply. The water will be turned off on Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. We are sorry for the inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your patience during this upgrade. Temporary discoloration or cloudiness in tap water may result due to particles being stirred up when the water is turned back on.  Users may wish to run water from an outside tap until water is clear. For  further information, please contact Operations Dispatch at 604-925-7100.

Clyde Avenue/Keith Road traffic calming
Phase 1 of traffic calming work on Clyde and Keith will begin the week of August 11. Work will take place from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Staff will be on site to direct traffic. Every effort will be made to minimize disruption. The 1100 block of Keith Road will be converted to one-way eastbound traffic only. All vehicles parallel-parked on the north side of the street will be required to park facing east, in the direction of traffic. For information, please email John Calimente or call 604-921-2912. Some residents of the 1200 block of Clyde Avenue will be unable to park on-street due to construction of a concrete curb bulge designed to slow down traffic on that avenue. 

3500 to 3700 block Sunset Lane reconstruction
Work begins Thursday, August 14 and will last approximately eight weeks. A full lane closure will be in effect 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Please email Fraser Kettner or call him at 604-925-7028 if you have questions.

Provincial ministry begins improvements to Lions Gate Bridge North Approach
The provincial Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure is undertaking Improvements to the Lions Gate Bridge North Approach Viaduct beginning in July 2014. Deck joints and bearings on the North Approach Viaduct – the elevated roadway connecting Marine Drive to the suspension bridge – are reaching the end of their useful life. Please email Alexandra Graham with questions. More information is on the provincial goverment's project web site here.

Queens Avenue & 21st Street Roadwork
This summer, the District will begin work on watermain upgrades and road improvements around the itnersection of 21st Street and Queens Avenue. A public information meeting was held on May 7 for residents to learn more and share feedback.


Trans-Canada Highway at Nelson Creek Bridge
The Ministry of Transportation is upgrading the bridge located three kilometres east of Horseshoe Bay. During construction:

  • Area residents will notice noise
  • The Trans Canada Trail under the bridge is closed
  • A cycling detour will be in effect

Construction Updates

For all construction zones, drivers are encouraged to seek alternate routes to avoid delays. There is no on-street parking within the construction zones.

Thank you for your cooperation.

For more information and updates:




Notices of upcoming Public Hearings and Public Meetings and Statutory Notices are posted here.

Council's Priorities

Council has identified five priority areas to guide budget decisions and work plans for the remainder of its term. These priority areas are rooted in in the Community Strategic Plan and have been updated to reflect past work and achievements.

Council's Top Five Priorities

Ambleside Activation

Revitalizing Ambleside Village and the waterfront is one of Council’s top five priorities. The future of Ambleside has been a policy focus since the development of the Official Community Plan in 2004 and the Ambleside Village Centre Strategy in 2008.

Ambleside Activation


West Vancouver Municipal Hall
750 - 17th Street
West Vancouver, BC V7V 3T3

Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Monday to Friday

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Fall/Winter Leisure Guide Is Here!

The Fall-Winter Leisure Guide website is live on! Check out the website for all programs and activities for this Fall and Winter. It’s easy to search and find the program that’s right for you.

Registration for West Vancouver Residents begins at 6 a.m. on Wednesday, August 13. All other participants can register starting at 8 a.m.

Aquatics registration starts September 5 (Fall), and December 19 (Winter) at 6 a.m. for West Vancouver residents, and 8 a.m. for everyone else.

Exception: Registration for Fall/Winter Aquatics Leadership Courses is August 13.

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Current Fire Rating

The current rating is Low

Barbecues: only in designated areas. Charcoal and propane fuelled barbecues permitted in parks and beaches, except for Lighthouse Park

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