High Fire Hazard Conditions Trigger Additional Safety Precautions

Effective August 9: all barbecues are banned in all North Shore parks, trails and beaches. The current fire danger rating is HIGH. Please exercise extreme caution—be fire smart...Read More


Volunteers wanted for Coastal Marine Management Plan Working Group

We’re looking for volunteers to help us develop policies for the management of our coastline. The application deadline is Friday, September 14 at 4 p.m.Read More

Whyte Lake fire is contained. Area remains closed.

The fire near Whyte Lake is now contained, but the area remains unsafe and is closed to the public due to hot spots, hazardous trees and loose terrain.Read More

All barbecues banned until further notice

With continuing hot weather and dry conditions, the three North Shore Fire Chiefs are banning the use of all barbecues in parks and beaches effective today.Read More

Beaches now open at Ambleside, Whytecliff and Sandy Cove

Vancouver Coastal Health has lifted the water quality advisory. Read More

Dinner in the Sky coming to West Vancouver

A crane in Ambleside Park is not a sign of development to come... it's for Dinner in the Sky, a dining experience that hoists guests over 100 feet off the ground. Read More

West Vancouver's museum has a new name

We are pleased to announce that the West Vancouver Museum has changed its name to the West Vancouver Art Museum.Read More

Upcoming Meetings & Events


West Vancouver's General Local Election takes place October 20, 2018, for the positions of for one mayor, six councillors and five school board trustees.

Visit the election website for the latest information:

West Vancouver Election

Candidate Information Packages are now online. 


Check here to review upcoming public hearings, public meetings and statutory notices. Click on the heading to see the full details.

Public Notice: List of Registered Electors

Public Notice: Notice of Nomination

Fire Danger Rating

Current fire danger rating: HIGH

All barbecues are currently banned in all West Vancouver parks and beaches.

Never permitted:

  • open fires (including beach fires) anywhere in West Vancouver
  • smoking in parks and beaches
  • barbecues in Lighthouse Park

Summer Fire Safety

Picnic Guidelines

BC Wildfire

Updated: August 13, 2018

Council's Priorities

Growth and change in West Vancouver present new challenges, and Council’s priorities reflect that.


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