West Vancouver’s heritage—as found in our buildings, landscapes, trees and special sites—plays a significant role in defining the character of our community. It helps tell our story and makes this a desirable place to live.

West Vancouver: Yesterday and Today

West Coast Style

Between 1945 and 1975 West Vancouver was a centre of innovative residential design which would become known as West Coast Style.

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Heritage Properties

There are nine municipally designated heritage properties.

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National Historic Sites

West Vancouver has three National Historic Sites.

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The Archives tell the story of our community, from our beginnings as a small cluster of cottages to the bustling neighbourhoods of today. This community resource documents the municipal government and the lives and experiences of residents, businesses and organizations in West Vancouver's past. The Archives connect us to our history and heritage.

West Vancouver Archives