Ambleside Waterfront & Town Centre
Updated September 2018
After extensive community consultation and building on decades of work, Council endorsed the Ambleside Waterfront Concept Plan in 2016. The plan expresses a cohesive vision that includes something for everyone, more green space and amenities to let the community enjoy the waterfront for what it is—one of the jewels of West Vancouver and the Lower Mainland.
Implementation of the plan is underway. The District has been recognized with an Infrastructure Improvement Award for the extension of the Spirit Trail through Ambleside. We opened a new skatepark and renewed the playground. Five vacant District-owned houses on the waterfront were removed and converted to green space; we are proceeding with the acquisition of two remaining lots. This work will continue over the next few years in phases and will include refinement and detailed design.
A strong and vibrant Ambleside business area is important to our community. In 2016, Council supported the creation of the Ambleside Dundarave Business Improvement Association and we continue to support specific initiatives. This year, Council adopted the Official Community Plan (OCP), which provides for the creation of specific local area plans. In 2017, we began the Ambleside Town Centre Plan engagement process and, when complete, it will provide a long-term vision specifically for Ambleside.
Ambleside Waterfront Concept Plan
After an extensive community consultation process, and building on four decades of work from the community, previous Councils and staff, the Ambleside Waterfront Concept Plan was endorsed by Council on Monday, June 13, 2016.
Ambleside Town Centre Plan
In 2017, we began the Ambleside Town Centre Plan engagement process and, when complete, it will provide a long-term vision specifically for Ambleside.