Dundarave Park

A man walks away from a waterfront along a wooden boardwalk as the sun sets behind him.

Floating swimming dock

A floating swimming dock is returning to Dundarave this summer for all to enjoy.

The dock, which is installed annually, will be in place in the first week of June.  Beaches are officially open for the season on Monday, June 26, 2023. 

Ambleside Pier and Dundarave Pier closed

Update: April 19, 2023

The Ambleside and Dundarave piers sustained significant structural damage during a storm surge on January 7, 2022. Since the storm, structural assessments have been completed and staff confirmed that the piers were insured for the damage they sustained due to the storm. 

The District has recently received detailed structural engineering designs for the repairs required for the Ambleside Pier and the floating dock at the Dundarave Pier. The restoration project is currently open for bids and will close on May 9. We anticipate the next update to occur in mid-May.

Depending on budget approvals and permit requirements, the piers could potentially be open for public use in late July to early August 2023. We appreciate your continued patience.

What's Popular?

Dundarave Park is one of the most visited parks in West Vancouver, and with good reason: it has more than 50 metres of wide sandy beach and nearly a hectare of waterfront access. It’s also where the Centennial Seawalk begins. Dundarave Park is a perfect spot for you and your family to pass an enjoyable day in the great outdoors.

  • Palm Trees

Initially donated to the District of West Vancouver in the fall of 2019, seven palm trees have been recently planted in Dundarave Park.  These trees were originally on the former Earls restaurant’s grounds, located close to Capilano Road in West Vancouver.

Dundarave Park, already home to palm trees, was chosen as the new location for these mature palm trees. They were planted in an area that was previously covered with invasive plants, close to the beach. The new trees provide shade for beach users, and there are plans to include dune grass, driftwood logs, and additional benches in the area.

  • German Friendship Globe

Check out the German Friendship Globe at the beach!
Know more about public art in the District.

Things to do in the Park

  • Relax
    Dundarave’s sandy beach is a perfect spot to soak up some rays.
  • Swimming
    Cool down in the calm waters.
    • Swimming dock: The swimming dock will be installed and ready for use by the end of June 2022.
    • Wading pool: The wading pool is closed indefinitely. Staff are evaluating replacement with an alternative feature for this space. There is currently no timeline for replacement.
  • Walk
    Dundarave is the starting place of the Centennial Seawalk, which runs all the way to Ambleside.
  • Play 
    Your kids will love playing at the playground in Dundarave Park. 


  • Washrooms are open year-round from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. 


The concession is open daily from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. 

Concession contact info:


Lifeguards will be on duty beginning Monday, June 26, 2023, during the following hours:

  • Monday–Friday: 1:30–6:30 p.m.
  • Weekends and holidays: 12–6:30 p.m.

Please note that lifeguard service is weather-dependent.

Dogs in Parks

No dogs are allowed in Dundarave Park.
Check out Dogs in Parks for information on off-leash areas, licensing and more.