|District of West Vancouver|
|Nickname: West Van|
Location of West Vancouver in Greater Vancouver
|Regional district||Metro Vancouver|
|Incorporated||March 15, 1912|
|- Governing body||West Vancouver District Council|
|- Mayor||Pam Goldsmith-Jones|
|- MLA||Ralph Sultan (Capilano-Lib)|
Joan McIntyre (Garibaldi-Lib)
|- MP||Blair Wilson (Ind. A nickname is a Name of an entity or thing that is not its Proper name. Metro Vancouver, legally the Greater Vancouver Regional District, is the inter-municipal body or regional district, charged with certain aspects Country to "Dominion of Canada" or "Canadian Federation" or anything else please read the Talk Page The provinces and territories of Canada combine to make up the world's second largest country in total area. British Columbia (ˌbrɪtɨʃ kəˈlʌmbiə ( BC) ( (la Colombie-Britannique C National regions Provinces and territories are normally grouped into the following Regions (generally from west to east Northern Canada The Lower Mainland is a name commonly applied to the region surrounding Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The Canadian Province of British Columbia is divided into regional districts. Metro Vancouver, legally the Greater Vancouver Regional District, is the inter-municipal body or regional district, charged with certain aspects Pam Goldsmith-Jones (born 1961 is the mayor of West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The Legislative Assembly of British Columbia is one of two components of the Parliament of British Columbia, the other being the Lieutenant-Governor Ralph Sultan is the MLA for West Vancouver-Capilano in British Columbia. West Vancouver-Capilano is a provincial Electoral district for the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia, Canada. The British Columbia Liberal Party (also referred to as the BC Liberals) is the governing Political party in British Columbia, Canada. Joan McIntyre is a BC Liberal Member of the Legislative Assembly, in the province of British Columbia, Canada. West Vancouver-Garibaldi is a provincial Electoral district for the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia, Canada. The British Columbia Liberal Party (also referred to as the BC Liberals) is the governing Political party in British Columbia, Canada. This is a list of members of the Canadian House of Commons in the 39th Parliament of Canada. Blair Wilson (born May 18, 1963 in North Vancouver, British Columbia) is the Canadian Member of Parliament (MP in )|
|- Total||87. Area is a Quantity expressing the two- Dimensional size of a defined part of a Surface, typically a region bounded by a closed Curve. 4 km² (33. Square Kilometre ( US spelling square kilometer) symbol km2, is a decimal multiple of the SI unit of 7 sq mi)|
|Elevation||178 m (584 ft)|
|- Density||473. The square mile is an imperial and US unit of Area equal the area of a square of one statute mile. The elevation of a Geographic location is its height above a fixed reference point often the mean sea level. The metre or meter is a unit of Length. It is the basic unit of Length in the Metric system and in the International A foot (plural feet or foot; symbol or abbreviation ft or sometimes &prime – the prime symbol) is a non-SI unit Population density (in agriculture standing stock and Standing crop) is a measurement of Population per unit area or unit volume 92/km² (1,227. 4/sq mi)|
|Time zone||PST (UTC-8)|
|Area code(s)||604, 778|
|Website: West Vancouver|
West Vancouver is a district municipality in the province of British Columbia. The Pacific Time Zone observes Standard time by subtracting eight hours from Coordinated Universal Time ( UTC-8) UTC−8 is a band of Timezones separated from the Universal Coordinated Time by 8 hours A telephone numbering plan is a plan for allocating Telephone number ranges to countries regions areas and exchanges and to non-fixed telephone networks A district municipality is a designation for a class of municipalities found in several locations including British Columbia, Canada and Lithuania British Columbia (ˌbrɪtɨʃ kəˈlʌmbiə ( BC) ( (la Colombie-Britannique C It was home to 41,425 as of 2001. Year 2001 ( MMI) was a Common year starting on Monday according to the Gregorian calendar. As of 2007, the mayor is Pam Goldsmith-Jones. Pam Goldsmith-Jones (born 1961 is the mayor of West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Cypress Provincial Park will be one of the venues for the 2010 Winter Olympics. Cypress Provincial Park is a Provincial Park on the North Shore of Greater Vancouver, British Columbia. West Vancouver is also a 2006 Cultural Capital of Canada.  West Vancouver is situated at 49° 19' N 123° 9' W, in the Pacific Time Zone (UTC-8). The Pacific Time Zone observes Standard time by subtracting eight hours from Coordinated Universal Time ( UTC-8) The city is a part of Metro Vancouver in the Province of British Columbia, Canada, northwest of the city of Vancouver on Burrard Inlet and Howe Sound. Metro Vancouver, legally the Greater Vancouver Regional District, is the inter-municipal body or regional district, charged with certain aspects British Columbia (ˌbrɪtɨʃ kəˈlʌmbiə ( BC) ( (la Colombie-Britannique C Country to "Dominion of Canada" or "Canadian Federation" or anything else please read the Talk Page Vancouver (vænˈkuːvɚ is a coastal For other places with the same name see Burrard. Burrard Inlet is a relatively shallow-sided coastal Fjord in southwestern British It is located on the North Shore and is adjoined by the District of North Vancouver. The North Shore (of Burrard Inlet) is a term commonly used to refer to the following areas of the Greater Vancouver Regional District in British Columbia The District of North Vancouver is a district municipality in British Columbia and is part of the GVRD. West Vancouver is also home of Canada's first shopping mall, Park Royal Shopping Centre. Park Royal Shopping Centre, opened in 1950 is a Shopping mall located in West Vancouver British Columbia, Canada. 
The Municipality of West Vancouver was incorporated on March 15, 1912, after separating from the District of North Vancouver. Events 44 BC - Julius Caesar, Dictator of the Roman Republic, is stabbed to death by Marcus Junius Brutus, Year 1912 ( MCMXII) was a Leap year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Leap year starting The District of North Vancouver is a district municipality in British Columbia and is part of the GVRD. The first municipal election was held on April 6, 1912. Events 46 BC - Julius Caesar defeats Caecilius Metellus Scipio and Marcus Porcius Cato in the Battle of Thapsus Year 1912 ( MCMXII) was a Leap year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Leap year starting In November 1938, the Lions' Gate Bridge was opened to traffic, allowing extensive growth of the semi-populated community, only previously accessible by ferry. Lions' Gate Bridge, officially known as the First Narrows Bridge, is a Suspension bridge that crosses the first narrows of Burrard Inlet and connects Some homes in West Vancouver date back to the 1920s and 30s, though most of the currently existing dwellings were built in the 1970s and 80s, and mostly in British Pacific Properties' developments.
West Vancouver has no manufacturing industry by law.
West Vancouver is mainly a residential district as many residents are retired, work at home, or take the short commute to downtown Vancouver. A 25-block strip of Marine Drive serves as a commercial district, featuring shops, small offices, garages and gas stations, restaurants, banks, and other common amenities. This area is commonly known as 'Ambleside', with a one-block section separated from that area known as 'Dundarave'. West Vancouver is also home to Park Royal Shopping Centre, Canada's first mall. Opened in the 1950s, it now consumes 2 km of both sides of Marine Drive near North Vancouver, and is home to several department stores and large retailers, as well as many small retailers. Park Royal is also the largest mall on the North Shore, and is a bus terminal for Blue Bus and North Vancouver TransLink buses.
West Vancouver is home to many attractions, including local ski area Cypress Mountain in Cypress Provincial park, now one of the venues for the 2010 Winter Olympics. Ambleside Park and the 15 block long West Vancouver Seawall are also popular spots for families and outdoor enthusiasts. Whytecliff Park is regarded as one of the best scuba diving spots in Western Canada. A scuba set is an independent breathing set that provides a scuba diver with the Breathing gas necessary to breathe underwater during Scuba diving. Western Canada, commonly referred to as the West, is a region of Canada normally including all parts of Canada west of the province The District also has many other small parks, as well as scenic Lighthouse Park at Point Atkinson, with incredible views of Downtown Vancouver and Georgia Strait. Lighthouse Park is a popular park in West Vancouver, Canada. Its area is about 75 hectares (185 acres and it is almost completely covered with rugged virgin The Strait of Georgia or the Georgia Strait (also known as the Gulf of Georgia) is a Strait between Vancouver Island (as well as its nearby
West Vancouver has several public recreation facilities including an 18-hole par 3 golf course, a pool, an ice rink, basketball and tennis courts, skateboard parks and numerous public parks. West Vancouver is also home to Cypress Provincial Park with mountain biking trails and a large ski and snowboard facility. Cypress Provincial Park is a Provincial Park on the North Shore of Greater Vancouver, British Columbia.
The West Vancouver Memorial Library, located in the Ambleside suburb, has a circulation rate of 21. 32 per capita, the highest circulation rate per capita in Canada. 
According to a Statistics Canada 2001 census, West Vancouver has a population of 41,425. Statistics Canada (Statistique Canada is the Canadian federal government department commissioned with producing Statistics to help  It has the second highest percentage of persons aged 65 or older in BC with 22% of persons fitting into the category compared with 13% for the rest of the province. The top five professions in West Vancouver are professional science and technical services, retail trade, health care, finance and insurance, and educational services. A large portion of the population is involved in senior management in comparison with the rest of the province. 
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West Vancouver has operated Canada's longest running municipal transportation system and was Canada's first 100% wheelchair accessible transit system. Blue Bus is one of two bus companies in Metro Vancouver operating under contract for Translink They are part of the South Coast British Columbia Transportation Authority system, so fares can be used on other buses. Metro Vancouver, legally the Greater Vancouver Regional District, is the inter-municipal body or regional district, charged with certain aspects TransLink (legally the South Coast British Columbia Transportation Authority) is the organization responsible for the regional transportation network of Metro Vancouver
The Blue Bus runs with frequent schedules. (See Translink's Official Site for complete route information and scheduling. ) By the Blue Bus, it takes approximately ten to fifty minutes to get to Downtown Vancouver from the West Vancouver bus stop closest to the Lion's Gate Bridge. Vancouver (vænˈkuːvɚ is a coastal You can also drive, walk, or bike across the Lions' Gate Bridge. Lions' Gate Bridge, officially known as the First Narrows Bridge, is a Suspension bridge that crosses the first narrows of Burrard Inlet and connects
Additionally, BC Ferries operates routes departing from Horseshoe Bay, in West Vancouver to Nanaimo, Bowen Island, and to the Sunshine Coast. Horseshoe Bay is a West Vancouver community of about 1000 permanent residents Bowen Island, British Columbia, is an Island municipality in Howe Sound, and within Metro Vancouver. The Sunshine Coast is a region of the southern mainland coast of British Columbia, on the eastern shore of the Strait of Georgia, and just northwest of
West Vancouver is known for its parks such as Cypress Provincial Park, which offers scenic views of Howe Sound and the Metro Vancouver area. Cypress Provincial Park is a Provincial Park on the North Shore of Greater Vancouver, British Columbia. Those looking for a day-drive to see Howe Sound can enjoy Whytecliff Park and Horseshoe Bay Village, at the continental terminus of the Trans-Canada Highway. Whytecliff park is located near West Vancouver 's Horseshoe Bay Neighbourhood All of West Vancouver is situated on the side of the Coast Mountains. The Coast Mountains are a Mountain range of the Pacific Cordillera, running along the north western shore of the North American continent extending south Because of this unique position, most homes in West Vancouver have views of Vancouver Island, the Lower Mainland, and/or Howe Sound. Howe Sound is a roughly triangular sound, actually a network of Fjords situated immediately northwest of Vancouver.
West Vancouver is home to some very large and expensive properties and houses. Occasionally, houses have been priced and sold at around CAD$20,000,000. As of 2006, West Vancouver's average house sells for over CAD$1,250,000; 70% of the houses or close to 8,000 homes were worth over CAD$1 million. West Vancouver is often referred to as the most expensive municipality in Canada, though the Montreal municipality of Westmount , Oakville Ontario, and Mississauga Ontario, west of Toronto are often considered contenders for the same title. Montreal, or Montréal in French ( pronounced in French, in English) is the largest city in the Canadian province of Quebec Oakville ( 2006 population 165613, was auctioned off to William Chisholm in 1827 Mississauga (ˌmɪsɪˈsɑgə) incorporated in 1974 is a City located in the Regional Municipality of Peel Toronto (təˈrɒntoʊ colloquially pronounced or) is the largest city in Canada and is the provincial capital of Ontario 40% of the male population and 18% of the female population of West Vancouver earned over $60,000 in 2000. Average total incomes were $86,253 for males and $37,133 for females, almost double the provincial average. Over 50% of the population has a total family income of at least $90,000. 
Provincially, West Vancouver elected Joan McIntyre and Ralph Sultan of the BC Liberal Party in the 2005 Provincial election. Joan McIntyre is a BC Liberal Member of the Legislative Assembly, in the province of British Columbia, Canada. Ralph Sultan is the MLA for West Vancouver-Capilano in British Columbia. The British Columbia Liberal Party (also referred to as the BC Liberals) is the governing Political party in British Columbia, Canada.
Federally, West Vancouver historically voted Liberal prior to 1974, then voted Conservative, electing John Reynolds of the Conservative Party of Canada from 1997 to 2004. John Douglas Reynolds PC (born January 19, 1942) was the Member of Parliament for the riding of West Vancouver—Sunshine Coast—Sea The Conservative Party of Canada ( Parti conservateur du Canada) colloquially known as the " Tories " is a conservative  Reynolds declined to run for re-election in 2006, however, and Liberal Blair Wilson defeated Conservative John Weston to replace Reynolds as Member of Parliament from the West Vancouver—Sunshine Coast—Sea to Sky Country electoral district. The 2006 Canadian federal election (more formally the 39th General Election) was held on January 23 2006 to elect members of the Canadian House of Commons of the The Liberal Party of Canada ( Parti libéral du Canada) colloquially known as the Grits (originally " Clear Grits " is a major Canadian political Blair Wilson (born May 18, 1963 in North Vancouver, British Columbia) is the Canadian Member of Parliament (MP in The 39th Canadian Parliament was in session from April 3 2006 until September 7 2008 West Vancouver—Sunshine Coast—Sea to Sky Country (formerly West Vancouver—Sunshine Coast) is a federal electoral district in British Columbia An electoral district (also known as a Constituency or a riding in the Canadian English political Jargon) is a geographically-based
Public schools are operated by School District 45 West Vancouver
School District 45 West Vancouver is a School district in British Columbia.