Vancouver Dunbar



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Dunbar has been an area that supported the growth of University residents — with single family homes zoned to allow rental suites. There are peaceful streets with older trees, parks, and local community amenities and shopping. This is a very convenient place whether or not you need proximity to UBC — there is the quick access to Kitsilano, Downtown, and even Richmond and the Airport via SW Marine Dr.

In the southern portion of the neighbourhood, you will find residential homes that have quick access to UBC along 41st Ave & S.W.Marine Dr. To the North, there are family-oriented communities with smaller retail districts. Many of the older businesses have history in this area and have helped to maintain this neighbourhood’s village feel.

Dunbar was one of the first westside areas to see development mainly due to the BC Electric Railway in the 1910-1950s. The interurban lines like Steveston, Richmond to Marpole, Vancouver along Arbutus spurred growth at that time. Recent growth in Dunbar has been at odds with maintaining the small neighbourhood feel. The local strategy was to densify only along the main corridors with mixed-use residential/commercial units. This strategy seems to have worked well.

Balaclava ParkDog Park, Playground, running track
Chaldecott ParkPlayground
Deering Island
Memorial West ParkPlayground
Musqueam ParkDog Park
Pacific Spirit Park
Park Site on Blenheim
Quadra West Park
Valdez ParkDog Park


Kids love the outdoors!

Dog Park

Valdex, Musqueam, Balaclava Parks

Stong’s market
Artistic Styling for Pets
West Side Market & Flowers
Blights Home hardware
Kuma Japanese Restaurant
Handi Cuisine Indian
Moki’s Pizza
La Notte Italian Restaurant
Q coffee
Stong’s Market
Q Coffee
La Notte Italian Restaurant
Dunbar Life Magazine
Go! Physio Sports Wellness
Pulse Cycling Club
30 minute Hit
Lawrence Books
Golf (Shaughnessy Club, Point Grey Golf, Musqueam Golf, McCleery)
Road Biking along SW Marine
Dunbar Public Housebeers and bites
Barra 41Cocktails
W.Broadway @ BlenheimSeveral restaurants and pubs
Musqueam Golf
The Dunbar
Lord Kitchener
  • Lord Kitchener K-7
  • Immaculate Conception K – 7
  • Queen Elizabeth Annex K – 3
  • St George’s 1 – 7 Private Boarding, all male
  • Southlands K-7, IB
  • Queen Elizabeth K-7
  • Lord Byng 8 – 12
  • St George’s 8 – 12
  • Crofton House 8 – 12
  • West Point Grey 8 – 12
  • Prince Of Wales 8 – 12
  • Kitsilano 8 – 12
Lord Byng