COVID-19 Updates

The District of West Vancouver has developed an operating model to gradually restart services that were closed as a result of the pandemic. The first, and most important deciding factor when considering restarting any service is the safety of residents, businesses and staff. We will continue to keep the community informed of service level adjustments. To receive information by email, subscribe to e-west.

  • Municipal Hall is closed to the public until further notice. District staff continue providing the same essential services by phone and email.
  • A variety of modified programs, camps, group fitness classes, pre-registered fitness centre timeslots and more are available for registration. Drop-ins are not permitted.
  • West Vancouver Memorial Library and West Vancouver Art Museum are now open with reduced hours.
  • Community recreation facilities to re-open on a pilot basis in September.
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Air quality advisory issued for West Vancouver

Wildfires in Washington and Oregon are causing smoky skies in West Vancouver. Take precautions to reduce your exposure.Read More

Calling young citizens of West Van: Apply to join the North Shore Young Citizens' Forum

The North Shore Young Citizens' Forum is an initiative that aims to increase civic participation in young people aged 19 to 39.Read More

Learn how to fix your broken household items at a Repair Café

A Repair Café is a free community event that brings people together to learn how to fix basic household items with the help of experienced volunteers.Read More

Moth outbreak on the North Shore

West Vancouver is experiencing a western hemlock looper moth outbreak. The moths are native to this area and outbreaks are normal every 11 to 15 years.Read More

Municipal Services available by phone or email

Municipal Hall is closed to the public until further notice. District staff will continue providing the same essential services by phone or email.Read More

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Fire Danger Rating

Current fire danger rating: MODERATE

Prohibited year-round

  • open fires (including beach fires) anywhere in West Vancouver
  • smoking in parks and beaches
  • barbecues in Lighthouse Park

Summer Fire Safety

Picnic Guidelines

Fire Danger Ratings

Update: Friday, September 18

Council's Strategic Plan 2020–2021

At the beginning of their term, Council worked together to set strategic goals and objectives that they will work toward achieving in the first two years of their term. 

Council's Priorities 2020–2021

Traffic bulletin

Projects by the District of West Vancouver and partner agencies:

Short term projects

22nd Street and Argyle Avenue (at 101 22nd Street)

  • Full road closure on Tuesday, September 22 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to facilitate mobile crane work at an adjacent property.

Welch Street and Lower Capilano Road & Spirit Trail

  • Traffic delays from Monday, September 21 to Friday, September 25 due to valve repair work by Metro Vancouver. This work will also impact a portion of the Spirit Trail.

Petro Canada construction – 15th Street and Marine Drive

  • Traffic delays from Monday, September 14 to Friday, October 2, 7 a.m.–5:30 p.m. Details.

Long term projects

Intersection of 25th Street and Kings Avenue

  • Traffic delays beginning the week of Monday, August 10 for approximately six weeks due to water main construction.

Hollyburn Gardens - water main work on 21st Street between Bellevue and Argyle Avenue

  • West side of 21st Street will have single-lane alternating traffic beginning the week of September 14 and will take approximately five weeks to complete. Details.

Visit the page below for projects happening in Ambleside, including:

  • Grosvenor development construction and associated work on 14th Street
  • Hollyburn Gardens development construction and associated work on 21st Street, Bellevue Avenue, and Argyle Avenue
  • Marine Drive repaving from 13th to 14th Streets and 16th to 19th Streets
  • Petro Canada construction at 15th Street and Marine Drive

Projects happening in Ambleside

Visit the page below for projects happening in Horseshoe Bay, including:

  • Highway 1 overpass renewal (one kilometre south of the ferry terminal)
  • Horseshoe Bay streetscape project
  • Watermain replacement on Nelson Avenue
  • Sanitary sewer replacement on Bay Street
  • Horseshoe Bay Park revitalization project
  • Sewell's development
  • Hydro pole undergrounding work on Bay Street and commercial areas of Royal Avenue and Bruce Street
  • Horseshoe Bay Local Area Plan
  • Spirit Trail along Royal Avenue

Projects happening in Horseshoe Bay

For updates on traffic impacts related to the Five Creeks project, please visit:

Five Creeks Stormwater Flood Protection Project