Like any business or household, each year the municipality is challenged with increased costs. The money that comes into the District of West Vancouver is budgeted in a fiscally responsible manner and spent on services and capital expenses, including police, fire and rescue, bylaw enforcement, parks, community centres, the library, festivals and cultural programs, roadwork, and much more.

Money coming in must equal money going out. Municipalities are required to balance their budget. The cost of providing services must be balanced with a tax increase that the community can afford at any one time.

In the Five-Year Financial Plan, often referred to as the budget, the District outlines how it has allocated its available resources to achieve Council’s priorities while continuing to deliver services at the high level expected by District residents.

2022 Budget

Each year, the public has the opportunity to provide comments and feedback on the preliminary budget, through information sessions and on this website. Engagement on the 2022 Budget will begin in January 2022. Learn more by visiting the project page at the link below.

2022 Budget

Current and past year budgets

View the budget for the current and past years

Approval process

Every year, the District proposes a budget and collects community feedback prior to Council consideration and approval.

View the links below to learn more about each year's budget process on westvancouverITE, the District's online engagement platform.

2021 Budget

2020 Budget

2020 Budget (original, pre-COVID-19)

2019 Budget


For more information, please contact Financial Services.