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West Vancouver, BC
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West Vancouver, “The Waterfront Community,” is home for more than 44,000 residents. Our community is known for its beaches, mountains, recreation facilities, and cultural activities. West Vancouver combines small-town charm with cosmopolitan amenities in several unique village business areas. The natural setting and proximity to downtown Vancouver completes our desirable setting.
District FactsWest Vancouver was founded on the principle that it would be an attractiveresidential community, one without industrial activities, and this principle has been instrumental in shaping the community. The local economy is comprised primarily of retail, service and recreational activities serving the local and regional community and restricted to defined areas.
Commercial AreasThe commercial areas consist of the Ambleside Town Centre, Park Royal regional shopping centre, the neighbourhood/village centres of Dundarave,Caulfeild and Horseshoe Bay, small local commercial centres and marina commercial operations.Ambleside is the community’s historic commercial centre and the focus forcommunity activities. Its extensive retail and commercial enterprises meet thedaily shopping and service needs of many local residents and generateemployment in the community. The area is strengthened by its location adjacentto the waterfront, its proximity to major civic facilities and the apartment area, itspedestrian scale and excellent transportation access.
Tax BaseResidential property comprises 96% of total property value in West Vancouver;commercial property comprises 4%. 92% of total tax revenue is derived fromresidential property; 8% is derived from commercial property.Source: District of West Vancouver (2005)Population Demographics and Community TrendsThe following section provides an overview of population demographics andcommunity trends in West Vancouver. More detailed information on these topicsis available through a series of “Facts and Stats” reports provided to Council in aseparate binder.The primary data source is the Statistics Canada 2001 Census, but data is alsodrawn from other sources, which are indicated where applicable. The CanadaCensus is conducted every five years.The full series of Facts and Stats reports is available on the District website athttp://www.westvancouver.ca/article.asp?c=450.
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