The Municipality of Vancouver Westside in British Columbia

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Arbutus

Dunbar

Fairview

False Creek

Kitsilano

MacKenzie Heights

Mount Pleasant VW

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Oakridge

Point Grey

South Cambie

South Granville

Shaughnessy

Southlands

Geographical Location

Located on the northern side of the English Bay, Vancouver Westside is bordered by the District of North Vancouver on the eastern side. On the north-eastern side lies the city of Vancouver while Howe Sound borders it towards the south-east boundary. The district and city of North Vancouver together with the Vancouver Westside comprise the ‘North Shore’ region of the wider British Columbia’s Vancouver area. This section of Vancouver features the joining point of the BC mainland to the Vancouver Island as well as Canada’s first ever shopping mall.

Historical Information

After the alienation of the District of North Vancouver from the Vancouver Westside, its municipality was established on 15th March of 1912. The first election conducted by the municipal was held on the 6th April of 1912 while in 1938, the construction of the bridge of Lions Gate took place in the eleventh month of that year; this also enhanced Vancouver Westside’s accessibility. Several heritage homes built at the beginning of the 20s, 30s, 70s and 80s are featured in this area of Vancouver.

Education in Vancouver Westside

Parks and recreational centers within the area allow for fun by those visiting the municipality. 45 Vancouver Westside School District is in charge of the management of all the public schools (whether they are elementary, tertiary or even post-secondary educational institutions) within the area. There are various schools in the Bowen Island that are within the reach of West Vancouver residents.

Population Demographics

In 2011, the population of the West side of Vancouver stood at 42,694 people. The majority of this figure comprised the aged who were more than sixty five years in age and comprised 22% of the total population. 70.7% of the entire population was affiliate to some religious denominations such as Protestants, Muslims and Catholics. The most dominant languages are French and English that comprise 1.2% and 70% respectively.