There are many luxurious properties in the Vancouver area. The three major luxury home areas in the city are Coal Harbour, West Vancouver, and Vancouver’s Westside.
Coal Harbour is located in downtown Vancouver, bordered by the financial district and the world famous Stanley Park. Over the past 15 years the area has been entirely redeveloped and is now home to upscale condominium developments, and luxurious hotels. A large marina borders the area, and is a large attraction to American visitors.
West Vancouver is an exclusive residential district located across the Lions Gate Bridge from Stanley Park. Located right on the ocean, the area is home to some of the most exclusive ocean front & ocean view estates in Canada. West Vancouver is also home to Cypress Provincial Park with mountain biking trails and a large ski and snowboard facility, and which will be one of the venues for the 2010 Winter Olympics.
Vancouver’s Westside is one of the most historic communities in Western Canada. Located on a peninsula, the area is home to some of the wealthiest communities in North America. The University of British Columbia rests at the Western edge of the area, bordered by the lush “endowment lands” and parks. Beaches line the northern border and the prestigious Equestrian community named “Southlands” resides to the south. Many international embassies also have homes & property in the area, and the private schools are among the top in the world.