Dunbar, Vancouver

Dunbar–Southlands is a neighbourhood in the City of Vancouver that stretches north from the Fraser River across much of the peninsula between the mouth of the Fraser and English Bay. It encompasses a collection of commercial and residential areas mostly made up of single-family residences, as well as the unique community of Southlands, populated by upscale mansions and horse farms. It is also the home territory of the Musqueam Indian Band.

Dunbar–Southlands is bordered on the north by West 16th Avenue and on the south by the Fraser River; it stretches from the University Endowment Lands on the west to Mackenzie and Blenheim Streets in the east. It is centered around Dunbar Street. West 41st Avenue and Southwest Marine Drive also pass through the neighbourhood. Southlands lies south of Marine Drive in the floodplain of the Fraser River, and the Musqueam Indian Reserve is also encompassed by the region.

Archaeological finds indicate that people have resided in the Dunbar–Southlands area for centuries, with some estimates placing the first settlement of the area by First Nations around 400 BC. The first European settlement was recorded in 1863 when the first homesteaders, Fitzgerald and Sam McCleery, constructed a farm in the area. Logging cleared much of the land in the area, which was held by the Canadian Pacific Railway and the province, and in 1912 a subdivision was started for residences to serve the soon to be built University of British Columbia just to the west. By 1927, Dunbar was served by three streetcar lines and featured a number of unique homes, thanks to bylaws introduced in 1922 regarding lot sizes and placement of buildings on the lots. Many of these homes are still standing today, with 21 structures on the City of Vancouver's heritage register.

Dunbar–Southlands is known for its gardens and tree-lined streets, which often arch across the entire roadway. Early spring brings hundreds of cherry trees to blossom, and the city maintains eight parks within the neighbourhood, including Musqueam Park, a 22-hectare oasis off Southwest Marine Drive along the Fraser River. The neighbourhood is next to Pacific Spirit Regional Park, which contains many kilometres of trails and the Camosun Bog, a two-thousand-year-old wetland revered by the Musqueam people.

Southlands is predominantly acreages with multi-million-dollar mansions dominating the land. The Southlands Riding Club, formed in 1943, is a highlight of the area; its clubhouse was a former net drying hut for fishermen on the Fraser, and was disassembled and carried to its present site by members on horseback.

The area also boasts a number of public and exclusive private golf courses that have hosted major Canadian and international events in the past.

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Main Photo: 3930 W 17TH Avenue in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale (Vancouver West)  : MLS®# R2290911


3930 W 17TH Avenue Vancouver V6S 1A5 : Dunbar

Residential Detached
5 beds, 5 baths, Built: 2012, 2,980 sq. ft.
Executive Custom build home located on quiet tree-lined street at most desired Dunbar. This beautiful house offers 2979 Sf luxurious living with open,bright and spacious high ceiling on entire main floor. Features dreaming kitchen with high-end appliances,wine cooler... Details
Luxmore Realty
Main Photo: 209 3621 W 26TH Avenue in Vancouver: Dunbar Condo for sale (Vancouver West)  : MLS®# R2290984


209 3621 W 26TH Avenue Vancouver V6S 1P2 : Dunbar

Residential Attached
1 beds, 1 baths, Built: 1992, 845 sq. ft.
Very spacious 845 sq.ft. one bedroom and large den (could be 2nd bedroom) in Dunbar House. Excellent location just steps to all of Dunbar's amenities including the new Stongs Market, Dunbar Community Centre, Memorial Park West, the Library, banks & great coffee shops... Details
RE/MAX Real Estate Services
Main Photo: 3532 BLENHEIM Street in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale (Vancouver West)  : MLS®# R2289927


3532 BLENHEIM Street Vancouver V6L 2X9 : Dunbar

Residential Detached
3 beds, 2 baths, Built: 1927, 2,717 sq. ft.
VIEW PROPERTY! Beautiful Character home located directly above Quesnel Drive offers spectacular tranquil views of downtown, water and north shore mountains. This home has been beautifully maintained and updated offering classic Dunbar style with modern lifestyle open... Details
RE/MAX Crest Realty
Main Photo: 3678 W 19TH Avenue in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale (Vancouver West)  : MLS®# R2290141


3678 W 19TH Avenue Vancouver V6S 1C6 : Dunbar

Residential Detached
5 beds, 5 baths, Built: 2014, 2,857 sq. ft.
GORGEOUS custom-built home located in the PRESTIGIOUS Dunbar neighbourhood! This stunning 5 bedroom home features an open-concept living space with 10’ ceilings and extra-large windows designed to maximize the flow of natural lighting from the outside in. Thoughtful... Details
Rennie & Associates Realty
Main Photo: 3418 W 35TH Avenue in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale (Vancouver West)  : MLS®# R2289278


3418 W 35TH Avenue Vancouver V6N 2N2 : Dunbar

Residential Detached
5 beds, 3 baths, Built: 1988, 3,812 sq. ft.
Very well maintained family home in prime Dunbar Area, one of Vancouver's best neighborhoods. Beautiful 50 x 130 level Lot with sunny south facing backyard and swimming pool. Functional layout and open floor plan with beautiful spiral staircase leading to 5 bedrooms at... Details
Main Photo: 3918 W 18TH Avenue in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale (Vancouver West)  : MLS®# R2289663


3918 W 18TH Avenue Vancouver V6S 1B7 : Dunbar

Residential Detached
5 beds, 6 baths, Built: 2016, 4,355 sq. ft.
Custom built luxury home in most desirable Dunbar area, sitting on a 6,222sf (51x122) lot with 4,355sf house featuring 6 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms mansion. 5 mins walk to Lord Byng Secondary School and Queen Elizabeth Elementary School. South facing back yard on a quiet... Details
Royal Pacific Realty Corp.
Main Photo: 3657 W 37TH Avenue in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale (Vancouver West)  : MLS®# R2289277


3657 W 37TH Avenue Vancouver V6N 2W1 : Dunbar

Residential Detached
3 beds, 3 baths, Built: 1927, 2,686 sq. ft.
**Not Character Home, confirmed by City Hall.**Exceptionally well-maintained 4-bedroom home west of Dunbar! 50' x 130' lot with beautifully landscaped yards on a terrific tree-lined street. Alteration to expand main floor by 238 sqft done in 1998 with city permit, and... Details
LeHomes Realty Premier
Main Photo: 4080 W 35TH Avenue in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale (Vancouver West)  : MLS®# R2288219


4080 W 35TH Avenue Vancouver V6N 2P3 : Dunbar

Residential Detached
4 beds, 3 baths, Built: 1948, 2,016 sq. ft.
Lovingly Kept and renovated home on a 33 x 129 lot situated on a quiet, beautiful tree line street in prime West of Dunbar location. This home has been well maintained over the years, and partial renovation in 2016. The main floor offers a flexible, open concept with... Details
RE/MAX Masters Realty
Main Photo: 3794 W 30TH Avenue in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale in "Dunbar" (Vancouver West)  : MLS®# R2287740


3794 W 30TH Avenue Vancouver V6S 1W8 : Dunbar

Residential Detached
3 beds, 2 baths, Built: 1925, 2,481 sq. ft.
Three/ four bedroom Georgian style family home west of Dunbar. 49.5x130' S exposed RS-5 corner lot w/ new dbl garage on a beautiful, quiet, tree lined street. Bordered oak hardwood floors in foyer, living & dining rooms. Cozy wood fireplace, leaded windows, and solid... Details
Luxmore Realty
Main Photo: 205 3590 W 26TH Avenue in Vancouver: Dunbar Condo for sale in "DUNBAR HEIGHTS" (Vancouver West)  : MLS®# R2287490


205 3590 W 26TH Avenue Vancouver V6S 1N9 : Dunbar

Residential Attached
1 beds, 1 baths, Built: 1997, 717 sq. ft.
Bright 1 bedroom plus den (solarium) in the prestigious neighbourhood of Dunbar. Nice floor plan with open kitchen/dining/living room concept. Spacious bedroom with cheater ensuite. Cozy gas fireplace and a solarium/den perfect for a home office or nursery. 1 parking... Details
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Listing information last updated on July 20, 2018 at 08:06 PM (UTC)

Dunbar Community in Vancouver BC