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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No Photo Available: 4855 COLLINGWOOD Street in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale (Vancouver West)  : MLS® # R2209291


4855 COLLINGWOOD Street Vancouver V6S 2B5 : Dunbar

Residential Detached
4 beds, 3 baths, Built: 1928, 2,463 sq. ft.
Sutton Grp-West Coast (Brdwy)
Main Photo: 3756 W 19TH Avenue in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale in "DUNBAR" (Vancouver West)  : MLS® # R2208572


3756 W 19TH Avenue Vancouver V6S 1C6 : Dunbar

Residential Detached
5 beds, 2 baths, Built: 1914, 2,629 sq. ft.
Picture perfect. Location: where Dunbar’s heart beats, close to shops, cafes and schools. 19th Ave: South facing sunny backyard, with a sun-trap patio for entertaining. Inside: Modern meets the best parts of Character. Enter from the front or the back and you will be... Details
Dexter Associates Realty
Main Photo: 4026 W 40TH Avenue in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale (Vancouver West)  : MLS® # R2208435


4026 W 40TH Avenue Vancouver V6N 3C1 : Dunbar

Residential Detached
6 beds, 4 baths, Built: 1949, 3,720 sq. ft.
Outstanding, substantially renovated from the studs this 6 bdrm, 3.5 bath family home has everything on your wish list! Open concept kitchen boasts desirable appliance package, centre island w/breakfast bar alongside casual family room accessing sundrenched south deck... Details
Faith Wilson Group
Main Photo: 3908 W 17TH Avenue in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale (Vancouver West)  : MLS® # R2208390


3908 W 17TH Avenue Vancouver V6S 1A5 : Dunbar

Residential Detached
5 beds, 7 baths, Built: 2016, 3,714 sq. ft.
This is a 10 out of 10! Prime West of Dunbar location. Perfect opportunity to hold or live in with 1 legal suite below and 1 laneway at the back: lots of mortgage helpers. 3 beds up and 1 bed legal suite down, and 1 bed lane-way home. 2-5-10 Warranty by renowned... Details
Team 3000 Realty Ltd.
Main Photo: 3976 W 24TH Avenue in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale (Vancouver West)  : MLS® # R2208047


3976 W 24TH Avenue Vancouver V6S 1M2 : Dunbar

Residential Detached
4 beds, 5 baths, Built: 2016, 3,505 sq. ft.
public open Sept.30 2:00-4:00 PM & Oct.1 2:00--4:00 PM Location! location!! Gorgeous custom built luxury house, cozy & homey. Next to Pacific Spirit Park surrounded by green belt. Extensively use of marble, granite and hard wood. 42"Sub-zero, wolf appliances, Swarovski... Details
Homeland Realty
Main Photo: 3888 W 22ND Avenue in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale (Vancouver West)  : MLS® # R2207704


3888 W 22ND Avenue Vancouver V6S 1J7 : Dunbar

Residential Detached
4 beds, 3 baths, Built: 1930, 2,485 sq. ft.
Most desirable area, gorgeous family home, well kept & well maintained. Located in a quiet neighbourhood. This beautiful home offers hardwood floor with huge living room & large kitchen, formal dining room, huge sunny south facing deck for entertaining. Upstairs with... Details
Royal Pacific Realty Corp.
Main Photo: 3669 W 35TH Avenue in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale (Vancouver West)  : MLS® # R2207435


3669 W 35TH Avenue Vancouver V6N 2N6 : Dunbar

Residential Detached
7 beds, 4 baths, Built: 1925, 3,424 sq. ft.
This exquisitely renovated 7 bdrm West of Dunbar home has it all. Over $300K in recent updates including a designer kitchen featuring custom cabinets & waterfall granite countertops. Gorgeous reno'd bthrms with in-floor heating. Open living & dining area boasts custom... Details
RE/MAX Select Realty
Main Photo: 3884 W 20TH Avenue in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale in "DUNBAR" (Vancouver West)  : MLS® # R2207459


3884 W 20TH Avenue Vancouver V6S 1G2 : Dunbar

Residential Detached
4 beds, 2 baths, Built: 1931, 2,519 sq. ft.
Located in prime Dunbar this 40 x 122ft lot has 4 bedrooms and is an ideal family home with a sunny, south facing yard. The main floor offers living & dining areas with oak and fir hardwood floors, an updated kitchen with stainless steel appliances, 1 bedroom and a... Details
RE/MAX Crest Realty Westside
Main Photo: 3420 W 32ND Avenue in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale (Vancouver West)  : MLS® # R2207756


3420 W 32ND Avenue Vancouver V6S 1Y9 : Dunbar

Residential Detached
4 beds, 3 baths, Built: 1937, 3,151 sq. ft.
Brilliant 50' x 130.34', flat lot in the heart of Dunbar! Well-maintained 3,151 square-foot, four-bedroom and three-bathroom home on a quiet, tree-lined street. There is an excellent school catchment with Lord Byng secondary school. All amenities such as restaurants... Details
New Coast Realty
Main Photo: 4056 W 18TH Avenue in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale (Vancouver West)  : MLS® # R2207595


4056 W 18TH Avenue Vancouver V6S 1B8 : Dunbar

Residential Detached
3 beds, 3 baths, Built: 1992, 2,139 sq. ft.
Welcome home! A beautiful family home that will absolutely not disappoint! Stunning 2014 renovations with quality craftsmanship, attention to detail including new electrical & plumbing. Situated on a well-manicured sunny south exposed lot, this residence has so much to... Details
Sutton Grp-West Coast (Brdwy)
Listing information last updated on September 26, 2017

Dunbar Community in Vancouver BC