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: 4064 W 32ND Avenue in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale (Vancouver West)  : MLS(r) # R2141284
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$3,288,000

4064 W 32ND Avenue Vancouver V6S 1Z6 : Dunbar

Residential Detached
3 beds, 4 baths, Built: 1988, 3,189 sq. ft.
Beautiful custom built family home in prime Dunbar location on a 33x130 foot lot. Fully updated in 2009. Open concept main level including living room with oak h/w floors, gas fireplace and big windows overlooking front garden. Large updated kitchen with 6 burner... Details
RE/MAX Select Properties
Main Photo: 3510 W 20TH Avenue in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale (Vancouver West)  : MLS(r) # R2140187

$4,680,000

3510 W 20TH Avenue Vancouver V6S 1E7 : Dunbar

Residential Detached
5 beds, 4 baths, Built: 1924, 2,837 sq. ft.
Mountain view! Lord Byng Catchment! Dunbar family home on beautiful 50'x122' lot with mature professionally landscaped south facing rear yard. Large south facing deck off the kitchen & den, & a lovely south facing balcony off the master. Lower level suite already... Details
Amex Broadway West Realty
Main Photo: 4068 W 38TH Avenue in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale (Vancouver West)  : MLS(r) # R2140506

$10,888,800

4068 W 38TH Avenue Vancouver V6N 2Y9 : Dunbar

Residential Detached
6 beds, 7 baths, Built: 2016, 5,961 sq. ft.
In Most Sought After Area! Elegance highlighted by modern stylish living. This gorgeous mansion offers over 5900 SF luxurious living space. Main floor features open plan, living/dining room, den/oversized island/marble counter tops. Wok kit family room with F/P, eclipse... Details
Sutton Grp-West Coast (Brdwy)
Main Photo: 3542 W 16TH Avenue in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale (Vancouver West)  : MLS(r) # R2139236

$2,188,000

3542 W 16TH Avenue Vancouver V6R 3C1 : Dunbar

Residential Detached
5 beds, 2 baths, Built: 1924, 1,604 sq. ft.
South facing “winter view lot” in Dunbar with clearer city, water, and mountain views if you build a 2nd floor! This cute 5 bedroom craftsman style bungalow has a potential 2 bedroom basement suite and a beautiful south facing private back garden, leading out to 17th... Details
RE/MAX Crest Realty Westside
Main Photo: 3930 W 32ND Avenue in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale (Vancouver West)  : MLS(r) # R2138471

$5,288,000

3930 W 32ND Avenue Vancouver V6S 1Z3 : Dunbar

Residential Detached
5 beds, 5 baths, Built: 1998, 3,987 sq. ft.
3 blks to St George's, 2 steps to Memorial Park, 1.5 blks to UBC forest. Grow your family in this Loy Leyland designed classic, masterfully crafted by Nexus Const, in far better condition than many younger newer houses. Fantastic street appeal on the best tree-lined... Details
Sutton Grp-West Coast (w.blvd)
Main Photo: 4028 W 37TH Avenue in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale (Vancouver West)  : MLS(r) # R2138463

$5,488,000

4028 W 37TH Avenue Vancouver V6N 2W7 : Dunbar

Residential Detached
5 beds, 6 baths, Built: 1996, 4,629 sq. ft.
Beautiful custom family home situated on large south facing 50x137 lot in prestigious Dunbar neighbourhood. This residence, on a quiet, safe, family-oriented street, boasts fantastic floor plan that offers FOUR large bdrms/3 baths UP. Master bdrm has generous-size... Details
Sutton Grp-West Coast (Brdwy)
Main Photo: 4085 W 33RD Avenue in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale in "DUNBAR" (Vancouver West)  : MLS(r) # R2138398

$5,788,000

4085 W 33RD Avenue Vancouver V6N 2H9 : Dunbar

Residential Detached
4 beds, 6 baths, Built: 2017, 3,823 sq. ft.
This luxurious European inspired Mansion is located on the high side of the street, quiet part of West 33rd and build by reputable builder Leone Homes. On a 5,764 sqft lot, 3,823 sqft home, 4 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms and has a beautiful limestone exterior. This home... Details
Luxmore Realty
Main Photo: 3439 W 22ND Avenue in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale (Vancouver West)  : MLS(r) # R2138078

$4,288,000

3439 W 22ND Avenue Vancouver V6S 1J1 : Dunbar

Residential Detached
4 beds, 6 baths, Built: 2017, 2,918 sq. ft.
Brand new custom built home located in famous location 'Dunbar'! Spacious & bright open layout. It offers 10' ceilings on main floor, elegant engineered hardwood flooring throughout all levels, chef's kitchen including a wok kitchen/island/all Miele appliances/white... Details
Royal Pacific Realty Corp.
Main Photo: 3839 W 21ST Avenue in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale (Vancouver West)  : MLS(r) # R2137613

$3,988,000

3839 W 21ST Avenue Vancouver V6S 1H5 : Dunbar

Residential Detached
5 beds, 5 baths, Built: 2016, 2,816 sq. ft.
Brand new custom built home in the prestigious location. This exquisite quality built home offers high ceilings, grand open floor plan, attention to detail finishing & best craftsmanship. 3 spacious bedrooms upstairs with ensuites. Master bedroom has gorgeous views... Details
Royal Pacific Realty Corp.
Main Photo: 3455 W 31ST Avenue in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale (Vancouver West)  : MLS(r) # R2137499

$4,150,000

3455 W 31ST Avenue Vancouver V6S 1X6 : Dunbar

Residential Detached
4 beds, 6 baths, Built: 2017, 3,065 sq. ft.
Tranquility nestled in the heart of Dunbar. 3065 SqFt Home on a 33x130 Lot Features unmatched craftsmanship, luxury & elegance. Living area showcases 10" ceilings, office area, solid white oak hw floors, concrete gas fireplace, & Smart tech panel Radiant heat/cooling... Details
RE/MAX City Realty
Listing information last updated on February 27, 2017

Dunbar Community in Vancouver BC