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: 3782 W 29TH Avenue in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale (Vancouver West)  : MLS® # R2233309


3782 W 29TH Avenue Vancouver V6S 1T4 : Dunbar

Residential Detached
5 beds, 5 baths, Built: 1928, 2,456 sq. ft.
Rare opportunity to own 2 houses for the price of 1! This West of Dunbar adorable bungalow main house feat. 2 bedrooms on the main floor w/ hardwood floors & lots of original character features & charm. There is a spacious sunny south facing deck off the kitchen leading... Details
RE/MAX Select Properties
Main Photo: 4041 W 29TH Avenue in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale (Vancouver West)  : MLS® # R2233085


4041 W 29TH Avenue Vancouver V6S 1V4 : Dunbar

Residential Detached
4 beds, 2 baths, Built: 1952, 2,713 sq. ft.
Build your dream home or live on this desirable 53x130' square foot, rectangular lot located in the most sought after Dunbar neighbourhood. RS-5 zoned, allows for secondary accommodation & laneway house. Nestled on a wide, beautiful tree-lined street of dreams block. A... Details
TRG-The Residential Group Rlty
Main Photo: 4075 W 38TH Avenue in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale (Vancouver West)  : MLS® # R2233319


4075 W 38TH Avenue Vancouver V6N 2Y8 : Dunbar

Residential Detached
3 beds, 1 baths, Built: 1950, 1,245 sq. ft.
50’ x 138’ level lot in desirable west of Dunbar. 2 bedroom original bungalow built in 1950 with hardwood floors throughout the main floor. Finished rec room and bedroom in the basement. Close to Southlands School, Crofton House and St Georges. Call for an appointment... Details
Macdonald Realty
Main Photo: 4467 BLENHEIM Street in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale (Vancouver West)  : MLS® # R2233120


4467 BLENHEIM Street Vancouver V6L 2Z8 : Dunbar

Residential Detached
4 beds, 5 baths, Built: 2013, 2,544 sq. ft.
Stunning, quality built newer home w/well-designed floor plan. Main level features gourmet kitchen w/Sub-Zero Bosch s/s appliances, 6-burner Wolf gas range, over-sized centre island, Labrador granite counters, maple cabinetry, nook. Built-in espresso machine & wine... Details
Royal Pacific Realty Corp. and Pacific Place - Arc Realty Ltd
Main Photo: 3407 W 34TH Avenue in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale (Vancouver West)  : MLS® # R2233250


3407 W 34TH Avenue Vancouver V6N 2K5 : Dunbar

Residential Detached
5 beds, 4 baths, Built: 1941, 3,357 sq. ft.
Stunning Dunbar location, large lot 8,415 sq ft (60 x 140.25) sits on the beautiful tree-lined street! Well-kept home features 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. This perfectly maintained home with 3,357 sq ft. Functional layout with mostly upgraded Hardwood floors, covered... Details
Royal Pacific Realty Corp.
Main Photo: 3826 W 30TH Avenue in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale (Vancouver West)  : MLS® # R2232796


3826 W 30TH Avenue Vancouver V6S 1X1 : Dunbar

Residential Detached
4 beds, 5 baths, Built: 2017, 3,063 sq. ft.
Prime, quiet, West of Dunbar location just steps to Memorial Park West, Pac. Spirit Park & St. Georges Jr. & Sr. Schools. Lord Byng Catchment. Beautiful New Craftsman style home with contemporary feel boasting over 3,000 sq.ft. on 33 x 130 ft. level property with... Details
RE/MAX Real Estate Services
Main Photo: 3512 W KING EDWARD Avenue in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale (Vancouver West)  : MLS® # R2233329


3512 W KING EDWARD Avenue Vancouver V6S 1M5 : Dunbar

Residential Detached
4 beds, 2 baths, Built: 1942, 2,472 sq. ft.
Rarely available a 40 x 130.5 south facing lot with large principal rooms and priced to allow future renovations in restoring this home for the next stage or a new home. This character home is perfect for your family being located minutes to shops on Dunbar and... Details
RE/MAX Crest Realty
Main Photo: 3857 W 31ST Avenue in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale (Vancouver West)  : MLS® # R2232579


3857 W 31ST Avenue Vancouver V6S 1Y2 : Dunbar

Residential Detached
5 beds, 7 baths, Built: 2017, 4,124 sq. ft.
Stunning Dunbar NEW HOME across from a park and a short walking distance to Dunbar shopping. This incredible custom built and architecturally designed home is truly distinctive when comparing to other new homes. Every detail has been thought out to make this a living... Details
RE/MAX Crest Realty and Sutton Group-West Coast Realty
Main Photo: 3706 W 29TH in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale (Vancouver West)  : MLS® # R2232468


3706 W 29TH Vancouver V6S 1T4 : Dunbar

Residential Detached
3 beds, 3 baths, Built: 1930, 2,107 sq. ft.
Nestled on a quiet tree-lined street, this charming 3BR/3 full bath family home is set on a deep 33x130 lot within steps to the prestigious St. George's. The updated kitchen with gas range & st/st app'l opens onto 2 lovely decks & a mature south exposed yard, perfect... Details
Sotheby's Int'l Realty Canada
Main Photo: 3976 W 24TH Avenue in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale in "Dunbar West" (Vancouver West)  : MLS® # R2232045


3976 W 24TH Avenue Vancouver V6S 1M2 : Dunbar

Residential Detached
4 beds, 5 baths, Built: 2016, 3,505 sq. ft.
Open house 2:00-4:00PM Sat. Jan 20 & Sun 21. Gorgeous custom built luxury house, cozy & homey. Next to Pacific Spirit Park surrounded by green belt. Extensive use of marble, granite and hard wood. 42" Sub-zero, wolf appliances, Swarovski chandeliers, with the highest... Details
Luxmore Realty
Listing information last updated on January 22, 2018

Dunbar Community in Vancouver BC