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: 202 3637 W 17TH Avenue in Vancouver: Dunbar Townhouse for sale (Vancouver West)  : MLS(r) # R2169988


202 3637 W 17TH Avenue Vancouver V6S 1A3 : Dunbar

Residential Attached
2 beds, 2 baths, Built: 2003, 1,068 sq. ft.
Amazing townhome at "Highbury House" in Dunbar. This R/S bldg. was designed by award-winning architect Nigel Baldwin. 2 bdrms + flex room (made with permit which the sellers now use as the third bedroom). This 2 level unit boasts real maple floors, open layout, high... Details
Royal Pacific Realty Corp.
Main Photo: 101 3349 DUNBAR Street in Vancouver: Dunbar Condo for sale (Vancouver West)  : MLS(r) # R2169794


101 3349 DUNBAR Street Vancouver V6S 2B9 : Dunbar

Residential Attached
1 beds, 1 baths, Built: 1995, 535 sq. ft.
Cozy 1 bedroom suite in central Dunbar area! Open and functional layout with city, harbour and mountain view. Boutique building consists of 4 homes in total & steps from shops, restaurants, parks & all that the West Side has to offer. Great school catchment and within... Details
Royal Pacific Realty Corp.
Main Photo: 3890 W 29TH Avenue in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale (Vancouver West)  : MLS(r) # R2169518


3890 W 29TH Avenue Vancouver V6S 1T8 : Dunbar

Residential Detached
4 beds, 2 baths, Built: 1930, 1,863 sq. ft.
Open house Sat & Sun May 27 May 28 2pm... Details
Sutton Group - Seafair Realty
No Photo Available: 3531 W 37TH Avenue in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale (Vancouver West)  : MLS(r) # R2170125


3531 W 37TH Avenue Vancouver V6N 2V7 : Dunbar

Residential Detached
4 beds, 2 baths, Built: 1924, 2,942 sq. ft.
Huge south-facing 66' x 140' lot in the quiet Dunbar area. Features a spacious and functional layout and a large private backyard. An exceptional opportunity for redevelopment or to live in. Great school catchment of Kerrisdale Elementary and Point Grey Secondary... Details
Royal Pacific Realty Corp.
Main Photo: 5688 WALLACE Street in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale (Vancouver West)  : MLS(r) # R2169184


5688 WALLACE Street Vancouver V6N 2A2 : Dunbar

Residential Detached
3 beds, 2 baths, Built: 1946, 2,533 sq. ft.
A corner lot of 41st & wallace .The property is livable and sold as lot value .It is an excellent investment change to hold the property for rent or build your dream house.School catchment : southlands elementary and point grey secondary and easy access to UBC. In the... Details
New Coast Realty
Main Photo: 3380 W 22ND Avenue in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale (Vancouver West)  : MLS(r) # R2168383


3380 W 22ND Avenue Vancouver V6S 1J2 : Dunbar

Residential Detached
5 beds, 3 baths, Built: 1931, 2,489 sq. ft.
PRIME DUNBAR LOCATION! Lovely traditional family home on quiet tree lined street with MOUNTAIN VIEWS & downtown winter views. Living Room overlooks beautiful front garden and features a wood burning fireplace and leaded glass windows. Updated kitchen with eating area... Details
RE/MAX Select Properties
Main Photo: 3978 W 30TH Avenue in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale (Vancouver West)  : MLS(r) # R2168054


3978 W 30TH Avenue Vancouver V6S 1X3 : Dunbar

Residential Detached
5 beds, 4 baths, Built: 1933, 3,715 sq. ft.
Great location in Dunbar West, close to Dunbar Community Center, St George's, Crofton House, Lord Byng Secondary and UBC. This West Coast / Asian fusion house boasts 5 bedrooms & 4 bathrooms. Beautiful large size swimming pool at the backyard. New Windows, New Painting... Details
Royal Pacific Realty Corp.
Main Photo: 3576 W 32ND Avenue in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale (Vancouver West)  : MLS(r) # R2167423


3576 W 32ND Avenue Vancouver V6S 1Z2 : Dunbar

Residential Detached
6 beds, 3 baths, Built: 1960, 1,933 sq. ft.
Dunbar area, Lord Byng School catchment! 6406 sqft, 49x130.75, house 1933 sqft. RS-5, Great family to hold and to build. 6 bedroom, 3 up and 3 down. Over 6,400 sqft lot, 1933 sqft house on a beautiful tree lined quiet street. Walking distance to Lord Kitchener... Details
Luxmore Realty
Main Photo: 4239 KEVIN Place in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale (Vancouver West)  : MLS(r) # R2169458


4239 KEVIN Place Vancouver V6S 2K7 : Dunbar

Residential Detached
5 beds, 3 baths, Built: 1971, 2,861 sq. ft.
Charming and well-kept family home on desirable CORNER lot of 6,990 sq ft in popular Dunbar area! Quiet and peaceful location on beautiful street. Walking distance to St George's Private School and Pacific Spirit Park. Only minutes from UBC. Close to shopping, banks... Details
Coldwell Banker Universe Rlty
Main Photo: 3885 W 35TH Avenue in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale (Vancouver West)  : MLS(r) # R2167148


3885 W 35TH Avenue Vancouver V6N 2N8 : Dunbar

Residential Detached
3 beds, 2 baths, Built: 1929, 2,413 sq. ft.
Location! Location! Location! Beautiful 50x131 feet south facing lot in quiet and desirable prime Dunbar West. Well maintained livable home with three bedrooms rented by good tenant. Close to St. George's School, Dunbar Community Center, Shaughnessy Golf and Country... Details
Macdonald Realty Westmar
Listing information last updated on May 26, 2017

Dunbar Community in Vancouver BC