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: 3815 W 39TH Avenue in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale (Vancouver West)  : MLS®# R2308261


3815 W 39TH Avenue Vancouver V6N 3A8 : Dunbar

Residential Detached
7 beds, 6 baths, Built: 2016, 4,917 sq. ft.
Westside Kingstone Masterpiece. Sitting on the higher side of the street, this French inspired Mansion on offers approx, It features open flr plan on the main flor w/a bright & spacious wok kitchen, huge deck extended off the family room; 4 bdrms upstairs; basement... Details
Sutton Group-West Coast Realty
Main Photo: 3888 W 22ND Avenue in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale (Vancouver West)  : MLS®# R2307642


3888 W 22ND Avenue Vancouver V6S 1J7 : Dunbar

Residential Detached
4 beds, 3 baths, Built: 1930, 2,485 sq. ft.
FABULOUS HOME in most desirable WEST DUNBAR LOCATION. Steps away to LORD BYNG SCHOOL, QUEEN ELIZABETH ELEMENTARY. CLOSE TO ST. GEORGE'S , CROFTON, YORK HOUSE PRIVATE SCHOOL, UBC, SHOPPING & TRANSIT. Beautiful updated 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, extensive used hardwood... Details
RE/MAX Select Properties
No Photo Available: 3476 W 23RD Avenue in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale (Vancouver West)  : MLS®# R2308326


3476 W 23RD Avenue Vancouver V6S 1K3 : Dunbar

Residential Detached
5 beds, 6 baths, Built: 2014, 2,805 sq. ft.
LeHomes Realty Premier
Main Photo: 3937 W 37TH Avenue in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale (Vancouver West)  : MLS®# R2307083


3937 W 37TH Avenue Vancouver V6N 2W4 : Dunbar

Residential Detached
5 beds, 3 baths, Built: 1973, 3,222 sq. ft.
SUPERB water view lot in prime and beautiful Dunbar neighborhood. Charming ‘Great Room’ design begs family and friends – renovate, hold or build new! A rare opportunity to own a very special property. 2018 Land Assessment... Details
Macdonald Rlty J Meisen BuyVan
Main Photo: 5638 WALLACE Street in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale (Vancouver West)  : MLS®# R2307497


5638 WALLACE Street Vancouver V6N 2A2 : Dunbar

Residential Detached
6 beds, 4 baths, Built: 1930, 3,639 sq. ft.
Prestigious DUNBAR! Live in one of Vancouver’s most sought after neighbourhoods. Like NEW. This house was completely rebuilt & extended in 1997 by Formwerks Architectural. In addition, this elegant home has $400K of upgrades which was finished fall of 2017: new... Details
RE/MAX Westcoast
Main Photo: 4177 DONCASTER Way in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale (Vancouver West)  : MLS®# R2307095


4177 DONCASTER Way Vancouver V6S 1W1 : Dunbar

Residential Detached
5 beds, 7 baths, Built: 2017, 5,193 sq. ft.
Distinctive custom built luxury house in the most desirable Dunbar neighbourhoods. This gorgeous home offers over 5200sf luxury living space with excellent craftsmanship. Handpicked Italian VERSACE tile and elegant golden crown moulding in all three levels, Crystal... Details
RE/MAX Crest Realty and KellerWilliamsRealtyVanCentral
No Photo Available: 3514 W 28TH Avenue in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale (Vancouver West)  : MLS®# R2307108


3514 W 28TH Avenue Vancouver V6S 1S2 : Dunbar

Residential Detached
7 beds, 4 baths, Built: 1925, 3,422 sq. ft.
Great to own this limited edition O/T 7 bdrm property on the top Dunbar/Pacific Spirit location. It has an additional new build up of 940 sq ft of kitchen and enclosed wok kitchen. Mater bedroom's toilet suite built with spa bathtub. SW facing deck on 3rd floor. Garage... Details
Amex Broadway West Realty
No Photo Available: 3946 W 30TH Avenue in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale (Vancouver West)  : MLS®# R2307407


3946 W 30TH Avenue Vancouver V6S 1X3 : Dunbar

Residential Detached
5 beds, 7 baths, Built: 2018, 4,637 sq. ft.
Golden investment opportunity to buy a lot in prime Dunbar location. Walking distance from St. Geroge's school and Crofton House. Building plan for approximately 4800 square foot house has been submitted to the city. Building permit will be issued by November 2018. As... Details
Homeland Realty
Main Photo: 3533 W 38TH Avenue in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale (Vancouver West)  : MLS®# R2307070


3533 W 38TH Avenue Vancouver V6N 2X9 : Dunbar

Residential Detached
6 beds, 6 baths, Built: 2017, 3,983 sq. ft.
French inspired masterpiece on 5450 SF in Dunbar of Vancouver West Side, designed by Janet Hardy. This home offers impressive features such as grand foyer, solid hardwood & tile flooring throughout, elegant craftsmanship, kitchen with top of the line Wolf Subzero... Details
Maxcel Westcoast Realty Ltd.
Main Photo: 306 3611 W 18TH Avenue in Vancouver: Dunbar Condo for sale (Vancouver West)  : MLS®# R2306293


306 3611 W 18TH Avenue Vancouver V6S 1B3 : Dunbar

Residential Attached
2 beds, 2 baths, Built: 2008, 825 sq. ft.
LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION!! Poised on the edge of Kitsilano and Point Grey, this fabulous Dunbar apartment has it all!! This incredibly spacious (825 sq. ft. )I 2 bedroom plus storage offers top appliances (gas stove) and fixtures, granite counters, hardwood floors... Details
Nu Stream Realty Inc.
Listing information last updated on September 20, 2018 at 01:06 AM (UTC)

Dunbar Community in Vancouver BC