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: 4961 DUNBAR Street in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale (Vancouver West)  : MLS(r) # R2148365


4961 DUNBAR Street Vancouver V6N 1V4 : Dunbar

Residential Detached
4 beds, 2 baths, Built: 1945, 2,424 sq. ft.
66 × 107’ West facing back yard. Hold, Build, Renovate. Take advantage of the RS-5 zoning with potential (conditional) new house built with .7 FSR. Very peaceful, treed, neighbourhood outlook from the back of house. Large backyard. 5 Min walk to the heart of Dunbar... Details
Macdonald Realty
Main Photo: 105 3595 W 18TH Avenue in Vancouver: Dunbar Townhouse for sale (Vancouver West)  : MLS(r) # R2148535


105 3595 W 18TH Avenue Vancouver V6S 1A9 : Dunbar

Residential Attached
2 beds, 3 baths, Built: 2007, 1,478 sq. ft.
Best value concrete townhouse in sought after Dunbar location! Spacious 1478 SF 2 bdrm & 2.5 bath, 2 level corner unit just renovated in 2014. Unique floor plan has a large patio & balc w/stunning views of ocean, city & mtn from the mstr bdrm. Refined interiors include... Details
Royal Pacific Realty Corp.
Main Photo: 3418 W 30TH Avenue in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale in "DUNBAR" (Vancouver West)  : MLS(r) # R2148054


3418 W 30TH Avenue Vancouver V6S 1W4 : Dunbar

Residential Detached
4 beds, 6 baths, Built: 2017, 2,980 sq. ft.
New home with design & construction by top West Side builder, Nexus Construction. Luxurious finishes are carried throughout this 4 bedroom, 5.5 bath home. They include kitchen with large island & eating area, classic painted Shaker style cabinets, with appliances by... Details
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Main Photo: 3995 W 19TH Avenue in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale in "DUNBAR" (Vancouver West)  : MLS(r) # R2147675


3995 W 19TH Avenue Vancouver V6S 1C9 : Dunbar

Residential Detached
4 beds, 6 baths, Built: 2017, 2,735 sq. ft.
In the heart of Dunbar neighbourhood, brand new custom built house with open rooftop garden of 474 sqft sits on 4044 sqft lot. It offers spacious & open floor layout, elegant stone tile exterior, 10' ceilings on main floor & basement, engineered hardwood & tile flooring... Details
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Main Photo: 3318 W 22ND Avenue in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale (Vancouver West)  : MLS(r) # R2147388


3318 W 22ND Avenue Vancouver V6S 1J2 : Dunbar

Residential Detached
4 beds, 4 baths, Built: 1982, 2,502 sq. ft.
Chic remodeled home on tree lined street in coveted neighbourhood of Dunbar! 4 bdrms & 3.5 reno'd bthrms. Mountain and city views from spacious Master. Tastefully remodeled brite kitchen w/ Euro appls & Caesarstone counters. Spacious pantry and laundry room. Large open... Details
Rennie & Associates Realty
Main Photo: PH1 5555 DUNBAR Street in Vancouver: Dunbar Condo for sale (Vancouver West)  : MLS(r) # R2147033


PH1 5555 DUNBAR Street Vancouver V6N 1W5 : Dunbar

Residential Attached
3 beds, 3 baths, Built: 2015, 1,313 sq. ft.
5555 Dunbar; Rarely available Penthouse boutique style home in this great neighbourhood. This home features: Air conditioning 3 bedrooms + den, 2.5 baths, 9' high ceiling with generous sized balcony that expands the entire unit. Beautiful views tree-lined streets... Details
Regent Park Realty Inc.
Main Photo: 3622 W 30TH Avenue in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale in "DUNBAR" (Vancouver West)  : MLS(r) # R2147114


3622 W 30TH Avenue Vancouver V6S 1W8 : Dunbar

Residential Detached
4 beds, 5 baths, Built: 2016, 3,076 sq. ft.
Brand new house in Dunbar! Features 3076 sqft living space, open & bright concept, elegant hardwood & tile flooring throughout all levels, family room open to the deck that can be used for BBQ entertaining, kitchen & wok kitchen with high-quality appliances, large... Details
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Main Photo: 4087 DUNBAR Street in Vancouver: Dunbar Home for sale (Vancouver West)  : MLS(r) # R2147086


4087 DUNBAR Street Vancouver V6S 2E5 : Dunbar

Land Only
PLAN APPROVED, HOUSE IS GONE, SITE CLEAR AND READY TO BUILD!!! Amazing commanding 33'x110' RS-5 lot offers fabulous breathtaking views with sun drenched westerly back yard. This is a rare opportunity to purchase in the prestige's Westside Dunbar area. Buy your view lot... Details
Sutton Grp-West Coast (Brdwy)
Main Photo: 4468 COLLINGWOOD Street in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale (Vancouver West)  : MLS(r) # R2145845


4468 COLLINGWOOD Street Vancouver V6S 2B1 : Dunbar

Residential Detached
4 beds, 3 baths, Built: 1940, 2,119 sq. ft.
Traditional 3 level Family Home located in Prime Dunbar, treelined street, part of the best neighbourhoods in Vancouver. 4 bedroom 3 full baths. Hardwood floors in living-dining area, updated kitchen plus eating area, 1 Brm main & 2 Brm & full bath up. Entertainment... Details
Macdonald Realty
Main Photo: 3813 W 35TH Avenue in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale (Vancouver West)  : MLS(r) # R2146063


3813 W 35TH Avenue Vancouver V6N 2N8 : Dunbar

Residential Detached
4 beds, 3 baths, Built: 1927, 3,850 sq. ft.
Beautiful, large family home on a prime 50 x 131 ft Dunbar residential street, within 2 blocks of Dunbar Memorial Park and walking distance to St. George's schools. This home has been renovated top to bottom while maintaining its character and features skylights... Details
RE/MAX Crest Realty Westside
Listing information last updated on March 23, 2017

Dunbar Community in Vancouver BC