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: 3716 W 37TH Avenue in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale in "Dunbar" (Vancouver West)  : MLS(r) # R2182459
OPEN HOUSE

$3,098,000

3716 W 37TH Avenue Vancouver V6N 2V9 : Dunbar

Residential Detached
4 beds, 2 baths, Built: 1926, 2,630 sq. ft.
Quiet tree lined street west of Dunbar, this perfect family home is waiting for you. This character home, in the same family for 55 years, has an open floor plan w/ addition & extensive reno in 1982 & updated 2016. The spacious main floor features a beautiful LivingRm... Details
RE/MAX - Stuart Bonner
Main Photo: 3524 W 22ND Avenue in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale (Vancouver West)  : MLS(r) # R2182369
OPEN HOUSE

$2,799,000

3524 W 22ND Avenue Vancouver V6S 1J3 : Dunbar

Residential Detached
6 beds, 3 baths, Built: 1924, 2,574 sq. ft.
Priced to move is this wonderful 2574 sqft family home that has been enjoyed and loved by the same family for the past 61 years. Situated in the heart of Dunbar on a quiet and pretty tree lined street is the 3 level residence offering a great floor plan with 5 bedrooms... Details
Macdonald Realty
Main Photo: 3848 W 22ND Avenue in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale in "DUNBAR" (Vancouver West)  : MLS(r) # R2181748

$3,380,000

3848 W 22ND Avenue Vancouver V6S 1J7 : Dunbar

Residential Detached
5 beds, 4 baths, Built: 1989, 2,435 sq. ft.
Excellent for move-in, renovate or build a new dream home. This charming home is situated on a 33 x 122 ft property in prime neighbourhood Dunbar, on the quiet tree-lined street. Very great condition and lots of upgrades. Lots of natural lights into every area. 4 bdrms... Details
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Main Photo: 3438 W 30TH Avenue in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale (Vancouver West)  : MLS(r) # R2181776
OPEN HOUSE

$2,890,000

3438 W 30TH Avenue Vancouver V6S 1W4 : Dunbar

Residential Detached
6 beds, 3 baths, Built: 1931, 2,429 sq. ft.
Lovely family home on a deep 33'x130' lot in prime Dunbar neighbourhood! Located on the peak of a quiet, tree-lined street, within short walking distance to shops, cafes and banks. A character home that features 3 bedrooms and mountain views on upper floor. Spacious... Details
Homeland Realty
Main Photo: 3241 W 24TH Avenue in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale in "Dunbar" (Vancouver West)  : MLS(r) # R2182018

$4,888,800

3241 W 24TH Avenue Vancouver V6L 1R8 : Dunbar

Residential Detached
6 beds, 4 baths, Built: 2003, 3,717 sq. ft.
Custom built architecturally designed home in PRIME DUNBAR LOCATION. Open planned living, dining and foyer create a “Great Room” perfect for entertaining. The smartly-planned kitchen features an eating area that opens to a French doored balcony with lush views, mud... Details
RE/MAX Ken Leong
Main Photo: 3890 W 29TH Avenue in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale (Vancouver West)  : MLS(r) # R2182210

$2,880,000

3890 W 29TH Avenue Vancouver V6S 1T8 : Dunbar

Residential Detached
4 beds, 2 baths, Built: 1930, 1,863 sq. ft.
Prime Dunbar location! 33 X 130 = 4,290 sq.ft. building lot. North-South direction, rectangular lot. Backyard facing south, full of sunshine and privacy, back lane available. Sizable 4 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, total finished area 1,863 sq.ft. Walking distance to... Details
Sutton Group - Seafair Realty
Main Photo: 3622 W 30TH Avenue in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale in "DUNBAR" (Vancouver West)  : MLS(r) # R2182412

$3,990,000

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: 3508 BLENHEIM Street in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale (Vancouver West)  : MLS(r) # R2181490

$6,188,000

3508 BLENHEIM Street Vancouver V6L 2X9 : Dunbar

Residential Detached
6 beds, 6 baths, Built: 1997, 4,035 sq. ft.
Fantastic 270 degree view! This custom built high quality house locates in prime Dubar area. Very unique design, modern style interior. Super large patio overlooking Vancouver West, Lions Gate bridge, Vancouver Downtown, ocean, and much more. Swimming pool inside... Details
New Coast Realty
Main Photo: 5359 DUNBAR Street in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale (Vancouver West)  : MLS(r) # R2181454
OPEN HOUSE

$2,188,000

5359 DUNBAR Street Vancouver V6N 1W2 : Dunbar

Residential Detached
3 beds, 2 baths, Built: 1947, 2,100 sq. ft.
Impeccably maintained home with the same owner for over 30 years. Located in desirable Dunbar, this home is a great starter. The main floor is a quiet sunny space with lovely hardwood floors and wood burning fireplace. The living and dining space open up to a bright... Details
Dexter Associates Realty
Main Photo: 3771 W KING EDWARD Avenue in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale in "DUNBAR" (Vancouver West)  : MLS(r) # R2181112
OPEN HOUSE

$2,498,000

3771 W KING EDWARD Avenue Vancouver V6S 1M8 : Dunbar

Residential Detached
4 beds, 2 baths, Built: 1928, 2,312 sq. ft.
Located West of Dunbar on the quiet part of West King Edward, this 4 bedroom home is ideal for those looking to move-in, renovate or build a new home. The main floor offers living & dining areas with hardwood floors and wood burning fireplace, an updated kitchen with... Details
WESTSIDE Tom Gradecak Realty
Listing information last updated on June 28, 2017

Dunbar Community in Vancouver BC