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: 3378 W 37TH Avenue in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale (Vancouver West)  : MLS®# R2270031
OPEN HOUSE

$2,980,000

3378 W 37TH Avenue Vancouver V6N 2V6 : Dunbar

Residential Detached
6 beds, 4 baths, Built: 1925, 3,194 sq. ft.
Wonderful family home, meticulously maintained and updated by long time owners.This Classic Traditional home has a separate living dining room with sliding glass doors to large wrap around south facing sundeck. Oak Hardwood as well as Fir floors with a cozy gas... Details
RE/MAX Select Properties
Main Photo: 3501 W 22ND Avenue in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale in "DUNBAR" (Vancouver West)  : MLS®# R2270103
OPEN HOUSE

$4,088,000

3501 W 22ND Avenue Vancouver V6S 1J4 : Dunbar

Residential Detached
5 beds, 6 baths, Built: 2016, 2,744 sq. ft.
Beautiful details and a smart design - this is what you will find at 3501 W. 22nd, in the heart of Dunbar. This 3,782' corner lot, located in the best school catchment, is filled w/ sunlight from all directions.The front door & foyer opens into an open concept living... Details
Dexter Associates Realty
Main Photo: 3852 W 23RD Avenue in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale (Vancouver West)  : MLS®# R2269784

$6,598,000

3852 W 23RD Avenue Vancouver V6S 1K9 : Dunbar

Residential Detached
4 beds, 6 baths, Built: 2017, 3,878 sq. ft.
Elegant modern executive family home in best pocket of Dunbar on tranquil serene tree-lined street w/nicely appointed houses all around. Well designed, meticulously crafted by Master Builder (30+ yr exp)& superb trades. Bright & airy, cheerful open floor plan, excellent... Details
Sutton Group-West Coast Realty
Main Photo: 3941 W 20TH Avenue in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale in "DUNBAR" (Vancouver West)  : MLS®# R2269664

$2,360,000

3941 W 20TH Avenue Vancouver V6S 1G3 : Dunbar

Residential Detached
5 beds, 2 baths, Built: 1948, 1,535 sq. ft.
Attention! Located in Dunbar. RS-5 zoning. 33'x122' lot. Just steps to Queen Elizabeth Elementary, Lord Byng Secondary, Dunbar's shops and restaurants, UBC & downtown (minutes away by bus.) 5 min. drive to St. George's (Senior & Junior.) Easy access to golf club... Details
Maxcel Westcoast Realty Ltd.
Main Photo: 3388 W KING EDWARD Avenue in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale (Vancouver West)  : MLS®# R2269560

$3,080,000

3388 W KING EDWARD Avenue Vancouver V6S 1M3 : Dunbar

Residential Detached
4 beds, 6 baths, Built: 2017, 2,998 sq. ft.
33' x 130.24' lot with south exposure in prestigious Dunbar area! Located on a tree-lined residential street. Boasts almost 3000 SF of living space offers high ceilings in all 3 levels, custom detailing & hardwood & tile flooring thru out, kitchen is equipped w... Details
Maxcel Westcoast Realty Ltd.
Main Photo: 4054 W 31ST Avenue in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale in "Dunbar" (Vancouver West)  : MLS®# R2269482

$2,888,000

4054 W 31ST Avenue Vancouver V6S 1Y6 : Dunbar

Residential Detached
3 beds, 2 baths, Built: 1931, 2,403 sq. ft.
Beautiful south-facing lot in prime Dunbar neighborhood steps to Pacific Spirit Park, St George's School, Dunbar shopping. Complete with a terrific depth (130.75' deep) this property is perfect for a laneway home. Bring your design ideas!! House is in rentable condition... Details
Engel & Volkers Vancouver
Main Photo: 3987 W KING EDWARD Avenue in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale (Vancouver West)  : MLS®# R2268369

$4,500,000

3987 W KING EDWARD Avenue Vancouver V6S 1N2 : Dunbar

Residential Detached
4 beds, 4 baths, Built: 2012, 3,367 sq. ft.
Charming character family home completely rebuilt to today's highest standards. Desirable quiet location by Chaldecott Park & close to the most coveted private schools & Lord Byng. Over 3300 sq ft of beautifully living space, Jeld-Wen windows, A/C, radiant floor heating... Details
Century 21 In Town Realty
Main Photo: 3538 W 43RD Avenue in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale in "DUNBAR" (Vancouver West)  : MLS®# R2268146

$3,988,000

3538 W 43RD Avenue Vancouver V6N 3J9 : Dunbar

Residential Detached
4 beds, 3 baths, Built: 1931, 2,610 sq. ft.
Rarely available 50 x 187 foot property on quiet street. Beautifully landscaped south facing flat lot with back lane. Current home has been well maintained and updated by longtime owners. 3 large bedrooms up with 2 full bathrooms including a master ensuite. Spacious... Details
WESTSIDE Tom Gradecak Realty
Main Photo: 3767 W 19 Avenue in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale (Vancouver West)  : MLS®# R2268239

$3,988,000

3767 W 19 Avenue Vancouver V6S 1C5 : Dunbar

Residential Detached
5 beds, 6 baths, Built: 1927, 3,845 sq. ft.
Priced well below assessed value! Beautifully appointed, move in ready Dunbar home with legally conforming 2 bedroom ground floor suite. Fantastic layout. Spectacular views of the city and North Shore mountains. Radiant in floor heating with new gas boiler, Queen... Details
Sutton Group-West Coast Realty
Main Photo: 3805 W 38TH Avenue in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale (Vancouver West)  : MLS®# R2268341

$5,980,000

3805 W 38TH Avenue Vancouver V6N 2Y5 : Dunbar

Residential Detached
6 beds, 7 baths, Built: 2011, 4,503 sq. ft.
Gorgeous character home, very well kept, in the heart of popular Dunbar area. Large 6,856 sq ft level lot on NW corner. This beautiful home offers full attention to details and luxury finishing throughout. Over 4,500 sq ft home boasts 6 generous sized bedrooms all with... Details
Royal Pacific Riverside Realty
Listing information last updated on May 22, 2018 at 11:09 AM (UTC)

Dunbar Community in Vancouver BC