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: 3337 W 30TH Avenue in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale (Vancouver West)  : MLS® # R2247854


3337 W 30TH Avenue Vancouver V6S 1W3 : Dunbar

Residential Detached
3 beds, 4 baths, Built: 2002, 2,885 sq. ft.
This gorgeous house is located at desirable Dunbar area in Vancouver West Site. Very well maintenance, 33x130 lot offers almost 3000sf of 2 Storey w/Bsmt. The main floor features solid oak floor, 9' ceilings & Suquet fireplace in the living and dining area.The fabulous... Details
Nu Stream Realty Inc.
Main Photo: 5568 ALMA Street in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale (Vancouver West)  : MLS® # R2247852


5568 ALMA Street Vancouver V6N 1Y1 : Dunbar

Residential Detached
7 beds, 8 baths, Built: 2017, 3,427 sq. ft.
Impressive custom built home on beautiful street. 3427 sqft. of comfortable living space plus 647 sq.ft. laneway house (not included in total area). This home has a pleasant visual flow on the main flr with open living, dining & family rooms & includes a stunning chef's... Details
RE/MAX Margaret Leung Realty
Main Photo: 3335 MAYFAIR Avenue in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale (Vancouver West)  : MLS® # R2247747


3335 MAYFAIR Avenue Vancouver V6N 2Z1 : Dunbar

Residential Detached
6 beds, 4 baths, Built: 1991, 3,247 sq. ft.
This fabulous 4-bedroom+, 3200 sqft home on a 50' wide lot in Dunbar provides a smart new owner with a myriad of possibilities. Hold as an investment property or renovate and make it your own. An excellent floor plan offers lots of bright, open space featuring... Details
Engel & Volkers Vancouver
Main Photo: 3341 W 33RD Avenue in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale (Vancouver West)  : MLS® # R2248000


3341 W 33RD Avenue Vancouver V6N 2H1 : Dunbar

Residential Detached
6 beds, 6 baths, Built: 2009, 4,429 sq. ft.
Fabulous and luxurious custom built residence situated on the high side of the street in desirable Dunbar area. This south facing home offers approximately 4400 sqft of living, grand foyer, high ceiling, hardwood floor throughout, radiant heating system, air... Details
Royal Pacific Realty Corp.
Main Photo: 3592 W 23RD Avenue in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale in "DUNBAR" (Vancouver West)  : MLS® # R2247030


3592 W 23RD Avenue Vancouver V6S 1K5 : Dunbar

Residential Detached
3 beds, 2 baths, Built: 1925, 2,068 sq. ft.
Charming and well maintained Dunbar home on a quiet street. Excellent 3 bedrooms and 2 bathroom as starter home or investment/holding property. Large south facing yard. Fully finished basement. School Catchment: Lord Kitchener Elementary and Lord Byng Secondary. Open... Details
Royal Pacific Realty Corp.
Main Photo: 3983 W 24TH Avenue in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale (Vancouver West)  : MLS® # R2247152


3983 W 24TH Avenue Vancouver V6S 1M1 : Dunbar

Residential Detached
5 beds, 8 baths, Built: 2016, 4,316 sq. ft.
Elegant custom built house in prestige Dunbar area. This South facing home with over 4100 SF of luxury living features spacious living and dining rooms, hardwood floors, Miele appliances, control 4 smart home sys, sound sys, a/c, built in vacuum system & much more... Details
Sutton Centre Realty
Main Photo: 3533 W 38TH Avenue in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale (Vancouver West)  : MLS® # R2246389


3533 W 38TH Avenue Vancouver V6N 2X9 : Dunbar

Residential Detached
6 beds, 6 baths, Built: 2017, 3,982 sq. ft.
Designed by Janet Hardy, this new French provincial masterpiece is a must see. Media room and wet bar with wine display invite your guests to be entertained. Control 4 state of the art home automation with iPad controlled features. No expense spared on this gorgeous... Details
Team 3000 Realty Ltd.
Main Photo: 3858 W 30TH Avenue in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale (Vancouver West)  : MLS® # R2246533


3858 W 30TH Avenue Vancouver V6S 1X1 : Dunbar

Residential Detached
5 beds, 4 baths, Built: 1996, 2,573 sq. ft.
1 blk to St George's, 1 blk to Dunbar Comm. Centre, Library & Park. This mint condition 22 yr old 2,573sf family home is located on one of the most beautiful streets in West of Dunbar. Great flow, spacious main flr offers formal living & dining in the front, family rm... Details
Sutton Group-West Coast Realty
Main Photo: 3708 W 35TH Avenue in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale in "Prestigious Dunbar" (Vancouver West)  : MLS® # R2246555


3708 W 35TH Avenue Vancouver V6N 2N7 : Dunbar

Residential Detached
6 beds, 7 baths, Built: 2017, 4,035 sq. ft.
West of Dunbar sits this brand new bright 6 bedroom, 7 bath Smart Home built to the highest standards. Based on feng shui principles, the ingenious open concept maximizes space, giving the home an open and social feeling while preserving privacy. The oversized kitchen... Details
Sutton Group-West Coast Realty
Main Photo: 3581 W 32ND Avenue in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale in "DUNBAR" (Vancouver West)  : MLS® # R2247268


3581 W 32ND Avenue Vancouver V6S 1Z1 : Dunbar

Residential Detached
4 beds, 4 baths, Built: 2018, 2,375 sq. ft.
A must see home for those looking for top quality construction and attention to detail. Open concept main floor plan with top of the line appliances (Wolf, Sub Zero & Miele). Overheight ceilings with extensive custom millwork and paneling. Top floor features an... Details
WESTSIDE Tom Gradecak Realty
Listing information last updated on March 19, 2018

Dunbar Community in Vancouver BC