Share your comments on the Neighbourhood Character Working Group's draft recommendations


The Neighbourhood Character Working Group's recommendations, if endorsed by Council, will provide direction for future bylaw and policy amendments that affect neighbourhood character.


Visit the project page, watch the videos, read the report, and share your comments. The comment form is open until Friday, August 21.




Support local and enjoy outdoor dining on West Vancouver's waterfront


Choose a snack or meal from Savary Island Pie Company, Feast Neighbourhood Table, or the Truffle House. The District has partnered with local restaurants to help them increase their capacity while providing the public with safe, open-air dining spaces.


Harmony Eats is open daily at Millennium Park (foot of 15th Street) from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. until September 8.



Two weeks left to complete the RefineHSB survey


Live or work in Horseshoe Bay? We want to know what you think of the foundations of the Horseshoe Bay Local Area Plan. Take the RefineHSB survey, join a RefineHSB VirtualChat, or connect with us directly. The survey is open until Sunday, August 16.



Headed to the beach to cool off?


Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) has shared their guide to the beach for a COVID-safe summer:

  • If you’re sick, stay home.⁠⠀
  • Stick to small groups of six people or less.⁠⠀
  • Set up your towel at least two metres away from others. Keep your distance in the water, too.
  • If the parking lot or beach look too crowded, find another spot or come back another day.⁠⠀
  • Sanitize or wash your hands often, especially when you arrive and when you leave. Hand sanitizer isn’t as effective when hands are dirty, so wipe sand/dirt off before applying.
  • Be mindful of high-touch areas and objects, such as garbage lids and public washrooms.
  • Avoid sharing food, drinks, towels, or equipment with people who don’t live with you.⁠

The VCH website has shareable resources that you can view, print, and share too.



We're looking for FireSmart Community Champion volunteers


West Vancouver is a FireSmart Community and we’re looking for leaders who are dedicated to protecting their neighbourhood from wildfire.


Volunteers will take part in FireSmart workshops to learn more about how to develop an action plan to reduce wildfire hazards. They then pass on the skills they learned to other volunteers in their neighbourhood zones.




Library Foundation grants nearly $500,000 to West Vancouver Memorial Library


The West Vancouver Memorial Library Foundation committed $477,000 in 2020 to enhance a variety of library services and respond to the COVID-19 emergency. The donation supports virtual programs, collections, a temporary rooftop patio to provide physically distanced outdoor seating, and the first-ever WVML Foundation Signature Series, which will include free author talks, concerts, and events for all ages, livestreamed to Facebook and YouTube Live.


You can visit the library from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Tuesday to Saturday for browsing or make an appointment to use a public computer. Dedicated service hours for the elderly and most vulnerable are on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 9 to 10 a.m.



What's open? What's closed?


Municipal Hall is closed to the public until further notice. District staff continue providing the same essential services by phone or email. Contact us.


A variety of modified summer programs, camps, group fitness classes, pre-registered fitness centre timeslots and more are available for registration. Drop-ins are not permitted. For more information and to register, visit



Let your lawn go golden this summer


Whether tap or hose, it's all drinking water. Don't waste it! An hour per week of sprinkling or rain is all you need for a healthy lawn.


Stage 1 residential lawn watering restrictions are in effect. Lawn watering is allowed during certain times:

  • Even addresses: Wednesdays and Saturdays, 4–9 a.m.
  • Odd addresses: Thursdays and Sundays, 4–9 a.m.