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Dunbar neighbourhood


Dunbar-Southlands is a mature community of quiet, residential streets lined with grand old trees, serene parks, convenient Dunbar Village shopping area, and the lovely McCleery Golf Course. Dunbar-Southlands is home to the Musqueam First Nation land, as well as the unique urban country neighbourhood of Southlands. This area is in the southwestern section of the city, north of the Fraser River and east of the University of British Columbia and Pacific Spirit Regional Park.

Neighbourhood history and heritage

Archaeological evidence indicates that native Indians inhabited the Southlands area as early as 400 B.C. The mouth of the Fraser provided abundant hunting and fishing grounds for coastal Salish Indians who settled in at least three locations: the Angus Lands, Celtic Island and the Musqueam Reserve area. In 1879, the Musqueam Reserve was formally dedicated and in 1892, Southlands became part of the newly incorporated District of South Vancouver.


Events in Dunbar-Southlands

Creative Weaving with Debra Sparrow 

Mon, Oct 17, 4:00pm–6:00pm

Creative Weaving with Debra Sparrow 

Mon, Nov 21, 4:00pm–6:00pm

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News in Dunbar-Southlands

Velo-City Global conference: Creating cycling-friendly cities

Archived - Velo-City Global conference: Creating cycling-friendly cities

Jun 29, 2012 – Velo-City Global — a conference for those committed to creating cycling-friendly cities and sharing best practices from around the world.

Local services

Dunbar-Southlands Community Vision Plan

A Community Vision Plan is the result of a comprehensive, collaborative local planning process.

Read the Dunbar-Southlands Community Vision Plan  3.93 MB