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West Point Grey

West Point Grey

West Point Grey is one of Vancouver's older neighbourhoods, with many long-time residents. The area is known for two of the city's popular beaches, Jericho Beach and Spanish Banks. Both beaches are great for watching the sunset, over English Bay and the mountains. Point Grey Village serves as the area's shopping district, where many independently owned businesses contribute to a village-like atmosphere. West Point Grey runs along English Bay, between the University of British Columbia and Kitsilano.

Neighbourhood history and heritage

The local Musqueam people lived here in the ancient village of Ee'yullmough and the earliest modern immigrants were attracted to the site as well. Spaniard Jose Narvaez and his crew rediscovered it in 1791 and named it Langara Point.

Events in Point Grey

Family Pumpkin Carving - West Point Grey CC 

Fri, Oct 21, 5:00pm–7:00pm

Murder Mystery - West Point Grey CC 

Sun, Oct 30, 5:00pm–8:00pm

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News in Point Grey

'Brief Encounters Rekindled, Act 2' by Pia Massie (filmmaker) and Wen Wei Wang (photo by yvonne chow)

Archived - Get involved in the arts with local artists at parks and community centres

Jul 04, 2013 – The Vancouver Park Board has selected over 20 local artists to take up studio residencies at parks and community centres. Artists will develop their work, engage the community, and increase participation in the arts. Learn about the new artist groups and their studio locations.

Initiatives in Point Grey

Point Grey Road - Cornwall Avenue Corridor

Seaside Greenway Completion and York Bikeway

The Seaside Greenway Completion and York Bikeway provide a safe, convenient, and comfortable walking and cycling connection between Burrard Bridge and Jericho Beach.

The restored area of Jericho Park brings nature back to the shoreline

Jericho Beach

Following reports that the Jericho Marginal Wharf facility at Jericho Beach Park was in disrepair, the Vancouver Parks Board approved a concept plan to demolish the wharf and restore the natural beach and foreshore.

Jericho Lands

Jericho Lands

The City will work closely with the Canada Lands Company and First Nations partners on new, important land-use possibilities for the east side of the 36-hectare Jericho Lands site in West Point Grey.

West Point Grey Community Vision Plan

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

Read the West Point Grey Community Vision Plan  1.76 MB

Community organizations and events

Streets and Transportation

Vancouver is responsible for building and maintaining our roads, sidewalks and public spaces, managing how city streets are used, and creating land use and urban design policies

Broadway SkyTrain extension

Learn more about the rapid transit options being considered for the Broadway Corridor to meet the needs of today and tomorrow.

Explore public art

Discover our featured public art. Go on self-guided walking tours. Find public art by neighbourhood, artwork, or artist.

Grants and awards

View information on grants and funding for arts and culture, strong communities, and sustainability. Find awards that recognize our city's excellence in arts, culture, and civic engagement.

Growing food

Vancouver supports and promotes growing local food, through community gardens and other urban agriculture initiatives, promoting sustainability, and building stronger communities.

Zoning districts, maps, and regulations

Our zoning regulations govern how development occurs in Vancouver. Find a zoning map, zone descriptions, and the Zoning & Development Bylaw.