Living in West Vancouver comes with its perks. Not only are you living in one of the most prestigious areas in all of Canada but you re-side in one of the prettiest as well. Ambleside Village lies at the heart of this charm and is located adjacent to the waterfront right at the water’s edge. Just a few minutes from the Lions Gate Bridge this local heavy area is chockablock full of tiny unique stores and businesses. There are lots of restaurants and boutiques that line the main corridor of Marine Drive and area residents can easily walk to almost anywhere.
In the summer months, Ambleside is a hub of activity with art galleries, events, concerts and more. The Municipal hall, the local library and several other civic services (police, fire, and community centres) are also nearby. Marine Drive and Bellevue Avenue are the two major access routes through this part of West Van and include both high-end and domestic items for one self and family. Numerous businesses are also located in Ambleside, including banks, real estate offices, lawyers, medical clinics and pharmacies, grocery stores and beauty and hair salons. Check out this page to see what is coming up this summer and be sure to read below about one or two of my favorite must check out events.

Some of Canada’s wealthiest residents reside here in some of the highest valued real estate in North America. Waterfront condo apartments here each have breathtaking views of water and mountains. Taking a walk down the street is a pleasure, as is strolling along the West Van seawall. The seawalk is always busy on both sunny and stormy days, providing amazing ocean and downtown views, pleasing every one looking to get a little exercise in one of Canada’s most respected and enjoyed communities.

Check out some of these unique events that are happening soon and discover the magic of Ambleside Village

Ambleside Farmers Market

Dates: Sunday, Jun 14, 2015 and more throughout the season
Location: Ambleside - 1500 Block of Bellevue Street, West Vancouver, BC
Time: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm - See more at:

Ambleside Farmer’s Market started in June of 2005 in this great location close to the entrance to Ambleside Park and Beach on the 1500 block of Bellevue between 15th and 16th Streets. You can look out over the water just a block away and smile and wave at the cruise ships as they set off on their next adventures. The scene is quite simply spectacular!

Ambleside’s Farmers Market is very lucky to have such a great variety of organic and conventional farmers at this location. They also have a great selection of prepared foods including baking, syrups, jams, jellies, honey, salsas, antipastos and much more. There is a good selection of varied artisans and craftsman from across B.C. that offer their unique crafts including jewelry, clothing, wrought iron, garden sculptures, soaps, pottery and much, much more. Ambleside Market has a book exchange, newspaper reading area, games table; kids play area, and live music.

A Dram Come True – Vancouver’s Writer’s Fest Signature Fundraising Event

Dates: Friday, Jun 05, 2015
Location: Hycroft Manor - 1489 McRae Avenue, Vancouver, BC
Time: 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

A Dram Come True has been the best kept secret of the local single malt scotch scene for 13 years – eagerly anticipated by local scotch aficionados, and a delight for those newly initiated to the world of whisky. This year the event will feature:
  • 38+ rare and distinguished single malts curated by the President of the West Coast Whiskey Society
  • Appetizers from Emelle’s
  • A Tinhorn Creek wine bar
  • Chocolate pairings from Chocolate Arts
  • Spirits from Odd Society Spirits and XFour Vodka
  • A fabulous silent auction
  • A sampling of the whiskies on offer:
  • Scotch Malt Whisky Society
  • Kavalan Taiwanese Whisky
  • Dalmore
  • Blackadder
  • Hepburn’s Choice
  • Cooper’s Choice
  • Amrut
  • Glenlivet
  • Aberlour
  • And more!
Tickets: $120 (access to all the tasting bars, including the wine and spirit bars)
Preview Tasting Tickets (access to bars 45 minutes early): $40, in addition to the price of a regular ticket
For details and to purchase tickets: