British Properties Houses for Sale

View of Pacific Lions Gate Realty from the British Properties, West Vancouver

The British Properties is a splendid and tranquil residential neighborhood, filled with estate-sized properties and some of the most stately single-detached homes on the West Vancouver real estate market. 

As one of the most prized neighborhoods in West Vancouver, the British Properties offers residents spectacular views of the local landscape, stunning properties and ample privacy. British Properties residents have easy access to a number of beautiful trails and parks for outdoor activities, as well as top-flight schools for primary and secondary education.

As a Vancouver, BC native, listing agent Michelle Vaughan has an intimate knowledge of West Vancouver and North Vancouver, which is why her real estate services will be so helpful on your British Properties real estate search. She will help you find British Properties houses for sale that meet your needs and are within your reach, with honest and straightforward professional services.


British Properties Real Estate Listings

Homes for Sale in the British Properties - West Vancouver, BC Real Estate Listings

Founded as Capilano Estates, this 4,000-acre parcel of land that spans from the Capilano River to Horseshoe Bay, was sold in 1931 to the municipality of West Vancouver by a group of British investors, led by the Guinness family. 

Throughout the 1930s, this family was responsible for the initial wave of development in the British Properties, as the driving force behind the construction of the  Lions Gate Bridge, which was the first fixed crossing into Vancouver, as well as the Capilano Golf Course, and, later in the 1950s, part of Park Royal, one of the earliest shopping centres in Canada. During this phase of development, the British Properties landscaping and design was orchestrated by the Olmsted Brothers, the same creative minds behind Mont Royal in Montreal and Central Park in New York. 

This legacy of this early development endures to this day in the British Properties, as the quiet streets, lined with immense mature trees, weave from estate to estate. The homes for sale in the British Properties are some of the most impressive properties on the West Coast, with dozens of active listings for 4, 5 and 6-bedroom homes with multiple baths currently on the market. 

West Vancouver - British Properties Amenities

The British Properties is almost exclusively residential, as the community still places tremendous importance on the traditional amenities, features and activities in West Vancouver, namely a rich natural environment and outdoor recreation on the water and in the mountains. 

The area’s many parks and trails provide easy access to world-class terrain for cycling and hiking, with several golf courses and ski hills within a short distance. Popular amenities in the British Properties, West Vancouver include:

Capilano Golf & Country Club

Consistently ranked as the top course in British Columbia, this historic gold and country club offers players challenging terrain and breathtaking views. 

Hollyburn Country Club

Sitting on 42 acres of mountainside property in the British Properties, Hollyburn Country Club overlooks downtown Vancouver and offers members world-class facilities for a wide range of activities and sports, as well as socializing, dining and entertaining. 

  • Chartwell Park

  • Douglas Woodward Park

  • Millstream Trail Park

  • Vinson Creek Park

  • Ballantree Park

  • Glenmore Park

  • Capilano River Regional Park

West Vancouver - British Properties Schools

When you buy a home in the British Properties area, your family gets access to some of the top schools in the Vancouver area, with options for both primary and secondary education. 

The schools in the British Properties, West Vancouver include a number of great options including The Collingwood School, an independent university preparatory school for students from Pre-K to Grade 12.

Chartwell Elementary 

  • Serving students from kindergarten age through grade 7, Chartwell supports and challenges students to develop critical life skills, such as leadership and social responsibility. 

Westcot Elementary

  • This high-achieving, socially responsible learning environment sits at the foot of the British Properties, providing residents with a school for K-7 education where teachers and families work together to create a holistic learning environment. 

 Sentinel Secondary

  • Sentinel Secondary provides British Properties’ high schoolers with a safe and caring community that encourages personal excellence, honesty and integrity. Offering ten different sports academies and a rich variety of programs, Sentinel Secondary serves the interests of a wide range of students. Sentinel also offers french immersion, Advanced Placement (AP) programs and is part of the West Vancouver sports, arts, robotics premier academies

Collingwood School

  • This private school is located on two campuses in West Vancouver, one for primary education and one for secondary school. Using an innovative approach to teaching and small class sizes, Collingwood seeks to provide students with a diverse, meaningful and transformative education to prepare them for excellence in their field of choice. 

Contact Michelle Vaughan to Find Your Home in the British Properties

Michelle Vaughan is a lifelong Vancouver native, which is why she has unmatched personal knowledge of Northshore realty and the West Vancouver market. As such, it is no surprise that she has such a strong track record in helping people find their ideal British Properties home for sale. 

As a Realtor® (the designation used to identify real estate professionals as part of the Canadian Real Estate Association) with Royal Pacific Lions Gate Realty in West Vancouver, Michelle can provide you with all the detailed information you should know about each property type in this highly desirable area.

Contact Michelle or browse all West Vancouver houses for sale now! 

The data on this page contains real estate listings held by participating real estate firms in the MLS® Reciprocity program.

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Michelle Vaughan
Personal Real Estate Corporation

Mobile: 604-839-3000


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Royal Pacific Lions Gate Realty

202 – 1555 Marine Drive  West Vancouver,  B.C.  V7V 1H9 

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