British Properties Houses for Sale

View of Pacific Lions Gate Realty from the British Properties, West VancouverThe British Properties is a splendid and tranquil residential neighbourhood, filled with estate-sized properties and stately homes in West Vancouver, British Columbia. 

As one of the most prized neighbourhoods in the Vancouver area, the British Properties offers residents spectacular views of the stunning local geography and significant privacy, while still offering proximity to numerous local amenities, including trails and parks for outdoor activities, as well as top-flight schools for primary and secondary education.


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. 

Houses for Sale in British Properties, West Vancouver, British Columbia 

The British Properties subarea of West Vancouver is one of the most prized areas on the British Columbian real estate market.

As a Vancouver, BC native, listing agent Michelle Vaughan has an intimate knowledge of the West Vancouver area, which is why her real estate services are so helpful. She will help you find the home that meets your needs and is within your reach, with honest and straightforward advice about the British Properties. 

Don’t forget to visit Michelle’s West Vancouver open houses page to see which listings are currently hosting.

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

This representation is based in whole or in part on data generated by the Chilliwack & District Real Estate Board, Fraser Valley Real Estate Board or Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver which assumes no responsibility for its accuracy

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Personal Real Estate Corporation

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Royal Pacific Lions Gate Realty

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

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