Neighbourhood Guide

Arbutus Ridge

West Side, Vancouver

Arbutus, also known as Arbutus Ridge, is a centrally located and highly sought-after west side neighbourhood. 

A highly sought after community in the heart of the west side.

Arbutus Ridge is a mature & tranquil west side neighbourhood, boasting tree-lined streets, large green spaces and beautiful heritage homes.

A big selling point on this community is it’s central location with close proximity to shopping in Kitsilano and Kerrisdale, public and private schools, The University of British Columbia and the Vancouver International Airport. If you’re looking for peace and quiet in the heart of the city then Arbutus should be at the top of your list.

On The Map

Arbutus is located on the west side of Vancouver and bordered by Kitsilano, Quilchena, Dunbar and Fairview.


The vast green spaces in the neighbourhood sets it apart from most inner city communities.

Arbutus Ridge is spoiled with to fantastic parks ; Carnarvon Park to the north and Trafalger Park to the south.

Both parks offer a wide variety of amenities including baseball diamonds, football fields, soccer fields and playgrounds.  Trafalgar Park has a cricket pitch and you can let your furry friend off leash for a play.


Organic groceries, top rated schools and trendy local shops.

The community gets a lot of attention from families for the prime location to some of the best publick and private schools in the city.

Public schools in the area include Canarvan and Trafalgar Park Elementary (K – 7) and Prince of Wales Secondary (8 – 12). If private schoools is on your list of “must haves” then you’ll love Arbutus Ridge.  You’ll only be a short drive away from Crofton House, York House, Little Flower Academy and St. Georges.

All your grocery needs can be found right on West 16th Avenue.  The Loblaws on 16th and Arbutus is staple for the locals and offer a full range of fresh produce to delicious deserts.  Just off MacDonald and 16th is the BC owned and operated Choices Market for all of your organic grocery needs. Just south is the newly redeveloped Arbutus Shopping Centre with a beautiful new Safeway and a BC Liquor Store across the street.


A full range of shops & services are only a few blocks away on West Broadway.

If you opt to "shop local" there's a great selection of locally owned services and boutique shops that run along West 16th that are definitely worth checking out.

Four blocks north on Arbutus Street will land you at a two block stretch with several shops and services, including a Tisol for your pet needs, a flower shop, salons, coffee shops and a bakery.  Nudge your way down to West Broadway and you’ll find a Fitness world, a BC Liquor store, unique gifts and decor, spas, fashion boutiques, services, groceries and a wide selection of multi-cultural eats.

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