A Close Escape

Born of the mountain yet near the city core, Courtenay is only 20 minutes from downtown Vancouver. Yet the setting seems a world away. Perched on a south-facing hillside to overlook ocean panoramas. This serene West Vancouver retreat is the choice of those who would rather admire the city from across the water than live amidst its hustle and bustle.





Courtenay is home to a life without compromise. The fine restaurants, designer boutiques and concerts of a world-class city are just minutes away. Yet Mulgrave Park is a 10-acre backyard nature sanctuary. The paved Mountain Path— friendly to strollers and bikes— leads to forested trails for walking, hiking, mountain biking and snowshoeing.

Mulgrave School is within a short walk, as will be the much-anticipated Cypress Village. A few minutes up the road is Cypress Mountain, a four-season playground where Olympic freestyle skiers and snowboarders competed for gold in 2010. A few minutes in the other direction takes you to Park Royal Shopping Centre, the Lions Gate Bridge and Vancouver’s city centre. Beaches, parks and marinas are interspersed between the villages of Dundarave, Ambleside, Caulfeld and Horseshoe Bay. BC Ferries to the Sunshine Coast, Vancouver Island and Bowen Island are about a 10-minute drive up the highway. The internationally acclaimed Whistler is within a 90 minute absolutely stunning drive