West Point Grey
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|West Point Grey|
|Neighbourhood of Vancouver|
|• Mayor||Gregor Robertson (Vision Vancouver)|
|• City Council|
|Time zone||PST (UTC-8)|
|• Summer (DST)||PDT (UTC-7)|
|Area code(s)||604, 778|
|Website||City of Vancouver Neighbourhood Profile|
West Point Grey is a neighbourhood on the western side of the city of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. It is bordered by 16th Avenue to the south, Alma Street to the east, English Bay to the north, and Blanca Street to the west.
West Point Grey is regarded as one of Canada's most exclusive neighbourhoods and was the most expensive real estate market in North America. Average housing prices start at well over $2 million upwards of $25 million.
As it is so close to English Bay, Downtown Vancouver, and the University of British Columbia, West Point Grey is, for Vancouver, the most expensive area per square foot and the most desirable area. Area residents include faculty members of the University of British Columbia, working professionals, young wealthy families, entertainment professionals and established leaders and patrons of the city.
The main commercial strip with shops and restaurants is along West 10th Avenue between Tolmie Street and Discovery Street.
Fiesta Days, a family oriented carnival, is held along 10th Avenue and Trimble Park in June, with rides, games, performances and a parade.
Located within the neighbourhood is Vancouver's largest youth hostel.
Schools include Lord Byng Secondary School, which serves students from the neighbourhood, along with Queen Elizabeth Elementary School, Queen Mary Elementary School, École Jules Quesnel and the private PreK-12 school West Point Grey Academy.
According to ancient Indian legend, Point Grey is the "Battleground of the West Wind." The rock the god of the West Wind represents, which is just sitting off the point, is called Homolsom. As the rock is just sitting between their two territories, Homolsom is half a Squamish word and half a Fraser River language word.
Point Grey is named for Captain George Grey, a friend of Captain George Vancouver.
||Burrard Inlet||Burrard Inlet||English Bay|
|University Endowment Lands||Kitsilano|
|Pacific Spirit Regional Park||Pacific Spirit Regional Park
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