West Vancouver (City) / Capilano River / Dundarave

Phone : (604) 925-7000
Your Host(s) : Municipal Administration

West Vancouver, BC (Nearby: Hollyburn, Park Royal, Ambleside, Sentinel Hill, Dundarave)

750 - 17th Street
West Vancouver, British Columbia
V7V 3T3

British Columbia Tourism Region : Vancouver, Coast, & Mountains

Description From Owner:
  • Capilano is the anglicized form of a Squamish and Musqueam Indian personal name, for which no meaning is known.
  • The last man known as Chief Capilano, who died about 1870, was of Squamish and Musqueam ancestry, and one of his homes was beside the river that now bears his name.
  • Dundarave - Russell E. Macnaghten (d. 1918), Assistant Professor of Greek at UBC, was one of the persons who purchased and subdivided land here in 1909.
  • It was he who named the area after Dundarave Castle, Loch Fyne, Scotland, the ancestral home of Clan Macnaghten. Dundarave Castle was reached by rowboat, and dundarave (which should rhyme with 'have') is a Gaelic word meaning 'the castle of the two oars.
  • With permission from G.P.V and Helen B. Akrigg 1997 British Columbia Place Names. UBC Press.

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