August 2023 Member’s Newsletter
For those of you that have been in Dundarave over the last few weeks, you will see that we are almost at completion with the installation of the semi-permanent boardwalk on Marine Drive.
We are grateful to the team at LifeSpace Gardens for their commitment to this project and for the patience of our businesses and the community as this project rolls out.
Once complete, the self-watering planters will be an edible garden filled with tomatoes, sweet peas, strawberries, beans and more, all ready for picking at different times of the year.
Some of the wood used in the making of the boardwalk is repurposed from a demolition of an old home on Palmerston, truly making this a little piece of Dundarave history. Stay tuned for a short video on the making of this beautiful boardwalk.
You may notice a couple of authentic British phone boxes – one in front of Limelight Floral and other in front of Delany’s. These phone boxes will be decorated with flowers, courtesy of Limelight. Special thanks to Kyla for sourcing these phone boxes and again, to LifeSpace for the installation. These phone boxes are a great opportunity for photo ops on social media. Keep an eye out for the #BIABloomBoxes and be sure to tag us in your photos!
We have met with the North Shore Advisory Committee on Disability Issues and the District’s Engineering Department to ensure we have the accessible parking spots in the best and safest locations. The accessible parking spots in Dundarave will be relocated to the end of the boardwalk, just past the crosswalk. Please pay attention to new signage and parking restrictions.
Finally, you will see the benches in Dundarave taken away one by one, power washed, repaired, oiled and replaced in their original location. Big thanks to the District Parks department for managing this project and cleaning up our benches.
Very special thanks to the Engineering Department and Mayor & Council for their unwavering support in our efforts to beautify the village of Dundarave.
We are excited to welcome a new mural in Ambleside! Located next to Anytime Fitness on Clyde, the mural will depict a classic image that we are fortunate enough to see most days from the shores of Ambleside.
The creator of this mural, Drew Van Unen, is an accomplished artist with a passion for West Coast outdoors and animals. Check out some of his pieces on his website.
If you are heading to Harmony Arts, be sure to take a walk up 15th and check out the mural along with the others in Ambleside: Frida Kahlo (14th & Clyde), Heart of Ambleside (15th & Clyde), Opal (Ambleside Lane at 15th), The Mermaid (15th and Marine), and Cineplex Odeon (Marine between 15th & 16th).
AUGUST 25th: 4pm – 9pm
2400 block Marine Drive
Mark your calendar for our biggest event of the summer – the Dundarave Hoedown!
From 4pm – 9pm, we will close Marine Drive between 24th and 25th to all vehicular traffic and it will be pedestrian only. We’ve got live music, a dance floor, BBQ, beer garden, pony rides, face painting, photo booth, sno cones and more!
We will also have a pie eating contest sponsored by The Bakehouse with some great prizes. If you would like to participate, sign up via email. Open to all ages!
Parking in the area will be limited so we encourage families to walk or bike if possible.
Bring the kids and bring the grandparents – it’s a family event that will have something for everyone to enjoy!
We are pleased to have a few new restaurants and cafes open in Ambleside and Dundarave, as well as a pop-up gelato and a children’s clothing store!
1467 Bellevue Avenue
Fred’s is a modern Italian restaurant in Ambleside serving pizzas, pastas, and fabulous cocktails!
2423 Marine Drive
Casual Italian in the heart of Dundarave. Enjoy beautiful outdoor seating for brunch, lunch or dinner.
1560 Marine Drive
Korean fine dining open Tuesday to Sunday for casual family dinners, bridging food, culture and people.
Casa Mia Gelato and Caffé
2452 Marine Drive
Pop up gelato and café, a small version of Casa Mia but with the same great vibe and tasty treats!
Patisserie Le Pont
230 15th Street
Drawing inspiration from the rich traditions of French and Japanese patisseries, their recipes have been honed to perfection, resulting in an eclair that is simply exquisite!
1328 Marine Drive
Igloo brings the latest European designer baby and children’s clothes, shoes and toys to Ambleside.
Be sure to pay them a visit and welcome them to our community!
West Coast Dream Machines
1519 Clyde Avenue
Featuring pre-owned luxury, muscle, classic, rare, and exotic cars.
1747 Marine Drive
Formerly the home of Casa di Amici/Golden Curry, Hatam Restaurant will offer fine Persian cuisine and they hope to open in September.
Delve in and explore your true self. Oracle Emporium is available to help you on your special journey and provide a hub for like-minded individuals in the community.
Pop in and browse a plethora of metaphysically inspired products and meet their psychic practitioners. They offer psychic readings, mediumship, reiki, medical intuition, past-life regression, and more.
115 – 1425 Marine Drive
Rosette Florists quietly opened a few years ago and were tucked away in a charming little spot behind the post office on Bellevue. It wasn’t long before they outgrew the space and now have finally found a new home.
Just down the street in the old Ambleside Barber Shop, they have much more room to showcase their beautiful arrangements and unique designs.
230 16th Street
Celebrating 40 years in West Vancouver, Sorrento Pizza is a hidden gem in Dundarave. Locals know it’s the “go to” place for one of the best pizzas in town.
Whether you are looking for authentic Italian pizza, fresh salads, or quality pasta dishes, you try something new and different every visit! They offer options for delivery, pick up, dine-in as well as take and bake.
2385 Marine Drive
Knit & Stitch Shoppe
Have you ever wanted to learn to knit but just never had the time or patience? Now is your chance.
Stop by and visit Ingrid at the Knit and Stitch Shoppe in Dundarave and she will have you knitting in no time. With one of the largest selections of wool in Canada and in every colour imaginable, the sky is the limit as to what a pair of knitting needles can create!
2460 Marine Drive
(parking and access available via Dundarave Lane)
Established in 1979, the iconic West Vancouver restaurant Chez Michel is under new ownership.
While continuing to serve classic French fare, they have recently launched a new menu with some amazing new dishes.
Open for lunch from 11:30 – 3pm and dinner 5:30 – 9pm, Tuesday to Saturday. Call for reservations.
1373 Marine Drive