Ambleside Dundarave Ratepayers Association



The Ambleside and Dundarave Ratepayers’ Association (ADRA), a legally constituted society run entirely by volunteers. We strive to inform and involve ratepayers so they may better influence important issues in their community. 

Initially incorporated by resident Eddie McKye in 1979 in order to mobilize residents to respond against “spot zoning”, our focus is on the Ambleside and Dundarave areas and the people that love this special place.


The District of West Vancouver has launched the Ambleside Planning Process and want to hear your vision for the future of Ambleside by December 8th, 2017.

An excellent starting point for a local area plan, the survey asks what you like, what can be improved, and what your vision is for the future of Ambleside. It also asks for general comments.

You may view electronic responses and complete the survey online at:

Paper copies of this survey are available at Municipal Hall.

We encourage you to join ADRA volunteers promoting this survey to ensure as broad a participation as possible.

Whatever your opinion – it is important to voice it as this survey will be a basis for future area plans.


The District is holding a series of Official Community Plan Workshops. Remaining workshop topics are as follows:

Parks and Environment
Wednesday, November 22  |  4-6 p.m.
Gleneagles Clubhouse
6190 Marine Drive

Thursday, November 30  |  6-8 p.m.
West Vancouver Memorial Library, Welsh Hall
1950 Marine Drive

Housing and Neighbourhoods

Monday December 4th, 10-12 a.m.
West Vancouver Community Centre, Music Hall
2121 Maine Drive

These workshops, held by the District Planning Department, are free of charge but do require pre-registration.

You may register by calling: (604) 921-2173; (604) 921-3459 or by sending an email 


 Official Community Plan Review: Emerging Directions (Phase 3). Survey available at:

This survey, arranged into 5 topics mirror the questions posed at the workshops described above.

Ten broad statements each are made about five (5) different topics: 1) Housing and Neighbourhoods, 2) Transportation, 3) Local Economy, 4) Parks and Environment, and 5) Social Well Being.

For each statement you may vote “1) We should proceed in this direction. 2) I support this direction with considerations. 3) I don’t support this right now, we should wait.”

Only selections 2 and 3 allow you to provide additional comments.

We suggest that prior to completing the survey you review the comments made for each question by other respondents. Whether you agree with the comments or not, this is a most though provoking portion of these surveys.

This survey closes on December 10, 2017.


Housing “Pop-Ups” 

The District Planning department has prepared a set of housing boards for each of the four locations listed below.  They identify different types of housing and ask you to decide what is suitable for different demographics in DWV. It also asks you to indicate the type of area that would be most suitable for providing the various types of housing. 


You may also ask for post-it note to make comments. While somewhat awkward, we encourage this as a means to “fill in” the missing components.


West Vancouver Memorial Library (in the foyer):

  • 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Monday, November 6
  • 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Monday, November 13
  • 2–6:30 p.m. Monday, November 20
  • 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Monday, November 27

West Vancouver Community Centre (Atrium):

  • 1–6 p.m. Wednesday, November 8
  • 1–6 p.m. Friday, November 10
  • 1–6 p.m. Thursday, November 23

Gleneagles Community Centre (in the atrium):

  • 1–6 p.m. Tuesday, November 14
  • 1–6 p.m. Tuesday, November 21
  • 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Wednesday, November 29

Seniors’ Activity Centre (Atrium):

  • 1–3 p.m. Thursday, November 16
  • 9 a.m.–12 p.m. Friday, November 23
  • 1–6 p.m. Tuesday, November 28