Named in 1792 after Captain George Vancouver's friend Captain George Grey, West Point Grey is an upscale community at the western end of the peninsula that is Vancouver. The community stretches from the English Bay waterfront to 16th Avenue, and from Alma Street to the University Endowment Lands.
The area offers beach-front living, a strong sense of community and great views of the city's skyline and the North Shore mountains. The province's largest university, the University of British Columbia is nearby, as well as the Museum of Anthropology and the huge Pacific Spirit Park.
There is shopping along 10th Avenue and a cluster of antique and collectible shops at the bottom of the 10th Avenue hill at Alma Street.
Did You Know?
The Vancouver Golf Club, set up in 1892 on the driftwood-strewn sand dunes of Jericho Beach, was the first golf course west of Mississippi. The course used tomato cans for holes.
Jeremiah Rogers set up Vancouver's first logging camp and named the site Jericho, after the Biblical Jeremiah, who also lived in Jericho.
The first zoning bylaw in Canada was passed by the Municipality of Point Grey in 1922. The bylaw prevented development of anything but homes and their related outbuildings.