Dunbar-Southlands is located on unceded and ancestral xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) territory, just 10 minutes by car from UBC and 15 minutes from downtown Vancouver. The neighbourhood is located next to Pacific Spirit Regional Park, which consists of miles of recreational trails, and məqʷe:m (the Camosun Bog), a 2000-year-old wetland revered by the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm people for its significance in tradition, medicine, and narrative.
The Southlands neighbourhood is now divided into plots of land occupied by multimillion-dollar mansions and barns. The Southlands Riding Club (SRC), founded in 1943, is a regional highlight; its 16-acre grounds include numerous indoor and outdoor riding rings, a beautiful half-mile track, and a spacious barn lounge. The SRC hosts a number of riding competitions and clinics each year, and with festivities like the annual Country Fair — a popular family-friendly event held each September — it is the perfect gathering place for equestrians and non-equestrians alike. The Club is open from 6 AM to 10 PM, 365 days a year.
Photo courtesy of Dex Horton Photography