Dunbar-Southlands is an area of town on the west side, appreciated for its multiple heritage homes in the area.

Grand trees line the streets of this mature community and quiet residential neighbourhood. Housing in Dunbar area consist of mixed homes and rental units, Single family detached homes with backyards, and large character homes. Close to UBC, Dunbar is home to many students living with family, and multicultural upper working class residents. Dunbar village is a quaint little section of town with a section of grocery stores, cafes, Dunbar Community Center, and other amenities all within walking distance. Dunbar is home to several parks, and private, Christian, and public schools.