Lighthouse Park, West Vancouver

Venture through Lighthouse Park, a rainforest covered parkland that features Point Atkinson Lighthouse as the main landmark. Walk among the rugged trails through the dense forest landscape, which is home to Douglas fir, Western hemlock, and Western red cedar. Reach the lighthouse viewpoint to see it perched upon an outcropping of rocks overlooking the ocean. Sit down and savor a picnic on the waterfront as cormorants and eagles fly overhead. Be sure to wear appropriate footwear, as the trails are known to get muddy and slippery. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Lighthouse Park by using our West Vancouver trip itinerary planner .
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  • If you like hiking, ocean views and ocean access, this is the place. A wilderness type park in the heart of the city, this park is not an easy walk, but has steepish trails with roots and rocks.  more »
  • If you enjoy nature and easy hikes, but don't want to experience thousands of people, this is the place to go to. The atmosphere is decidedly more relaxed and slower paced and the views can't be beat....  more »
  • This is a beautiful park. Its main feature is the Port Atkinson Light house. Getting to the lighthouse itself is easy (though if you have trouble walking it is a bit of a hike even on the groomed trai...  more »
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  • Great hike north of Vancouver. Excellent loop with variety in the hikes. Can go straight down to the lighthouse for an easy mostly flat hike or take one of the side loops for some great variety in terrain and views. Some beautiful tall grass flanking sides of some sections, great stairs, gorgeous cut logs opening the path and amazing sights from the lookouts. Went on new years day with friends and snacked at every lookout taking an easy walking pace. Was a great trip. Tight parking and busy area on weekends so be prepared to shark for a spot or come on an off day.
  • I really love this park, there is plenty of parking so you won't have a problem for sure if you drive and it's not the most popular spot so it's never super crowded, even during peak season. The trails are very nice, during all seasons. There are quite a few spectacular views of the coast and a very wonderful view of downtown Vancouver and Stanley Park. This trail is also dog friendly, which is always a plus.
  • Beautiful place to wander, rain or shine. Unique combination of fauna and flora of the Northwest, in beautiful juxtaposition with beautiful views of water and city, just far enough away to allow you to feel you're truly out in the forest. Beautiful old growth cedars and hemlock.
  • A few trails (lack of maintenance) lead down to nearby light house but no public access allowed; lead also down by the ocean with all rocky shorelines. Trails can be very wet & slippery especially after rain. It's a good place to fly my drone
  • Wonderful place for picnic, quite big park just close to the Vancouver. The views of city were far but very interesting. You have to hike about 20mins to find the best spot for pictures of lighthouse. Easy walk and enjoy the forest. But look like they closed the restroom in winter.
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