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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  • 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.
  • Best park in the GVRD, without a doubt. There are easy trails along the biggest trees in the area, stroller friendly to the point. It all leads to a very special look out. Dog friendly. Dog friendly. The actual Lighthouse is a bit hoity, but not overtly so. And there were other side trails for the older kids to enjoy a bit more of a walk. Be safe.
  • Nature island in the middle of a big city. Astonishing views of the harbour and Vancouver city. Nice walking trails. However, this park is not handicap friendly.
  • Beautiful park a short drive from North Vancouver. Sunday around lunch the lot was jammed with a few people circling for spaces, but we managed to get in just as someone was leaving so snagged a spot, but be warned if visiting on a (nice) weekend. We started eastward on the paths Salal to Arbutus, to Valley of the Giants where there were some very large beautiful old Douglas Fir trees. This route was mostly downhill, but is a rugged uneven trail, and damp when we were there, for the sure-footed only. Eagle Point offers up a more secluded spot than those more easily accessible from the Valley Trail or Beacon Lane Trail, and is an ideal place for a picnic with views of Vancouver Island, UBC, Downtown Vancouver, and the North Shore, as well as the passing ships, kayaks, and planes. We could even see Mt Baker beyond the city. Heading westward on Arbutus the trail climbs and then descends over a ridge where there are more luscious ferns, beautiful trees, and we even saw a Barred Owl. The trail here was really wonderful and I highly recommend this route. Again, however, it is a natural uneven trail. The lighthouse area itself was a little disappointing as you can't see much of the lighthouse at all from the end of Beacon Lane trail, and the house gates were shut during our visit. We did however scale the rocks to the west where you could get some view over the trees. We continued on West Beach Trail out on to the rocky outcrop where we were presented with a full unobstructed view of the lighthouse, and the city beyond. Another great place to sit and take in the views, though this area was considerably busier than Eagle Point. The walk back to the lot from here through Songbird Meadow was short but beautiful passing through some moss-covered natural rock cuttings. We did not have time to go to Juniper Point, we will do that next time. Overall a real gem nestled in West Vancouver that demands a visit. Will be coming back again, especially when family come to visit.
  • Great place for a nature hike and dogs love running unleashed through the trails. Amazing view of the water the freshest air to breathe.

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