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Lighthouse Park, West Vancouver

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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. Plan your Lighthouse Park visit and explore what else you can see and do in West Vancouver using our West Vancouver family vacation planner.
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  • It isn't crowded, in a very quiet and local neighborhood. The park is beautiful, fresh air with a lot of big trees. Pleasant hiking  more »
  • Long drive from Van, across the bridge and the twisty turny way to get to the park. Once you get here, washrooms are incredibly clean and pathways were great to hike and sit on the rocks and gaze at t...  more »
  • We walked about 2 miles at Lighthouse Park. Great scenes of the sea and wonderful walking through the forest. Lots of fun!  more »
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  • This park is amazing. I wanted a hike that wasn't too difficult that I could do by myself and this park delivered! It has so many trails that offer you immersion in the woodlands and incredible views of the ocean. At starboat cove, I got a rad view of the Vancouver skyline with Mount Baker towering over it in the distance. If you fancy seeing the park from the top, there's a trail that leads to the summit of the park where it's weirdly peaceful. I would definitely go again. Enjoying lunch on a cliff by the water, 180 degree views of ocean and giant trees housing the wildlife - a great day out.
  • Five stars only because eighteen thousand stars isn't an option. Best park in Metro Vancouver, as far as I'm concerned. So natural and wild, but easily accessible. One wanders into the woods, and feels like you're in the middle of nowhere, if only a float plane wouldn't fly overhead. Ancient-feeling forests, complete silence, and then you leave the thicker woods and the path winds near to the sea for a while, offering many openings for you to clamber up on rocks and take in the beautiful views. One could sit out there playing guitar, doing a music video, or simply taking it all in. If you are in Vancouver, you need to come here. Even more than Stanley Park, this is the place. Though a bit muddy after it rains.
  • Great place to take a hike and get a view of the harbour. If you go on a weekend there's a good chance it'll be busy, but it doesn't detract from the experience. There's a number of tracks through the park so you can choose your own adventure. The parking lot isn't paved, so if your car rides low it may be an issue.
  • Easy walk for all ages to the main viewpoint, with minimal steep sections. Nice spot to chill and picnic. A variety of other relatively easy, well-maintained trails for walking. Choose your own adventure!
  • Beautiful place. The shade of the forest makes it cool on a hot days. And the rocky beach offers some secluded areas ideal for a family lunch and plenty of opportunities for kids to play

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