Lighthouse Park, West Vancouver
Categories: Lighthouses, Nature & Parks, Tourist Spots
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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There are so many trails and lookout points on this hike! It's beautiful. We though we took the wrong turn as you get to the parking lot down this little back lane but then all of a sudden you're ther... read more »
This lighthouse is just outside the city and the grounds overlooking the Pacific Ocean are stunning. The trail to the lighthouse was simple but have walking shoes on and the forest was serene. I will ... read more »
small national park, but worth the visit, you can walk around the forrest area following clearly marked out trials. there are maps at the car park for you to take so you wont get lost. it is all signp... read more »
I thought I knew most of the trails pretty well, however, in wanting to experience as much of the park as possible , my daughter and I headed off to the Arbutus trail section. It was very quiet and peaceful; very up and down, then we climbed the stairs and rested on the bench next to the stairs. It appeared that there was some work being done on the trail at the top, and there the trail split left and right; no signage though. We thought the trail appeared more travelled to the right and took that. It quickly became apparent that it was not well used and it got very steep and narrow. We did not know where we were and were reluctant to turn around as my daughter was having knee and back problems. We knew we would come out somewhere, but where? We came out at the Dale and had to walk quite a way back into the Park to get our car. I don't know why there was no signage where the trail split, but it sure would have saved us an awful lot of trouble and concern.
Tall and old trees in a real forest. Amazing place to visit in all seasons. The views of Vancouver's skyline are great. The lighthouse offers great photo opportunities. Easy (and free) parking.
Very quiet park with awesome scenery. Watch out for bug bites though. Also it is better to visit this park after 7 PM to park easily. :)
Nice place for a light hike. Can get some great views of the Vancouver city skyline from here. Also provides some nice sunset views looking West.
Incredible scenario and easy access to every viewpoint. It's an amazing place to go climbing (easy tip roped routes) and to spend some time watching the amazing sunset!
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