Whytecliff Park, West Vancouver
Categories: Nature & Parks
Whytecliff Park is located near West Vancouver's Horseshoe Bay Neighbourhood, the original name of which was White Cliff City, which opened in 1909. In 1914, Colonel Albert Whyte pressed for the spelling change from White Cliff City to Whytecliff. The Whytecliff area is now distinct from Horseshoe Bay. The park, originally Rockcliffe Park, was developed by W.W. Boultbee in 1926, and a private access road was cut from the Marine Drive highway at Batchelor Bay.The fifty acre Boultbee estate was purchased by the Union Steamship Company in 1939 and the company operated a Bowen Island Ferry from Whytecliff during 1939-41 and 1946-1952The park is currently home to more than 200 marine animal species and is the first Marine Protected Area in Canada. Sea lions can be seen sunbathing on the beach during summer.To get there, take Marine Drive west from the Lions Gate Bridge past Lighthouse Park to Horseshoe Bay and then continue on to 7100 Block Marine Drive.Take a look at our West Vancouver trip itinerary maker to schedule your visit to Whytecliff Park and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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Getting to Whytecliff is a beautiful drive and the park has beautiful trees and cliffs and ocean views. There is also a little island that you can go to at low tide. the island has cliffs and more bea... read more »
if you have time its worth a visit, small coast walk, benches, beach and when we were there seals were basking on the beach. views great from top.
It's a very special place to me. My late wife and I came here for picnics. Such a beautiful setting. Now I take my new bride, preparing again gourmet picnics. Building new memories. The ambience is sp... read more »
This place has a lot of nice trails to explore and a cool light house. Make sure to check out the beach.
I ran into this place during my visit to the Horseshoe Bay area in West Vancouver, and I absolutely loved Whytecliff Park. You will see some pretty impressive cliffs, and when the tide is low, you can walk on the rocks and make an attempt to climp Whyte Islet. I've never really climbed a rock before. It was worth the attempt. You will be treated to some amazing views. I highly recommend the visit to Whytecliff Island. Make sure you wear some good hiking boots or shoes to climb and on a dry day to reduce the risk of slipping.
Fun beach. Big playground. Fun "island" you can walk to, just make sure you take a look at the tide so you can walk back.
Beautiful park. Sister got married here. Hella drive to get there, but great views.
A great day break spot. Not as accessible by TransLink bus services without a small trek. Totally worth it though.
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