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Whytecliff Park, West Vancouver
(4.6/5 based on 100+ reviews on the web)
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.
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  • Beautiful bay with lots of spots for octopus to hide. For all levels of divers. Shallow sandy areas as deeper cliff like walls covered in white anemones. Seals hang out on the rocks, porpoises swim by...  more »
  • Small but beautiful Marine park. Lots of picnic tables. At low tide you can walk over to the island, but don't get caught. Pretty walks, lots of lovely vistas, and you might even catch a dolphin or wh...  more »
  • Marvellous for a picnic. A beautiful setting. The downside is that everyone knows it. Get there at the crack of dawn or find another location. 
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  • A beautiful little park. Great spot for families. Diving I've been told is good. A great spot for photography.
  • Nice place for hiking with good view of the sea at the end of the hike. The park is a bit small though. Great to end a hike with a meal at nearby C Lovers fish and chips
  • While not a huge park, it has a lot of terrain and options for the family. There are often seals sunning on the rocks.
  • 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.