Whytecliff Park, West Vancouver

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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  • We went to quite a few of the parks scattered around the Vancouver area looking for lovely walks in the open air with great views and wildlife. We were in Horseshoe Bay with time to spare so we walked...  more »
  • This is my Moms first trip to Canada and we are only here for a couple of days. My friend who I haven't seen in 12 years picked us up in downtown Vancouver and drove us out to Whytecliff Park and Hors...  more »
  • We felt we were at beach and in mountain at same time - swimming, climbing and hiking. Enjoy peaceful relaxing, watching seals and catching starfish.  more »
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  • Great park with a small beach and amazing views from atop the cliffs. If you're feeling adventurous you can walk across a small rocky path to Whyte Islet but keep in mind that the path is covered during high tide. Has nice pick nick areas perfect for family outings. Mind your small children though, the cliffs and beach are easy to reach.
  • Beautiful location and great spot to cycle to. Clean washrooms, nice spot to take photos overlooking the ocean. Be careful of cars in the parking lot, especially on busy summer weekends.
  • This park offers a really good view on Bowen Island and Vancouver. There's a grass area, perfect for children and/or picnic, there's a sand beach and cliffs. It's easily accessible, parking is quite big for such park (there are actually 2 parkings). Climbing the big rock is always amusing. Be careful of the tide and make sure you have time to go back to the shore. It's a nice spot for drone pilots, you can easily find a spot where there's nobody to safely take off.
  • Beautiful park with lots of tide pools and rocks to look under. Great for kids and adults, especially divers! Watch out for garder snakes in the early summer, they seem to breed in the park.
  • Great sunset views with plenty of nooks and crannies to find a quiet spot in the sun for a private picnic. A great spot to end a bike ride along marine drive. Now if only the filming off Arrow would stop for a day or two so you wouldn't have to park in the overflow constantly. At least it's free!

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