Whytecliff Park, West Vancouver

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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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  • This park at the end of West Vancouver offers a pebble beach, a low tide crossing to a small island, views, and some rocky trails with spectacular views of Howe Sounds, Bowen Island and BC Ferries.  more »
  • 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 »
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  • Beautiful place, may even see some marine wildlife. Some of the most beautiful sunsets are here. Be careful not to get stuck on the island as the tide comes in.
  • Hidden gem of the lower mainland. In the summer when tide is low, you can walk out to the adjacent island! Very cool.
  • A great view to the sea. Small but nice.
  • Great for diving. Lots of open grassy space for picnics and frisbee tossin'. There's a concession open in the summer. With a short walk down to the beach with some good dive spots. Parking can be tricky in the warm months, but there is an auxiliary parking lot.
  • My favorite get away from Vancouver. Close enough to just escape and be by the sea. Great views of the Georgia strait, watch the ferries and sailboat glide by... And plenty of space and playground for kids.

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