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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  • Getting there, you pass some beautiful homes and views. Nice place to sit and chill, been there several times. And lots of cherry trees blossoming.  more »
  • This park has a lot of visitors. A nice covered picnic spot for family and small groups. Fabulous views and nice little trail to walk around.  more »
  • Did a quick visit here to go tide pooling. The scenery was wonderful (given the weather) but not much to see with respect to tide pooling. Nice places to sit and have a picnic. Also if the tide is low...  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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