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Lighthouse Park

Beacon Lane, West Vancouver, British Columbia V7W 1K5, Canada
925-7200, 925-7000
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Parks, Lighthouses
Activities: Hiking
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Named for the Point Atkinson Lighthouse located on its grounds, this coastal and rugged park is popular for day hikes. A beautiful old growth... more » Owner description: Named for the Point Atkinson Lighthouse located on its grounds, this coastal and rugged park is popular for day hikes. A beautiful old growth temperate rainforest along Burrard Inlet offers several easy walking trails with beautiful panoramic views. « less
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Vancouver, Canada
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162 reviews 162 reviews
51 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

This is a hidden gem. First of all, the signs are not really obvious. make sure you drive slowly enough on marine Drive so when you suddenly come upon the sign, you have time to react and turn in. Unless you plan to walk the beacon trail directly to the lighthouse, make sure you have good shoes / hiking boots... More

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Kingston, Canada
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53 reviews 53 reviews
25 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Lighthouse park is a great little gem of a hidden park if you want to get back to nature.. and the views into Vancouver are hard to be beat. Make sure you have proper hiking shoes when going down to the view as the trail is pretty rocky and can be steep at times.

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West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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133 reviews 133 reviews
24 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The trails are in great shape and the thick tree forest keeps you in shade and out of the rain. The rocks along the waterfront offer an excellent perch to stare out at the ocean vistas!

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West Vancouver, Canada
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41 reviews 41 reviews
14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

A nice side trip with the kids, for no extra cost. Great photo opps on the ocean side, nice walk in the forest.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This is a great place to spend the day, but keep in mind "if you don't bring it, you won't have it". There are literally almost NO amenities. Bring a backpack with snacks, drinks, medical kit, compass, toilet paper, etc. Lots of old growth trees here in the woods, plus some spots are "right on the water" where you can... More

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West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

The park is vast. Locals tend to use the East side of the park to take dogs for a walk. The main road forward, is a more Tourist approach. You will see big Douglas Firs, and lots of nature. By the "Camping Cabins" near the Light house, you might want to take the trail between them to the east, to... More

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Huludao, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

It's a super natural park rather than a very historical place. They do have a little museum-like room near the lighthouse but there's absolutely no way to get close to the beacon. In the little display, you'll get to know why Canadians have built lots of military facilities in this area -- to defend the possible Japanese attack in WWII.... More

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Ubud, Indonesia
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26 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

It doesn't take long to get down to the lighthouse area where you can scramble all over many exposed rock areas to find the best viewpoint. On a nice day this is an amazing place for a picnic with your significant other - can't go wrong here watching the boats go by and sitting in the sunshine and salt air!

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West Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

A beautiful place for a short or long walk among majestic cedars and other trees of the rainforest.Very easy to get to . Just off Marine Drive on the way to Horseshoe Bay. Nice wway to combine both places for a visit.

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West Vancouver, Canada
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37 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Tucked away off the beaten path, this park is perfect for hikers of any ability There are miles of trails to tackle, or just follow the service road for an easy walk to the lighthouse.

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