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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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Calgary, Alberta
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45 reviews 45 reviews
10 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

We loved this park, a true oasis in the midst of the big city. There are park maps at the trail entrance. We took the Shore Pine Trail on the way down to the lighthouse viewpoint and the Valley Trail back. Gorgeous views toward downtown Vancouver at the end of the Shore Pine Trail. We liked the Valley Trail the... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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87 reviews 87 reviews
22 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We spent an afternoon hiking all the trails at Lighthouse and really enjoyed this beautiful park. Finding it would have been a pain without a GPS as we aren't familiar with the area at all. Also, the parking lot isn't the greatest but we lucked out finding a spot (it seems like a very popular place, the parking lot was... More

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San Diego
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Just wanted to share a few things before you head out to see the lighthouse. It can be a bit hard to find but our garmin got us there with no problems. When you arrive, you will be driving on a dirt road up to the entrance of a beautiful rain forest. We were the only ones out there at... More

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81 reviews 81 reviews
25 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

The once and present lighthouse winks at all of the Lower Mainland but up close the Park is a lush and somewhat steep series of wooded trails leading to cliffs over Burrard Inlet. You can clamber down and swim or just enjoy the reward of the views. There are some historic buildings and it looks as though youth groups can... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Perfect place for picnic! Super views!!! Take camera with you ! The most beautiful sunsets!!! Lot of hiking trails with view!

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Vancouver, Canada
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6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

not a huge area but the hikes are varied and dogs are allowed which is a bonus. I hear the carpark has been resurfaced which is a good thing

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Bogotá, Cundinamarca, Colombia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
26 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Its a good place to do some hiking but there is not much to do besides that, sometimes you can take longer on a bus going there and returning to your place that in the park.

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Portland, Oregon
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117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We visited this park with the kids so they could have some fun in the trees and on rocks. My 6-year-old started out whining that he hates hiking and ended up scaring me to death as he had a ton of fun jumping around on the rocks at West Beach. We enjoyed the main trail straight to the lighthouse and... More

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Los Angeles, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

A great view of the forests and woods in Vancouver. Be sure to wear lots of bug repellent spray. You can't get close to the lighthouse, but there is a place where the trail ends for you to see it.

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West Vancouver, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Have been to lighthouse many times. From trails through old growth graves to isolated cliff-side views, there are challenges for a range of abilities. Over the years, I have tet to exhaust all the possibilities. Have visited by myself and with friends and families of all ages.

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