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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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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

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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30 reviews 30 reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 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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146 reviews 146 reviews
114 attraction reviews
114 helpful votes 114 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
14 helpful votes 14 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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Vancouver, Canada
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51 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 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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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
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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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