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Point Atkinson Lighthouse

Address: Lighthouse Park, West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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Type: Lighthouses, Sights & Landmarks
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West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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154 reviews 154 reviews
35 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

This park is close to where we used to live and is well worth a hike, whether you have just a half hour or half a day. Numerous trails with access to the beach. Dogs are welcome but be sure to pick up the poops since rangers frequently appear and do not take kindly to your pet's souvenirs! Easy access... More 

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Vancouver
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99 reviews 99 reviews
13 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Anyone visiting Vancouver who is a nature lover must come here. Even without the lighthouse itself, the giant Douglas First alone make this worthwhile. Trails are well groomed and there is a choice of easy walks and challenging trails along the rocky shore. Many beautiful lookout points on the way. You can just come for a quick walk, or a... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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170 reviews 170 reviews
136 attraction reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Note that this lighthouse is at Lighthouse Park, on the far west side of West Vancouver. It was a little hard to find, but our GPS directed us there correctly. We were not able to see the full lighthouse (just the top) from the main trail to it and the nearby viewpoint. We walked down to West Beach and from... More 

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West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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196 reviews 196 reviews
45 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

Love the new paint job on the lighthouse tower just needs some paint on the other accessory buildings.

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West Vancouver, Canada
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41 reviews 41 reviews
14 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

If you are visiting, or have out-of-town visitors to entertain, its a great place to stroll down, amaze them, for no cost. They will love the forest, and the views to UBC, while getting a light excercise.

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calgary
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013 via mobile

Although we never got on a trail were you could see the lighthouse very well, I'm sure there is one. The forest and the views of ocean and city are stunning!

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vancouver
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251 reviews 251 reviews
73 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

In winter time, many less people, beautiful walk out to the light, spectacular views of Vancouver and the Gulf Islands

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Melbourne, Australia
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267 reviews 267 reviews
102 attraction reviews
175 helpful votes 175 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

This is a relatively easy forest walk out to the old lighthouse on the point. The day we went was a sunny day and I was very impressed to see my first three bald eagles. There was easy parking the day plus some great views of Howe Sound.

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Pacific Latitiude 20/49
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95 reviews 95 reviews
24 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

It is highly recommended to make the trip for a photo opp and just for the exercise. Take a picnic lunch and make a day of it. It is some of the finest hiking in the area.

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North Vancouver, Canada
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50 reviews 50 reviews
18 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012

It was very hard for us to find a spot to park our car when we came on a nice day last month in July. The hikes are nice. There are several options for long and short hikes. On either side of the trails you can admire the forest. When in season, eating the huckleberries off the bushes is nice.... More 

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