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“Whytecliffe Park”
Review of Whytecliff Park

Whytecliff Park
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$122.63*
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Vancouver Coastal Canyon Tour
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: This is a tiny cliffside park with access to the beach and scuba diving sites. Beautiful panoramic views of Howe Sound and Bowen Island can be found here, as well as grassy areas and picnic sites. It's a beautiful quick photo op for those visiting Horseshoe Bay.
Sechelt, Canada
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“Whytecliffe Park”
Reviewed January 9, 2012

located in West Vancouver, this is a lovely area for boating, hiking, scenery, picnics

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Vancouver, Canada
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“stunning”
Reviewed December 22, 2011

One of the most beautiful parks in greater Vancouver. Stunningly beautiful with the rocks and rough water. The views or the city, the harbour, the island and the ferries coming in. Also a beautiful well maintained grounds for picnics or just a lovely walk. A must see

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Sechelt
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“A little-known gem”
Reviewed December 22, 2011

Just a short ride from Horseshoe Bay, Whytecliffe Park is a little gem among the trees and rocks, with amazing views of Georgia Strait.

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South Jersey
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“Accidental Gem”
Reviewed December 19, 2011

My wife and a friend drove up to Vancouver (from Seattle) for the day. Vancouver was very enjoyable, and we spent all day wandering the city and parks. On a whim, our friend decided that she wanted to see North of Vancouver, where she had never been. We drove for twenty minutes or so down the Trans-Canada Highway, ending up in Horseshoe Bay and Whytecliff Park. Holy cow!

The scenery was amazing, like nothing I'd ever seen (my wife said its very Scandanavian). We checked out the ferry terminal and the little shops next to it, then drove just a bit further on to the park. We took a hike to a few viewpoints, where we admired the scenery, watched the ferries off in the distance, and jumped among the rocks. I've read that, during the right time of year, there are even seals there!

Visited April 2011
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Central Florida
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“This park must be included on anyones side trip wish list from Vancouver”
Reviewed July 29, 2009

I must say that we love the Northwest = Oregon, Washington and of course BC. After visiting Vancouver several times we were looking for something fresh to see. We took a chance on our last day and drove over Lyons Gate Bridge and found the Marine Drive - Highway. What a day and the highlight of our Vancouver trip. Lighthouse Park is simply outstanding. Huge, Old Growth Evergreen Trees are mixed in with several other tree types to create an almost mystic looking forest. The trails are well marked and FUN to walk - even with kids (we had a 9 and 6 year old). The views were outstanding. We did not want to leave this park but once back in our car were treated to several other wonderful experiences further on - down the Marine Drive Highway.....

The views out to the Ocean were awesome.
Hidden Parks with small beaches were a nice touch.
There was some public building that had a huge Web Net Climber - talk about scary and fun - I challenge any of the adults to climb to the top of this one.
Then to end it off in Horeshoe Bay - both the park and the Ferry terminal-city. WOW, WOW , WOW.
Whytecliffe Park is stunning and is at the top of our list when we return. The views from the rocky cliffs are awesome and their are numerous places to simply sit and watch the boats drift by. The beach area is cool and even though we are from Florida the water was not that bad at all (hardest part was getting in barefoot with the rocks). There is a small island that has access via a short rocky bridge and offers some really cool views and if you are a daredevil a nice doable cliff jump to show off to the beach crowd. They have food and drinks for sale and the options are not that bad with a view to die for. Nice mix of open sun areas and huge old growth shade trees.

The little downtown area near the ferry terminal is so nice and it reminded me of a "mini" version of a trip we took years ago to Norway and the Fjord areas.

Our next idea is to turn our next trip to Vancouver into a Horeshoe Bay stay including finding out more about where to go on the Ferries and of course going back to Lighthouse Park.

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