We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“A Great Vancouver Secret”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Lighthouse Park

Lighthouse Park
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
Vancouver Coastal Canyon Tour
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
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 temperate rainforest along Burrard Inlet offers several easy walking trails with beautiful panoramic views.
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“A Great Vancouver Secret”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2008

Blessedly close to Vancouver by both car and bus (#250 from Georgia/Seymour), Lighthouse Park is definitely one of Vancouver's best kept secrets.

Neither challenging nor boring, the multitude of possible trails is sure to please everyone, including families, who are looking for a genuine experience of old growth forests close to an urban setting. If an afternoon at Lighthouse Park doesn't mobilise you into forest activism, you need to have your pulse checked.

*Do take a map*. The park, and its rather weaving trails, are probably more complex than you anticipate. *Don't* just head on down to the lighthouse with all the other SUV drivers. The best trails, by far, are on the margins -- rather than the oft-trod jaunts down the centre. Juniper Trail is delightful, and its end point offers some great beginning rock climbing. Pine Shore Trail is a salt-air delight.

But our favorite is the neglected Arbutus Trail, which runs along the east side of the park. It's a long, solitary walk, which offers a surprisingly rich array of flora and fauna.

Lighthouse Park makes for a wonderful day trip, for both locals and tourists.

2 Thank Sasomers
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

295 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Level Contributor
250 reviews
107 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 649 helpful votes
“Great views”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2007

This is a fantastic natural park in an urban setting. The are some easy walking trails and some much more difficult hiking trails. The trails are very well signed, but make sure you pick up a map brochure on the way in, as it is easy to get lost on the maze of trails without it. Of the four viewpoints marked on the map, Juniper Point is the most spectacular with a terrific view north into Howe Sound, though it involves a significant climb on a difficult trail. The other viewpoints also offer nice views for not much effort, in particular the city view. The lighthouse view is nothing special. All 4 views can be seen in 1.5 hours, though there is lots more here to explore.

Thank kimpete8
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
A TripAdvisor Member
“Definitely choose this bed and breakfast”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2006

We loved everything about this place. The setting is amazing, and the walk in Lighthouse Park not to be missed. The hostess, Hanna, provides amazing cooked to order breakfasts, and the suite is a treat in itself. So beautiful. We had a wonderful, relaxing time. We were instantly in love with both the city and the bed and breakfast.

2 Thank A TripAdvisor Member
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Lighthouse Park also viewed

West Vancouver, British Columbia
West Vancouver, British Columbia
North Vancouver, British Columbia
North Vancouver, British Columbia

Been to Lighthouse Park? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing