Lighthouse Park

Lighthouse Park in West Vancouver features rugged West Coast terrain and trails, great views and, of course, a lighthouse

A BC Ferry passes by the Lighthouse in Lighthouse Park
A BC Ferry passes by the Lighthouse in Lighthouse Park cc licensed photo by Chase N.

Can a lighthouse save a forest? That is exactly what happened at the popular 185 acre Lighthouse Park which guards the entrance to Burrard Inlet in West Vancouver.

The Lighthouse was built in 1914 on the rocks at the southern tip of Point Atkinson in West Vancouver. The old growth forest in the park was spared from logging in the region due to the dark contrasting background the trees provided for the lighthouse. Some of these magnificent trees are 200 feet tall and up to 500 years old. In 1994 the lighthouse was officially designated a National Historic Site.

There are about 10 km of trails through the park however it is only about a 10 minute walk from the parking area to the lighthouse viewpoint. The trails through the park are rough in places and sometimes slippery so it is important to wear appropriate footwear. Stay on the main trails as there are cliffs and hazardous terrain in the park.

Facts For Your Visit

Fee: No

Lighthouse Park Hours:
Opening hours may differ on holidays

  • Monday: 7:00 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 7:00 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 7:00 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Thursday: 7:00 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Friday: 7:00 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Saturday: 7:00 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Sunday: 7:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Address: 4902 Beacon Ln, West Vancouver, BC V7W 1K5, Canada

Phone: (604) 925-7275

Official Website: Lighthouse Park

Lighthouse Park Reviews

Rated 4.7 out of 5 Star Rating

4 Star Rating Lighthouse Park in West Vancouver is an absolute paradise for park lovers and enthusiasts of nature walks. Nestled in a serene location, this park offers a delightful escape from the hustle and bustle of city life, allowing visitors to connect with nature in the most marvelous way. As you step foot into Lighthouse Park, you will be immediately captivated by the stunning beauty that surrounds you. The park is blessed with a lush forest, boasting tall, majestic trees that provide ample shade and a cool ambience even during hot summer days. The natural harmony created by the diverse flora and fauna is truly a treat for the senses. One of the highlights of Lighthouse Park is the trail system that winds its way through the forest. Well-maintained and easily accessible, these trails offer a variety of routes suitable for all levels of fitness and experience. Whether you are a seasoned hiker or a casual stroller, there is a trail that will cater to your preferences. All along these paths, you will be treated to picturesque vistas, with glimpses of the shimmering ocean, rocky cliffs, and perhaps even catch sight of a passing whale or seal. For those seeking a more challenging endeavor, Lighthouse Park offers a hike up to the lighthouse itself. The path meanders upwards, rewarding your efforts with breathtaking panoramic views of the sparkling Pacific Ocean. Once you reach the lighthouse, you are greeted by a sense of tranquility and a mesmerizing view of the surrounding landscape. It's an ideal spot to rest, reflect and recharge. Moreover, Lighthouse Park is well-equipped with amenities to ensure visitors have a comfortable and enjoyable experience. Convenient parking, picnic areas, and well-maintained washrooms are scattered throughout the park. This thoughtful design allows families and groups to spend quality time together, immersing themselves in the wonders of nature. Alternatively, if you prefer a peaceful moment of solitude, Lighthouse Park offers plenty of hidden nooks and crannies where you can simply sit, read a book, meditate, or just listen to the sound of the waves crashing against the shore. It is a haven for introspection, fostering a deep connection with the beauty and serenity of the natural world. Finally, the lighthouse itself is a sight to behold. Its iconic white structure stands tall against the backdrop of the deep blue ocean, creating a postcard-worthy scene that will leave a lasting impression. Don't forget to bring your camera along, as this is a photograph opportunity that you will never want to miss. In conclusion, Lighthouse Park in West Vancouver is an absolute gem for park lovers and nature enthusiasts. With its stunning forest trails, breathtaking viewpoints, and peaceful atmosphere, it offers a serene sanctuary for anyone seeking solace in nature's embrace. So, lace up your hiking boots, pack a picnic, and immerse yourself in the majestic beauty that is Lighthouse Park.
E R - 5 months ago

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4 Star Rating Had a great time here. Very scenic. Great view. I kinda wish we could've gotten closer to the lighthouse. The trail wasn't too challenging so I'd definitely recommend for anyone looking to go out on an easier hike.
Daniel Ritchie - 2 months ago

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5 Star Rating Beautiful trails. Good spots to sit and unwind. The best highlight of this park is the woods and the owl trail. One can immerse themselves in the variety of flora and fauna here. Highly recommended for nature buffs and photographers.
Mohit Pradhan - 2 months ago

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5 Star Rating The trees here are amazing! And what a view when you get down to the lighthouse. Great photo opportunity to see Vancouver and nature.
Matthew Michels - a week ago

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5 Star Rating Lighthouse Park in West Vancouver is a hidden gem that captures the raw beauty of the Pacific Northwest. As you enter, you're enveloped in an ancient forest of towering trees, creating a serene atmosphere that's perfect for a quick escape or a day-long adventure. The well-marked trails cater to all hiking levels, offering diverse experiences with every visit. The highlight is undoubtedly the Point Atkinson Lighthouse, perched dramatically on a cliff. The views are breathtaking, stretching all the way to Vancouver Island. Photographers will be in paradise with every twist and turn revealing new vistas. Birdwatchers can spot a variety of species, and the park's serenity invites quiet contemplation. Despite its popularity, Lighthouse Park maintains a peaceful ambiance. Remember to respect this natural haven by adhering to park rules and preserving its beauty. In summary, Lighthouse Park is a must-visit for those seeking a quick escape into nature. Its ancient forest, rugged coast, and iconic lighthouse offer a perfect blend of beauty and tranquility. Whether you're a hiker or simply looking for a peaceful retreat, Lighthouse Park delivers a memorable experience on the West Coast of Canada.
Salar Sedigh - 5 months ago

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Directions

Skytrain, SeaBus and Bus Line Nearest Station Walking Time
Expo LineGranville Station3 Minutes
Canada LineVancouver City Center3 Minutes

How to get to Lighthouse Park by Skytrain, SeaBus and Bus

From Granville Station take the Seymour Street Exit. Go to your right along Seymour Street to Georgia Street and go right on Georgia to the #250 Horseshoe Bay bus stop.

From Vancouver City Center take the Granville Street Exit, cross over Georgia Street and go left to the #250 Horseshoe Bay bus stop. Take the #250 Horseshoe Bay bus to Beacon Lane on Marine Drive and walk south along Beacon Lane into the park. This is about a 40 minute bus ride that goes through Stanley Park and across the spectacular Lions Gate Bridge into an area of beautiful homes in West Vancouver.

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