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

5 Star Rating A great place to get outdoors. Easy to get to if you're visiting the city like I was, and don't really have time to get out and explore. All of the trails were fairly short and manageable, although there were some with steep inclines and rocky, uneven bits. Beautiful views of the lighthouse and beaches, but my favorite was the old growth forests. A nice place to stretch the legs, probably even for those who aren't terribly outdoorsy.
Amira Walker - 2 weeks ago

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5 Star Rating The park is rich and unique and an example of old growth coastal forests in the Lower Mainland. The lighthouse is a national historic site. The trails are all relatively short and fairly easy to walk through. I recommend having a good pair of shoes. It’s also a great area to do some bird watching and get a glimpse of some eagles. The parking lot fills up quick. The park opens from 7:00am to 10:00 pm. There is also washrooms in three separate areas. Dogs need to be on a leash.
Lina Huine - 2 months ago

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5 Star Rating Amazing place! Huge trees. You walk downhill on a smooth gravel path to the lighthouse. It’s probably nearly a thousand meters each way? You can go on other paths once down there for different views, if you scramble over rocks a little bit. It’s fairly easy be careful, there are a few steps made in the rocks. Take your time going back uphill and you’ll be fine. Expensive parking and you need a cellphone to pay.
John Small - a month ago

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5 Star Rating This place is sooo beautiful!, im not pretty good hiking but this place was pretty easy!, you can hear a lot of birds in the woods and the ocean views are breathtaking, there are several trails and spots, go for all of them!, you can go with your dog and there are plenty of washrooms all over the place, you can pay the parking lot through mobile apps, sometimes the internet signal is not great so be patient.
Paulina Pedrero Miranda - 2 weeks ago

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5 Star Rating Beautiful place 20min from Downtown in West Vancouver. Paid parking 5$ per hour and a lot of trails inside of the park. Good for weekend visit but can be busy during the summer time.Viewing from a couple of rocks and from east beach are incredible. Coming every year and all recommendations for this park👌🏼
Uros Nikolic - a month ago

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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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