Parks & Trails

Parks are shared community spaces. Please be considerate of others.

Please remember to be community-minded while enjoying our parks.

  • Keep your dog on a leash where indicated.
  • Please take your waste home and keep the park clean.
  • Respect the peace of others in the park. Devices with amplified sound, such as portable sound systems, are not allowed.
  • Fires and wood-burning ovens are not permitted at beaches or parks.
  • Alcohol consumption is now allowed in certain areas. See locations.
  • Please follow parking regulations and guidance from traffic control personnel.

To report a bylaw infraction, call: 604-925-7152

Picnic Guidelines

Before you pack your picnic, be sure to read the guidelines and check for current swimming and barbecue restrictions as they may change.

Dogs in Parks

West Vancouver is a dog and dog owner's dream. Take your canine buddy and start exploring!

Weddings in parks

West Vancouver's parks are desirable locations for weddings. There are two types of permits to choose from to hold a wedding in a park.

Trail safety tips from North Shore Rescue

If you're heading into the mountains, remember that this is a wilderness area. Weather can change rapidly in the backcountry so be prepared for all conditions.

Parks Lost & Found

Leave something behind on a recent park visit?

Pay parking

Pay parking is in effect for Lighthouse Park, Whyte Lake/Nelson Canyon Park, and Whytecliff Park as of February 12, 2024.

Explore donation opportunities

The Parks Department manages and maintains over 140 parks, including natural areas, sport amenities, playgrounds, the Seawalk, over 100 kilometres of urban and wilderness trails, Ambleside Par 3 and Gleneagles golf courses, a cemetery and public beaches.