Whyte Lake Park

Several dead tree trunks float on a still lake surrounded by forest.

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The park is accessed by Whyte Lake Trail, from Westport Road just south of the Upper Levels Highway at Nelson Canyon. The trail follows the Trans Canada Trail route, diverges westward through old-growth trees, follows Whyte Creek and ends at Whyte Lake.

Things to do in the park

  • Hiking
    Whyte Lake Trail is a moderate, 2-hour hike.

    Trail Map
  • Old growth trees
    Walk through stands of old growth cedar and fir trees.
  • Boardwalk, pier & bench
    Sit and enjoy the tranquil surroundings.


Public parking at the trailhead is limited and fills up quickly in good weather. Please have an alternate plan and follow the instructions of traffic control personnel.

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

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Dogs must remain on-leash in this ecologically sensitive area. Check out Dogs in Parks for more information, including off-leash parks in West Vancouver, licensing and more.

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