Whytecliff Park

A small rocky peninsula in a small bay.

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Whytecliff Park is located at the beautiful corner of Howe Sound has a rugged coastline and spectacular views of colourful mountains and passing boats. The waters off the park are famous for their incredible diving. You’ll also find a playground, picnic spots, a swimming beach and tennis courts in the 15+ hectare park.

Things to do in the Park

  • Scuba diving
    This is a great spot for beginner and experienced divers. Expect to see rockfish, lingcod, crab, sculpin, anemones, starfish, harbour seal, and the occasional wolf eel and giant octopus in this designated Saltwater Marine Protected Area. 
  • Tennis
    Take advantage of the free public tennis courts, available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
  • Swimming
    The protected bay at Whytecliff is a great spot to cool off during the hot summer days.
  • Have lunch at the café
    Enjoy delicious burgers, smoked meat sandwiches, healthy sides, ice cream, and housemade snacks at the café in the park.
  • Walking & hiking
    There are a few short trails to satisfy walkers. The views of Howe Sound and the distant Tantalus Mountains should not be missed.

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  • Weddings in parks
    Known for its picturesque environment, Whytecliff Park and its Bassendale Terrace area create an ideal outdoor wedding location. The semi-secluded terrace offers views over the beach and Whyte Island, and is protected by native vegetation and natural rock.

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Public parking at the park is limited and fills up quickly in good weather. Parking lots will be closed when full. 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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Toilets are available for use at two locations within Whytecliff Park:

  • The main washroom building is located in the northwest corner of the parking lot. The washroom hours are 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Two portable toilets are available at the south end of the parking lot beside the main path down to the beach.

The lower washroom and changeroom are closed. Please use the facilities in the parking lot before heading down to the beach.


The concession is open daily from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. 

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