Lighthouse Park

Lighthouse Park is a symbol of West Vancouver. Its namesake lighthouse is the main attraction and a National Historic Site. Come explore the extensive trail network and take in the fantastic views of English Bay, Howe Sound and across to Vancouver Island. Stands of old-growth Douglas Fir and Red Cedar are some of the last on the North Shore.

What's Popular?

The lighthouse, a national historic site, is one of the most photographed and recognizable landmarks in the entire Lower Mainland. The waters around Lighthouse Park is a Rockfish Protection Area, and the park is a favourite spot for picnicking.

Things to Do in the Park


The trails in Lighthouse Park are all relatively short and appeal to people of varying fitness levels. Some trails are challenging—please wear good walking shoes or hiking boots. A map of the trails can be found here.  

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A functioning lighthouse has remained at this National Historic Site since the 1870s. See it for yourself, and become part of its history.

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From diving cormorants to soaring eagles, birders flock to Lighthouse Park for great viewing opportunities. 


Lighthouse Park is accessed from a parking lot just off Beacon Lane. When travelling along Marine Drive towards Horseshoe Bay, turn left on Beacon Lane and follow the signs for Lighthouse Park.



Current Fire Danger Rating

The current fire danger rating is LOW.

Closures: none at this time

Note: As of September 21, the barbecue ban has been lifted in North Shore parks and beaches. Barbecues are permanently banned at Lighthouse Park

Summer Fire Safety

Picnic Guidelines

BC Wildfire

Updated: September 21, 2017


  • washrooms
  • lighthouse viewpoint
  • trail network
  • parking

Permanent Fire Ban

Fires, barbecues and smoking are all permanently banned at Lighthouse Park. Cooking is NOT allowed in Lighthouse Park at any time, by any means. Enjoy the park but do your part to keep it fire-free!


Well-behaved dogs that stay on the trails are allowed off-leash in Lighthouse Park. Check out the Dogs in Parks page for more information, including off-leash parks in West Vancouver, licensing and more.

Dogs in Parks

Lighthouse Park Preservation Society

Please visit the Stewardship page for information on this group.


Lighthouse Park Management Plan

Plan details and information can be found here:

Lighthouse Park Management Plan