Lighthouse Park

Lighthouse Park is approximately 75 hectares in size and a nationally significant natural park within West Vancouver. It has important natural and cultural resources and very high levels of use by local residents and tourists. The park is a biologically rich and unique resource and is an example of a remaining old growth coastal forest in the Lower Mainland. The lighthouse and light station grounds at Point Atkinson are a national historic site and one of the most photographed and recognizable landmarks in the entire Lower Mainland.



Repaving of Lighthouse Park parking lot

The entry into the parking lot at Lighthouse Park from Beacon Lane has become uneven with wear. This is the only entrance into the park and is highly used. The entry and a portion of the parking lot will be paved to prevent potholes, water pooling and further damage to the area.

From July 23–25, road crews will be in the area to perform the work. There will be some disruption to traffic flow during this time. We thank you for your patience as we complete this necessary upgrade.

If you have any questions, contact:

Dan Henegar
Parks Maintenance Manager

604-925-7137

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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

WALKING & HIKING

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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VISIT THE LIGHTHOUSE VIEWPOINT

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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BIRD WATCHING

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

Contact

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.

604-925-7275

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Fire Danger Rating

Current fire danger rating: HIGH

All barbecues are currently banned in all West Vancouver parks and beaches.

Never permitted:

  • open fires (including beach fires) anywhere in West Vancouver
  • smoking in parks and beaches
  • barbecues in Lighthouse Park

Summer Fire Safety

Picnic Guidelines

BC Wildfire

Updated: August 13, 2018

Amenities

  • 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!

Dogs

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.

Stewardship

Lighthouse Park Management Plan

Plan details and information can be found here:

Lighthouse Park Management Plan

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