Popular Parks

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

As the weather becomes warmer, parks and other outdoor areas in West Vancouver will get busier. 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.
  • Fires and wood-burning ovens are not permitted at beaches or parks.
  • Alcohol consumption is now allowed in certain areas, please visit westvancouver.ca/alcohol for locations
  • Parking lots fill up quickly in warmer months, please consider taking public or active transportation. If you drive, follow parking regulations and guidance from traffic control personnel.

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Picnics in parks

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

Picnic guidelines

Ambleside Park

Explore 24 hectares of wide sandy beach. Stroll along a 1.2 km shoreline walk. Let your dog run free in the off-leash area. Take in the views of English Bay, Burrard Inlet and across the Strait of Georgia. At Ambleside Park you can do all this and much more!

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Caulfeild Park

Come to Caulfeild Park for a break from the hustle and bustle. Take in the views, stroll along the gentle trails, explore the shoreline and enjoy the quiet.

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Cypress Falls Park

Cypress Falls Park has something for everyone. From playing some tennis, hiking to a scenic waterfall, having a family picnic or taking your dog for an off-leash adventure, this is the place be.

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Dundarave Park

Dundarave Park is perfect for the whole family with its sandy beach, playground, wading pool, washrooms and picnic area. Check it out!

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Horseshoe Bay Park

Horseshoe Bay Park is loved by visitors and residents alike. It’s a great place to grab a coffee or bite, enjoy mountain and water views and watch the ferries come and go.

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John Lawson Park

Come to John Lawson Park and see for yourself why West Vancouver’s first non-native resident settled here almost 150 years ago. With its views, swimming, playground and walking paths, John Lawson is fun for the whole family.

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Lighthouse Park

The trails, viewpoints and namesake lighthouse at Lighthouse Park make it a favourite destination for residents and visitors to West Vancouver.

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Memorial Park

This small park is a peaceful sanctuary next to the Ambleside business district. Stroll along the east bank of MacDonald Creek through a plantation of rare and colourful rhododendrons and azaleas

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Whyte Lake Park

At 124 hectares, Whyte Lake Park is the largest park in West Vancouver. It features trails, a lake, wetlands, creeks and stands of old-growth forest.

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Whytecliff Park

Whytecliff Park combines stunning ocean and mountain views, dense forests, rocky beaches, abundant wildlife and a great family atmosphere. Visit today!

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Fire Danger Rating

View the current Fire Danger Rating

Prohibited year-round

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

Summer Fire Safety

Picnic Guidelines


Dogs in Parks

Find out where your dog can run free, where a leash is required, and where dogs are not allowed.

Dogs in Parks

Drone use in parks

No drones allowed

While drones are becoming increasingly popular, they are prohibited in West Vancouver parks under the Parks Regulation Bylaw, except with the express permission of the Director of Parks, Culture & Community Services.

No camping in parks

Camping and overnight stays are not permitted in any West Vancouver parks.

Alcohol consumption in public parks

Alcohol consumption is now allowed in certain areas of Ambleside Landing, John Lawson Park (excluding the playground), Dundarave Park (excluding the playground), in addition to Millennium Park. Learn more