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Whyte Lake Park

The Whyte Lake Park parking lot is closed due to COVID-19.  If you are not within walking distance to this park, we encourage you to remain close to home. Please do not commute to Whyte Lake Park and then park your vehicle in the adjacent neighbourhood.

To enjoy this park, you must follow the orders of Dr. Bonnie Henry by staying two metres (six feet) away from others. 


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. The park connects Nelson Canyon Park to Cypress Provincial Park, creating a large contiguous area of parkland.

Dogs In Whyte Lake Park

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.

Things to Do in the Park


Whyte Lake Trail is a moderate, 2-hour hike


Walk through stands of old growth cedar and fir trees


Sit and enjoy the tranquil surroundings


The Whyte Lake parking lot is closed due to COVID-19.


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.

Trail Map



Fire Danger Rating

Current fire danger rating: LOW

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

BC Wildfire

Updated: August 23, 2019


  • outhouse washroom
  • boardwalk
  • pier

In the news

In 2014, Council dedicated Whyte Lake Trail and Whyte Lake as a park.

Media Release

Vancouver Courier Article