Whytecliff Park

Whytecliff Park is located at the end of the 7000 block of Marine Drive just west of Horseshoe Bay.

This 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.

Parking at Whytecliff Park

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.

Washrooms

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.

Concession

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

Concession contact info:

778-773-5515

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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 cafè 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. 

More Information

Contact

Whytecliff Park is located at the end of the 7000 block of Marine Drive just west of Horseshoe Bay.

604-925-7275

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Fire Danger Rating

Current fire danger rating: HIGH

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

Fire Danger Ratings

Updated: July 28, 2022

Amenities

  • playground
  • concession
  • ramp for divers with disabilities
  • outdoor shower
  • picnic shelter
  • picnic tables
  • washrooms

Dogs

Dogs are only allowed off-leash in the park in the trails on the east side of Marine Drive. They need to be leashed everywhere else in the park. Check out Dogs in Parks for more information, including off-leash parks in West Vancouver, licensing and more. 

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