Update: August 2, 2018
Water quality advisory has been lifted. Beaches are open to swimming again at Ambleside Park, Whytecliff Park and Sand Cove.
Whytecliff Park is situated 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.
Things to Do in the Park
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.
Take advantage of the free public tennis courts, available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
The protected bay at Whytecliff is a great spot to cool off during the hot summer days.
Enjoy delicious burgers, smoked meat sandwiches, healthy sides, ice cream, and housemade snacks at the cafè in the park.
There are a few short trails to satisfy walkers. The views of Howe Sound and the distant Tantalus Mountains should not be missed.