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Walk/Hike through Lighthouse Park

Anyone interested in a trek through Lighthouse Park and maybe lunch/brunch after? Its has relatively easy trails with scenic water views.

Details below are taken from

Lighthouse Park
Region: The North Shore
Difficulty: Easy
Time: 2 hours
Distance: up to 6km
Elevation Gain: minimal
Season: year-round
Camping: No
Dog Friendly: Yes
Public Transit: Yes
Approx. 40 minutes from Vancouver

Lighthouse Park is one of Greater Vancouver's most beautiful parks located along the shores of West Vancouver. The park boasts some of the largest Douglas Fir trees in Greater Vancouver as well as breathtaking views of the water.

There are a variety of trails through the park that take you past old growth Western Red Cedar and Douglas Fir trees. The trails are all fairly easy with only a few having a short hill to ascend or descend. Take a look at the park map at the trailhead and plan your route so that you do a circle through the park and end at the lighthouse.
For those who just want a short walk down towards the lighthouse, follow the wide trail for about 10 minutes. To the right of the picnic tables, a path leads up onto a rocky outcrop giving a view of the lighthouse just over the tree line.
Another picturesque location is at Starboat Cove. It's a short 15-minute walk east from the lighthouse where there is a sign for a steep path that takes you down to the beach area. At low tide, this is the perfect area to have a picnic and enjoy the view that extends from the Lions Gate Bridge to the University of British Columbia to Vancouver Island on a clear day.

How to get to Lighthouse Park
Estimated Driving Time from Vancouver: 40 minutes
To get to Lighthouse Park, head westbound along Marine Drive in West Vancouver. As Marine Drive continues past little shops and businesses, it will begin to narrow and the road will wind around the coastline. Continue past Caufield Cove Marina and watch for the Lighthouse Park sign on your left. Turn left on Beacon Lane and continue straight until you reach the parking lot. The trail begins at the top of the lot.
View a map of Driving directions to Lighthouse Park.
Transit Access to Lighthouse Park
From downtown Vancouver, take bus #250 that travels along Georgia Street, across the Lions Gate Bridge, past Park Royal Shopping Centre before continuing on a scenic route along Marine Drive through West Vancouver. The bus stop for Lighthouse Park is just before Horseshoe Bay. Let the bus driver know that you would like to get off at that stop.

Additional Information

Dogs at Lighthouse Park
Dogs are allowed in Lighthouse Park but must be kept under control. Please be advised of signage that may not allow dogs on some trails within the park. Please pick up after your dog and dispose of all waste in garbage bins located throughout the park.

Toilets at Lighthouse Park
Lighthouse Park has washroom facilities in one of the buildings near the lighthouse.

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  • Samuel M.

    Thanks for posting the photos Jenny!

    1 · May 22, 2013

  • Maryam

    I will also need a ride. Let me know if you have any space in your car.

    May 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hello All, I am looking for a ride from any skytrain station, or anywhere else. I am arriving from Burnaby. Thank you. Erez

    May 18, 2013

  • Mike

    Maybe as I hope not to sleep in :)

    May 17, 2013

  • Samuel M.

    Yes we are meeting in the parking lot at 9am and starting no later than 9:15. Looking forward to seeing everyone there...if you need to reach me, my number is [masked]-7784. Check out this message board in the morning before you set out...rain=cancellation.

    May 17, 2013

  • Akash K.

    Hi, are you guys planning to meet in the parking lot at 9 AM?

    May 17, 2013

  • KM

    Thanks for organizing Sam. As always, can I request for a ride :-)?

    May 16, 2013

    • Samuel M.

      Yep...have room for you Manu.

      May 16, 2013

  • Julia

    Anyone going from Vancouver west or Downtown? Just wondering whether there is a carpool for this event..

    May 16, 2013

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