Lighthouse Park

Lighthouse Park is a beautiful strand of old-growth forest nestled into West Vancouver at the entrance of the Burrard Inlet. Many trails throughout the park provide the perfect family outing on a sunny or rainy day. There are also several rocky outcrops on the ocean shore with each one providing fantastic views of the Salish Sea, downtown and Stanley Park.

There are a variety of trails through the park that take you past old growth Red Cedar and Douglas Fir trees. The trails are faily easy with only a few having a short hill to ascend and 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.

Lighthouse Park is home to an impressive lighthouse built in 1912, which replaced the original lighthouse built in 1874. The lighthouse sits on Point Atkinson, which was charted and named by Captain George Vancouver in 1792.


  1. Turn right out of the hostel and walk down Granville St until you reach Georgia Street.
  2. Catch bus #250 Horseshoe Bay opposite London Drugs.
  3. Stay on until you reach WB Marine Dr @ Beacon Lane
  4. Get off the bus and turn left down Beacon Lane and you'll see the entrance at the end.

Approx ~ 1hr each way Transit - $3.10 each way